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

  1. roytonboy

    roytonboy Senior member

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    We all wore red socks, certainly not a statement of football allegiance. Later, other bright colours of socks were briefly worn, but as they looked a bit 'Teddy Boy' they never really caught on.
     


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    Weird I figured they would favor the simpleness of white or black socks.
     


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    Me in Blazer at UTJ .. Remembrance weekend.

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  4. roytonboy

    roytonboy Senior member

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    Red socks were just a fad - probably lasted less than 12 months (1971-72)
     


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    It started with White, Red then every colour you could think of... we use to get in the Squire shop buying those loop stitch towelling ones, they would be rolled up on display ...Orange was a popular colour....I wore Pink for a while after seeing a Burnt Oak Bloke wearing them.
     


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    They were a skinhead fad or a teddy boy fad? I thought you were implying you didn't wear red long because that is what teddy boys wore and then I commented that I would have thought they would wear plain colors such as black or white but you are saying that isn't the case at all and teddy boys wore colorful socks?
     


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    Thankfully one that I never chose to adopt!
    It's been m&S navy or charcoal lambs wool for over 50 years(with a brief interlude to Argyle and cream cashmere on needed occasions).must admit to almost going with some lurex flecked horrors a la David Essex at a later 70's point but refrained thankfully!
     
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    Until reading on here, I would have always thought of that as a Suit Jacket Roy.
    Always think of a Blazer as having Patch Pockets.
     


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    I have always had a Blazer in my wardrobe versatile bit of kit..often worn at Army Doos

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    Thank-you for that.
     


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    Trying to get a decent 3 Button Blazer(OTP)is really hard to get these days.
     


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    Interesting History about Pembroke Castle-where Henry Tudor was born.:)
     


  13. McDermott

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    Great blazer Roy.

    Have to meet a new tailor soon, on the agenda first will be a few pair of tonic strides, then some suits but i fancy a Bespoke blazer too. Its on the 'list', along with a million other things.

    Regards to socks...These are the best for Value and colour ive found. Ive had alot of brands, Panthella's are maybe my fav 'upmarket' sock but the trouble is they are usually so fine that holes quickly appear etc. These are just the right mix between thick enough to take a battering but thin enough to be comfy and dressy. Colours are great too.
    http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/071183

    Like uniqlo alot, wish they had more stores they would be very successful in the North of england. The knitwear they do is top notch too for the price, ive had a really nice shawl collared jumper and a couple of Fair isle tanktops of them in the last year that were excellent.


    Edit : As i speak i just bought this tshirt from them for a tenner. Not strictly skinhead wear of course, But a real 70s style, similar to the ones Levis vintage were knocking out for 60 quid or whatever a while ago. Do nicely for holiday.
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    Cheers, yes it's a tie tack
     


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    iN THE 50S AND 60S,Blazers had Patch Pockets(or the ones I saw).I had one with Patch Pockets..It is only recently (maybe a few years)that some Jackets have been called Blazers(and some added Silver or Gold Buttons).Put "Blazers" up on ebay and you will see what I mean.That is why I said,it is very hard to buy a 3 Button Blazer-similar to what I bought before.
     


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