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

  1. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Well-Known Member

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    Original Birmingham Mod, Gill Evans in the early 60s:

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  2. Gsvs5

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    That's close to what I remember,but his was single breasted and almost looked like patent leather.I think Brian Jones ws a big influence.
     
  3. Mr Knightley

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    By 1967 me and my mates were exploring what was to become the skinhead look. This family group was taken in the spring of 1967 (I can date it pretty precisely because it was taken on the occasion of my parent's upcoming 20th Wedding Anniversary, which is mid June) and my hair at least was becoming much shorter. The clothes were evolving....

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  4. Sirryacus

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    I am thoroughly convinced those guys at the beginning of the video are not speaking English, also interesting to see they are drinking Sol Mexican beer.
     
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  5. Botolph

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    They aren't; they're speaking Geordie![​IMG]
     
  6. Sirryacus

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    Haha the ironic thing is they seem more understandable in their old age so perhaps they were just drunk or high in the video making them less understandable.
     
  7. flyfronted

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    The further you leave the source the more exagerated things get .
     
  8. cerneabbas

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    Mr Knightley..I think that evolving is a word that can be used in a lot of the situations that have been discussed here,skinheads and their look didn't just happen they evolved...organised hooliganism didn't just happen it evolved.
    I think that ( some ) people want simple answers ie Casuals came about because Scousers went thieving whilst following Liverpool FC in Europe....a nice simple explanation but I am sure that as in most situations many contributing factors came together and it evolved.
    Would I be correct in saying that the look reached its peak in 71 and then without being able to evolve any more that things had to change to an opposite image ? from the stylish cultured suedehead look to the comical crass smoothie .
     
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  9. Pressure_Drop

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    Just found this photo of my brother-in-law, Gareth, he grew up in Exeter - think this was his last civvy photo before he joined the Army in 1969ish as a boy soldier (he left a few years back - Brigadier or something, not bad for a council house kiddy). I think he's got a touch of the young David Bowie about him.

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  10. browniecj

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    That photo has answered a question for me.In the 60s it was always said that the Lapels were slim.Up to `68 they were,then they got slightly wider- as your Brother-in-Law shows(`69),Pressure_Drop.I could remember this,but when?This was just before they got wider still-also about this time I started copying the American idea of pressing back the Lapel so the top button was folded back,giving a deeper look and wider Lapel.
     
  11. browniecj

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    Good Photo.If I remember correctly they came in other colours.
     
  12. browniecj

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    A Birmingham Mod in Trafalgar Square!!!
     
  13. browniecj

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    "Butter would not melt in your Mouth",Mr.Knightley......:fonz:
     
  14. Gsvs5

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    Just came across these Cheaney Boots.They are not on the Cheaney website,but are the same design as the Fiennes model,in a different leather.I'm thinking that they will look O.K. when broken in a bit.Has anyone had experience with them?
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  15. Ed Vaughan

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    Brilliant... you look like one of the families on Robert Robinson's 'Ask the Family'. :nodding: (No offence.) :satisfied:
     
  16. Ed Vaughan

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    Great pic, pal. :nodding:
     
  17. Basset

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    Stopped evolving in 71?
     
  18. Basset

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    Mac's have popped up, what with the weather change an all that, in terms of practicality it's about the best i can think of when it comes to rain, as mentioned you can get them with a removable lining, i picked one up a few yrs back out of a catalogue, it's not the best in terms of quality, and creases quite easily, but for under 50 bar, i cant complain
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    Mother liked a mac in 69, r kid dont look to impressed with it
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  19. Basset

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    Just had a look on there site, i see the've got the 'Velt' welt on them. They look a good quality boot, fit for the purpose of.... and will probably last you a lifetime
     
  20. Gsvs5

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    That's bang on the money Basset.plain and simple but exactly as was worn in the day.It's bloody hard to find something like that in Stone these days.Most have superfluous detail ,wrong length,wrong fabric, etc etc.Having had one in navy as a school kid,i would never buy a dark raincoat again.
     

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