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DIY English Fashions Of The Mid 20th Century

JAMES Lileks has looked beyond the shards of lard and war-effort carrot stuck between our grey teeth to DIY British fashions of the mid 20th Century.

We kick off with…

 

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Posted: 30th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pages of Polyester: The Sears 1974 Catalog

FROM the women’s fashion section of the 1974 Fall-Winter Sears Catalog, here are 35 pages of earth-toned acrylics, skin-tight polyester, and knitted creations that should have never seen the light of day.  Seventies fashions are fun to behold because they … READ ON

Posted: 29th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (8) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1955 Hair Tonic Advert: Lucky Tiger Gets the Gals

IN the 1950s, Lucky Tiger would seduce the girls. If you got really lucky, you could mount their heads.

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Posted: 28th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Slacks Relapse: A Look At Chick Pants Of The 1970s

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OTHER than a brief Capri pants fad during the early Sixties, women rarely wore pants in public. It was dresses and skirts only. Then the Women’s Liberation movement hit its stride in the Seventies, and the ladies started to … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vintage Footwear Adverts Unlaced

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LADIES – no need to fight.  There are shoes aplenty in this article, so there are more than enough for the both of you.  Here is a cornucopia of retro footwear adverts that should keep everyone satisfied for a … READ ON

Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1936: Claud Butler Cycling Tweed Suits For Whitsun

ANYBODY else think cycling gear has gone downhill since this Claud Butler Whitsun “rigout” was advertised in 1936?

 

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Posted: 13th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1903: Girlie Mag Vanity Fair Profiles ‘The Bifurcated Girls: Gay Girls In Trousers’

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IN 1903, The Commonwealth Publishing Company of New York City’s magazine Vanity Fair (no, another one; this one ran from February 1902 to April 1904) produced the article on The Bifurcated Girls: Gay Girls In Trousers.

 

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Dian Hansen … READ ON

Posted: 8th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


5 Highly Troubling Vintage Adverts

HERE is some free advice for up-and-coming marketing execs: Adverts should not make consumers feel nauseous or deeply uncomfortable. Nor should they cause consumers to experience waking nightmares or abdominal pain. You wouldn’t think this sort of instruction would be … READ ON

Posted: 7th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


These 1970s Onesie Bodysuits Got Men ‘Into Something New’

MEN’S fashion is an endless source of point-and-laugh fun. In this instalment, we hard back to the 1970s, wherein the Onesie For Him was knocking them bandy in the boardroom and bedroom.

Do say: With your Onesie, you look macho … READ ON

Posted: 1st, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


I Was A 1960s Mod: Watch The Soul Rider Documentary

 

IN the 1960s, Glenn Stewart was a mod. There Is More filmed Glenn over six hours as he recalled him time as a suited and booted, Vespa driving mod.

It’s a lovely short film about one of Britain’s fashion … READ ON

Posted: 18th, March 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Music | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mr Porter Fail: How Annette Bening Ruined Warren Beatty’s Reputation For Dating Beautiful Women

READING the Mr Porter mail-out magazine Ronan Fitzgerald @rmkf spotted a segment on Warren Beatty. As he says, “Pretty harsh on Annette Bening”:

 

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Posted: 20th, February 2014 | In: Celebrities, Fashion | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vintage Adverts: 1970 Landlubber Bellbottoms For Men Who Ride Sidesaddle

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THIS vintage advert from 1970 is for Landlubber, hip-hugging bellbottoms that made your navel and buttocks stick out.
The advert tells us:
 “In real life, the guy’s hair would be matted down from the helmet. The chick would be your
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Posted: 19th, February 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New York Fashion Blog Treats Homeless Man In The Most Epically Hopeless Way

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WHEN Scott Schuman published a picture on his Sartorialist fashion blog of a homeless man in New York, he called it “NOT GIVING UP”:

I don’t usually shoot homeless people. I don’t find it romantic or appealing like a

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Posted: 15th, February 2014 | In: Fashion | Comments (4) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Mary Quant’s Mini-Skirt Made London ‘Atwinkle With Thighs’ And Swing

 

EVERYBODY knows that Mary Quant invented the mini-skirt. Except she didn’t. In reality nobody really knows for sure who produced the diminutive garment first. Some say it was John Bates, famous for dressing Diana Rigg so memorably in The READ ON

Posted: 11th, February 2014 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Groovy Vintage T-Shirt Adverts

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MY MOST BELOVED possessions in the 1970s were my T-shirts.  They were my identity.  My Kiss concert shirt was proof that I’d witnessed the greatest show on earth.  My Pete Rose shirt was proof of my allegiance to the … READ ON

Posted: 6th, February 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Swansea Woman Shatters World Cardigan Wearing Record

LOCAL News: Swansea’s Pam Hopkins is “still wearing the same cardigan after 54 years – and she says it’s never lost a button”.

 

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She beats the previous records:

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Pam Hopkins is still wearing the same cardigan after 54 years - and she says it's never lost a button  Read more: http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Cardigan-worn-54-years/story-20550604-detail/story.html#ixzz2sOSO8Y11

 

Spotter: @TheMediaTweets
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Posted: 4th, February 2014 | In: Fashion, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


These 3D Printed Nail Sets Are Fantastically Cool

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NEW York City-based designers Sarah C. Awad and Dhemerae Ford of the Laser Girls are using technology for the awesome by kicking out 3D printed nail art.… READ ON

Posted: 30th, January 2014 | In: Fashion, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Cupid Bra Only Unhooks When True Love Is Detected

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WHEN do you know if it’s true love? Japanese lingerie manufacturer Ravijou has taken the guesswork out of foreplay by inventing a bra clasp that only unhooks when “true love” is detected. If that significant other is only after … READ ON

Posted: 25th, January 2014 | In: Fashion, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0