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1 hour ago, Len Cnut said:

 

@soon, never had it, just always wanted it.  My cousin had one, tried to buy it off him but he weren’t havin’ it.  Seen Ian Brown with one.  Its got a sort of early RUN DMC feel to it eh?

Fuck yeah, I thought of RUN DMC right away! Even theirs werent always leather. Its baller. Also, the late great Michael Brookes (political commentator) would love it too.

It seems that Adidas wont be making anymore leather jackets? At least currently the jacket materials they have for sale are "Ocean Plastic" "Recycled" and "Recycled Polyester." Which is awesome, but also means these vintage leathers are only gonna get more expensive and rare.

 

20 minutes ago, EvanG said:

That's a thing over there in England, isn't it? Wearing sport jackets? The only people here who wear them are athletes and trailer trash.

Here too. Whether it be sports wear like Adidas or actual team jackets. In fact "Athleisure wear" is a popular category of clothing here. Its literally a mash up of "athletic wear" and "leisure wear. Its athletic looking clothing that is designed to lounge in! lol

Also, starting with Bob Marley there is a counter culture thing to Adidas. US anarchist Scott Crow and US socialist commentator Michael Brookes are often seen in Adidas. And there's something more broad in counter culture about sports clothing here. Like, there's a new Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) baseball jacket on pre-order currently. Tom Morello sports a lot of Chicago Cubs gear too.

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8 minutes ago, soon said:

Fuck yeah, I thought of RUN DMC right away! Even theirs werent always leather. Its baller. Also, the late great Michael Brookes (political commentator) would love it too.

It seems that Adidas wont be making anymore leather jackets? At least currently the jacket materials they have for sale are "Ocean Plastic" "Recycled" and "Recycled Polyester." Which is awesome, but also means these vintage leathers are only gonna get more expensive and rare.

 

Here too. Whether it be sports wear like Adidas or actual team jackets. In fact "Athleisure wear" is a popular category of clothing here. Its literally a mash up of "athletic wear" and "leisure wear. Its athletic looking clothing that is designed to lounge in! lol

Also, starting with Bob Marley there is a counter culture thing to Adidas. US anarchist Scott Crow and US socialist commentator Michael Brookes are often seen in Adidas. And there's something more broad in counter culture about sports clothing here. Like, there's a new Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) baseball jacket on pre-order currently. Tom Morello sports a lot of Chicago Cubs gear too.

The last time I wore one was when I was 15 and then I quit playing football and I never had a good reason to ever wear one again.

It's not even that I dislike how they look, I like the one Len posted, but I associate them with either athletes or

this,

New Kids - Wikipedia

 

or this,

Gabber | cliquejeshedenverleden

 

and I hated both groups while growing up because they always tried to beat the shit out of me in high school.

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4 hours ago, soon said:

Oh thats right, with earthquakes and extreme weather youd want a landline. Id imagine some people use shortwave radio as well?

As an aside, I bought a solar powered radio/powerbank device and it came with the NOAA National Weather Service alarm feature. Id never heard of it, but apparently it works in my region as well. Cool.

Same here. But at this point anyone under 80 also has a cell phone. It makes them happy to keep the land line, I guess. Im a creature of habit myself, so I can relate to them.

Here young people not watch much TV too. Tv ratings down year for year. 

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49 minutes ago, EvanG said:

The last time I wore one was when I was 15 and then I quit playing football and I never had a good reason to ever wear one again.

It's not even that I dislike how they look, I like the one Len posted, but I associate them with either athletes or

I knew you werent taking a knock at it. :)

I have most of my team jackets, but yeah I dont wear them much. My first adidas jacket was a freebie that I negotiated with a head shop owner to include with my purchase. He was up-selling me to a glass bong and I said to throw in the adidas. lol. I felt pretty fucking cool in it!

And those pictures! :lol: Who are these people?? :lol: Sorry about them wanting to beat you up and all - thats not what Im laughing at. Actually, a pack of ladies threatened me with violence recently and it looked just like your picture of the scary spices!

That is not how me and those I was talking about look in Adidas and sports wear! haha

51 minutes ago, Ratam said:

Here young people not watch much TV too. Tv ratings down year for year. 

Its just like that here. I dont have cable, myself. I watch whatever cable stations offers free online. But mostly I watch our public broadcaster, streaming services and YT. I considered getting an app for some Comedy, Sports and Food cable channels during lock down, though.

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1 hour ago, soon said:

Fuck yeah, I thought of RUN DMC right away! Even theirs werent always leather. Its baller. Also, the late great Michael Brookes (political commentator) would love it too.

It seems that Adidas wont be making anymore leather jackets? At least currently the jacket materials they have for sale are "Ocean Plastic" "Recycled" and "Recycled Polyester." Which is awesome, but also means these vintage leathers are only gonna get more expensive and rare.

