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

  1. kicksinstyle

    kicksinstyle Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure the sleeve linings of my Baracuta are not tartan so it would look a bit odd.
    I have scanned the "Skinhead" chapter Buttons but I thought twice about posting stuff from a currently-available book... maybe it's living in America that's got me scared of lawsuits!
     
  2. buttons

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    I'd have to have a look but I don't think any of my harringtons have got tartan sleeve liners.

    As for the scans - if you post them on here its not for any financial gain; its just for comment, so I can't see it being a problem. many other book extracts have been posted on here.
     
  3. Gramps

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    Was that your School too Buttons?
     
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    It was indeed mate. Thought I recognised that hill (and those socks). Best school in the town, apparently (unless you had money). Was loads of skinheads there when I started. By the time I was in the 5th year, there was just me. Hated it.
     
  5. Gramps

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    All 5 years, I was the only one. Had good mates outside of School though, luckily.
     
  6. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    Here's me always thinking that Sunderlanders were called 'Jammies'.
     
  7. Little Queenie

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    Are you being funny? Referring to our lovely football strip?
     
  8. Bob the Badger

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    Never ever saw Baracuta Harringtons worn inside out. The tartan lining stops at the line of the raglan sleeve so it wouldn't look too good inside out. Anyone doing that would have got laughed at in my day. Maybe the knock-off Harringtons had fully lined tartan but even then you would end up looking like the Bay City Rollers (or one of their fans).
     
  9. Bob the Badger

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    I visited Boston in August 1977 with my girlfriend. I wore a tan Baracuta Harrington and was amazed when a 17 year old boy stopped me and said he recognised the jacket and called it a Baracuta. I only knew the jacket as a Harrington but I was well impressed with the guy (Tom Riggs) and we got talking. He introduced me to his neighbour because the man was a 3rd generation Finn and my girlfriend was Finnish. We got on like a 'house on fire' with this old guy and we remained in contact with him and his wife (Korki and Jeanette) for years. They showed us around Boston and made our holiday even though there was a 40 year old age gap. Beautiful people. All because of my Harrington (not worn inside out).
     
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  10. buttons

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    No tartan clad Bay City Rollers fans in '69-70.
    I know what you mean though - it'd look terrible with a raglan sleeve.

    The whole use of tartan was basically ruined by the Rollers as that's what everyone has associated it with since about '73-4.
    Same thing with the Charlie Chaplin moustache. Hitler made it his own and now its a symbol of evil!

    Interesting Boston tale.
     
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  11. Bob the Badger

    Bob the Badger Senior member

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    You are right about tartan being ruined by the Rollers and their fans. I know they weren't around in '69 but I was trying to conjure up the image. After my paisley silk scarf I used to wear a tartan scarf for a while (pre Rollers and a little bit early Rod Stewart). I also had one or two tartan ties for formal occasions.
     
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    "You can't compare Chaplin to Hitler" [​IMG]
     
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    Exactly - Chaplin - silent movie funny man with quirky tash. Great. Then Hitler comes along with his reign of misery and destruction and the tash is ruined forever.
    Tartan scarves - all well and good with the right outfit. Once all that Shang-a-lang bollocks takes hold, the scarf's image is dead and buried.
    R.I.P
     
  14. Watermelon man

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    It was from 'Target' (not to be confused with another comic of the same name) which was a short-lived boys' weekly magazine which hit the newsagents' shelves in April 1972. It was published by the New English Library which, at the time, was also publishing the 'Richard Allen' skinhead books.

    'Target' was about 30 years ahead of its time. It had relatively few cartoon strips, and included articles on pop, films, fashion, football and other things the editor thought might interest teenage boys. Perhaps because it was missing the vital element of sex, the magazine didn't last long (others have suggested the high cover price of 10p might have contributed to its demise -- its nearest rival, ITV's 'Look-In', was only 5p).

    Anyway, it had a regular skinhead strip, 'Bovver boy', and often included special offers for skinhead-style clobber. Unfortunately 'Bovver boy' was normally the butt of jokes and came off worst in the stories.

    'Bovver boy' appeared on the cover of the first issue of 'Target' magazine combing his non-existent hair. He was a typical comic strip bully and always ended up being 'owned' by someone else in the stories.
     
  15. Watermelon man

    Watermelon man Well-Known Member

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    'Extreme'? Don't make me laugh.

    I still dress like that now (although I wore black socks to work today). Red socks (often football socks folded down) were normal from the early to mid-'70s at least.

    I might call the '80s 'extreme', but as far as I'm concerned red socks and shortened trousers are normal skinhead attire which I still wear almost every day (an exception will be a meeting I'm off to next week, when I'm wear a suit and brogues)
     
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    Lads was wearing Tartan caps with the bobble on..around 72....fcuk knows how it came about?...could have been a Rod Stewart thing, or Football...never wore one myself.
     
  17. elwood

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    I'd blame the supporters of a certain team from O. Trafford. When T. Docherty became their manager in 1972, he brought in a lot of Scots players and their fans went tartan daft. It became almost easier to spot the divide in Manchester by red tartan than usual scarves. I think it waned once the Bay City Rollers took off - like Buttons said, that killed any sense of style.
     
  18. ScootSuitnBoots

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    Small world RoytonBoy ! Especially Royton.
     
  19. bunty

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    Not strictly relevant, but great photos eh?

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    The Cage Football Chaps, White City 1966 (Douglas Gray)

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    The Dive Bar of the Springbok, Shepherd's Bush 1966 (Douglas Gray)

    Pequod and loempiavreter - Great photos.

    Enjoyed the 'All Dressed Up & Going Nowhere' documentary, great find Flyfronted.
    The 'taches on some of the lads look good too, surprisingly. How common were they then?
     
  20. Basset

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    I think a few items/styles have gone thru that, flight jackets, bleached jeans spring to mind, cant blame the rollers on these thou
     

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