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

  1. Mr Knightley

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    My modest Tootal collection:

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    And my favourite:

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    I notice now they have moved more towards the Skinhead,though there are some comments from the "old guard"Lasttye has added a few comments as well.
    Very smart Sir.:)
     
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    My favourite old scarf. Made by Joxtons. Lost at Christmas because of drunkenness. Mislaid somewhere between the pub in Ladbroke Grove, and the bench I woke up on in Neasden Parade. (Neasden wasn't on my way home, and I have no idea how I got there. Still had my hat on though.)
    Those damn mischievous Whisky Fairies !
     
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    That is some going Mate,mind you I cannot talk.I went from Kentish Town to North Woolwich (E16,where I supposed to have got off))and back to Kentish Town,during a night out.Lucky I knew someone who lived there as the Train was the last one. :D
     
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    Yes, I noticed Roy's input.

    The skinhead seems back in vogue - shortly after we changed the name of this thread!
     
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    Cern, took a quick pic on the school run as promised:


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    @Mr Knightley Love that Tootal, even better close up. Great colours.



    And @Inks that's got to hurt, losing that. How it went AWOL made me smile though, but still got to hurt.
     
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    You must have been the best-dressed parent on the school run!

    Yes, losing a scarf like that would be tragic!
     
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    Thanks Mr Knightley, don't know if that's true but kind of you nonetheless :cheers:
     
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    Good to hear of John Simons - used to sell belts to him before I pulled out of selling to retailers - he did well with them too!
     
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    Here you go Brownie -



    The High Numbers Live 1964
     
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    Bunty, I loved that. Thanks for sharing :nodding:
     
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    That's Brownie's find, I've not seen it in it's entirety before.

    Crowd better dressed than the band :)
     
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    Thanks Bunty.It reminded me of the Clubs I went to,in the 60s.Dark,small and full of smart dressed People.Good days.:)
     
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    Just for the heck of it, I thought I would share my top 10 Rocksteady tracks with you. I've ranked them, but according to my mood I could easily turn the ranking on its head. Some of these I had back in the day; stuff like this was what I used to listen to at the West Indian record shop in Deptford. They're all probably available on YouTube.

    10. The Tide is High - The Paragons

    9. Hold Them - Roy Shirley

    8. Tougher than Tough (Rudie in Court) - Derrick Morgan

    7. I'm in a Dancing Mood - Delroy Wilson

    6. Girl I've Got a Date - Alton Ellis

    =4. Take it Easy - Hopeton Lewis
    Take it Easy - Prince Buster
    [Two versions of the same song. I won't include Joyce Bond's UK-produced 'Do The Teasy']

    3. Fu Manchu - Desmond Dekker
    [was in two minds between this and his classic '007'. 'Fu Manchu' is kind of early Reggae rather than pure Rocksteady, but I love his vocals on this track.]

    2. Train to Skaville - The Ethiopians

    1. It's Raining - The Three Tops.


    I've probably said this before, but was I alone in thinking that something had gone terribly wrong with the music business when Desmond Dekker stopped singing in Patois (i.e. at the time of 'You Can Get It If You Really Want It')? Glossy marketing and 'production values' took over a vibrant music that knew where it came from.
     
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    Good Selection M-o-M :)
     
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    Just back from a workshop in London close to Covent Garden and I could not believe how many people were sporting different items of a skinhead persuasion - in some very odd combinations. A worrying trend....
     
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    Inks,Bad luck with the scarf,I bet you wont be doing that again ( until the next time),your hat was still there what about your wallet ?
    I had a similar drink related loss a long time ago,a light green Harrington ( like the green Alpha jackets ) it was the best Harrington that I ever had,couldnt find a replacement and I don't think I have seen one the same colour since,been more careful after that.
    Those pullover / popover shirts,I should imagine getting a slim fit one off is like a snake shedding its skin,probably not the most practical fit/style combination.
     
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    Cleav..That looks tidy to me,I only have one paisley silk scarf ( with a wool back),too warm in all but the coldest outdoor conditions,an all silk one has long been on my list but you ( and elwood,Inks and Mr Knightley) have inspired me to make it more of a priority now.
    I have also wanted to go to the Northampton shoe factories,but its a pain of a trip from here.
    Interesting that you mention the history/heritage side of John Smedley and Crockett and Jones,we have talked about it a lot on this thread ( not just British firms) and how some have sadly disappeared,others are not such good quality now but perhaps there are some that still make good quality items even now.
    BTW,do you ever wear brogue boots ?,quite a few good British shoe makers selling them over the last few years.
     
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