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  1. Ed Vaughan

    Ed Vaughan Senior member

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    With two younger brothers... they just got handed down until they wore out... or were ripped off the buggers in a fight, somewhere. :embar:
     


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    I always wondered who travelled the world drawing knobs on bog doors... brilliant! :D
     


  3. Ed Vaughan

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    I always wondered who travelled the world drawing knobs on bog doors... brilliant! :D
     
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  4. Ed Vaughan

    Ed Vaughan Senior member

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    Glad to hear it - that image is the epitome of what being a proper skinhead was all about - IMHO. :nodding:

    That and, of course, the iconic 'Eros' picture.

    Kwality. :satisfied:
     


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    From what I'm lead to believe, the fella getting taken away by the law was named Eccles or something similar and he was top boy at Chelsea throughout the 70s. There is another photo of him earlier in this thread somewhere (which is what made me pay attention when I saw it posted on facebook)

    I like the other photo as it looks to me like the kids were in the process of moving into the smoothie and even casual while still having a few blokes who were skins.
     


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    Nice one! :D
     


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    Would be good.to get him to give some thoughts on the style back then.


    I bought my green harrington back in 1990 after seeing him on man alive. thought he had great style.
     


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    Danny Arkins was one of the leaders down Chelsea 60s/70s, different Gangs on the Shed End had their own leaders,
    My mate Paul W was chatting to Danny a couple of months ago. apparently he goes to the odd game.
     


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    I was stabbed in my leg in the early 80s. I had just left the pub, on my own and three fellas confronted me, it got a bit heated and because i stuck one on one of them and he didn't want to know, one of his mates pulled a knife and stabbed my in my upper thigh. A couple of my mates saw what was going on and came running to help, and one of them eneded up being thrown through a shop window nearly severing his ear. Not long before the OB came, i couldn't run and got nicked as did my mate with his ear hanging off,, well we were skinheads. :brick: One of theirs got nicked. He ended up grassing his mates up. But we refused to make statements and they got off. Me and my mate were handcuffed to a ba hospital bed overnight whilst they stiched us up. Apparantly the could see my main artery that runs near my groin as they stitched me, so i was a lucky boy that night, apparantly id have bled to death had that been cut.
    Skinheads in the 80s were public enemy no1. Everyone wanted to have a go. :nodding:
     


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    But these combs were made of Aluminium if i remeber correctly and were really cheap. Some had a point/handle on the end which was also sharpened. The comb itself if the edges of the prongs were sharpened it became a great slashing tool but as it was prongs it became a really nasty cut/slash almost like a gratter. I remember a lad at football had a nice scar on his cheak that was done with one. It wasn't a neat scar at all.
    Also if you were caught by the OB with one you always had the excuse that it was used to comb your hair. Which you couldn't use regarding a knife. Benefit of the doubt.

    I also rember the mark it made on your jeans back pocket. Some even rubbed their jeans to make the mark with a comb in the pocket.
     


  11. Lasttye

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    You was a lucky lad indeed Alan, the Femoral artery is one of the biggest in the body, make a hole in that and you could be dead in about Three minutes, some years ago a bloke was stabbed in the leg at the Notting Hill Carnival...he died there and then, the blood loss was so quick he never stood a chance,
     
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  12. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    yer mate Dave F mentioned Danny is a bit of a fitness fanatic these days, into all kinds of exercise rituals

    have been lucky to have never been on the wrong end of a stabbing but several friends have over the years, one very close friend being stabbed in the heart by a rival mob, underwent heart surgery and luckily survived. his chest tattoo no longer meets up properly in the middle tho. His mate was not so lucky, was stabbed in neck and died that evening.
     


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    Violence

    In terms of violence it was mainly the greasers we had to watch - but even they seemed quite 'gentlemanly' in our area. The most I got was a chipped tooth from a kicking at a dance at a village hall in 1968. I remember it very well as it was the weekend my grandma died.

    We rarely went tooled up. Used to talk about it but usually bottled out.

    Big Events and other stuff

    Where was I at the moon landing? I was at a friend’s house and his dad would not give me a lift home as he was glued to the telly. Me and my friends did not think it cool to appear impressed by any major event - a trait that has stayed with me really.

    With regard to playing football in expensive clothes it was part of the basic philosophy. You spent as much as (no, rather more than) you could afford and stood up on the train to keep the mohair crease free on a Saturday night – but you came home looking wrecked!

    Loakes – forget them.

    John Simons spent a long time recently giving me a lecture on the merits of the original Royals compared to the Loake Royal Brogue. The latter are ‘disappointing’ he said. Why? The original was made in England from calf. The Loake is assembled in England (partly) from older leather and is coated (corrected grain). The original had a whole strip of leather from heel to toe where the Loake has two pieces (look at the join on the instep). The original was a superior colour and finish throughout.

    Loake Brighton
    http://www.jumpthegun.co.uk/product/Loake_Brighton_Loafers_Burgundy
     
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    It also bent the combs-as someone said they were cheaply made.It would have been an embarrasment saying"Hang on Mate,just straightening out the Comb,so I can slash you with it".Bad Cut you had harrysgame,.Had a fight on a Bus one night.Got off and noticed blood on my Strides-found that he had slashed the inside of my Leg(mid way up my thigh).Never knew he did it-and the Scar is still there.
     


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    What about the "Flat Cap" it has become skinhead headwear since the late 70's.I don't see originals wearing it in photos.What are the thoughts from the originals Firm.
     


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