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Mod to Suedehead

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

  1. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Senior member

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    flyfronted. I totally agree,which is why i would wear those clothes now...i would not wear Dr Martens,sta prest or braces,though.I am not even too sure about denim jeans and although i really like some of the Alpha jackets on here recently i am not sure if they are suitable at my age.
     
  2. Clouseau

    Clouseau Senior member

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    A link to a, old Belgian tv program where JJ (Burnel) is interviewed (in French) :



    At 1.45 mn the journalist ask him what he was doing before before the Stranglers (founded 1974) :

    "I made some economics studies and i was a skinhead..."

    Funny how suddenly the editing cut to another scene. I guess the word "Skinhead" was already such a rude word...
     
  3. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Senior member

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    Clouseau, I checked that Paul Smith belt out, £69 ! I think that i have found one nearly as good from John Lewis (navy jeans belt) £22.
    Would it be too off topic to name "the coolest man alive" in our opinion ? maybe he should have something to do with Mod to Suedehead,or just too have been around in those times ? In any case it will not be Keith Richards or Paul Mcartney !
     
  4. Clouseau

    Clouseau Senior member

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    Paul Smith always cost an arm and a leg !
    About the "coolest man alive", not off topic if he fits in the "mod to suedehead" range...
     
  5. yankmod

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    I'm not surprised you would appreciate them browniecj.I mentioned them cause I wanted you older "Originals" to take a look.I like them too,just strange every time the 60's are revisited.Agree C.Watts is and always was very cool(amazing considering he was the biggest drugs user in the band) By the way, I am the coolest guy alive(had to be said).Didn't K.Richards always look a twat(after 65 anyway)TA
     
  6. hooliganbroome

    hooliganbroome New Member

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    she's hot of course and dresses smart always ... I know cause that's my girl !!!!!!
     
  7. browniecj

    browniecj Senior member

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    When Flower Power./Psychedelia started coming to the fore.I remember seeing the Pretty Things around `65/`66 and they played good R&B Covers.When I saw them in `67(Marquee),they could have been a different Group.
     
  8. browniecj

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    The Stranglers started off around the Guildford Area,JJ Burnel had moved to Godalming(from Notting Hill) which is down the road from Guildford,when he was very young.If he was a Skinhead he probably was around the Godalming area-as I do not remember him about Guildford.I knew some of the main Godalming Boys in the late 60s-as we knocked about together a lot.There was a Rock Club there called the "Gin Mill"-where most of the named Bands played.Free were also based around Guildford as well.Paul Rodgers used to drink in the local Pubs a lot.Bruce Foxton(The Jam) was born in Woking which was only down the road from Guildford.He used to be seen drinking in the Cannon(Guildford).:)
     
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    Evidently,there is a Plastic Soldier Company doing a "6 Youths"Set.It is a range of 54mm(1/32)Figures which includes a Teddy Boy,Skinhead,Mod Girl,Rasta Man,Hippy Chick and Punk Rocker.No pictures found yet.:D
     
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    A mate of mine saw them the other week in Bristol, shit hot by all accounts
     
  11. Basset

    Basset Senior member

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    Age is just a number mate, it's been said many times on here, it's not what you wear but how you wear it, food for thought ;-)
     
  12. Basset

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    Interesting mate, i've been a keen modeller/painter for many years, i've seen a few things like you describe, usually smaller scale and aimed at the gaming fraternity. Gazza's boot boys in the link below always made me chuckle
    http://wargamesfoundry.com/our-ranges/street-violence/down-killing-floor-collection-bcsv002/
     
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    I am glad you have said that Mate,because I will be asking you for tips on Painting(cannot seem to get it right)-when we meet at Margate!! :)
     
  14. Micky Disco

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    Hello all, long time reader, first time poster.

    Just wanted to mention what a superb forum this is - was far too young to be an 'original' but I remember 'Double Barrel' being number one at the same time as Arsenal won the Double and thinking the two were related somehow [​IMG]. Got my first pair of Dr Martens smooths in the mid 1970s and first pair of 1460s a couple of years later, still try to live up to the 'clean living under difficult circumstances' philosophy wherever/whenever possible.

    Keep up the good work, looking forward to reading some more stuff.
     
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    I think thats most of us Will.
     
  16. Bob the Badger

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    Clothes that I would still wear, and do, from 'back in the day' .
    Nearly all shoes ie Smoothes, American Brogues, Walkovers, Clarks Dessies, Beefroll Loafers (Sebago) etc. I do have some DM's but rarely wear them. I would no longer wear Bass Weejun tasseled loafers (my favourite shoe back then). I might wear officer boots and Jodphur boots if I could find a decent pair.
    Would no longer wear Levi sta press or jungle greens but would wear beige Levi Cords, Levis and Lee Rider jeans. Definitely no braces any more (I didn't wear them often anyway) although I do have a pair..
    Couldn't wear a Tonik mohair suit like the one I used to have.Or the Prince of Wales Jacket. Would still wear a dark blue Blazer. I have always had a Barracuta Harrington in the wardrobe and still wear them. Alpha jackets aren't part of my look, then or now.
    I would wear all the knitwear I had in 68-72 . I still wear Fred Perry (but prefer John Smedley). I wouldn't wear a Ben Sherman from today, but I would wear a 1969 version. I still wear American BD shirts. I would wear a Crombie, to a funeral maybe. I never had a sheepskin. Would wear all my stripped repp ties I used to own. I would love to wear the Fly fronted mac I owned as a 15 year old. White or sky blue boxer shorts are still part of my look as are thick wollen socks.

    I would not wear any clothes that I wore from 1972-1974 except maybe my Olive Green Duffel coat.(I had a pair of Blue Swedish Clogs in 1972, one year after I was wearing top quality American shoes).
     
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    It's a little way off still. I'll try to take some pics at the next fitting.

    I would wear a pocket hanky in the new blazer and I sometimes wear the linen one on more formal service as here:

    http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/597_bowphoto.jpg
    Link doesn't seem to work - sorry. Instead I'll try this one which provides an interesting debate on 'reclaiming the blazer': http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/viewtopic.php?id=5257
     
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    Bit behind here, but saw this in Telegraph magazine article - about Matt Berry (?) I think - a few days ago:

    [​IMG]

    A bit blurred, but seems to be Jack Wills (although no longer on their website). Don't think it's as stylish as the cashmere one Gsvs5 posted a few days back; but fairisle doesn't really do it for me these days - reminds me to much of McCartney in Magical Mystery Tour. (Loved The Beatles but he sets my teeth on edge.)
     
  19. Basset

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    As long as it's toys yer painting i will be more than glad to try and help, if it's canvas or paper i aint got a clue
     
  20. cerneabbas

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    Bob the Badger. Interesting list of what you would still wear,the hard part is finding a lot of the clothes and shoes.When i see something that i like i have to stop and think "when would i wear that ?",like you say about wearing a Crombie at a funeral.I do like Crombies but from a practical point i cant see myself wearing one a lot now,it seems to rain more than get cold in the winter and a lot of shopping centres are indoors and heated,i dont stand on football terraces in the cold and a long coat is a bit impractical when driving.Sheepskins,i did have one but i wouldnt now,again not practical in the rain and expensive to have cleaned.You mention Blazers,do you prefer patch pocket blazers ? also where do you find American button downs now ?.
     

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