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

  1. yankmod

    yankmod Senior member

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    Welcome cerneabbas.We could use a Bristol perspective.
     
  2. Basset

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    A gert big welcome, from one Bristolian to another
     
  3. Pressure_Drop

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    One big Bristolian lovefest going on here! Welcome Cerneabbas (big fella are you :) ?) So what house were you in? Nicholas? Hancocks? Smiths?
     
  4. cerneabbas

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    Thanks for the welcome,i ts a bit strange but having read through the thread i already know some of your ideas and thoughts so its almost like you are not total strangers.
    Well done on the cerne abbas deduction Chris,i like to think i am... haha. moneys house.
    Going back to the steel comb,i wonder if anyone can remember a poster (A 3 size ?) given away in a comic of a cartoon skinhead,wearing boots,jeans with turn ups,a steel comb in his back pocket stood next to a milestone pointing to bovver ?
    I cant remember the name of the comic but i remember having the poster on the bedroom wall.
    Also can anyone remember the song "skinheads" by Fred Wedlock ? i tried to explain it to a 27 year old that i work a few weeks ago,after explaining what a skinhead was,what a parking meter was,what fruit gums were....i gave up.
     
  5. bunty

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    Some Original Skinheads from Liverpool discuss 'Como' shoes. Are these the 60s version Solatios? I think that's what is being described here -

    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-3865.html

    Was asking around about the wearing of blazers around our way back in the day - it missed us. Suit jackets worn with different coloured sta-prest, but no blazers and badges though.


    Hello Cerneabbas :D
     
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  6. Watermelon man

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    Mentioned this a few posts back. From 'Target' magazine circa 1972.
     
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    Welcome to the forum buddy. Is this Miles Wootton song the one of which you speak? For the younger '80s and younger set on here, the Last Resort reworked/plagiarised this as "Violence In Our minds":

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
  8. cerneabbas

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    Thanks for that Watermelon man,just shows how carefully i read the thread !
    I have to say that Target does not ring any bells with me,the poster was obviously what i bought the magazine for,sad but i was about 13.
    I saw earlier in the thread someone put up a picture of some burgundy Pierre Cardin brogues,they are a longwing and are also in blue or tan,they are quite lightweight with a leather sole and are reduced to £70 in Pavers shoes (i saw them in Swindon outlet centre but they have a website).
     
  9. cerneabbas

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    Thats the song Botolph....listening to it took me back a long time,it must be over 35 years since i heard it last ! !
     
  10. elwood

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    I had (and still have) Manchester City's 1972 single "The Boys in Blue". Composed by three members of 10CC - but obviously not one of their better efforts:

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    That has a ring of credibility to it - just the sort of thing your grandma might have come out with and her generation would have been familiar with barrel organ monkeys I'd guess.
     
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    Welcome, cerneabbas. Same vintage as me and I also first found the thread following up Royals ... agree with what you say about prevalence of scruffdom.
     
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    Welcome cerneabbas.
     
  14. cerneabbas

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    Thanks elwood,i have read your posts with interest because i followed football back then (only listen on the radio matchdays now).
    Scruffs...i see too many blokes our age wearing jogging/sweat pants "cos theyre comfy" and cheap lidl/aldi trainers "cos theyre comfy"...the worst story i heard recently was when someone i work with went to a funeral and a bloke in his fifties turned up in a TRACKSUIT !
     
  15. Basset

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    Or even worse, crocs! went to the North Somerset show yesterday and they had a stall there, the urge to burn it down was overwhelming
     
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    Welcome cerneabbas! The Forum inspired me to plunder parts of my brain I forgot existed.
     
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    I saw an organ grinder type with his monkey a few months ago while in San Francisco they usually don't do the organ anymore but I've saw them do that before as well it was nearly 20 years ago though, I've heard its quite common in New York City and quite a few places in Europe, do they outlaw it in the UK?
     
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    Welcome aboard cerneabbas.
     
  19. Watermelon man

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    The Monkey jacket was originally naval uniform. There're several references to them in 'Moby dick':



    At last some four or five of us were summoned to our meal in an adjoining room. It was cold as Iceland -- no fire at all -- the landlord said he couldn't afford it. Nothing but two dismal tallow candles, each in a winding sheet. We were fain to button up our monkey jackets, and hold to our lips cups of scalding tea with our half frozen fingers.


    Not sure of the derivation, but 'monkey' was often used as a diminutive e.g., monkey-rope, powder monkey. The original style of jacket was not like today's (or more accurately, yesteryear's) monkey jacket, though. My guess is that our monkey jacket is not descended from the naval one, but the term 'monkey' (meaning short) has been borrowed from seafarer's jargon.

    btw: I remember squirrel monkeys in little short jackets (and fezzes) at circuses and fairs. Haven't seen one for years, on a barrel organ or otherwise). Must be illegal in the UK at least now.
     
  20. cerneabbas

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    The first time that i saw these jackets called monkey jackets was in Micky Smiths book Want some aggro?,i was curious so i looked online and saw the jackets that we called golf or golfing jackets back then.I have been thinking about buying one from e;bay a navy blue jacket with white and sky blue trim,the seller is urbancoutureclothingltd,does anyone know anything about the jackets and can you recommend them (or warn against).
    The other jacket i was interested to see mentioned in Micky Smiths book was the leather us air force jacket,he actually says his got slashed with a knife at a football match.He also mentions the West Ham v Man Utd match that Bob the badger talked about in his post on here.
     

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