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

  1. Inks

    Inks Senior member

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    Richard Dreyfus and Ron Howard sport some pretty nice Ivy-ish stuff in that film.
     
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  2. Inks

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    I was in the White Horse in Hoxton last year. I walked back from there to Paddington. It was hacking it down, but I didn't fancy getting on a Fight Bus. It's a fair old schlep, but I was pissed as a fart as usual, but the friendly whisky-fairies were guiding me, and making me fleet of foot. I don't mind it Upwest though. The trains run 24hrs a day from Paddington to my station, and the journey only takes 15 minutes. Sure, there's a load of helmets and Two-Can-Van-Dammes spoiling for a ruck up in town. But that's the price of 24hr food, drink, gambling and slags.
    I am quite sleazy though.
     
  3. yankmod

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    This question was for the UK members but,I love American Graffiti.Supposedly the first film to use older Pop songs as a soundtrack.The film was delayed because the Film Co.was afraid of the cost of using those tunes(I think that's why some of the tunes were done by a "Covers" band at the dance.) The clothes,the cars,the cruising.Maybe the best time to live in L.A.(before the drugs and cults and lunatics) You can imagine "The Beach Boys" among that crowd.
     
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  4. McDermott

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    Think there's something maybe along the lines of the 'market skinhead'. Since this thread has talked about JS, american imported shirts, mtm suits etc what of the knock off brands you wore from surplus shops and the markets ? Did maverick, brutus, lonestar denim be acceptable ? What was the one item you envied or wanted- did you ever get it ?
    I recall my dad saying how he would skip lunch at school for a whole month to use the lunch money for a pair of staprest. I wonder how many skinheads would do that now.
     
  5. browniecj

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    You had all that before Inks.If you wanted to go below the surface it was there to be explored.
     
  6. kicksinstyle

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    American Graffiti was huge for me as a (Scottish) kid, but I always had my eye on America... it's no wonder I ended up here. Small nitpick point Yankmod, American Graffiti isn't set in LA, it's set in the Central Valley (Modesto) although mostly filmed in San Rafael, north of San Francisco.
     
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  7. con man

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    great post, honest and free of any egocentric claptrap
     
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  8. yankmod

    yankmod Senior member

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    So True.I forgot that.Big Up.
     
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    It was a time when America was Great.
     
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  10. yankmod

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    Indeed,a time when the whole country was on some form of speed and working there asses off.
     
  11. buttons

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    I never had any school dinner in my last 4 years at school. Paid for most of my clothes as a young teen. Would rather be hungry and wear Levis than have shit jeans and chips.
     
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  12. Man-of-Mystery

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    Adored the cars (apart from the Edsel), and it was great when 'Green Onions' came in.
     
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    To be fair, the 60s was fifty years ago. Thirty years ago it was the era of Visage, Spandau Ballet, and Durex-Durex... sorry, Duran-Duran.
    :D
     
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    Fer sher! :D
     
  15. Clouseau

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    What about the missing bootlaces then ? They got stuck in a Waltzer maybe. [​IMG]

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    On the subject of tattoos, found this one. No idea of the date though.
     
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  16. Oneflewover

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    I do not know how much Levis where in 1973, but my dinner money was 12p, which just happened to equate to 10 No6 and a box of matches. DAMHIK
     
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    Well over a fiver by then, so that's a lot of dinners.
    For me, it was the mid-80s, so I was saving up to buy second hand originals from Flip. Still added up to a lot of missed sausage rolls though.
     
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  18. Gsvs5

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    Like I said,a Pikey.......just following fashion:happy:
     
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    :)
     
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    That's why I said my hometown I'm certainly not from L.A. but car culture was the same I'm sure, we all know the story about how much had changed by the time it was filed thus they couldn't film it in Modesto.
     

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