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On ‎19‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 11:18, Archive said:

Hey Bruv, I thought the Parka and the Harrington was the look ? Was the long leather coat something worn in the 70's ?  I don't see many people wearing in today soul scene.. 

Long Leather coats, Leather Jackets and Denim Jackets were the most popular from what I recall in the 1970's, just come across this picture  from outside the Casino, great times, dig those strides!  :thumbsup:  :hatsoff2: 

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love the strides and this picture never see this side on the casino and the shops that were next door. 

 

If any one else has pictures to share would like to see them , so wish I could have been there really gutted I missed out. 

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I can remember buyin my"long leather" in a shop in Crewe on christmas eve in about 1979 it cost me £99, the guy who sold it me then closed the shop up, he said he'd made his money for the day (it was 10.00am) i walked out of the shop SKINT with not a red cent to scratch my arse with, but lookin the dogs bollocks !!!!!!!!

HAPPY DAYS

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There was a place in Bolton which did long leathers made to measure.Got mine in I think 1976.

On the subject of shoes...Anyone remember Toppers.....Purple suede and leather tops with a flat crepe sole..........have looked for a picture before but never found one of them.

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Wearing some of this clobber seems like yesterday, from what i remember Royals were popular as far back as 1970, but cannot remember anything other than black. Christmas 1970, i along with lots of other kids my age, got a Crombie from a local shop, £10, the silk hanky in the top pocket was an optional extra.

1974/75 the leather bomber jacket became very fashionable, and most clothes shops sold them with zip up fasteners. The real stylish ones were fastened with press studs rather than a zip, but you only fastened them with the top press stud. Mine like most others, was black, but i think you could get them in olive green.

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36 minutes ago, soulatthedale said:

Wearing some of this clobber seems like yesterday, from what i remember Royals were popular as far back as 1970, but cannot remember anything other than black. Christmas 1970, i along with lots of other kids my age, got a Crombie from a local shop, £10, the silk hanky in the top pocket was an optional extra.

1974/75 the leather bomber jacket became very fashionable, and most clothes shops sold them with zip up fasteners. The real stylish ones were fastened with press studs rather than a zip, but you only fastened them with the top press stud. Mine like most others, was black, but i think you could get them in olive green.

Had a pair of black Royals in '71. Was it FHW who sold them, or Timpsons? Can't remember. I think you're correct in stating that they only came in black. If memory serves me right, they were incredibly expensive back then, somewhere around the seven quid a pair mark? More than a weeks wage. Loakes still make them, now in several colours. Bought a pair of oxblood ones last year, and had forgotten how bloody stiff and heavy they were! Now retail at about the £150-160 mark, which, when you think about it, is a lot cheaper than back in the day. 

Cheap crombies? I used to sell them on Oldham Tommyfield market, around the time you got yours. Fiver a pop. The breast pocket lining was red satin, and you could pull it out and make it appear as a pocket square. Kept it in place with a tie tack.

Bomber jackets? Yeah, probably 74. I had a pic somewhere of me wearing one sat outside the baths at Wigan. Came in fabric as well as leather, and usually zip up.

"Aye, we were poor, but we were 'appy"

 

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Spencer bags six buttoned  false pockets on the back two ticket pockets and eight pleats on the front.Bowling shirts were popular in the early days at Wigan and leather bomber jackets and Ben Sherman short sleeved shirts .

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12 minutes ago, Bruv said:

Few pictures from outside the Casino I have come across. :)  :hatsoff2:

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Mid to late 70's from the looks of things. 76-79 or thereabouts?

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1 hour ago, RICK SCOTT said:

Always thought Skin Heads wore Dr. Martens 🙂 at least the ones i came across did, Some of them were right nutters and not to be messed with🤔 

Early days 69/70 we wore Australian army boots they were yellow with brass hobnails got them from an army and navy store on Tib street Manchester used tuxon red to polish them up . 

People gave us a wide berth we were pussycats really and wouldnt hurt a fly honestly those greasers and hippys were liars 

Docs and monkey boots when we could afford them 

 

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14 minutes ago, Chris Turnbull said:

Brilliant photos, really clear - did you take them? Looks like 79/80 to me

Some of the best Station Rd pic's I've seen. And I'd agree 78 onwards as several people are wearing 'straights'...

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1 hour ago, Chris Turnbull said:

Brilliant photos, really clear - did you take them? Looks like 79/80 to me

No I didn't take them Chris, I never got to Station Road unfortunately, the pictures I  come across on the Facebook Wigan Casino group and on the net in general, been meaning to post them on this thread but it was getting round to it. :thumbsup:  :hatsoff2:

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On 20/01/2018 at 10:26, jkpnefc said:

There was a place in Bolton which did long leathers made to measure.Got mine in I think 1976.

On the subject of shoes...Anyone remember Toppers.....Purple suede and leather tops with a flat crepe sole..........have looked for a picture before but never found one of them.

St Michaels warehouse in Bolton is where I bought my leather from. 47 inch long and cost £47. My chest size was 30 inch and waist 28 inch. The lady who measured me had to write on the order " These measurements are correct". I was a proper skinny rat. Too many drugs.

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I had a shoe that was bought on Wigan market. Quite a few of us had them. They had a styrene cream coloured sole and a criss cross pattern on the upper. Colours where red and also black. Anyone remember them? They were great for dancing and looked the part too. This would be 1976ish

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