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

  1. derekg

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    I can confirm, being one of them , that many mod/skinheads spent almost their entire wages in John's shop in Richmomd, by the mid 60's Mod had passed away and it evolved into a Mod/Skin/Ivy league individual.

    Save up for weeks, 65 bus to Richmond, you knew exactly what you were going to buy, because that's all you could afford, but leave just enough for a coffee at L'Auberge coffe bar about 50 yards from the shop, it had a patio area that you could see from and more importantly been seen from,
     


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    Yes, that surprised me a bit too! However they're not like the ones I wear which are very feminine looking, but that was what I was picturing when you mentioned them!
     


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    10/10 M-o-M :)
     


  4. Gsvs5

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    Yeah....never liked those.I have looked high and low for a picture of the others that I like,but with no luck Buttons?
     


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    Not got any pictures of mine handy (and not going home for a while) but they're all very similar in style, in black, brown or oxblood.
    Think my brown pair have brown stitching (or maybe just a lot of polish on!). The steel tipped yellow laces came as standard (with the yellow trim and yellow stitching) but only later on when they were more mass produced (most likely when the leather got thinner as well). Some of you lot could probably say when the yellow trim became standard more accurately, rather than me making assumptions.
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    These are more sturdy and a bit older (mid to late 60s) before they were fashion boots
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    Don't shoot the messenger on these ones ....
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    these again are much older but the same styling
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    and a high leg American version of a similar cut ....
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    There's loads of firms churning out variations on the same theme, nowadays but its mostly companies trying to re-spin something old with a modern, expensive slant.
     


  6. Gsvs5

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    The third pr down look much like the ones I wore as a kid.[​IMG]

    Here's a pic from around 68 with the blazer trim.
     


  7. Botolph

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    "Be seeing you":happy: That blazer always looked sharp on Mr. MacGoohan, but yeah they look a bit goofy in the flesh. Speaking of monkeys and all that, I recently picked up a generic, less expensive version of this nice, simple monkey jacket(or as here they call it, a "baseball jacket"). It's got a soft white cotton lining and is relatively thin, good for a South Boston spring. [​IMG] Did the original monkey jackets have zips or buttons, or both?
     
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  8. Aces and Eights

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    Your picture above but in dark brown were the ones we had 67/68 as 13/14 year olds. On your other ones it shows the 3 screws at the toe end and this was the area that came unstuck. I can hear the slap, slap , slap as I walked along even now !!
     


  9. Aces and Eights

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    Yes the blazer was not ideal but The Prisoner series at the time was iconic and way ahead of its time for us young'uns. I recall watching it repeated on TV around 1976 and then again about 10 years ago - never got bored with it

    The monkey jackets I recall from around 67 were similar design to yours but with no striping or motifs and in nylon and always dark blue - also referred to as 'Blue Zippers'

    Another monkey jacket that we had the following year or two were in suede - again also referred to as 'Suede Zippers' - we didn't make life complicated
     


  10. Mr Knightley

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    Yes, remember it well. In order to help fund my habit I used to travel on a platform ticket (train spotters used them) from Chelmsford in Essex and at Richmond I would say I had got on at the previous station thus saving about 12 bob overall, which was a lot in those days! Only got caught once, and that was when I got really greedy and didn't even buy the platform ticket. sorry - double post.
     
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    Yes, I remember that. I used to help fund my habit by saving on the train fare from Chelmsford in Essex. We would get a platform ticket (used by train spotters in those days) switch to the tube at Stratford and eventually end up at Richmond. Here we would persuade the ticket collector we got on at the previous stop thus saving about 12 bob overall - a lot in those days.
     


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    Maida Vale is a area that is just south of Kilburn... about two mins walk...Never heard of those blokes or MVM Gsvs5. I had about Six mates out of Dibden House council estate Maida Vale..who was part of the Kilburn mob.

    One famous person out of Dibden House, Bradley Wiggins..Tour de France winner and Mod,:D
     
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  13. Gsvs5

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    The MVM thing was a bit of conversation in a pub that I recall with some lads from there and it stuck in my mind.They were probably just larking around with that name amongst themselves,but I never knew.Yeah I know the area well as i used to do some painting around that area and hit the Pubs now and again.
    I just was talking to an old mate from N.London who told me he always used to have a Wrigleys Juicy Fruit wrapper to hand to the ticket collector.He was away before they clocked him !
     


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    Thats a nice jacket Botolph.I had one in Navy with sky blue and white stripes on the trim.They were always zip front,not like the American ones with press studs or buttons.
     


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    Ta. I'm not one to go all stereotypical Boston(Yankmod would know what I mean) but I couldn't resist. The navy jacket w/ sky/white sounds NICE. Gotta keep my eyes peeled for one.
     


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