 

Here too. Whether it be sports wear like Adidas or actual team jackets. In fact "Athleisure wear" is a popular category of clothing here. Its literally a mash up of "athletic wear" and "leisure wear. Its athletic looking clothing that is designed to lounge in! lol

Also, starting with Bob Marley there is a counter culture thing to Adidas. US anarchist Scott Crow and US socialist commentator Michael Brookes are often seen in Adidas. And there's something more broad in counter culture about sports clothing here. Like, there's a new Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) baseball jacket on pre-order currently. Tom Morello sports a lot of Chicago Cubs gear too.

Adi are the fuckin’ bollocks man, Adi are historical. You see em on Ali during fight of the century, you seem on fuckin’ all these great footballer when you’re a kid like Maradonna and all that, it means something, there’s a heritage there, they’re like these cultural fuckin’ footnotes.

See middle class people don’t get this but when you’re poor you don’t wannabe poor so you aspire to things thar you think are like...a bit smart, a bit slick, a bit beyond your means and in my day that was fuckin’ Adidas and Nike and that, its kinda like your little low rent version of designer gear cuz anyway what kid in them days knew what LV and  all that high end posh shit was about, you just wanted what the older boys that had a bit about em were wearing and that tended to be Adidas and Nike and that.

But I love Adidas, the originals more than anything, your Superstars and Gazelles and Country OGs and Indoor Supers and that, wear em to this day cuz like...they’re cool without being flash.  Minimal, like I like it.

Clothes meant a SHITLOAD to me as a kid, looking smart and dressing cool and that, again, I think its a working class thing, everyone else sort of dresses like a scruff-bag cuz like, its like a choice...but when you ain’t got a choice you kinda wanna look nice.  You look like a cunt half the time in England anyway as a kid, in your little blazery school uniform, you don’t wanna do it in your spare time too (though I did until I was old enough to get a job and buy my own clothes).  I remember the first ‘nice’ bit of clothes I ever owned, it was a blue Ralph Lauren shirt, a knock off from down the market, I wore that fuckin’ thing to death :lol: 

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Just now, soon said:

I knew you werent taking a knock at it. :)

I have most of my team jackets, but yeah I dont wear them much. My first adidas jacket was a freebie that I negotiated with a head shop owner to include with my purchase. He was up-selling me to a glass bong and I said to throw in the adidas. lol. I felt pretty fucking cool in it!

And those pictures! :lol: Who are these people?? :lol: Sorry about them wanting to beat you up and all - thats not what Im laughing at. Actually, a pack of ladies threatened me with violence recently and it looked just like your picture of the scary spices!

That is not how me and those I was talking about look in Adidas and sports wear! haha

Its just like that here. I dont have cable, myself. I watch whatever cable stations offers free online. But mostly I watch our public broadcaster, streaming services and YT. I considered getting an app for some Comedy, Sports and Food cable channels during lock down, though.

Is a era of huge change of custom. When you back wach TV after much time you have the  feeling is all fake, in special mode TV news, at least in my country is better research in alternative channels , type social media , rather traditional TV.

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42 minutes ago, Ratam said:

Is a era of huge change of custom. When you back wach TV after much time you have the  feeling is all fake, in special mode TV news, at least in my country is better research in alternative channels , type social media , rather traditional TV.

TV everywhere is floundering really, too many other outlets.

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2 hours ago, EvanG said:

The last time I wore one was when I was 15 and then I quit playing football and I never had a good reason to ever wear one again.

It's not even that I dislike how they look, I like the one Len posted, but I associate them with either athletes or

this,

New Kids - Wikipedia

 

or this,

Gabber | cliquejeshedenverleden

 

and I hated both groups while growing up because they always tried to beat the shit out of me in high school.

The word you are after, apart from the top mullety photo, is ''chav''.

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13 hours ago, Dazey said:

Surely a non land based line would be infinitely preferable in an earthquake? I mean, if your house falls down you don’t want to be crawling back into the wreckage to order a pizza do you? 😂

Ha! Well our buildings up here are built incredibly well because we are in Earthquake country,  so yeah...a landline would still be accessible to order that pizza. 

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Our last big earthquake in Anchorage 2 years ago a 7.1 didn't damage buildings too much (stuff fell off shelves, walls cracked, water damage, etc.- but no homes collapsed) What did collapse and buckle was some of our roads though....

One Year After Big Alaska Earthquake, Many Still Struggle

Why the 7.0 earthquake was felt differently across Anchorage - Anchorage  Daily News

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9 hours ago, marlingrl03 said:

Our last big earthquake in Anchorage 2 years ago a 7.1 didn't damage buildings too much (stuff fell off shelves, walls cracked, water damage, etc.- but no homes collapsed) What did collapse and buckle was some of our roads though....

