Whur did ye get yir claes fae?

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Postby KonstantinL » Mon May 07, 2007 12:33 pm

Shops? AYE RIGHT!

My mum worked in a 'thrift store' at the local community centre so you can imagine where most of my clothes came from.

Anything else was knitted by teams of women sitting in a row on the sofa watching The Benny Hill Show or was purchased from a place in East Kilbride on an industrial estate that specialised in cheapo 'fake' brands. Crappy kid on Addidas gutties with four stripes etc.

Even when I was old enough to buy my own clothes I never had any actual money to buy them with so I shopped exclusively from Oxfam and War and Peace. I had a whole battalions worth of German Army shirts with names like FANKHANEL or WINDELBAND embroidered above the chest pocket.
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Postby eltor2ga » Mon May 07, 2007 1:21 pm

AlanM wrote:eltor2ga, it was Concept Man which went with Chelsea Girl and went on to become what we now know as River Island


I stand corrected :wink:

I was talking to my wee sister about this subject yesterday and she reminded me about the time I won a bottle of champaigne and got a kiss from Miss GB at the opening of a shop on Argyle St, near the corner of Union St. It may have been called Studio but I can't quite remember (must have been the champaigne)
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Postby cybers » Wed May 09, 2007 2:24 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
cybers wrote:Though my mother usually did her own knitting....Hated the Icelandic jumper phase she and loads of others went through in the 80's


Can she do Fair Isle? I fancy going back to my French mod days.


Think I still have a few of those too Dexter.
Though would struggle to get into them now as they were knitted up when I had to run about in the shower to get wet.
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Postby TommyDGNR8 » Thu May 10, 2007 6:25 am

KonstantinL wrote: Crappy kid on Addidas gutties with four stripes etc.


That reminds me... Woolies' gutties ("Winfield" brand) used to have three stripes just like Adidas. How did they ever get away with that? The three stripes must be a trademark, surely?
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Postby AlanM » Thu May 10, 2007 9:52 am

TommyDGNR8 wrote:
KonstantinL wrote: Crappy kid on Addidas gutties with four stripes etc.


That reminds me... Woolies' gutties ("Winfield" brand) used to have three stripes just like Adidas. How did they ever get away with that? The three stripes must be a trademark, surely?


Three stripes are trademarked and woolies trainers had four stripes (I suffered enough slaggings to remember)
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Postby Josef » Thu May 10, 2007 7:17 pm

TommyDGNR8 wrote:
KonstantinL wrote: Crappy kid on Addidas gutties with four stripes etc.


That reminds me... Woolies' gutties ("Winfield" brand) used to have three stripes just like Adidas. How did they ever get away with that? The three stripes must be a trademark, surely?

That's not gutties, that's trainers. Gutties were the canvas shoes with the rubber soles.
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Postby crusty_bint » Thu May 10, 2007 9:55 pm

gutties are any form of trainered footwear I think you'll find.
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Postby TommyDGNR8 » Fri May 11, 2007 6:10 am

I'll bow down to your better memory Alan, but I'm not convinced.

Josef/Crusty - aye, that reminds me of the day my mum took me into town for a go on the newly-refurbished underground.

She said to the fella on the tickets at Buchanan Street, "I want to take the wee man for a run, what do you suggest?"

"A perr a gutties, hen," came the reply.

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Postby Josef » Fri May 11, 2007 8:53 pm

crusty_bint wrote:gutties are any form of trainered footwear I think you'll find.

Well, it used to just refer to the canvas things you had to wear to gym at school when I were a lad, but perhaps the word has acquired additional meanings in the interim period :) .
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Postby viceroy » Fri May 11, 2007 9:00 pm

Josef wrote:
crusty_bint wrote:gutties are any form of trainered footwear I think you'll find.

Well, it used to just refer to the canvas things you had to wear to gym at school when I were a lad, but perhaps the word has acquired additional meanings in the interim period :) .


Probably gets its name from gutta-percha, which is a type of rubber. See here.
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Postby dougie79 » Fri May 11, 2007 9:07 pm

always remember being dragged down to hoeys on victoria road for school uniforms, i hated that wae a passion, othere than that loved flip. 8)
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri May 11, 2007 9:15 pm

cybers wrote:
Dexter St. Clair wrote:
cybers wrote:Though my mother usually did her own knitting....Hated the Icelandic jumper phase she and loads of others went through in the 80's


Can she do Fair Isle? I fancy going back to my French mod days.


Think I still have a few of those too Dexter.
Though would struggle to get into them now as they were knitted up when I had to run about in the shower to get wet.


Aye you had to be skinny to get away with a Fair Isle jersey with a pattern on the yoke.

My wife was always going on about how our oldest son was too thin. He needed a suit for an awards ceremony and my bespoke three piece bought when I had money (ie single) and the same age as him was dug out from the back of the wardrobe. It was a bit tight on him.

My younger son is the same size as me which was fun when I borrowed his DC shoes to wear to the Chip and he borrowed my barracuta jacket that much I gave it him. He borrows my current off the peg suit.

He could not believe I had found a pair of Vans original skateboard shoes in TK Maxx and that i proposed to wear them about the house as slippers.
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Postby MotoMad » Fri May 11, 2007 9:35 pm

Youz are aw Old,
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri May 11, 2007 10:40 pm

Don't tell me you bought your Calvin Kleins from a Calvin Klein shop?

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Postby Field Marshall Shug » Sat May 12, 2007 12:08 am

I got a nice summer shirt from Oxfam - very gay and flowery, like Dale Winton would be if he fell - or was pushed - into a rosebush.
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