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

  1. browniecj

    browniecj Senior member

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    A conversation(over the weekend)started me thinking about the Dr.Marten Shoes.I remember seeing them being worn with Levi Sta-Prest.I had a pair around late` 69.The thing that triggered this train of thought,was the Toe Shape and Colours.If I remember correctly,the Toe shape was nearly identical to the Royals.When you looked down the Sole overlapped the Upper,giving it a slightly wider "Look"(as the 70s progressed so the Toe Shape got wider).There was no yellow stitching and they could be "shined-up" really well.I used to polish them but not my Boots.I wore them with Jeans and could get into Places(Pubs)that had a "No Boots" Ban.In fact this is what made them popular-mainly with older Skins-they were less inclined to wear Boots all the time.If I remember correctly there was Black,Burgundy and Brown.The Brown ones never really sold,so I think they were withdrawn.
     
  2. Aces and Eights

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    Yes I remember wearing DM shoes with Sta prest in 1970 and looked smart as a chunky shoe. I think you are right they were more tapered than rounded. Also several people talk on here of polished up DM boots but back in the day they were not buffed up because they were our work boots and used for that purpose and it was our going out shoes that were polished up. Back then they were a tool for working to look good in not a fashion item. I think this is where we differ from the younger contributors our DM boots were worn for a reason to be better and more comfortable than older workers at the time with their hobnail boots / ex army boots.
     
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    What about 'Interlace ' shoes , i brought a pair at the Shoe Box in Shepherds Bush a big Suede head shoe from my memory .
     
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    But are they the RIGHT trousers, Bunty?
     
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    I imagine he would, brownie although I have not asked him. You could give him a call:

    Roger Crawford 07801 817163 or 020 8478 1095
     
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    An original 80`s skinhead? A real,true one? Wow,I`m impressed [​IMG]
     
  7. browniecj

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    Thanks for that Brideshead.I will give him a bell.
     
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    browniecj Senior member

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    Alright Shep.
     
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    browniecj Senior member

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    :)
     
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    Possibly not...

    [​IMG]
     
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    I was being polite. I should have said a 'bald punk'. Thanks for the bow, but really no need, they are ten a penny..
     
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    Looks like a Jeckyle version of a Aquascutum shirt ..
     
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    I own two knockaround shirts from that store. You can bank on it being too short.
     
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