One Year After Big Alaska Earthquake, Many Still Struggle

Why the 7.0 earthquake was felt differently across Anchorage - Anchorage  Daily News

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I believe that corona, if this lasts for a couple of years, will result in a surge of cultural initiatives.

wasn't the birth of rock n roll a reaction to the nazis being driven away? People were relieved, man. it naturally created an outburst of joy, after 5 dreaded years of submission.

I believe that we might get a new elvis or beatles.

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19 hours ago, DieselDaisy said:

@DazeyIs the Moss Side still a dive today? Looked on the map and it isn't far from Old Trafford actually. 

Not sure to be honest. It's still got some pretty dodgy areas I'm sure but South Manchester in general these days is rapidly improving all over the shop. It's right next to all the student houses these days as far as I know.

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21 hours ago, Len Cnut said:

Adi are the fuckin’ bollocks man, Adi are historical. You see em on Ali during fight of the century, you seem on fuckin’ all these great footballer when you’re a kid like Maradonna and all that, it means something, there’s a heritage there, they’re like these cultural fuckin’ footnotes.

I didnt realize that Ali sported them too. Nice. So I guess thats before Marley then?

21 hours ago, Len Cnut said:

See middle class people don’t get this but when you’re poor you don’t wannabe poor so you aspire to things thar you think are like...a bit smart, a bit slick, a bit beyond your means and in my day that was fuckin’ Adidas and Nike and that, its kinda like your little low rent version of designer gear cuz anyway what kid in them days knew what LV and  all that high end posh shit was about, you just wanted what the older boys that had a bit about em were wearing and that tended to be Adidas and Nike and that.

 

I completely get you. And Brooks whom I mentioned earlier lived by that too. And for him it was also about saying 'come over here, we have the most fun, best parties, coolest people.' Which in my life I relate to as like, Ive been around and have come to the conclusion that I prefer working class culture over others. Like, I would much rather watch the local baseball team on dollar hot dog day, chirping at the visitors dugout while sipping a low key beer from home, with a few folks who enjoy the same than eat tapas with a bunch of fucking VC's.

But the image of a guy eating hotdogs and sipping a tallboy, that guys wearing a dirty shirt that came in his case of beer or whatever. But thats not working class peoples actual reflection - thats a cariacture used by anyone from conservatives to calvinists to discredit the working class. And some working people play to that type. But I say, we should look cool as fuck, because we are cool as fuck. Often times we are trend setters even.

I mean the entire cowboy thing for instance - that was us. So, like all of country music, and then countries role in rock. Thats just one example :headbang:

22 hours ago, Len Cnut said:

But I love Adidas, the originals more than anything, your Superstars and Gazelles and Country OGs and Indoor Supers and that, wear em to this day cuz like...they’re cool without being flash.  Minimal, like I like it.

Clothes meant a SHITLOAD to me as a kid, looking smart and dressing cool and that, again, I think its a working class thing, everyone else sort of dresses like a scruff-bag cuz like, its like a choice...but when you ain’t got a choice you kinda wanna look nice.  You look like a cunt half the time in England anyway as a kid, in your little blazery school uniform, you don’t wanna do it in your spare time too (though I did until I was old enough to get a job and buy my own clothes).  I remember the first ‘nice’ bit of clothes I ever owned, it was a blue Ralph Lauren shirt, a knock off from down the market, I wore that fuckin’ thing to death :lol: 

Im lacking in the shoe game. My current pair of runners was recently dropped off at my doorstep when my friend saved it from her brothers garbage bin :lol:

First. I love the image of you and all the other enlganders wearing those gay suits to school! Image had never occurred to me before. Bunch of Angus Youngs :lol:

I like that anecdote about the Ralph Luaren. Thats the good wholesomeness at the heart of the working class right there. For me I thought anything that wasnt homemade was the height of style and luxury :lol: So my first true love was no doubt a less refined selection. Prolly a TMNT t shirt, but I remember feeling as you described, lol. My first Adidas jacket was it for me - I knew I had some mojo working.

:shades:

21 hours ago, Ratam said:

Is a era of huge change of custom. When you back wach TV after much time you have the  feeling is all fake, in special mode TV news, at least in my country is better research in alternative channels , type social media , rather traditional TV.

I know exactly what you mean! When you see normal tv for the first time in a while. Im like "was it actually like this when I used to watch it??"

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1 minute ago, soon said:

I didnt realize that Ali sported them too. Nice. So I guess thats before Marley then?

I completely get you. And Brooks whom I mentioned earlier lived by that too. And for him it was also about saying 'come over here, we have the most fun, best parties, coolest people.' Which in my life I relate to as like, Ive been around and have come to the conclusion that I prefer working class culture over others. Like, I would much rather watch the local baseball team on dollar hot dog day, chirping at the visitors dugout while sipping a low key beer from home, with a few folks who enjoy the same than eat tapas with a bunch of fucking VC's.

