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Old 03-10-2009, 04:50 PM
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I saw my first proper looking skinhead in bloody years today in the local Tesco. Big old 18 hole DMs, drainpipe part-bleached trousers, red-checked shirt, braces and ultra-short hair. Then he turned around and he was only about 15. This got me thinking, where have all the proper skinheads gone? The last time I saw any was in Ipswich about 10 years ago. Perhaps it's just East Anglia but they seem to be extinct as a sub-culture out this way.
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I saw my first proper looking skinhead in bloody years today in the local Tesco. Big old 18 hole DMs, drainpipe part-bleached trousers, red-checked shirt, braces and ultra-short hair. Then he turned around and he was only about 15. This got me thinking, where have all the proper skinheads gone? The last time I saw any was in Ipswich about 10 years ago. Perhaps it's just East Anglia but they seem to be extinct as a sub-culture out this way.
Still plenty about up this neck o' the woods
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quite a few in edinburgh...also load of proper mohicans too ...(not the poncy pretend beckam types )
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Proper skins never wore jeans or high boots. They didn't have shaved heads either. I remember proper skins.
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:44 AM
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heps around here, got their own tattoist, drinking hole, meetings etc
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I was out about 6 weeks ago, and saw a bunch of skin heads, I asked one girl bout her Dr Martins, as you dont see many old 18 holes in cherry red anymore, She said they are still available, and that the scene is getting bigger and that they have 'meets' all over the country once every month. Her words were, I dress like this everyday, but once every month i go back to the 80's completely, and then started to talk about music, and they still listen to what the skins did way back.

Borg, (you old git,) you've confused me, being an 80's teen, i only know tight jeans, t shirt, dm's and skinheads, or did the welsh skinheads have their on take on it?
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I saw my first proper looking skinhead in bloody years today in the local Tesco. Big old 18 hole DMs, drainpipe part-bleached trousers, red-checked shirt, braces and ultra-short hair. Then he turned around and he was only about 15. This got me thinking, where have all the proper skinheads gone? The last time I saw any was in Ipswich about 10 years ago. Perhaps it's just East Anglia but they seem to be extinct as a sub-culture out this way.
Do you remember the old Natwest, (Hanford House) on the Corner next door to MacDonalds, opposite pet smart, on the way out of town?
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All the ones I knew did.
Yeah! An' me 70's Skinhead was coss of skinhead hair crop and booting paki's, an' hippy types, as they did regular in West Yorkshire, places like Bradford, Halifax, Batley, an' such... Their meet's at venue's dance/disco's were always a place known for scraping!

They guy's had Doc Martin's tight short shot leged jean's or with sewn up turn-up's, lumber jack tartan pantend type short sleve shirts, bracers an' the girl's wore monkey boot's...

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Stay press trousers.or neat jeans (no bleach) Short Docs, if they could afford them, or broges. Button down shirts and cromby. with what would be a grade 4 cut. and listened to Ska and reggie.

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Old 04-10-2009, 12:05 PM
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Skins like bikers was an attitude (sub culture) Skinheads, suede heads rudeboys call em what you will all slightly different Propper Skins I knew wouldn't contemplate listening to SKA they hated the blacks with a vengeance Rudeboys were like a cross over spin off from mod days combining neat dressing of the mods and ska music with the short hair of the suede heads.

Being from working class backgrounds it was whatever you could afford to wear, Sta press was the realms of Mods as with crombies and loafers. Work boots or DM's the suede head and Skins.

Reworks of the Ska culture surfaced along with the mods and ska music in the late 70's early 80's and that's what I can relate to most.

