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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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    Ha Ha! Man after my own heart! I've uploaded a couple of surreptitious photos of culprits (usually overweight) wearing Crocs (usually yellow) on Facebook as it's a real bugbear of mine - if you want comfort wear Desert boots FFS.
     
  2. Watermelon man

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    Can't remember. The first edition from April '72 (as you can see on the cover) included a poster of 'President buttons'. I think the 'Bovver boy' poster was several issues later.

    Re: Monkey jackets. The book which I think will tell us the origin of the term is the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, but at nearly £300, I don't think I'll be buying it soon. They probably have it at work, though.
     
  3. loempiavreter

    loempiavreter Senior member

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    Here you go, good find Bunty.
     
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  4. bunty

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    ^ Well done mate, thanks.
     
  5. ScootSuitnBoots

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    Ha, ha its okay mate, the way the forum works does take some getting used too.
     
  6. Basset

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    On the nail re desert boots, i've not worn a pair for years but remember them being comfy.
    Other footwear hates, clogs, cowboy boots and Clarks pasties all worn by my teachers, who thought they were cool, infact they were hippy bellends.
    More recently, Uggs as worn by people with cankles and long pointy turnt up shoes that make the wearer look like Mr Claypole
     
  7. David Reeves

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    Girls and kids boots I think.
     
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    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    What do you all think about the crockett and jones desert boot? I think the clarkes are just a bit wide and not smart looking enough.
     
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    Florsheim s are made in India.If you get a pr of "New Old Stock" American made,like the ones I pointed out,they are considered by some to be the finest longwing Brogues ever made.You can tell the old ones by a number of factors ( "wood like painted finish on the sole,Tan leather lining,"V Cleats on heel,Serial Numbers,Green stitching along the top line of lining etc.) I have picked up a few pairs of NOS Plains,Brogues and have been happy for less than a Hundred quid a pair.
     
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    Vintage is always the way to go if you can find the new old stock in your size unfortunately for me that is a problem as most people didn't wear size 13 back then so shoes in that size that are vintage bring a premium.
     
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  11. yankmod

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    Don't like the crockett and jones DB.Looks like a Victorian era womens boot.The reason I think Clark's Desert Boots are the superior choice(visually) Is cause of the ANGLES.The top of the boot is not straight across but angled.If you look at the shoe from the side you see numerous angles.Bunty I believe(I could be wrong)Stated he liked other versions of the DB besides Clark's.I think the aesthetic design of Clarks is patented as the other (copy) versions are not quite the same (usually straight lines).
     
  12. Botolph

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    Desert boot and brogue pedantry. I love it Ladies and gents, this is great reading. Yankmod, if you're watching the Bruins/Leafs series right now, *cheers* and happy viewing even though Our B's are down 0-2 after 1.


    *EDIT*. 2-2that is :slayer:
     
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  13. Gsvs5

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    Not a Desert Boot but HIGH on my list are these High suede Playboys from Sid Mashburn in Atlanta.One of the best stores in America .No surprise he's an ex RL guy. [​IMG]



    http://www.sidmashburn.com/shop/footwear/sanders-playboy-chukka-boot.html
     
  14. yankmod

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    I like this style mainly for the way the sole raps around the edge making the shoe more sturdy. MSN news page did a feature on classic Mens clothing items that are a must have or must know. Crombie style represented as well as BD shirts and Clark's desert boots.I think the so called news item was a way for the designers to sell this seasons items.They have been pushing the Clark's Desert Boot for a few years now.Check out the song "Clark's" by Vybz Kartel. About 3 years ago I found 1 pair of Clark's DB at Macy's.They didn't catch on here in NM,and are unavailable (I got mine online)Last month Albuquerque was No.7 on the 10 worst dressed American cities and I can attest to that( it's still Hip Hop 90's baggy here) with the exception being skinny jeans on High School and College kids.Everyone here looks at me like I'm insane.Fcuk Em.
     
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    Sure if you want Made in England footwear these days, it's going to at least £1,000 now, from Northampton most likely. like John Lobb or Edward Green, else they come from Vietnam, China or India.
     
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    MikeDt,maybe its wishful thinking on my part but i think that the Loake 1880 range are "made in England" (i know that could mean that they just put the laces in here) .If you go into Debenhams and look at the Loakes brogues in there you can see the difference in workmanship compared with the 1880 shoes.As for the Florsheim longwings i totally agree that the older made in the USA shoes are the ones that i would buy however i dont want used shoes and as i wear a UK 10 or 10.5 and thats a popular size what chance is there of finding a deadstock new shoe ?
    Expanding on this i dont buy Ben Sherman shirts or Fred Perry polos any more as they are poor quality,pale shadows of the ones from the old days,they just live on their past reputation..(i also dont like wearing clothes with logos,fussy old bustard aint i ?).
     
  18. cerneabbas

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    Basset,i totally agree with your list mate can i add fat birds in leggings ?
    With the sun coming out in Bristol this week i noticed some girls in VERY short denim cut offs,sounds great (and can be) i have to say that these should be bannsd over size 10 (or maybe 12 ?). Can anyone else remember how in the 70s that girls would get an old pair of levis cut them off unpick the stitching insert a triangle of material and make a skirt ? they would wear them in the summer maybe at the beach and could look good.Of course girls were taught needlework at school then (boys too at our school were shown the basics,like sewing a button on).
     
  19. yankmod

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    I think you look great but,I'm sure someone will not like the Black T-shirt peeking thru.
     
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    One posted by a mate the other by brutus trimfit on facebook. Not sure if weve had them but i had never seen them before..
     

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