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

  1. yankmod

    yankmod Senior member

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    You guys look great.Basset is that a tie tack? I like the red in the jacket and tie.Mcdermott handsome patch,smart clothes.
     
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    There was always someone who took things to extreme.A mate had a bottle green suit made up with two rear vents that almost reached his shoulders,no exaggeration.It looked like a wedding dress on him and only saw him wear it once before he had them stitched up to a more realistic 12".
    Blazers were always three button,patch pocket with only the top button done up.Sometimes the breast was patch sometimes not.
     
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    Gsvs5 Senior member

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    I recall sewing leather elbow patches on a couple of Shetland crewnecks as well as the leather trim on the fronts pockets of Levi's as has been mentioned here before.
     
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    They look like the lace up Spanish/French espadrilles to me MOM?All you need is a Breton stipe sweater and you could pass for Donovan ;)
     
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    Monkey jacket.. :D Is that what they're called? I had one a yellow one with green stripes. Had a zip, not poppers or buttons, made of nylon I think. Must have been 1972, when I was 9. Sure we went to Bournemouth for holiday that year, and can remember wearing it, and had photos as well.

    A "baseball jacket" I normally think of as having poppers, rather than a zip.
     
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  7. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    I recall side vents as being another of these 'North' things - outside London anyway, in the era we're talking about. I had a jacket with side vents in 1967/68 whilst still in the Blackpool area.
     
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    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    That describes the kind of zipper jacket I was talking about earlier in this thread. I called them 'Surfer jackets' or 'surf jackets', as did quite a few other people, because the light blue version looked very much like one the Beach Boys wore. In the North West they were either dark navel blue (like the one I had) or light blue with dark blue collar and cuffs.
     
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    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    *sings
    'In the chilly hours and minutes
    Of uncertainty
    I want to be
    Back in the warmth
    Of your loving arms...

    Espadrilles are sandals, fer cryin' out loud! :D

    You forgot the cap, though.

    But these do have a French look to them. Don't forget that at this time I wasn't earning, and any new clothes I got were via my mum's budget. She liked anything that looked French, so I got anything stylish I could, which wasn't much, I can tell you.

    I can recall I didn't much like having this pic taken, hence the 'moody teenager' look.
     
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    Blazer with centre vent and 3 buttons. Bought mine in Harry Fentons.
     
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    Never heard them referred to as 'monkey jackets' until joining this forum. We called them surfer jackets or surf jackets. Mine was navy with red, white and blue trim. The first item of mod/skinhead clothing I owned (1967 at the age of 13).
     
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    Now I'd never heard them referred to as surf jackets or surfer jackets either. Although I'd forgotten about the one I had until Botolf posted the picture, and I remembered that's what I had. My father probably still got the pictures somewhere.

    BTW just now when I searched "monkey jacket" on Google Images, that's what comes up, zip up nylon type jackets, with stripes around the knitted collar, cuffs and bottom. Whereas when I searched "surf jacket", there was pictures of hoodies and all sorts of things.
     
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    That reminds me of a vintage piece I picked up fairly recently.

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    Ah, I thought you looked sweet.
     
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    For those of you not resident in the UK ...... The red rose is the symbol of Lancashire (Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster and hundreds of places of which you have never heard) the white rose is the symbol of Yorkshire (Leeds, Sheffield, York and a thousand places of which you will never have heard - the largest county in England). The two counties straddle the north of England and share a common border. There was once a little unpleasantness between the two, culminating with the death of Richard III at the battle of Bosworth Field - "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse....."

    There still exists a friendly and sporting rivalry between the two counties - 'friendly' that is until Leeds United play either of the Manchester clubs! Any sporting competition between the two counties is referred to as "a roses match".

    Although the symbol of England is often mistakenly portrayed as a red rose, it is in fact (or should be) a Tudor Rose which is an amalgamation of a red and a white rose which was introduced by Henry Tudor (a Welshman!) who brought to an end the Wars of the Roses when he became King Henry VII.


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    Here endeth the lesson......
     
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