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#12451 General Apathy

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 12:22 AM

It seems like you folks have denim in your genes.

Mikie

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Hi Mikie, well I see what you did there hahahaa

Yes several of us are dyed in the wool blue denim collectors, ever since I started collecting I have collected US Army denim as and when I saw it.

Below is a civilian denim coat identical to one seen in a 1941 National Archives photo ( III SC 272708 ) seen on page 72 of ' Doughboy to G.I. '

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, July 14 2018. ( Bastille Day ).

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 12:40 AM

Sort of the flipside to that, not long ago, I was at an airshow display with some re-enactor friends and a teen wearing what looked like 80s punk rock looking stuff came up. You could just tell by the look of him, he thought he'd invented the look. "Watch this," I told the guys. I walked up and said how great it was to see someone do the look I'd had when I was his age (a total lie, I never did the punk look as a teen, but he didn't know that). He just stood there, befuddled.
Yeah, I told him, that was a huge thing in the 80s. I asked how he couldn't have known that as plenty of people in my age range must have seen him before then and would have also known that.
You'd have thought I just snuffed his will to live.
He whipped out his phone, obviously looking up "80s punk look" on Google like I'd just told him to, ("don't take my word for it," I said, "The internet has plenty of stuff on it, I'd think,") and a look of horror crept across his face. He tore a beeline for the exit.
One of the guy watching busted out laughing and said, "you just changed that guy's look forever. His parents owe you big time!"

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Hi Lee, I never liked the punk look of the 80s, when I left school in the mid 60s I was part of the Mod scene, the bands were The Small Faces, the Kinks, The Who, we rode Lambretta or Vespa scooters, wore US M-51 fishtail parkas when riding the scooters to protect the hand finished Italian Mohair suits we wore underneath, all very clean tidy and with short hair styles.

Late 80s my two nephews were pleased that I had hung onto my Mohair suits as they became part of a retro-mod scene at that time and I gave them my suits.

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, July 14 2018.

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#12453 Johan Willaert

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Posted Yesterday, 09:04 AM

Just off this afternoon to deliver a late 1960's vintage denim jacket I used to wear while hanging out with Zeppelin to a friends wife, might well fit her but not me any longer . . . . . . . She would really prefer the fringed leather jacket I used to wear at that time but that ones marked down to my daughter . . . . . . .


I think Ellen tried on the leather fringe jacket at your place a year or two ago....
I think you took a picture of her wearing it!


Found the pictures of the fringed leather jacket on my home computer...

Taken early August 2016...

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Posted Yesterday, 09:59 AM

Found the pictures of the fringed leather jacket on my home computer...

Taken early August 2016...

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Hi Johan, thanks for the photos of Ellen, sadly my house computer decided to self destruct about six months ago and I can't access the photo files, pleased that you managed to find them.

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, July 15 2018. ( France won the World Football Cup )

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Posted Yesterday, 10:12 AM

 
Well, it's a start.... My first piece was this denim Daisy Mae Hat..
 
Looking at what Ken's denim hats sold for, a good investment... LOL

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Hi Johan, I think we were all shocked at the prices of the denim hats, this is one of three unissued ones that I sold in the May 12th auction.

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, July 15 2018. ( France won the World Football Cup )

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