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

  1. Brideshead

    Brideshead Senior member

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    I recall the last time mod and skin styles became sort of ‘mainstream’ in the mid 80s that these cotton versions of the jackets made a return. I remember having a pale air force blue one from Reiss.

    In the late 60s I had a light beige Wrangler cord version.
     
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    Sounds about right for "Bespoke"Tailoring.Just wondering about Purchasing Cloth myself,and having something(Suit or Trousers) done.Would he be willing to do that Brideshead?
     
  3. Botolph

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    Here's a pretty ridiculous, pedantic question:

    Back in the original skinhead times, did fellas wear undershirts under their clothes or was it au natural under the Benny or Arrow buttondown? Personally, I always wear a v-neck undershirt with anything that will have an open collar. To me, nothing wrecks the aesthetic of a buttondown shirt than seeing a crew neck t-shirt underneath. Same goes for a polo with the first button undone and the t-shirt/undershirt poking out from underneath.
    Seems a very sloppy/scruffy(pick your term per side of the pond) look, especially when somebody's got all the details down pat... and they overlook the obvious, and you see the Spuds MacKenzie t-shirt poking out frummundah ....
     
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    I recently stumbled across this web site. I know Solatios get several mentions further back in this thread: http://www.solatio.co.uk/
     
  5. Darksideoftheforce

    Darksideoftheforce Well-Known Member

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    Out of topic. But is it just me or is this site having some technical difficulties? Since yesterday I've been getting an error message whenever I try to load an image to the forum, "There was a problem submitting this to the server. Please try again." Anyone else getting this same error message?
     
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    Personally I did not wear a t-shirt or a vest (that's what we call undershirts over here) under any shirt back in the late 60s, particularly not under one worn open-necked.

    I'll 'fess to doing so these days, sometimes, because I'm old and I get cold in the winter! ;)
     
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    The same here - and the old bit as well !!!! :)
     
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    I personally have had no problems-but I think others have.

    I never wore those Shoes(never liked them,to be honest),they followed on trying to "cash in" on the Name.I believe some of the 2nd Wave of Skinheads regard them as the "Holy Grail".
     
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    Don't really like the style but the toe box looks well comfy. Would still probably need a G width.
     
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    Haven't been there back in the days but i agree about the crew neck not looking good. I always wear a heather grey undershirt ( same brightness as the skin tone so doesn't shine through the shirt). It's either a normal v neck t-shirt or tank top shirt for dancing or when it's very warm. Primary reason is warmth and comfort as the thicker cotton can soak up moisture. Never wear an undershirt under a polo though. The Polo is thick enough for me.
     
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    I was talking to an original 1980's skinhead last night. He told me to wear leather laces in my Mikkel Rude solovair boots. He said this was really common in the 80's and made the boots look great.

    I've never seen leather laces in Dm's,solovair boots.

    Has anyone else heard of this?
     
  12. Aces and Eights

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    As kids in the 60s your mum made you wear a vest due the cold English weather to stop you getting a cold (not knowing that they were viral back then). When you left school at 15 and were able to buy your own clobber you ditched the vest to prove you were manly. The skinhead period dress allowed for acceptable wearing of certain jumpers and cardigans plus we had a great selection of winter outer wear. But generally vests were not worn or Tee shirts. White tee shirts were worn by Greasers so would not be worn by us
     
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    Never heard of a original skinhead from the 80's and leather laces in boots would be just wrong . On Brogues / Smooths etc yes .
     
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    Yes. i think your right.

    Sounds a bit 'fetishy' all that leather on leather [​IMG]
     
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    Dynamite. Thanks for the insight and explanation, gents.
    I wear an v-neck undershirt even under polos, as the New England summers are brutal and humid, and with my Northern European blood, I sweat at the sight of sun... so the undershirts have a two-fold purpose: 1.keeps me from looking soggy in the summer and 2.provides me with an extra layer of warmth in the harsh New England winters(gets down to -30 degrees here).
     

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