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

  1. cocostella

    cocostella Senior member

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    IMHO chisel toe rarely looks good worn and when it does, is usually only on a tall, slender build.
     
  2. ek77

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    great find!! only got 2 pairs of them in black.. looking for oxbllod or cherryreds for a good price for ages...
     
  3. Gsvs5

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    If you are a fan of a chisel toe(I am ) some of these R M Williams look very nice to me:
    http://m.ahume.co.uk/RM-Williams/Boots---FREE-CARE-PRODUCT/c-1-75-104/

    The Turnout style has a more rounded toe.
     
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  4. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Senior member

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    Mr Knightley,if that shoe had a rounder toe I would be very interested.
    I have found a shoe the Barker Perth,that looks good in the pictures,IMO,the only downside is the high shine leather,3 colours,black,burgundy and brown,have to have a look at a pair in the flesh.
    The only other ones that I have seen pictures of that I like are by Dinkelacker and Allen Edmonds,and its finding a pair to actually see before ordering that's the problem.
    I had a look on Debenhams site,it says that they have 76 Loake styles ( I didn't count them ) I did notice a pair of suede Burford brogue boots that I hadn't seen before ( I have the black leather ones ) I am not too sure about suede shoes as I have noticed that they can get a bit worn and shiny in places quite quickly.
     
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  5. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Senior member

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    I had a look for pictures online and there were a few,but no ladies,in one of the earlier pictures you put up from the 60s there was a lovely girl and I had hoped that the ladies would be there celebrating as well as the blokes.
    I have a theory though that ( most ) girls move on fashion wise faster than men, and that they are not so nostalgic,which may be why we don't get any female "originals" on here ? ( shame ).
     
  6. Inks

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    Fashions and styles in the 1960s moved at a tremendous rate. You can date what year a photo was taken, by the amount of shirt-cuff protruding from a gents suit sleeve, or the trouser length, the type of finish on the polish of a shoe, or turn-up on jeans. A woman could identify the month of the year, and the day of the week the photo was taken by the un-subtle way that ladies fashion changed back then (and has changed since). This may be a misogynistic hypothesis, but women have been a lot more concerned with, 'fashion' than they have been with 'style'. I have a lot less embarrassing 'what the F was I wearing then' photos than Mrs. Inks has. Another fast moving fashion decade for both male and female was the 1980s (which I opted out of in it's entirety) A bloke might be concerned with the 5mm difference in tie-clip length, or collar-roll on a BD shirt over a 1 year period. A ladies skirt length may have dropped 20 inches, changed fabric, colour and overall style in half of that time-frame.
    I only say this, because my first wife would pay twice as much as myself on a shoddy pair of 'designer' hoofs, as I would on a pair of hand-made heels. She'd wear them maybe twice and chuck 'em in the back of the closet. I'm still rocking my onesans 15 years later. Primark aside, women really do get F'd-over when it comes to cloth.
     
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    Off topic maybe. But I saw these, and just got so effing angry when I vidi'd them.
     
  8. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Senior member

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    I have never liked Kickers...they look like toddlers first shoes,colours and all.
     
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    Kickers are bad enough (shoes for deaf French kids was the rumour going round my 'ecole'), but Kicker 'Brogues'. Non !
     
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    Some Japanese ladies from a 1969 fashion mag.
     
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  11. cerneabbas

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    One mans meat ...I was chuckling yesterday about those non brogue DM shoes,spastic shoes in my book..and before anyone kicks off about the word spastic it wasn't an insult back then.
     
  12. Inks

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    Apparently Kickers had a red dot on one sole, and a green dot on one sole as some sort of deaf-code, and the soles were made of a certain rubber, so deaf kids could feel vibrations. Absolute BS, but funny as F for those of us that hated them.
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  13. Bob the Badger

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    The Kickers look like something you would buy for a five year old. Many 'adult' clothes today seem to be an extension of what childrens' wear is. Men dress like overgrown babies and children.

