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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:56 am 
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my first proper shoes were probably from Tommy Ball's... It probably wasn't as big as I remember it - but to a youngster it seemed like a veritable country of its own - filled with rubbish shoes!

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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:59 am 
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my first proper shoes were probably from Tommy Ball's... It probably wasn't as big as I remember it - but to a youngster it seemed like a veritable country of its own - filled with rubbish shoes!


Where?!


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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:16 am 
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Gooner Girl wrote:
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my first proper shoes were probably from Tommy Ball's... It probably wasn't as big as I remember it - but to a youngster it seemed like a veritable country of its own - filled with rubbish shoes!


Where?!


Blackburn...

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/2190315.Tommy_Ball_was_Blackburn_s_life_and_sole/

a northern shoe legend...

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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:27 am 
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He sounds quite a man from the article!


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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:28 am 
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Mine too Bish. Bought my first pair of dessies from there, made in Poland. Can't believe they're now asking 50 quid for a pair of what used to be the cheapest shoes in the shop!

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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:01 pm 
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I remember we used to get dragged down to a shop which stood at the back of The Palais. I think it was called John Prest. I remember we used to get taken there because they'd measure your feet on this board with slidey things on it.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:48 pm 
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Bata on Newport Street (and Timpsons later) were our early footwear empires. It's where they coined the saying, " If the shoe fits, wear it" :wink:

In late teens and twenties Saxone was the style shop of choice, loved that place.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:34 am 
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thebish wrote:
Gooner Girl wrote:
thebish wrote:
my first proper shoes were probably from Tommy Ball's... It probably wasn't as big as I remember it - but to a youngster it seemed like a veritable country of its own - filled with rubbish shoes!


Where?!


Blackburn...

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/2190315.Tommy_Ball_was_Blackburn_s_life_and_sole/

a northern shoe legend...


There was a T.Balls on Exchange St. When I was a teenager. (yes GG a long time ago) I think he was son of Tommy. Anyway, I would get
my converse baseball boots from there and cheap cowboy boots too, being the Rock 'n' Roll dandy that I was!


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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:53 am 
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Gary the Enfield wrote:
thebish wrote:
Gooner Girl wrote:
thebish wrote:
my first proper shoes were probably from Tommy Ball's... It probably wasn't as big as I remember it - but to a youngster it seemed like a veritable country of its own - filled with rubbish shoes!


Where?!


Blackburn...

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/2190315.Tommy_Ball_was_Blackburn_s_life_and_sole/

a northern shoe legend...


There was a T.Balls on Exchange St. When I was a teenager. (yes GG a long time ago) I think he was son of Tommy. Anyway, I would get
my converse baseball boots from there and cheap cowboy boots too, being the Rock 'n' Roll dandy that I was!


Cowboy boots... :D


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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:35 pm 
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Gary the Enfield wrote:
There was a T.Balls on Exchange St. When I was a teenager. (yes GG a long time ago) I think he was son of Tommy. Anyway, I would get
my converse baseball boots from there and cheap cowboy boots too, being the Rock 'n' Roll dandy that I was!


Indeed, that was Timmy Balls. Same MO, cheap shoes paired by pieces of string through the backs of them

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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:31 pm 
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Tonight i am wearing two thick pairs of ski socks, thick ski gloves, two sweaters, longest scarf I can find wrapped round as many times as it goes...

I'm going to the Reebok and I sense there may be a chill in the air...


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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:13 pm 
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William the White wrote:
Tonight i am wearing two thick pairs of ski socks, thick ski gloves, two sweaters, longest scarf I can find wrapped round as many times as it goes...

I'm going to the Reebok and I sense there may be a chill in the air...

Sounds similar to my own ensemble :D and for the same reason - just off out the door now!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:30 am 
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Gooner Girl wrote:
2399 wrote:
Gooner Girl: I have fungus growing in between some of my toes!



Mmmm, nice image :?




Good news, I've had some stuff put on it the other week, bought some Sandals, went to the beach.

Now I no longer have Fungus in between some of me toes!


I am still wearing the shirt I got at Lorne at the Weekend!
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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:24 pm 
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Just spent half an hour doing up numerous year 2 boys shirt buttons with cold fingers. SO glad I'm not a bloke. Talk about a faff on a chilly morning. And don't get me started on ties! Argh! I swear they spend more time getting changed to and from PE then they actually do doing PE...


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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
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Gooner Girl wrote:
Just spent half an hour doing up numerous year 2 boys shirt buttons with cold fingers. SO glad I'm not a bloke. Talk about a faff on a chilly morning. And don't get me started on ties! Argh! I swear they spend more time getting changed to and from PE then they actually do doing PE...



do you want some practice with buttons and zips? happy to help...

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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
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Just spent half an hour doing up numerous year 2 boys shirt buttons with cold fingers. SO glad I'm not a bloke. Talk about a faff on a chilly morning. And don't get me started on ties! Argh! I swear they spend more time getting changed to and from PE then they actually do doing PE...



do you want some practice with buttons and zips? happy to help...


You're happy to help with the buttons and zips of year two boys? :shock:

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Just spent half an hour doing up numerous year 2 boys shirt buttons with cold fingers. SO glad I'm not a bloke. Talk about a faff on a chilly morning. And don't get me started on ties! Argh! I swear they spend more time getting changed to and from PE then they actually do doing PE...



do you want some practice with buttons and zips? happy to help...


You're happy to help with the buttons and zips of year two boys? :shock:


maybe that didn't come out right! :shock:

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thebish wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:
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Just spent half an hour doing up numerous year 2 boys shirt buttons with cold fingers. SO glad I'm not a bloke. Talk about a faff on a chilly morning. And don't get me started on ties! Argh! I swear they spend more time getting changed to and from PE then they actually do doing PE...



do you want some practice with buttons and zips? happy to help...


You're happy to help with the buttons and zips of year two boys? :shock:


maybe that didn't come out right! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: What are you Wearing Tonight?
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Ties?? On young boys?? Aren't they an Elf n Safety risk these days??

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:40 pm 
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Looks like we're playing Millwall, the thuggish c*nts!

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