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

  1. Pressure_Drop

    Pressure_Drop Senior member

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    Some of you might be interested in my mate Phil Peacock's recollection of getting his head shaved for the first time (taken from Booted & Suited http://www.amazon.co.uk/Booted-Suited-Chris-Brown/dp/1844547469)

    Phil, if not remembering who or where he saw the first skinheads, recalled the momentous day when he decided to have all his hair shaved off, which wasn’t as common as you might think in the late Sixties...

    ‘As for the first [skinhead] in Bristol – I remember the mods with their stylish hair and the primping. I think the scooter riders were some of the first to start chopping the hair ever shorter as it wouldn’t get in their eyes while riding, since helmets were not required. They were carried more as a weapon than to protect your noggin. That would have to be in 1967, early ’68.
    ‘I got my head shaved for the first time in Lewis’s department store in 1968. I remember there was a young kid probably getting his first haircut and he was throwing a fit. The barber called me up to the chair, I sat down and he asked what I wanted. I said, “Shave it off.” He did a double-take and asked again. I replied, “Shave it off,” and he then took the clippers and went right down the middle saying, “You can’t change your mind now.” Meanwhile, the little kid’s eyes were as big as saucers and he stopped screaming. His dad took him by the hand and they left the shop. Mind you, when I got home my mum had a fit! I believe I was the first in Sea Mills to do that voluntarily, other than the kids who had their hair cut every Saturday morning by their fathers who only knew one way to cut hair!’


     
  2. yankmod

    yankmod Senior member

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    Love this.Anyone else have a story about getting cropped?My first crop I walked into the barber with hair to my ass.He was very excited and happy(he was an old guy.Pre hippie barber.)It's still a great feeling shaving the head(I gots my own clippers No.0 no guard)
     
  3. browniecj

    browniecj Senior member

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    Its gone quiet on here :)
     
  4. roytonboy

    roytonboy Senior member

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    Here's a little poser for everyone -

    What did you spend your first weeks wages on?

    In the summer of 1971 I started work in a Marine engineers. I was paid £10 per week. With National Insurance taken out I was left with about £9.50, which I was allowed to keep as it was my first wage packet.

    That Saturday I went to Disclands in Oldham and bought Tamla Motown Chartbusters Volumes 1 and 3. (We already had Volumes 2 and 4) They cost £2.25 each so that was almost half my wages on two L.Ps!
     
  5. browniecj

    browniecj Senior member

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    My first week`s wages was £5, in the hand, in `65.I paid my Mum £2,went to the Record Shop and got the Junior Walker Single-"I`m A Roadrunner" for 6/8p,that left me just over £2 for Clothes and going out.Right from the start I had discount on Clothes,because of working in a Gentlemans`Outfitters.I have written previously about my time there.:)
     
  6. browniecj

    browniecj Senior member

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    I forgot to mention,you could earn a bit more with Commission-but this was my first(second Week`s) Wages.You waited a week before getting paid.
     
  7. Gsvs5

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    Well talking of spending money.........My name isn't Cinderella,but if it was I would splash out the $300 asking price for these Florsheim Royal Imperial Shell Cordovans.Original MINT US production.These are IMO the best of the original double sole brogues ever made and on a classic,timeless last.These are 500 quid + shoes today.

    Get down the back of your Sofa !

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/324126/...ell-cordovan-gunboats-size-10-5a-fits-like-9c
     
  8. Gsvs5

    Gsvs5 Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    I like 'em so much,I still wear them !
     
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  9. flyfronted

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    Bit quiet on here so lets have everyones fave 3 of ..
    1. Fave colour Levi Sta prest - Ice Blue ( never had a pair - they were my holy grail )
    2. Fave shirt - Ben Sherman candy stripe
    3 fave jacket - POW Harrington
     
  10. kicksinstyle

    kicksinstyle Well-Known Member

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    1. My favourite ever sta-prest were burgundy/wine but that was in 1980, dunno if that colour was about in the 60s.
    2. Fave shirt: Brooks Brothers slim-fit oxford in blue.
    3. Baracuta harrington in tan.


     
  11. Gsvs5

    Gsvs5 Senior member

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    1) Petrol Blue Corduroys

    2) Gant Navy Blue poplin

    3) Alpha M-A1 Silver Green

    All from a different era.All classic.
     
  12. Gsvs5

    Gsvs5 Senior member

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    "Did you go to any of the clubs in London?
    No, I didn’t. Some of the people from the Whiskey-A-Go-Go went. I always preferred Manchester to be quite honest. Having been there, you don’t tend to change your habits; like watching a football team. Certainly the travelling; and the uniqueness was key. It was a day out. You’d go out with a change of clothes. Certainly, at the Twisted Wheel, one of the things that we did do in Birmingham, was take up mohair suits to the Twisted Wheel. People used to go in casual clothes so we would wear mohair suits and ties, shirts. And you’d try to get up there with your suit in pristine condition. The looks we used to get, from people who were dressed casually, were amazing! You’d go up with your jeans on and change into your suit for the all-nighter. And then change back into your casual clothes to come home."

    http://www.djhistory.com/interviews/farmer-carl-dene
     
  13. Botolph

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    Beautiful. Got a pair myself off eBay a year or so ago.
     
  14. yankmod

    yankmod Senior member

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    Gsvs5.Thanks for the link.Good interview.Nice shoes as well.
     
  15. Man-of-Mystery

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    Back in the day:

    1. Stone.
    2. An American sport shirt bought in Brewer Street. It was short-sleeved, light blue, with a yellow window-pane check.
    3a. If you're talking about Harringtons only, then my pea-soup-green one, same colour as Danny Eccles wears in those video clip[s (I think).
    3b. Other than Harrington, then I had a PoW check, 3-button jacket, in which I considered myself the canine reproductive tackle.
     
  16. browniecj

    browniecj Senior member

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    Never had a "Fave"3,always liked what I bought at the time.It is a bit like saying"What was your 3 Favourite Records?".There was so much and so many to actually choose from.:)
     
  17. roytonboy

    roytonboy Senior member

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    Oh, yes, yes, YES!!
     
  18. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    A Sinclair ZX81 and More Specials by The Specials cassette.
     
  19. roytonboy

    roytonboy Senior member

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    From my youth...

    1. Fave colour Levi Sta prest - light stone - classic and oh, so versatile.
    2. Light Blue/White/Maroon check BD Jaytex. (Yes, I had checked Ben Sherman's which carried more esteem, but that Jaytex was so me)
    3. Denim Levi Jacket - I wore it as a 15 year old Skinhead, I wore it as an 18 year old boot boy, I wore it as a 20 year old student and was still wearing it to go to work at the age of 23!
     
  20. Aces and Eights

    Aces and Eights Senior member

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    1 I thought back then I had a cream / off white as my favorite pair but they may have been stone

    2 Oxford weave - wide stripe but I also liked the small check

    3 Sheepskin - it was the pinnacle of the must haves

    A couple of buts above and as Colin says - there was so much to choose from it is hard to pin down your favorites

    Good call Flyfronted to get the thread talking
     

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