Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.
A few pairs of supposedly girlie Monkey Boots being worn by lads in those pictures.
Spherical bouncy rubber objects!
I like that M-o-M! Just shows Noddy Holder knew F.A.
I knew Bob would know about those Jackets,Little Queenie,he has a PHD in Skinhead Studies!!!
but shorter - it was for birds - and had two chest pockets with press stud fasteners.
Anyway, I give up.
That is a bit closer Ed.The Jacket I am talking about had elasticated cuffs cuffs and bottom-with one Press Stud on Collar.
I always liked Monkey Boots-where "its Girlie Boots" came from-probably the 2nd lot-was untrue.
Oh I remember.
The two girls I mentioned actually came looking to find me - their pal said I was 'cute'. (Should have gone tae Specsavers...)
But, when they realised how young I was, they weren't interested. (Sad, might have been my first 'threesome'.)
I ran into one of them when I was around 20 - she'd gone all hippy-chick and was living with some chancer in bed-sit land.
I did like the jackets, though.
And the short check Skirts as well.
Sorry,my imagination running riot again!!!
Seconded. I had a pair in early 69. I would not have been too pleased with someone calling them 'girlie' - in fact I never saw a girl in a pair.
Here in the states, they became "girly" because early on you couldn't get docs in small sizes. So girls and young'ns had to wear monkeys.
I like them too and wear them quite a bit these days. But people constantly say they were boots for girls and early skinheads never wore them. Of course i know that isn't the case.
I think people get confused Harry, they were more popular with girls round my way in the late 70's, a few lads wore them cant recall any big fuss being made of it, other than the odd piss take, bit like i had wearing jnr d'm's
Monkey Boots acrually got round rhe "No Boots" Ban that was put into place-even though they were classed as Boots.I had a similar reaction to the Work Shoes I wore.
actually,the.Must get new Glasses!!!!
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