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

  1. Lasttye

    Lasttye Senior member

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    I got my Allen Edmonds Four years ago brill quality, The only problem with them they are to pointed...and the Aldens too round.

    There is nothing in the UK to compare to the above..Church..Crocket & Jones , Trickers don't do longings,
     
  2. loempiavreter

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    Another one from Gerry from Newcastle, with a Leather Flight Jacket, should ring bells with Bunty and Brownie. Late mod, 1967, but already discarding the continential flavour.

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  3. elwood

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    Buttons, your Levi's denim jacket with patch over the left pocket takes me right back to Manchester 1969/70. As mentioned on thread previously, very much a Northern thing.

    More examples in this photo (from Staffordshire in 1970) found on the internet.
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    Two lads in Levi's jackets. Both with patches above pockets. Although back right has two patches and front left has patch on right hand side (looks like Youth Hostel Assn triangle [​IMG]above his left pocket). And front right wearing one of those nylon jackets with elasticated cuffs, popular at the time - we called them bomber jackets where I lived.
     
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    welcome on board, tom!! ;) [​IMG]
     
  5. buttons

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    Interesting pic mate. Cheers. Bottom left in a gingham Ben Sherman. I would have said more like '71 though.
     
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    Makes sense buttons.Wall st. area has some items that appeal to the Stockbrokers(Ivy league)Next time your in NYC check Orchard st.Lower east side.Discount stuff sold by mostly Hasidic jews.Never know what you'll find.Just ignore the Rich Hipster infiltration and thier Boutiques(although they have a few items you might like,big money)From Orchard head east to Essex just south of Delancey.There is a tiny Hasid Bakery.The Best Bagels in town(and whitefish salad)Rest your toes a few blocks south at Seward Park.Just don't go there at night.
     
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    This is a New Arrival on the Levi's site.They call it a Sta-Prest Coaches jacket.They also have a pair of Sta-Prest pants in 511 skinny style(the photo they have of the pants is All Wrong in terms of fit)
     
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    Welcome Tom.
     
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    Back then,I would have killed for a Bottle Green Suede Levi(with Leather Collar)JacketNever mind!!!:drool:
     
  10. Man-of-Mystery

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    Hi Tom! (Yes gods, this gets more like an AA meeting every day! :D )
     
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    Funny... people usually scream to be let out!
     
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    Buttons, this pic reminds me - I've not heard back from the young woman I met in the Levis shop in Glasgow yet, but I recall from our conversation that she had never heard of the way people in some parts of the UK sewed the leather patch from their jeans onto their jacket.

    Mind if I send her this pic?
     
  13. Man-of-Mystery

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    These look very stylish. They remind me of some shoes I borrowed from my dad in about '66 (half a size too big for me, in fact)
     
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    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    The suede and cord Levi jackets - memories!
     
  15. buttons

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    Not at all mate.
    Typical of the day - take something American and give it an English twist.
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  16. buttons

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    Another one from Gerry from Newcastle, with a Leather Flight Jacket, should ring bells with Bunty and Brownie. Late mod, 1967, but already discarding the continential flavour.

    When we were kids and the suede Levi with leather collar was just a thing of myth and legend, we used to go into the record shop in the town center and after thumbing through the reggae, always end up looking at the cover of that Blues Breakers LP. Swore I'd get one, one day.
    I've got the bottle green one with green leather collar now - bought it off Gramps about 10-12 years ago (cheers mate - still appreciate getting first offer).
    Can't find a picture of it but I've got the green one with suede collar as well.

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    Some great 'new' pics, folks - nice.
     
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    I know the bloke in Aldens is obviously going to say his shoes are better than the competition's, but he was saying AE (and Florsheim) are not using USA Horween shells anymore, so the quality was inferior and that's how they managed to offer a more favourable price.
    I bought the Cape Cod pennies - much preferred the styling to their wide strap option.

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    I saw some Florsheim smooths in cordovan in Rome last year and they were very cheap (think about 220 quid). Not a bad shoe but compared to the Aldens, like a value sausage next to a rump steak!
     
  20. HughJ

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    I am under the impression that they still do use Horween on some models, but possibly not top quality. I've read of some skepticism regarding where the bulk of the work is done, which could also add to the price gap.
     

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