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Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

  • Turning Japanese – 1960s Young Woman Magazine

    • 27292 Views • 1960s, Fashion, Magazine1 Comment

    Now we head East, bypass Lowestoft and jet over to the land of the rising sun to check out some great images from this groovy 1969 Japanese fashion magazine – Young Woman...

  • Bivolino – The Shirt Locker

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    We’ve not done many posts on bespoke Belgian shirtmakers thus far, in fact to be honest we’ve not done any posts on bespoke Belgian shirtmakers but hey cats and kittens, that’s all about to change as we take a look at Belgium’s number one manufacturer...

  • We’ve got it Covered – GQ through the Ages

    • 10149 Views • 1960s, Fashion, Literature, MagazineComments Off on We’ve got it Covered – GQ through the Ages

    We’re not really the kind of chaps who subscribe to men’s magazines but, hey, if they’re lying around in a dentist’s waiting room we’ll have a crafty scan through to see what we’re missing out on. To get an idea of which men were considered cool...

  • On The Hemline – Miniskirt Protests

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    The Miniskirt first emerged on the catwalk in 1964 and was reputedly designed by the pen of Mary Quant. She named it after her favourite car and, whilst probably not realising the influence it would have at the time, caused a revolution in fashion and also...

  • The World of Kays – 1970s Catalogues

    • 56313 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on The World of Kays – 1970s Catalogues

    Do you want to know how much a Crimplene casual suit cost in 1977? well you’ve come to the right place (They were available in beige, burgundy and blue and could be delivered to your door for under twenty pounds) Here we take a second look at the...

  • Radical Shades Man – Space Age Sunglasses

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    Hey cats and kittens. Put away your Polaroids, run over your Ray Bans, offload your Oakleys and check out some properly radical sunglasses from a time when the only limitation to designs was imagination and it didn’t even matter if you couldn’t quite see...

  • Jean Shrimpton on What’s My Line

    • 6163 Views • 1960s, Fashion, TelevisionComments Off on Jean Shrimpton on What’s My Line

    These days the phrase What’s my line? probably has a whole new meaning in the world of supermodels. However back in the swinging sixties What’s My Line? was a weekly American game show that had four panelists blindfolded who were given the...

  • Game, Set and Patch – Tennis Wear Sewing Patterns

    • 11667 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Ephemera, Fashion, SportComments Off on Game, Set and Patch – Tennis Wear Sewing Patterns

    Back in the days when Nike was the Greek Goddess of Victory before she became the name of the world’s largest purveyors of sporting apparel, believe it or not, people actually used to make their own sports clothing using nothing more than a sewing machine,...

  • Two Dimensional – Paper Dolls from the past

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    The first ever paper doll called Little Fanny (stop giggling at the back) was manufactured by London company S and J Fuller way back in 1810. Two years later the two dimensional dolls appeared in America, they were published by J. Belcher of Boston. Twenty...

  • Do The Wrangler Shake

    • 4428 Views • 1960s, Fashion, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Do The Wrangler Shake

    In 2013 the internet went crazy for the various versions of the viral video The Harlem Shake, however that’s far too topical for us, so we’re taking things way back to 1966 and getting down to the Wrangler Shake. In the late sixties the Jeans...