Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.
Caption - MALTON SCOOTERS. Some of Paul and Tilly's photos, late 60s.
What's it about Mods and caravans then eh?
Here's St Louis Union, 1966, wearing some great shirts (and trollies)
(Buttons - this is the clip Gramps and I were rabbiting on about)
Evening one and all, best do a quick intro, Coatesy, skinhead, 45 (nearly), from Bristol, married, 2 kids one 10 the other 12, plasterer, know quite a few members on this thread, Roy,Shep,Will,Noddy and more i suspect.Roy told me about this thread a while back so i thought i'd get me ass in gear and have a look, bloody hell over 500 posts its taking some reading, good stuff and nice to see people sharing info, experiences, and opinions without it descending into the usual slanging matches which seem to happen on various other forums when it comes to clobber. Think thats about it, will try and join in and contribute although my knowledge is limited.
TBH I doubt many people will notice that the buttons are on the feminine side... I will see what the cut is like and just learn to live with it if it fits well. Cannae really complain for 50 knicker...
It just arrived. From what I can tell it is cut for a bloke so I will wear it out until the first person notices the buttons are on the wrong side then it's history lol. It's even got me thinking of whipping out the clippers to crop up again (it's been a little while and my hairs grown out a bit...) Must admit I do prefer my hair the length where I can cut a side part into it... Funny how everything I wear is seen through the filter of skinhead/mod/dresser even though I'm 40 years old...
Bunty,I think the connection with Mods and Caravans was,you could get cheap holidays(with your Mates)in one.There were loads doing it.When I was 17,I spent the time in Caravan-there was good Entertainment on Site and Mods from all over.Not for me the Holiday Camps,too regimental.Up at 08:30 to go to a mass Breakfast.Some silly Woman shouting over the Mike"Hello Campers"-forget it.
The M&S Brogue ain't too bad for a cheap brogue. I mean, they are not "great" by any reckoning, but i have seen much, much worse out there for the price.......(*expects to get slaughtered by the purists!!!*)
On similar lines to womens coats buttoning up the opposite side to mens.
Is there any relevance of a front main ZIP being on the opposite front side of a jacket (i.e. 'Dangly' bit on the wearers right hand side when doing up, for want of a more technical description)
I have vintage US ALPHA INDUSTIES bomber/flight, and field jackets like this. Is this a US style of zipper? Always wondered this.
Welcome Bertie. Looking forward to a bit of banter.
I'm sure it doesn't matter with zip garments like a flight jacket, what side the slider(dangly bit) is on. It's symmetrical when zipped-up. These are unisex garments anyway. Not sure if it's a country thing, probably just the way a particular zip was made.
English zips dangle on the left, yank ones on the right (from my experience with 60s and older stuff).
Buttons is different though - always on the right for blokes, left for blouses.
Welcome to the thread Coatsey, Hope to see you soon mate.
Out of curiosity I just had a look at a jacket and coat I have in my wardrobe, one zip dangle is on the left and one is on the right. Both are definitely male garments, both purchased and made here in China...but then what isn't these days.
Yeh I'm sure the side a garment buttons on is a universal convention in many places, there's probably some ancient historical reason for that. Perhaps because hundreds of years ago a lady would never dress herself, her ladies-in-waiting would do that for her. A gentlemen might be buttoning his own clothing, and having the buttons on the right is probably easier as most people are right handed. There is an exception though, traditional Mongolian clothing always has the buttons on the right, guys or gals.
Hmmm, this sheepie i got does come from a maker in Bath, don't spose they're a bit queer from round there?? I took the coat to the folks I did my tailor's apprenticeship with when I were a lad and they said it is definitely a male cut so who knows?? Still got me bloody paranoid though...
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