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    Anyone remember the mod fashion ( at least in Speke) of the mid sixties. Ben shermans. comos shoes, surfer jackets, and trousers with inch turnups on them. Although some shoe shops advertise como shoes they are not the originals Havent seen those shoes in years. Anyone any pitures of comos?


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    I wore them for a few years. Saxones had the proper ones for about five quid or you could buy those cheaper ones but they were crap because they turned up at the end after a week. I always preferred oxblood. Saxones used to sell really nice slip-ons at the same time, sort of like golf shoes but not as heavy and they were called Bass Weejuns. I liked them so much I spent years trying to find them again and it was only when got on the net I found a supplier in America and managed to get hold of a pair. Still think they're dead smart with the right kecks. Google a picture and you'll probably remember them.

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    Did you used to put Blakey's in the heels to make them make a noise when you walked - or was that just Garston?

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    I had oxblood coloured comos with blakeys on them and I was from speke.

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    Oxblood comos, mohair suit on tic from Jacksons, ten fags plus a quid and Liverpool was your oyster in 1966.

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    with a new Ben Sherman and a stud in your Crombie (this is my brother by the way I am way too young!)

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    I had a few Pairs of Comos and used to wear them with me Harrington G9 Jacket (120 Now..Jaeeesssus) and me 2 Tone Bluey/Green Keks and me Boss Bennies from Tony Harris on Lime St..
    I've looked everywhere for shoes like Comos and these black Loake are the nearest I have ever found..complete with steel tips !!.(3 fitted in that cobblers opposite The Slaughter house..Bargain !!)
    I still wear a nice black overcoat..with me navy Tootal polka dot Scarf..and me Black Baker Boy flat cap..
    Got about 20 of them Tootal Scarves....SKINS RULE !!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    ..complete with steel tips !!.
    Steel tips and heels. I used to luv the noise that made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    Steel tips and heels. I used to luv the noise that made.

    Yer go skiddin' everywhere with them though Howie..Lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    Yer go skiddin' everywhere with them though Howie..Lol...
    (Without a bevvie)
    and produce sparks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    and produce sparks!

    Yeaahh man !

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    Gerrard,
    The como shoes I remember are flatter in the seam around the shoe with a leather sole and lower at the ankle

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    Quote Originally Posted by johno View Post
    Gerrard,
    The como shoes I remember are flatter in the seam around the shoe with a leather sole and lower at the ankle
    Hello Johno,They were mate your right,They were the only ones I could find after 30 odd years of looking that looked a bit similar though mate.
    Last edited by Gerard; 03-29-2007 at 10:13 PM.

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    My sisters boyfriend came to ours (1st date) I was about 7 at the time,and the 1st thing i noticed were his como's,i fell in love with him.........and asked if i could polish his shoes !!!!!!!!!
    My sister battered me when she came home for making a show of her,
    By the way,we were an all female household,so he was quite a novelty to me,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    I had a few Pairs of Comos and used to wear them with me Harrington G9 Jacket (120 Now..Jaeeesssus) and me 2 Tone Bluey/Green Keks and me Boss Bennies from Tony Harris on Lime St..
    I've looked everywhere for shoes like Comos and these black Loake are the nearest I have ever found..complete with steel tips !!.(3 fitted in that cobblers opposite The Slaughter house..Bargain !!)
    I still wear a nice black overcoat..with me navy Tootal polka dot Scarf..and me Black Baker Boy flat cap..
    Got about 20 of them Tootal Scarves....SKINS RULE !!


    My Dad had a few of those.. Nice shoes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady View Post
    My sisters boyfriend came to ours (1st date) I was about 7 at the time,and the 1st thing i noticed were his como's,i fell in love with him.........and asked if i could polish his shoes !!!!!!!!!
    My sister battered me when she came home for making a show of her,
    By the way,we were an all female household,so he was quite a novelty to me,
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    Quote Originally Posted by naked lilac View Post
    My Dad had a few of those.. Nice shoes...
    Thanks naked lilac..