    Going back to boots I vaguely remember rubber-soled commando boots. In the late '60s you were never far away from an Army and Navy store that supplied cheap clothing and footwear. I bought officer boots and jungle greens from an A&N near Fords motor works.They generally sold to Ford factory workers but we bought our street wear there. I quickly moved on to the 'softer' end of the skinhead 'outfits' when we stopped hanging about on street corners and started to go to pubs and clubs that had a strict clothes policy. Gangs that stayed local kept to the hard look but my mob travelled over London, going back to our roots in East London, occasionally visiting the Lyceum West End and even venturing to the Old Kent Road and Borough when we felt really brave.We were open to new changing ideas in clothes as worn by other mobs. None of my mates wore hobnail or steel toe capped boots. We would have laughed at anyone wearing them. I don't remember many shops selling DM's (we called them 'Martens', with a soft T) in 1968 but we bought ours from Blackmans in Brick Lane.I don't remember them being that expensive but anyway you only needed one pair. When mine became old I wore them on building site summer jobs. We kept them clean, polished and shiny when new but never bothered to clean them when used as workwear.
    Nails through the sole was a problem and we repaired them over mums gas stove with a hot flat knife. Repairs were a bit hit and miss and that's when the boots usually became workwear.
     
  14. Bob the Badger

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    My Mob bought their first Harringtons (Baracutas) from the Squire shop (He did sell them then) in late 1969. I remember that I was a bit dissapointed because I thought Harringtons were American (after watching Peyton Place) and mine had 'Made in England' on the label. Mine was bottle green and we all tried to have different colours but not black . I seem to remember that black became the main colour for knock-off Harringtons as sold in Millets and in the market. What puzzles me is when Millets started to sell them because I don't remember any knock off Harringtons in my area before 1970. Did Millets sell them earlier? Because we paid a premium for our Harringtons we looked down on copies but by the time everyone was wearing them we had moved on anyway.
     
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  15. Bob the Badger

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    Regarding jeans, everyone in my area wanted Red Tab 501's in the mid late '60s. The type you sat in the bath in and waited for them to shrink 4 inches in length and 1 inch in the waist. In 1970 I bought a pair of ready shrunk Orange tab Levi's (from Millets?) but I always regarded them as inferior. I then went on to wear Lee Rider jeans and I wear Lee to this day. Like many of us I still bought Levi cords and Sta Prest in 68/69/70.
    Jeans sold today bare no comparison to what was once sold. This comment goes for many other items of clothing including footwear and shirts.
    If you lived in or around London in 1969 it was possible to buy good quality clothes at reasonable prices. Today I find it almost impossible to buy on the high street. What is on offer is cheap and shite or expensive and shite. Take your pick.
     
  16. Kingstonian

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    Marks stuff was 90% British in those days. When that policy stopped many suppliers folded so imported tat is often all that is available now..

    Regarding jeans, there is a good thread on Wrangler MWZ13 http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/viewtopic.php?id=15044
     
  17. Mr Knightley

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    Regarding Harringtons, yes Millets sold them from about 1969 in my area (Chelmsford) and I had a navy one. Friends that had the Baracuta could not really detect much of an improvement over the Millets version, I recall. We all tried to have different colours too! In pursuit of that objective some ended up with some odd colours including I think a two-tone beige!

    By late 1970 we had all sold them to the 'next level' of kids to fund the next project - whatever that was.....
     
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    Bloody hell, you got a good memory! I used to wear a Union Jack button badge in the lapel, in fact it was almost welded to it (this was during my dark 'dalliance with the far right' days). Monkey boots safe and sound and under lock and key under the stairs. :)
     
  19. Mr Knightley

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    I think it is an Englishwoman's disease. Italian girls are far more interested in style, buy fewer but much better clothes, keep them much longer and generally look chicer for it. French too, but I think that is changing fast.

    Returning to the Englishwoman, thankfully they are not all alike and Original Modernist, Gill Evans who coined the term 'Continentalist' in the very early 60s does like to look back and has, she told me yesterday, joined Style Forum. So we may soon be able to do what cerneabbas was wanting.
     
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  20. Bob the Badger

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    A mate of mine ended up with a lime green one that at the time we all thought was great. Another friend had a almost brilliant white one. We never went down the two-tone route though. I can't remember what casual jacket if any I bought after that (in the 90s I had a Ralph Lauren) but I did have a Levi jean jacket for a while when it all started to go wrong in the 1970s
     

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