Bangers in the 70s

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Bangers in the 70s

Unread post by Groove On » August 31st, 2004, 1:58 pm

was wondering what the gangs were wearing in the 70s.
i have photos of Crips in the 70s wearing Godfather hats but i want to now what else did they wear

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Unread post by W/S » September 1st, 2004, 10:00 am

did they wear brims in the 70s or did that start in the 80s
n chucks probably wore them cuz they been round for longass time n maybe cortez cuz it say it founded 72'

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Unread post by Silencioso » November 1st, 2004, 3:10 pm

In the early 70's every black gang had their own signiture clothing items, like acey ducey hats for Crips, brim hats for L.A. Brims etc. Vinyl bomber jackets were big with Crips for a while.

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Unread post by batty » November 5th, 2004, 12:46 pm

I remember the vinyl bomber jackets, they had the burgundy and blue ones. I didn't realize that the color mattered until I was in the fourth grade (late 70's). I also remember the croak a sack shoes were real popular.

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Unread post by dopekid127 » November 11th, 2004, 11:55 am

aye, was jackets a big thing during the 70s? well, at least in chicago i gangs use to wear jackets or sweaters with their gang name n colors on it..was wondering if they did it anyhwhere else

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Unread post by Casper » November 11th, 2004, 8:18 pm

dopekid127 wrote:aye, was jackets a big thing during the 70s? well, at least in chicago i gangs use to wear jackets or sweaters with their gang name n colors on it..was wondering if they did it anyhwhere else


Yeah,they were proud of what they where

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Unread post by Baby-Girl16 » January 25th, 2005, 3:03 pm

HEY, WHO STARTED THE NIKE CORTEZ STYLE?

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Unread post by kodiak » January 25th, 2005, 3:26 pm

NIKE!

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Unread post by deedirt » January 25th, 2005, 3:33 pm

Till this day we still roc are hood names on are jackets and every where else out here in Cali

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Unread post by dinosaur jr » January 30th, 2005, 3:09 am

"HEY, WHO STARTED THE NIKE CORTEZ STYLE?"

I don't know who or exactly which gang started wearing those plain nikes white the nike logo on each side, but since the late 80s those shoes have been the preferred footwear of mexican american cholos; occasionaly see black gangsters wearing them also. Often times, its hard to distinguish a tagger from a gangster, or from your average ghetto boy; but if someone is wearing nike cortez, 90% percent of the time they're a gangster, or a wannabe ganster at the least. For those unfamiliar with gangster were--never wear nike cortez shoes in los angeles, strangers will come up to you asking, "where you from, holmes"?

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Unread post by PS1979 » January 30th, 2005, 6:52 pm

blue denim dickie/ben davis overalls with wife beaters/hoodies and white t-shirts often worn with various kinds of head gear bandannas/brims etc...

another thing with overalls in LA was alot of homies used to fold the bib part of the overall down over their lap area and leave the overall straps hangin down in the back..lots of crips back in the 70's used to do this

dickie/carhartt blue denim utility jeans all creased up with a cuff were big

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Unread post by PS1979 » January 30th, 2005, 6:57 pm

kinda noticed that alot of cholos started wearing big oversized black windbreakers around this time...with their hoods name on the back or front in old english letters

black trench coats were popular with the cholos in the 60's, sometime in the 70's peeps just stopped rockin' trenches.

lots of G's around this time started wearing athletic gloves with the cut off fingers eazy-e style...

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Unread post by chini » February 2nd, 2005, 3:49 pm

PS1979 wrote:blue denim dickie/ben davis overalls with wife beaters/hoodies and white t-shirts often worn with various kinds of head gear bandannas/brims etc...

another thing with overalls in LA was alot of homies used to fold the bib part of the overall down over their lap area and leave the overall straps hangin down in the back..lots of crips back in the 70's used to do this

dickie/carhartt blue denim utility jeans all creased up with a cuff were big


u hit the nail on the head... that's exactly what I'd seen. some even did the boricua thingie with the hawaiian print shirts!

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Re: Bangers in the 70s

Unread post by TEKKEN » February 2nd, 2005, 6:19 pm

What about Chucks? Do black gangstas ask you what you claim if you wear Chucks?

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Unread post by PS1979 » February 2nd, 2005, 7:26 pm

one more thing about the overalls in LA...back in the 70's the mexican G's used to rock em with one strap hanging down and the other one still up...but later on down the line that just became standard LA style for everyone..and later everywhere across the USA

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Unread post by TEKKEN » February 2nd, 2005, 8:03 pm

Oh damn, that started in LA in the 70's? I remember doing that back in the day.

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