Lest we forget.......left and right,the typical Perry boy style. ( As for the old bezzer lying abed, it’s an old familiar Dancing Tarantula on his annual day out. Cos they were mates and contributed in some perverse way to what turns out to be Manchester musical history, I’ll write something about them at a later date.)
Don’t know if Perry boys have had much mention on the site but it was pretty much the dominant street youth culture of the time and not aligned with any particular music style. It was really just street wear with Fred Perry being the height of smart casual. The dead give-away sign of a Perry though was the obligatory one-eye hair style, where the hair basically just covered ,yes, the one eye, and in best examples of the breed, would be constantly flicked back by a jerk of the head like a nervous disorder (reminiscent of the homeless Scots lad in "Naked", brilliant film!) ; very odd now I think about it.....It was also quite gang minded and more aggro than the obvious punk/ skinhead culture. (Numerous stories about gigs, particularly up at The Osbourne in Miles Platting, where gangs of marauding Perrys would take on other youths trespassing on their turf....). Always thought it looked quite smart though. Not sure what the modern equivalent is but there's bound to be one, maybe two.... This photo taken just over from the aforementioned Spinners Arms.
Just remembered, that was my jacket,ha!