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  1. elwood

    elwood Senior member

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    Great photo indeed - and staying off topic, I'm sure I've seen a picture of Mike Summerbee back in 1967 or 1968 with one of those portable record players that came as an extra in his car!
     


  2. Bob the Badger

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    In '66/67 we called them Monkey jackets and then the name changed to bomber jackets. I don't know why the name changed. I never heard them called surfer jackets but it seems a more suitable name. Monkey/Bomber jackets? Where did that come from?
     


  3. Aces and Eights

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    Bottle green and petrol Blue - I have not heard those tones in years - yes I recall having early strides in those colours also later in seventies in needle cords - Levis I think ?

    The mobile recorded players we had them early skinhead era known round our way as 'discotrones' or some think like that. I put a photo on hear last year of my wife's brother and mates on the beach in Mod days with one
     


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    Had a Bottle Green Suit(2 Piece Mohair)about that time.

    Airforce Blue came out in Cords(Levis`)if I remember correctly.Looked good with Smooths.:)
     


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    Was just wondering: since the braces also was just in a given timespan, what was Worn for everyday streetwear in It's place?
     


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    A belt
     


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    Basset Senior member

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    Your question got me thinking Bob, maybe iv'e drunk to much , but? ...
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    Was it on thy demon box?
     


  9. Bob the Badger

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    I hadn't made that connection before but maybe there is something in it. Interesting it is the English boy Davy Jones wearing the monkey jacket.
     


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    Surfer jackets because of the Beach Boys association, monkey jacket because of the Monkees connection? Sounds plausible.
     


  11. Ed Vaughan

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    Definitely 'surfer jacket' in (south) Manchester.

    Bizarrely, my mother called it a 'monkey jacket'.

    Work that one out! :happy:

    My blazer was also a barathea and, as I've posted earlier, had a helluva job getting the gold thread MUFC badge. (There were plenty of twin vented blazers but 'we' only wanted a long single vent.)

    By the time I got the badge sewn on - we'd moved on ... dunno what happened to it. :nodding:
     
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    One can only imagine what record it might have been playing....
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    BTW has the subject of football songs been brought up before, or is it one of those things that's too bad that people might want not remember? I had "Nice One Cyril" by The Cockerel Chorus. :D
     
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    Stoke had the god awfull "We'll Be With You" in '72.Chelsea had the far better "Blue is The Colour".what makes Stokes song so hard to swallow is the fact that it was a Trent/Hatch penned song.They had been responsible for Petula Clark hits, and provided material for Sinatre/Dean Martin etc
     


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    This is some Pictures put up by Buttons,with a Shirt from Harry Fenton.They had a Shop in Shaftesbury Ave.,W.1-whether that is where they started. I see the son of the original Owner(Ian Fenton)is still about.
     


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    Here is the said Shirt.
     


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