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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Taylor View Post
    Terry, sent u PM but dunno if am doin right.

    No P.M. Tony, Email me. terry_hartly@yahoo.com

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    Come on own up ……………………………….. Who never tied a pair of Denims over the After end on a heaving line and let them stonewash in the ships wake for a week or so.
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    Still have a pair of old wrangler with button up fly and getting real ragged but only wear them now on special occassions (winter). My wardrobe consists of shorts T shirt and thongs most of the year but as soon as it gets below 14 I am back into denim for sure.
    That's the way the mop flops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Woodard View Post
    Still have a pair of old wrangler with button up fly and getting real ragged but only wear them now on special occassions (winter). My wardrobe consists of shorts T shirt and thongs most of the year but as soon as it gets below 14 I am back into denim for sure.
    14, what are you some kind of Wooze?
    Down here in Mexico it can get as low as ten, but I still wear the same clothes winter and summer.
    Shorts in all weathers is good for the circulation and my feet do not like shoes.
    Only wear some when I go out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    14, what are you some kind of Wooze?
    Down here in Mexico it can get as low as ten, but I still wear the same clothes winter and summer.
    Shorts in all weathers is good for the circulation and my feet do not like shoes.
    Only wear some when I go out.
    HA HA, reminds me of a run ashore in Port Hedland in 70. If I recall correctly there was only two bars, one at each end of the street. There was a notice in one bar advertising a dance on Saturday night, group specially flown in from Perth etc. etc.
    Right at the bottom
    NOTE - SHOES MUST BE WORN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Woodard View Post
    Still have a pair of old wrangler with button up fly and getting real ragged but only wear them now on special occassions (winter). My wardrobe consists of shorts T shirt and thongs most of the year but as soon as it gets below 14 I am back into denim for sure.
    Les, the less well educated among us might have a totally different translation of "thongs" to that which you refer. Dont be surprised if you get a few requests for photos, ha ha.

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    with reference to hanging jeans over the side reminded me of this: While an apprentice with Shell ( the old Anglo-Saxon petroleum Co.), it was our job to clean the on Saturday mornings. Being on a tanker, the coconut matting in the wheelhouse got pretty dirty, so we tied a line around it and trailed it astern for an hour. When we pulled in the line, that was ALL we had, the coconut matting was feeding the fish !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Trueman View Post
    with reference to hanging jeans over the side reminded me of this: While an apprentice with Shell ( the old Anglo-Saxon petroleum Co.), it was our job to clean the on Saturday mornings. Being on a tanker, the coconut matting in the wheelhouse got pretty dirty, so we tied a line around it and trailed it astern for an hour. When we pulled in the line, that was ALL we had, the coconut matting was feeding the fish !
    Hi Alan.
    These days they are finding fish full of Plastic, in our day they were full of denim and coconut matting.
    Cheers Des, And Welcome

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    I still have a pair, or should I say the remains, of a pair of denim shorts.
    There is a waist band, zip, side and back pockets but very little else.
    Very fashionable just now I am told.
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    Before 'Designer Jeans" there were ordinary jeans nd before that were dungarees which deck-hands wore - until jeans came. As a deck-boy back in 1948 I bought a pair of bib-and-brace 'cos that was my local shop's only working-guy's stock at the time. I was laughed out of the mess room. The B&B's were promptly ditched after early replacement at Montreal.
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    Hi Terry.
    I must admit to that.In the fifties,before jeans were seen over here
    if you saw someone wearing jeans,they were most probably Merchant
    Seamen.
    Dave Williams

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    Hi Des.
    $30 you say,I do not know what that converts to but a pair
    of wrangler jeans will set one back around £70.00 a pair,but
    one can still buy a pair for about £10 - £12,but not very good
    quality,they do not last very long.
    Dave

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