But the image of a guy eating hotdogs and sipping a tallboy, that guys wearing a dirty shirt that came in his case of beer or whatever. But thats not working class peoples actual reflection - thats a cariacture used by anyone from conservatives to calvinists to discredit the working class. And some working people play to that type. But I say, we should look cool as fuck, because we are cool as fuck. Often times we are trend setters even.

I mean the entire cowboy thing for instance - that was us. So, like all of country music, and then countries role in rock. Thats just one example :headbang:

Im lacking in the shoe game. My current pair of runners was recently dropped off at my doorstep when my friend saved it from her brothers garbage bin :lol:

First. I love the image of you and all the other enlganders wearing those gay suits to school! Image had never occurred to me before. Bunch of Angus Youngs :lol:

I like that anecdote about the Ralph Luaren. Thats the good wholesomeness at the heart of the working class right there. For me I thought anything that wasnt homemade was the height of style and luxury :lol: So my first true love was no doubt a less refined selection. Prolly a TMNT t shirt, but I remember feeling as you described, lol. My first Adidas jacket was it for me - I knew I had some mojo working.

:shades:

I know exactly what you mean! When you see normal tv for the first time in a while. Im like "was it actually like this when I used to watch it??"

Yeah, it happened me, is a weird feeling. 

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Finally, a definite cold front has come to Texas. The temperatures dropped from the 80's to the 50's. It feels so good to have cooler temps.

I don't miss the heat at all.

Next week will be even colder and then back into the 60's. I do hope fall has come early to Texas.

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6 hours ago, Dazey said:

Not sure to be honest. It's still got some pretty dodgy areas I'm sure but South Manchester in general these days is rapidly improving all over the shop. It's right next to all the student houses these days as far as I know.

Waitrosing the red light district?

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9 hours ago, dontdamnmeuyi2015 said:

Finally, a definite cold front has come to Texas. The temperatures dropped from the 80's to the 50's. It feels so good to have cooler temps.

I don't miss the heat at all.

Next week will be even colder and then back into the 60's. I do hope fall has come early to Texas.

Enjoy your cold snap! :) I wish we were in the 50's! We have left fall and even though there is no snow on the ground, it's like 30* during the day so we are now putting the kiddos in snowsuits. It's sooo cold! 

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On 10/22/2020 at 10:31 PM, marlingrl03 said:

Our last big earthquake in Anchorage 2 years ago a 7.1 didn't damage buildings too much (stuff fell off shelves, walls cracked, water damage, etc.- but no homes collapsed) What did collapse and buckle was some of our roads though....

One Year After Big Alaska Earthquake, Many Still Struggle

Why the 7.0 earthquake was felt differently across Anchorage - Anchorage  Daily News

OMG! Can't even imagine what that feels like! So glad you and your kitties were safe.

On 10/23/2020 at 11:37 PM, marlingrl03 said:

Enjoy your cold snap! :) I wish we were in the 50's! We have left fall and even though there is no snow on the ground, it's like 30* during the day so we are now putting the kiddos in snowsuits. It's sooo cold! 

I know the cold front is coming down from Canada. I love it. The only thing is it might bring rain and I don't like cold weather with rain. it chills your bones. I will be inside most of the time, but at least we are getting cooler temps. usually Texas temperatures are warm until at least November, so this is a nice change.

God my GNR hoodie all ready to go!

On 10/23/2020 at 8:52 PM, Silverburst80 said:

I have a dark blue Adidas hooded windbreaker that is the fucking business.

Love wearing hoodies. I have so many rock hoodies and a few GNR. They are so cool looking and nice and warm for the colder days.

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On 10/23/2020 at 4:31 AM, marlingrl03 said:

Our last big earthquake in Anchorage 2 years ago a 7.1 didn't damage buildings too much (stuff fell off shelves, walls cracked, water damage, etc.- but no homes collapsed) What did collapse and buckle was some of our roads though....

One Year After Big Alaska Earthquake, Many Still Struggle

Why the 7.0 earthquake was felt differently across Anchorage - Anchorage  Daily News

One of my oldest friends emigrated to the US about ten years ago and settled in Anchorage. He works in forensics now for the FBI.

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1 minute ago, spunko12345 said:

One of my oldest friends emigrated to the US about ten years ago and settled in Anchorage. He works in forensics now for the FBI.

One less jizz specialist in Wales for you to worry about. :lol: 

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20 minutes ago, Dazey said:

One less jizz specialist in Wales for you to worry about. :lol: 

Piss off you fat cunt 😄 he does actually specialise in spunk and footprints. He's one of the head guys over there now.

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