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    Ox blood comos, two tone pants, blazer, 5 park drive, and a ride around Sefton Park on my "Lammy" with my Judy on the back, I was in cloud nine. Head home to play some Tamla Motown on the Dansette. Roll on 1970. Simple pleasures, no drugs or drink, beat that kids of today.

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    You got the clobber right but a Lammie?
    Vespa SS 180 is the one.
    I could wheeley that thing!
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    Cant believe no one mentioned Flemings jeans wore my monkey boots through the week. And on Sunday my Como's and my Flemings.

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    I remember the como shoes but I always wore Nebraska shoes which I bought
    from the Stirling Shoe Company in Lime St. This is me taken by the missus
    in Stanley Park wearing them and my casual gear from Brass & Jackson the
    tailors on Norton St. I think the year was 1959. Evertons old floodlights can be seen in the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie french View Post
    Vespa SS 180 is the one.
    I had the Vespa 150 Sportique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    I think the year was 1959. Evertons old floodlights can be seen in the background.
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    We put ox blood polish on them and shined them up. That went well with two tone strides they tended to turn up on the instep,that produced creases in the leather but gave them a used look. They were superseded by Royals that were more expensive and had more quality about them. Royals were brouges and hard to get hold of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    I had a few Pairs of Comos and used to wear them with me Harrington G9 Jacket (120 Now..Jaeeesssus) and me 2 Tone Bluey/Green Keks and me Boss Bennies from Tony Harris on Lime St..
    I've looked everywhere for shoes like Comos and these black Loake are the nearest I have ever found..complete with steel tips !!.(3 fitted in that cobblers opposite The Slaughter house..Bargain !!)
    I still wear a nice black overcoat..with me navy Tootal polka dot Scarf..and me Black Baker Boy flat cap..
    Got about 20 of them Tootal Scarves....SKINS RULE !!


    I've been after a pair of comos for years - the kosher ones were from Saxone (about 4). The guy at Solely's in Cavern Walks tracked down the design from Italy in order to get some made but it came to nothing (probably too expensive for a short run). Great shame - I'd have bought several pairs.
    I did buy a pair of Allen Edmonds (Leeds style) from him which are very similar to the Loakes in your photo i.e. not as casual as the como.
    He still has them in stock but they are around 200.
    Do I spy a pair of Trickers in the corner?
    I have a pair of them but they are a bit tough on the old feet nowadays.
    Funny how Mod clobber stands the test of time when you wouldn't be seen dead in half the stuff you bought in the 70s.

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    Comos were great,was a skin in the 70's cant find them anywhere,cant even find a photo of them,I live in Ireland now and a polish guy who hand stitched my brogues said his dad will make me a replica pair if i can find a photo,in the words of John Lennon HELP,wore them with my two tones,they always looked cool,oxblood comos were the best,use to polish them with Tuxan Red polish,same as my doc's,cant find tuxan red anywhere also,still wear a bennie,lee jeans,loafers,harringtons,crombie,and DM's also tryin to find a mint green bennie from about 72,any help appreciated,have to say this forum takes me back to great days and the best scooter Lammie GP250

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savo View Post
    Comos were great,was a skin in the 70's cant find them anywhere,cant even find a photo of them,I live in Ireland now and a polish guy who hand stitched my brogues said his dad will make me a replica pair if i can find a photo,in the words of John Lennon HELP,wore them with my two tones,they always looked cool,oxblood comos were the best,use to polish them with Tuxan Red polish,same as my doc's,cant find tuxan red anywhere also,still wear a bennie,lee jeans,loafers,harringtons,crombie,and DM's also tryin to find a mint green bennie from about 72,any help appreciated,have to say this forum takes me back to great days and the best scooter Lammie GP250
    Comos are back, I have been in touch with the company that used to make them FRANK WHITE they are making comos again but only in suede. I have asked them if they are going to be making them in oxblood leather, but they said not at the moment. But I reckon if enough people e mail them and show interest they might just do so. So come on everyone get in touch with them and we might one day be able to slip on a pair once more .

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