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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Shep

    Shep Active Member

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    I was lucky enough to come across this very,very nice original 1960s Ben Sherman in A1 brand new condition.In a totally different class to todays Bennies but sadly in a size 14.5 collar so clearly no good to a bigger chap like me.I ended up selling it but I hope I come across another one one day...
     
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  2. Botolph

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    Killer shirt. Looks like that "bulletproof" cambridge oxford cloth. [​IMG]
     
  3. Watermelon man

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    Back to the new Baractuta owners. Ignore the outrageous prices for the moment (almost double the price, just for a (long overdue) better-quality zip and new 'technical' lining (whatever that means).

    There's a PDF file that you can download from the new site (here: http://www.baracuta.com/history.html ). Does anyone recognise one of the people on page 13? [​IMG]
     
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    Cant say ive ever heard the term perry boy, sounds made up to me or some sort of marketing hype? bonehead was always a term used for someone who was a bit of a div down our way, bonehead ,thickhead, numbskull etc.
    Brookes Bros shirts are nice, i got married last year in one and it got the thumbs up from the wife, that will do for i
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  5. yankmod

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    Revisionist history is all around us.Thanks for setting me straight.That is why we are here, old and young, to find out the truth.One myth dispelled was that Skinheads wore nylon jackets with collar and snaps(instead of a zipper) I've learned from this thread that those jackets(I have one.They are also known now as Bolli jackets.Bolli being Belle and Sebastian fans) were a revival item and not worn by the Originals.In the late 70's I was 12,13 and into Mod/2 tone.We wore Lacoste as they were everywhere.A little later I had some Mod friends who had all the British versions.Don't know how or where they got them.They were very smart Mod revivalists.And the vintage clothes shops(in Boston)were fantastic.One was a wearhouse crammed with great stuff.Sad to see those days gone.Happy to have been part of it. Botolph could probably comment on the situation in Boston now as it's been so many years since I left there.It was one of the great underground music and subculture scenes mid 70's to early 90's.
     
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    Very smart Mike, :)
     
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    A nice pair of Ralph Lauren English Brogues, Made by Crockett and Jones. A cool £600.

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    Fred Perry Laural Label ..a better quality than the standard issue, There is also a Japanese line .

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  9. yankmod

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    Congrats on the wedding you both look great.Love the yellow socks.Heard the Perry Boys from the Casuals film.One of the old cats(my age) used the term and the Fred Perry site has a whole thing about it.You guys would know better than me about that and I concede to your memeories.Like I say revisionist history.Beautiful Bride.Great look.
     
  10. Botolph

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    I know a fella named Ian Hough("huff") from the Merseyside area who grew up with other lads that claim to have been "Perry Boys". His book is called the same. They were an outgrowth of a mixture of subcultures, though they seem to have been influenced mostly by the Mod revival and early on called themselves mods for lack of a better term. They're saying that they're the progenitors of the unnamed youth cult dubbed "casuals" by the media.
    The whole "Perry Boys" name had to do with the idea that, at least in their area, they were the first new cult to unbutton the top button of their Fred Perrys, and have an identifiable "look".

    Not sure if the book is still in print but it was popular with casuals/dressers.

    Perry Boys by Ian Hough.
     
  11. loempiavreter

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    Even closer to the toe, so more like this then?:

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    Picture comes from a british book from 1964 about US/Ivy style shoes.
    You can find it here for the interested:
    http://riderboot.com/2010/07/24/look-to-the-past-then-to-the-future/
     
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  12. yankmod

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    Thanks for the info Botolph.Will keep a look out for the book.
     
  13. Man-of-Mystery

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    Nice piccolo, mate. And you both look very happy. :)
     
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    Very smart Bassett.
    Yep,agree with M-o-M, :)
     
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    Nice Brogues.
     
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    Expensive but ive had my Trickers for 15 years now and not even had to resole . You get what you pay for with shoes .
     
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    ALL teenage school boys wore Fred Perry , Slazenger , Pods , Adidas T shirts in the late 70s - all over the country it was the bog standard look . Trying to make a cult out of cheap high st clobber your mum brought you is silly .
     
  19. moonstomp

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    sadly got no pics from my skinhead days, arent digi cameras or even better mobile phones fantastic, in my minds eye I can still recall those magal moments but no pics for posterity.
    Dug out my original Doc Marts the other day looking unloved in garage, thinking seriously about polishing them up to Rasss and then putting them inside a glass case in dining room.
    It was such a spectacularly fullfilling part of my life & I learnt so many life skills during that period!

    Keep[ Right On & Keep the Faith!
     
  20. Bob the Badger

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    Yet another bunch of shysters that are messing with a 'heritage brand'. For many years changes to the design of the jackets was minimal and now they have a 2013 Collection? What a joke. All the people in the promo video were wearing the new product and not their own jackets. Probably paid to do so. Baracuta with a twist. Ha Ha.They must be aiming the jackets at no-nothing 'fashionistas' that buy that marketing shit or perhaps the Japanese market that want a piece of Blighty Baracuta. Just wait till they outsource all production overseas, just like Sir Paul Smith, but still push the Heritage line. At one time, trends came from the street but now the kids are directed by the marketing in what to wear. Who is prepared to pay these new prices? They were already taking the piss. My first Baracuta was bought on word of mouth not a promo video. Just a old geezer rant, carry on as you were,.
     

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