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Old 04-10-2009, 01:21 PM
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I'm talking about 1960s/70s skins when it first started.
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I was 4 in 1970 so wtf would I know Aren't we being a touch pedantic today my Welsh friend.
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Skinheads ( proper ones) like ska reggae, blue beat, and they came from being working class and drinking and dancing in the same clubs as a lot of the immigrants hence the music etc but that was back in the sixties
Then came suede heads
The right wing twats in their bleached jeans and screwdriver t-shirts werent skins they where just bover boys in the main, that morphed skinhead clothing into what suited them best, listened to Oi etc ,there where still plenty of proper skins around in ben sherman shirts, crombies' dealer boots brogues etc, the difference between the two is the same as with teds and rockabillys ie some things remain the same but as a whole very different





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well I ride a bike now along with plenty of the others that where around then
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I was 4 in 1970 so wtf would I know Aren't we being a touch pedantic today my Welsh friend.
I was 15.. First run in with Skin heads for me was around 67/8.. I had the crap kicked out me in Skipton town buse station.
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Yeah! An' me 70's Skinhead was coss of skinhead hair crop and booting paki's, an' hippy types, as they did regular in West Yorkshire, places like Bradford, Halifax, Batley, an' such... Their meet's at venue's dance/disco's were always a place known for scraping!

They guy's had Doc Martin's tight short shot leged jean's or with sewn up turn-up's, lumber jack tartan pantend type short sleve shirts, bracers an' the girl's wore monkey boot's...
i was there the suede heads * bover boys wore crombies not the skin heads the ones in borgs photos look more like suede heads than skin heads, but then it was a long time ago,
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Do you remember the old Natwest, (Hanford House) on the Corner next door to MacDonalds, opposite pet smart, on the way out of town?
Cant say I do, not an Ipswich lad meself.
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Cant say I do, not an Ipswich lad meself.
ok, one of the best times of my career was in that bank, but no one seems to remember it ever being there. lol.
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I'm talking about 1960s/70s skins when it first started.

Early 1960's was mods and rockers.

Mods Italian scooters, parkers, two tone suits Italian style, Crombie coats, Pork pie hats, hush puppy shoes red socks Levi jeans button flies. Ben Sherman shirts.

I know because we took prizes after a scrap. When we won!

Then late 60's mods became skins and at the same time motorcycling was in a decline. The venues for us old rockers were few and far between what with the Ace closing Sept 69 and the Busy Bee.

But glad to say it has all turned around again.

In fact it's quite funny talking to the old mods at places like Brightona about the old days 40+ years ago!


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I love reading stuff like this, makes me so jealous of the times and wonderful eras that I have missed out on

not being born till the latter half of the 70's sucks LOL

I did my bit for being different in my younger time tho, only ever dressed in monkey boots, tight black jeans, and shaved bald head, and that was for school LOL.
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I love reading stuff like this, makes me so jealous of the times and wonderful eras that I have missed out on

not being born till the latter half of the 70's sucks LOL

I did my bit for being different in my younger time tho, only ever dressed in monkey boots, tight black jeans, and shaved bald head, and that was for school LOL.
Sorry but in the late 60's early 70's monkey boot's were fer girls!
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but in the 80's when I was at school it was far better option than the nasty shoes than the other kids wore, and at the local army and navy shop they were far cheaper than proper DM's, my ol Dad wouldnt splash for a proper pair, they had to wait till I was about 11 or 12,
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well it was either them, or the fuggin nasty clarkes shoes with velcro straps, and they were for the special bus kids that liked licking the windows!!!

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well it was either them, or the fuggin nasty clarkes shoes with velcro straps, and they were for the special bus kids that liked licking the windows!!!

It could 'ave bin worse much worse... 60's we were made to wear clarks "Path finder's" Knee socks an' short trouser's... The short trouser's you wore as part of uniform until yer turned thirteen! (Double )
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ok, one of the best times of my career was in that bank, but no one seems to remember it ever being there. lol.
Was that up Bishops hill near where Lidls is now.

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two tone tonic sta press, ben shermans or fred perrys, feather cuts for the girls, skinny braces,red lined Crombies with hanky, long handled metalcombs (before they got banned) sticking out of back pocket, football tattoo, green MIA puff jackets, monkees or short dms for the girls, 18 hole stitchers for the lads in Ox, acceptable was a proper donkey jacket off the Council or the Bins, very short skirts with white socks and monkees, and No, I am not about to post ANY of my photo album thank you very much.

like many the skin went thru pyscho/rocko billy graduating towards bikers as they had better pubs, more fun, MOTORBIKES, and more cameradie.

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