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Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

  • Ted Lapidus – The Man who Democratised French Fashion

    • 10460 Views • 1960s, FashionComments Off on Ted Lapidus – The Man who Democratised French Fashion

    Whilst he’s not up there with the really big name French designers of the 1960s and 70s Ted Lapidus made a significant contribution to the rapidly changing fashions of the time and to this day his influence can still be seen on high streets and boulevards...

  • Spinnerin – On The Slopes

    • 10051 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, FashionComments Off on Spinnerin – On The Slopes

    Before the days of uber-technical outdoor equipment, believe it or not, people actually used to perform outdoorsy activities in pretty normal clothing. Edmund Hillary on his historic ascent of Everest in 1953 wore a tweed jacket and a pair of hobnail boots....

  • Swinging Sixties Paper Dresses

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    After what’s been the UK’s wettest summer for over a century we would strongly advise against wearing paper dresses anywhere other than the confines of your own home but back in the first summer of love they were all the rage daddio. It was 1967,...

  • Something For The Weekend Sir?

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    The noble tradition of barbering must rate alongside, ahem, ladies of the night as one of the oldest professions around. Whether it be a short back and sides, classic mullet or a flat-top you can always rely on your trusted local barber to assist in your...

  • Forty Pages from the Sears 1969 Catalogue

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    Here we take another look at American department store Sears and this time their 1969 offerings or the outdoor types the on-trend jacket was the Corduroy Bush Coat with pile-lining in the style of the classic Johnny Morris safari jacket, the Edwardian Look...

  • Mannequins – Brochures for Dummies

    • 15247 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, FashionComments Off on Mannequins – Brochures for Dummies

    If you grew up in the seventies watching Jon Pertwee as Doctor Who, mannequins may remind you of the Autons – the scary alien life-sized dummies. However, if you were growing up in the eighties you may associate the display doll with the 1987 rom-com...

  • Manchester Fashion Students 1960 to 1982

    • 16168 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Everyday People, FashionComments Off on Manchester Fashion Students 1960 to 1982

    Instead of visiting one of the “Big Four” in fashion – New York City, London, Milan or Paris, we go back and take a look at the fashion students and their designs on the college catwalks of Manchester. These photos were taken in various...

  • Gimme Some Shade – Sunglasses Adverts

    • 16505 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Gimme Some Shade – Sunglasses Adverts

    Time to give you some shade as we take a look at an assortment of magazine adverts for sunglasses from the swinging sixties through to the late seventies . Within our sunny selection of eyewear there’s model Jean Shrimpton advertising Ray Ban...

  • 1970s Lee Jeans Lion Head Adverts

    • 20410 Views • 1970s, Fashion, Popular, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on 1970s Lee Jeans Lion Head Adverts

    “Lee can change your image” they certainly can, especially if you’re wearing a huge scary lion mask. These six adverts come from an advertising campaign from the Jeans company in 1971. We’re not sure where the idea for the adverts...

  • Pedwin Shoes Are In – Groovy 1968 TV Advert

    • 8940 Views • 1960s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Pedwin Shoes Are In – Groovy 1968 TV Advert

    Shoe adverts on television are a rarity these days, so when this swinging sixties advert for Pedwin shoes popped up on our radar we thought it would only be fare to share this slice of footwear grooviness. The clip features a  Monkees style band...