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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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    Arnold Palmer was another one that I recall but not sure whether that was an actual 'brand' as such.

    Anyway, different subject - just found this pic on the Skinhead Revolt site and if I'm not mistaken the copper appears to be wearing my old favourites, Monkey boots - thought it was de rigeur for coppers to wear DMs in the mid 70s?

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  2. Ed Vaughan

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    I recall, here in Manchester, you'd even spot Plod in DM shoes.

    It's all paramilitary footwear now, of course.
     


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    Oh right, i have another question. In some earlier posts i saw some Chelsea bloke (Eccles? Eccley) in something resembling a green harrington, where would one get one of those in that particular colour? I already have a beige FP Harrington and a original Barracuta G9, but the one that he's wearing in those photos is really splendid, i must find one!
     


  4. Botolph

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    I have me an olive green/almost olive drab Baracuta G9; it's los huevos del perro. I think it's the Acorn colored one, and very similar to Eccles's harry.

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    'sthat the one you mean?
     


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    Danny is probably wearing a Skyjump Harrington, thats what we all wore back in 69, every colour was available, no one wore a Barracuta ..infact no one would have know their existence, and if they did.. and someone wore one , they would have had the piss taken out of them.. why? The collars are shit.:)
     


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    Try the Site Ben Nevis(sorry not able to put Link up).There is a Range of Colours on there.
     


  7. Lerk

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    I Foundation the Ben nevis site. I guess the "khaki Green" is the one most like the one worn in the photos?
     


  8. Man-of-Mystery

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    I presume you mean shirts like the one I'm wearing in this pre-Ben-Sherman pic?

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    "Generic' is a good word for it. Just a regular white shirt...
     


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    Well easier to look at those Soul boy pics from the mid 70's a few pages back to see where the early Baby skins had morphed into and where the London ' casual ' ( again just like Skinhead a term not really used until the press coined it ) lads took much of there look from . Like all youth cults a bit comes from here , a bit from there and a dollop of the previous generations clobber . Sure there are items that can be traced to mickeys illegal shopping trips to France but many more that go back as far as London Mod and Soul Boy ( Desert boots , Lois , Lacoste , Macs ( Burberry if you were very lucky ) slacks ). All generations of London's boys have influenced each other in fact quite a few of us have been examples of the lot at some time.
     


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    I thought the Ivy shop sold the Barracuta back in the late 60s , i never made it there being 10 and living 15 miles away but even in our playground the shop and the 'real Harrington ' was legendary .
     


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    ... and many of us (in t' north) wouldn't have been able to afford the Barracuta, anyway.

    (Flash Londoners.) :happy:
     


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    With regard to green harringtons, I have a G9 in 'Loden' - not sure they still do this shade.

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    Not sure either that the collars are shit, but they do seem a bit insubstantial compared to say a Ben Nevis collar.

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    I still like the White Shirts,from that time-always looked good with a Tie loose and the top Button undone(with a Sleeveless Pullover).Kind of "Smart Casual".

    "Soulboys" started a lot of Fashions,that became vogue later.Was in Scarborough this Week and saw some "Plastic Jelly Sandals".That took me back to those days.:)
     


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    That pic to me looks as if mens style had just reached its zenith - even the skinhead look, as it became, did not reach those heights.
     


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    Ordinary Solovair or perhaps the Mikkel Rude 1969 by solovair?
     


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