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

  1. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Senior member

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    MikeDT. Good picture,my snake belt when i was a little lad was that colour too.I remember having a pin on sheriff star for playing cowboys and indians ( native americans),can anyone remember shoes with animal paw prints on the soles.....this thread is making me remember things that i hadnt thought about for years.
     
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    No, he was the President of the London Chapter of Hells Angels.
     
  3. Man-of-Mystery

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  4. cerneabbas

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    Gsvs5, The picture of Steve Mcquuen in desert boots underlines what i have always thought about him,he can wear anything and look good. There are pictures of him wearing a Belstaff or Barbour wax cotton motorcycle jacket in the 60s and he makes it look so cool.I also remember seeing him wear an A2 leather air force jacket and another time an Alpha type green flight jacket both old favourites of mine. For a proper pair of desert boots try and find a picture of John Mills playing Captain Anson in Ice Cold In Alex,he was the opposite of Mcqueen and he couldnt look cool in anything (have heard that he was a good bloke though).
     
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    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    At your party be a smarty...
     
  6. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    You ever had an 'Ulster Fry'?
     
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    Were they Clarkes Pathfinders with a compass in the heel?
     
  8. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Senior member

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    Aces and Eights, I just looked them up they were called wayfinders,yes they did have a compass in the heel (always handy ) i had forgotten that.
     
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    We used to wear football crests on our blazers.
     
  10. cerneabbas

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    White plimsolls known to some as "pumps" or to us in Bristol "daps". I know that these have been mentioned before and there has been debate if they were worn "back in the day", here is my memory of them....In 1970 my grandad worked for a firm which did business with another firm in Leeds,the bloke that my grandad dealt with was a Leeds Utd supporter and they were a top team in England then.Leeds were drawn away at Swindon in the FA cup and this Leeds bloke had 2 tickets but he couldnt go so he gave the tickets to my grandad and we went.Well firstly the tickets were for the "Town end" and there was no segregation (and very few police, stewards were unheard of then) i was going to support Leeds but realising that my Bristolian accent was not unlike a Swindon one i decided to keep my mouth shut.Anyway at the turnstiles a copper stood and looked at peoples shoes making sure that no one was going in wearing the dreaded steel toe cap boots,in those innocent days he didnt bother looking in the ex army rucksacks that some of the Leeds lads had on their backs (well Leeds to Swindons a long way they would need a packed lunch).So these Leeds lads enter the ground wearing white plimsolls and once inside i saw them take steel toe cap "bovver boots" out of their rucksacks change plimsolls for boots and then join together in a group.My other memory of that day is that when the Swindon supporters chanted "Swindon" the Leeds supporters would chant "fertiliser" in an exaggerated west country "yokel" voice.Being only 11 this was all very exciting for me and i wanted to remember all the details to tell my mates in school,especially how i stood in the "town end "and supported Leeds. i looked on youtube and there is a 45 second clip of the game (the two goals) its worth looking at to see the state of the pitch,and the crowd i bet Swindon wish they got crowds like that now.
     
  11. MikeDT

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    Ever had a "Xilinhot fry"? :D I've already posted enough about those in the "What did you eat last night for dinner?" thread. I'm looking forward to a huge spread(full English *) like McDermott posted, in a couple of weeks. As soon as I get off the plane and hit Bristol. :)

    * "full English" in Beijing hotels does NOT count.
     
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    Yeh, I always had cap guns as well. Another boy's staple.


    I know them, Clarks Shoes I think. You could get something like jaguar, or panther, or fox, and similar. From what I remember they were smart looking shoes, that could be worn for school, but the cool factor was the paw print on the soles. What was the idea of that, so you could leave a footprint trail like an animal when out in the woods or a patch of wasteland, rather than a boy's footprints? This is why I like this thread, it makes think of so many things of when I was younger.
     
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    Progressing from 'Lone Star' cap guns to the chrome Gat Gun!

    My mate swears he had Monkey Boots that had the word 'monkey' spelled out on the tread?

    Remember the early 70s trend of having your jumper tied around your waist ? (like a 'Red' Indian)

    On the desert boots -

    I've read somewhere, and I'll try to find it, of some lads wearing high lacing army surplus style desert boots with high cut white Levis.

    And of kids dyeing their boots different colours* until manufacturers caught on, unlike today where fashion is dictated to us :D

    *Although the dye did stain your socks and feet too.


    Totally unrelated, I was speaking to another Original who told me that he used to have a beautiful Bailey's sheepskin that he wore on his scooter, a Vespa Hurricane. If he ever got caught in the rain, he would wear his sheepie inside out, said he looked like a Polar bear!
     
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    He was a well known Angel from South London. He was also an ex Mod would you believe. He was a nice fella.
     
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    I'll get one in better context(on muh feet) on Mondee.







    That is the fry-up to end all fry-ups!!! "'Ave some! It'll put hair on yer chest!!"
     
  16. cerneabbas

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    Botolph, If your going to be taking pics how about a comparison with the Loakes pic ? could start a stimulating conversation.
     
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    Seems odd now but Rovers old nemesis in the early 70s was Aston Villa - they always used to chant 'Fertiliser, fertiliser' to us obviously mocking our accents. Our retort was always 'Birmingham, chewing gum' - when Cockneys abused us in the same way, we always chanted back 'All mouf an' trousahs'.

    Incidentally Cerneabbas you mentioned looking up to me and my mates and our clothing - I think no matter what age you are, you always do the same (look up to older lads), personally I always thought we were a tad young for the skinhead look, but perhaps bang on for the suedehead/smoothie period - we always looked up to the lads a couple of years older than us - Jiffy Thompson, Tim Rowland, Paul Topliss etc - although we never mixed with them as they were all City lads - funny how depending on what year you were in at school seemed to dictate whether you were a blue or a red, nearly all the lads older were City, whereas our year and below seemed to be mostly Rovers.

     
  18. cerneabbas

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    MikeDT. For your breakfast try the A1 cafe Duckmoor road Ashton,just around the corner from the city ground,great quality and a good price....then a brisk 10 minute walk to the Orchard Inn hanover place,they have a brilliant choice of ciders (check their website out). Cider pubs used to be pretty dismal places but it has become quite "trendy" now and people like Mr Thatcher have raised cider quality IMO..one of the few cases where things are better than they used to be !!!
     
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    Might have been posted on here before - City vs Cardiff skins fighting in Bedminster, August 1970.[​IMG]
     
  20. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Senior member

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    Pressure_Drop. I remember Timmy Rowlands (I think) would Sean Samson have been that age? he always looked like a skinhead to me..your dead right about the suedehead style being right for your age group...i was a bit young and it was gone before i was really old enough.What a smart look,i still wear some of it (and lust after certain items) i remember Harry G wearing a two tone raincoat to school,was he in your year ?. If you still havent sussed who i am i remember telling you about George Marshalls book when we were at the last game at the old den (i hope you got a copy,they are worth a few quid now).
     

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