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

  1. McDermott

    McDermott Well-Known Member

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    Didnt we all...been thinking I was older for fucking years

    I reckon Ill be like Benjamin button and as I get older Ill start wearing trendy trainers, caps and that, start listening to house music,haha...
     
  2. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    I remember them well. In '68 the side pockets made them distinctive.
     
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    Was it not this Style that Levi copied later(putting in side pockets I mean).
     
  4. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    I would say so, along with other brands such as the (much later) Gap suede I have.

    Having said that, the 'Westcott' (?) cheapo I had at the time also had side pockets.
     
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    I think that down here people seemed to want Levi jackets for a denim jacket, and Wrangler for cord jackets,although Levi did a stone coloured cord one and I saw a few of them being worn.
     
  6. Clouseau

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    I think Levi was the first to introduce a denim jacket, that appeared on their catalogue as early as 1905 but probably existed before. But this jacket, with a single pocket and a back buckle (later called the levi's 506) was nothing like their trucker jacket, who was influenced by the Lee 101J (most commonly called "Rider jacket") who appeared in the early 30s, long before the Levi's 557XX "trucker" (1962) .
    The first Wrangler denim jacket appeared in 1948. The Levi's jackets with pockets (introduced late 60s) look a lot in shape like the trucker jackets, but a bit longer. The pockets are not as slanted, and the jacket looks far more better (imho) that the Wrangler shown in the pictures posted. I must say i don't know much about Wrangler, i've always been into Levi's and more recently into Lee. Mr Buttons would have, i guess, a lot to say on the denim (jacket) subject.
    Speaking of trucker jacket, i had a look in a Levi's shop here at the new Leather and suede jackets. Both are made in India, the cut is not perfect, and the leather doesn't look to be of good quality (the suede's better but quite thin). Don't worth the money they ask for it.
    Still on the Levi's subject (501 etc.), at least here, as far as i remember, the Made in USA ones were always the much sought after, for "look" and quality.
     
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    Levi (I believe)did a few Colours in Cord Jackets.I can remember a Mate of mine having a Blue one,in the 60s.
     
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    Interesting Clouseau,though I do not remember seeing Levi Jackets with Pockets,until the 70s.The one I bought in `68(and `70 which a Girlfriend nicked,years later), certainly did not have them-because they had a shape as opposed to the Wrangler which seemed baggier.

    The present Leather will never have the quality of the original ones,but it is still not bad.I have not seen the Suede so I cannot comment.
     
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    You may be right about that Browniecj, the sources are contradictory, some says late 60s, others early to mid 80s...
     
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    Chelsea FA Cup 70 Parade
     
  11. browniecj

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    Interesting Photo,seeing it`s Chelsea 1970.
     
  12. Bob the Badger

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    Early West Ham skinheads ? 1923 Wembley. Both my Grandads are in there somewhere. They look too smart to be Bolton Boys.
     
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  13. Bob the Badger

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    What's the name of the big pub in the background?
     
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    It has been written before but, just to add, I can't remember any of us wearing T-shirts under our Ben Shermans in 68/69/70. In about 1964/65 I remember we used to have cheap white T-shirts which, as kids, we customized with what we thought were Mod symbols. It was all done very badly and had a home made look, but we didn't care. Our mums always insisted that we had to wear vests or we would 'catch our death of cold'. In 1968 I think we regarded string vests or singlets as something 'the old man' would wear so our smart shirts were vest or T-shirt free.
    My group would wear the shirts with only top button undone, even when we had ties on. Later (and to this day) I would always wear T-shirts (white) under a BD shirt and originally they had to be made by 'Fruit of the Loom'. With the wearing of T-shirts we would undo 2 buttons on the BD shirt to reveal the T-shirt under, USA/Ivy style.I have almost wiped from my memory the late Suedehead period when I believe we wore Loon pants, Clogs or platform boots, bootleg and flared jeans and 'well dodgy' collared shirts. That didn't really happen,did it?
     
  15. flyfronted

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    The World's End i think ..
     
  16. Bob the Badger

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    I thought it was. Just checking. I have been in there once or twice.
     
  17. browniecj

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    :):)
     
  18. Aces and Eights

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    You and me both B the B
     
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    On BBC4 tonight at 9pm, series on link between music and fashion in 60s "Oh! You Pretty Things: The Story of Music and Fashion". Supposedly will include coverage of rudeboy and skinhead trends. May well just be the usual clichés and stock footage but you can hope. I'll be recording it to watch later in the week as a certain football match will have my attention tonight.
     
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    Thanks for the nod, I'll do the same then.

    Could have been one down in first minute...
     

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