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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 …

Posted: 15th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 8th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 7th, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 1st, April 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 18th, March 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 19th, February 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 15th, February 2014 | In: Fashion | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 11th, February 2014 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 6th, February 2014 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our 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

Posted: 4th, February 2014 | In: Fashion, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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.…

Posted: 30th, January 2014 | In: Fashion, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

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


Kobe Bryant’s Bid To Become Basketball’s Bobby Charlton

FANTASTIC haircut news: the bill to cut Kobe Bryan’s hair for a Nike shoot ran to $860.

This is Kobe Bryant:

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No. That’s him on the right.…

Posted: 24th, January 2014 | In: Fashion, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bugs Money: Thom Browne’s Fall-Winter Collection 2014-2015

MEN’S fashion is a great sauce of chuckling. Get a load of American fashion designer Thom Browne’s men’s Fall-Winter 2014-2015 fashion collection, presented Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 in Paris.

He should have called the collection Bug Money or Mugs Money:…

Posted: 23rd, January 2014 | In: Fashion | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Norway’s Curling Team Are Early Leaders In Olympics Fashion Stakes With Their ‘Life-Changing’ Trousers

NORWAY’S Olympic curling team is in fine fettle for the upcoming games in Sochi.

 

The Norwegians have form:

 

 

The designer is Christoffer Svae, who tells the AP that he asked a company called Loudmouth to jazz

Posted: 22nd, January 2014 | In: Fashion, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Victoria’s Secret: What A Difference 30 Years Makes

CAN YOU GUESS which Victoria’s Secret models come from 1984 and which are from recent catalogs?  I’ll give you a hint:  the ones from 1984 resemble actual human females.

 

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Posted: 31st, December 2013 | In: Fashion, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0