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

  1. bunty

    bunty Senior member

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    Sandals? Bob The Badger, I thought you were taking the gypsy's and I was waiting for the punchline. :D

    I've heard of Mods wearing those blue canvas sailing shoes in the summer ('67 ish) along with nondescript plimsolls, trainers and Converse style 'bumpers' but never sandals. Brilliant stuff.

    Buttons - That photo of the lad wearing the Dr Scholls, how did you find that for flip's sake? :happy:
     
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    Article in Telegraph sport section last Thursday about National Football Museum in Manchester, included this:

    "A temporary exhibition of football and fashion on the third floor, Strike a Pose, includes Jose Mourinho’s famous grey wool coat, safe in a glass case, and Robbie Fowler’s infamous cream suit from the 1996 FA Cup final, not in a glass case. It also features fashion from the terraces, from mods to suedeheads." (think that phrase should be copyrighted [​IMG])

    Here's a link to museum website page about the exhibition: http://www.nationalfootballmuseum.c...se-50-years-of-football-and-fashion/01-02-13/. Have a look at the gallery of photos for the exhibition - a familiar looking couple from 1970 and a shot of display featuring Harrington, check shirt and Crombie. Not so inspiring though that "Strike A Pose is inspired by the book The Fashion of Football, From Best to Beckham, From Mod to Label Slave by Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter." Maybe they should have asked some of the Originals from this thread to curate part of the exhibition [​IMG].
     
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    You just resurrected a nightmare image I had of me wearing a pair of my Sisters black leather Scholls around the house ,trying to figure out how they could possibly be cool on me? I Very vaguely remember,someone bringing up the fact that they had seen guys wearing Scholls.This was certainly a 70's thing though and thank God it never took off.Some things should be dead and buried.Men in Scholls and Jellies.I will say no more.I looked a cunt.
     
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    I hope they are happily Married and enjoying the royalties of being one of the most famous skinhead couples in print !
    it,s funny but I remember seeing these photos,the Crombie shots etc like it was yesterday.I can,t bloody remember my wedding anniversary !
     
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    I reckon that was an early 60's photo Buttons? If I ever get nicked,you're my expert witness;)
     
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    I remember Blazers being worn in some way or style from 69-72. We used to change the buttons from the crap they came with to nice new shiny Silver ones and add extra ones on the cuffs,usually four to six.There was a time when some lads added contrasting trim around the edges ,like the University Rowing clubs.I never liked it personally.It seemed to me to aspire to something I didn't care for.
    I was never hard enough to sew a Club Badge on my blazer and answer to the consequenses !
    Monkey boots came in a couple of different models to us. they were either a solid color with the same stitching or the more common Ox Blood with yellow stitching.They were different companies and had a different last/ shape.I would have never worn the Ox bloods.The leather was thinner and style I never liked.The Polish Zuch Monkeys were much more substantial,better leather,and less pointed.( more in line with the Trickers style)
     
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    I remember finding a short sleeve shirt ( long before Bowling Shirts were readily available in the U K ) and getting my Mum to embroider "Brunswick Records" on the back ,so I could wear it that same night to go out. Jackie Wilson was the man.Nothing but Blue Skies.
     
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    Multiple postings due to technical error,time difference and Pinot Grigio!
     
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    All right i iam burning the midnight oil ? Lasstye did you ever hear of the MVM from Maida Vale? Maida Vale Monsters/mobsters? (Dennis,Murphy,s,Pete Mac etc?)
     
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    I always keep a few sneaky bits of evidence up me sleeve, Bunty .... just in case.
     
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    These exhibitions are usually a big let down when it comes to fashion.
    Often put together by a young art student or fashion designer who knows nothing so when they dig up 4 or 5 items from the past, they're really pleased with themselves.
    Like the history of Dr Marten book that came out a few years ago - rubbish. Apart from some personal stuff about the Doc himself (which I didn't really care about), there was nothing in there I didn't know or was at all impressed with.
    Read a load of articles about Fred Perry as well - lots of stuff about the tennis player but once they cover the fact they made some tennis shirts, the detail stops and they say "oh, and by the way, skinheads wore them".
    In that footy one - couple of original shirts (note the 3 colour gingham Jaytex, one of range of colours. Ben Sherman did a similar but smaller check, just after the popularity of the two coloured gingham we all know so well), hard to tell what make that Crombie is. Yank style harrington. I'm sure those in the know would look at the 80s casual bit and think "is that it?!"
    There was a mod exhibition in Margate last summer which had a few nice bits in. And Reading Steady Go wasn't bad. Just skimming the surface though.
    Maybe this summer, I'll charge people two quid to have a look round me spare room!
     
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    Bunty - totally off-topic, but isn't that the Brigadier?
     
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    Blazers. I can't remember having seen any in S E London. I do remember the mods' striped boating blazers. the last bloke I saw in one was in 1967 - a Blackpool mod called Paul Archer (he was actually a Londoner who had moved north - if you remember he was the guy who sold me a nicked Levi leather jacket, and of whom I always joked that we were doing a cultural exchange when I went south). In '67 he got stick for wearing it and being 'behind the times'.
     
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    Like these?
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    I rotate between a few different blazers, so I get the option of different patches. I'm sure it would be much easier to have one and velcro them on!
     

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