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Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

  • Buckle up – Retro Belt Adverts

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    We’ve got a belter of a post for you here featuring as it does lots of er, belts. As with most, if not all, items of clothing the belt has evolved from being a mere functional item to becoming decorative and also speaking on behalf of the wearer. You want...

  • Hair Necessities

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    Whilst the world of ladies’ grooming and hair care products seems to be constantly evolving and presenting new and ever more challenging products the main thing us chaps need to worry about according to the magazine and newspaper advertising is er,...

  • Men of Leesure

    • 5556 Views • 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Men of Leesure

    We’ve previously featured the advertising of the good people at Lee Jeans (still going strong if you fancy nipping out and buying a pair) when we took a look at their 1971 Lion Head campaign which if you check out the images is pretty self-explanatory....

  • Loungin’ – The Original Onesies

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    Ooh yes, we’re feeling in a mellow mood here at VoEA HQ. Dinner’s finished, the washing-up is all done and dusted, we’re up-to-speed with the washing and ironing and most importantly the cat’s been fed. Now all that’s left is to don a relaxing...

  • Cosak – Tailoring Into The Space Age

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    “Cosak is the kind of cloth the world of tailoring has dreamed about” In 1967 woolen merchants Dormeuil limited spent around £100,000 (over a £1 million today) on an advertising campaign that promoted a brand new durable material that was...

  • Slack Attack – H.I.S. Menswear Adverts

    • 12557 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, Retro Advertising1 Comment

    Perhaps we’re looking in the wrong place but try as we might we can’t find any background information on Seventies clothing brand H.I.S. which taking a wild guess we presume was aimed squarely at the menswear market. Not just the menswear market mind you,...

  • Wheels of Man – 1972 Catalogue

    • 6952 Views • 1970s, Fashion, Retro Advertising1 Comment

    Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway, looking for adventure and whatever comes our way. Yeah darlin’ go make it happen, take the world in a love embrace, fire all of your guns at once and explode into space – wearing, of course, Wheels of...

  • Hanging Out With Twiggy in America

    • 2227 Views • 1960s, Fashion, Hanging OutComments Off on Hanging Out With Twiggy in America

    Hot on the heels of our Twiggy and Riggy at the 1967 Ideal home Exhibition post, we bring you more fabness with some rare photos taken by Ralph Crane of the swinging sixties icon’s first visit to America in the same year. We’ve abandoned our usual...

  • Twiggy and Diana Rigg at 1967 Ideal Home Exhibition

    • 7026 Views • 1960s, Fashion, Hanging OutComments Off on Twiggy and Diana Rigg at 1967 Ideal Home Exhibition

    Back in the 1967 a woman’s place, particularly when the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition was in town, was most definitely in the kitchen. Here we see two of the biggest stars of the time, Twiggy and Diana Rigg, making the most of the latest electronic...

  • On The Sole Side – Adverts For Mens Shoes

    • 15482 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on On The Sole Side – Adverts For Mens Shoes

    We’ve dipped our toes into the world of shoe advertising before in our Pedwin shoes post which featured a groovy television advert from 1968. This time we’re taking a stroll into the past as we look through a variety of men’s footwear...