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

  1. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Well-Known Member

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    elwood. I dont go to football now,too much money and sitting down and a few other things spoilt it for me.If i am in i have radio 5 on and listen to the match reports (no more of Stuart Hall though !). I know that we share an interest in brogues so i wanted to ask was it just the longwing style worn in your area "back in the day" ? or were other styles of brogue popular ?.
     
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    Probably the same game i was at, i hightailed it out of the tote end when it kicked off and stood by a copper on the dog track, two opposing groups of big kiddies intent on destroying each other was not for me at that age
     
  3. Sirryacus

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    Did you guys ever wear the military surplus formal dress trousers for when it got colder in winter? They are a slightly darker green than the jungle greens here in the U.S. (obviously no longer in use)and are usually made of a wool polyester blend.

    On another note a local army surplus.

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    If I live in the USA I would have a fcuking M4A1 Rifle, And maybe a M1 Tank in me driveway.:D
     
  5. Sirryacus

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    That army surplus is on edge of the bad part of town but all the police in the area get their uniforms there, but the store has been there so long the neighborhood obviously was not bad at the time, they used to have 3 or 4 locations but that is the only one left now.
     
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    Its funny you said that Sirryacus here in London we have Silvermans, Government and Army Surplus Store..he use to get the latest Army and Police kit before they went on general issue..so serving lads would get in his store getting the latest ally kit.
    On a serious note..The British Army was so badly supplied by the MOD for kit going to War, Lads would have to buy their kit themselves, and Silvermans made a fortune , fcuking disgrace.
     
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    Yeah that is just wrong, another case of who you know I suppose, I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't on purpose just to squeeze some money out of the troops and back in the governments pocket.

    Here are some pictures of the trousers I was talking about not sure if you can make out too well from the single photo of the pants themselves but here they are and a pic of the tag.

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    Sirryacus maybe they was winter parade dress issue ?? Its so funny how the American and British Army label kit with ie Trousers Mens or ..Jacket Mens Combat. instead of just plain Mens Trousers... always found naming kit so amusing...:)
     
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  9. Sirryacus

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    They are called the "Army Service Uniform" they served as a Formal Dress in case you had to go to a ceremony or funeral or other big speech where you had to look more conservative, I was just asking if you guys wore those kind of pants in the skinhead days when it got cold outside because they are obviously a lot warmer than cotton, I believe these ones are from the Vietnam era so it matches up.
     
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    The best bit of kit ever to be taken from the Forces to the streets IMO.Lawrence Corner was always the place to get a mention in London.It was right near Euston station,but I think it is gone now.The M-A1 is a classic.I think this photo shows it off best.Nowadays it's being made in "slimmed down" versions and has been diluted and adapted by everyone it seems.
     
  11. Man-of-Mystery

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    Yes, they've been mentioned too. There was a brief vogue for them somewhere around late 69 early 70 when a load became available at surplus shops.
     
  12. Man-of-Mystery

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    Except we would NEVER have ironed a crease into jungle greens.
     
  13. Man-of-Mystery

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    Blimey! Where did you get hold of those, Buttons?
     
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    Me too. I can't pass Fergusson's in Perth, or the shop just up the street from the back entrance of Queen Street Station in Glasgow, without at the very least hanging about to look in the window.
     
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    If I lived in the US I'd go for the AR-15 personally - and that's a hell of an admission for a leftie-pacifist ex-skinhead to make! :D :D
     
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    Smells. That smell of new Levis from the 1960s is unforgettable, and just one of those things I'll never experience again. Same with the smell of my first Bukta Wolf Cub sweater! :D
     
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    I stayed at the Westbrooke Lodge(a Guest House run by Foreigners)last year,and I am staying there-with my Missus this year.Ok ,it was a bit dated but the Breakfast was ok and they were very pleasant.Margate is a shambles,shame on the local Authorities.I was appalled when I saw it last year.Mind you I am hoping the exModel Shop is still there(the owner had pushed everything to the back and just sold crap,in the front. :)

    Good read about Bristol,always interested in hearing about other Areas.
     
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    Yes still remember the smell and feel of the "Shrink to Wear" Levis when bought new.Somebody on ebay was selling them the other week(well it said "Shrink to Wear"),I was tempted.
     
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    Brand new, shrink to fit, Levis, I remember the smell so well. I did the cold bath routine with my first pair and they did shrink 3/4 inches in the length and 1 inch in the waist. I bought a pair of orange tab Levi's for my second or third pair and they never did quite match up to the 501's. I then moved on to Lee Riders which always seemed to fit me better.
     

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