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Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

  • Eleganza Extravaganza – Superfly 70s Fashion

    • 48328 Views • 1970s, Fashion, Popular, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Eleganza Extravaganza – Superfly 70s Fashion

    Things happen when you wear Eleganza – a strap-line defined by its understatement. Things certainly would happen if you wore Eleganza  now – we dare not think what and it probably wouldn’t be good for your health but back in the day this was the...

  • Swinging Blue Jeans, Cords and Slacks – Retro Adverts

    • 27925 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Swinging Blue Jeans, Cords and Slacks – Retro Adverts

    In the past we’ve featured vintage magazine adverts for the humble shirt and a cool collection of ads for socks.Now it’s time to go in-between with some fabulous retro advertisements for Jeans and trousers – slacks and pants if...

  • Brutus Fashion Photoshoots

    • 8490 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Brutus Fashion Photoshoots

    We recently wrote a post on the history of Brutus and featured some of their groundbreaking ads from the late 60s and 70s. Having stumbled across our blog, the good people at Brutus were obviously fairly impressed because they’ve given us access to some...

  • Sock It To ‘Em – Retro Advertising

    • 11149 Views • 1960s, Ephemera, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Sock It To ‘Em – Retro Advertising

    We guess that advertising socks must of been a pretty tough task. Apart from the pictures and the numerous play on word titles like “He’s got socks appeal”, there’s not too much you can say about a pair of socks. Despite this...

  • Welcome to Slacksville – 1960s Menswear Adverts

    • 8865 Views • 1960s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Welcome to Slacksville – 1960s Menswear Adverts

    These record cover inspired adverts from the Sixties are worth checking out for the clothing related song titles alone – (Knittin’) on the dock of the bay, Incense and Permanent Press and That old slack magic are just a few of our...

  • Digging the Shirt – Retro Adverts

    • 11449 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Digging the Shirt – Retro Adverts

    The humble shirt. It’s been around some 5000 years now and to most, if not all of us, is an indispensable part of our wardrobe. Here we look back a few years to some fine examples of not only the shirtmakers craft, but also the art of advertising said...

  • Life Magazine – London 1966

    • 21298 Views • 1960s, Fashion, MagazineComments Off on Life Magazine – London 1966

    Previously on Voices of East Anglia we’ve raided the archives of Life Magazine for pictures of  New York City in the Summer of 1969 and Hippy high school fashion  – This time it’s Sixties London.  These pictures were taken by...

  • 1960s and 1970s Brutus Advertising

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    Brutus was started in London back in 1966 by two teenage brothers Keith and Alan Freedman and became an iconic brand during the Sixties and Seventies. They started off making one style of jumper before extending the range to include shirts, jeans and...

  • Lesser-Known Youth Culture – Juggalos

    • 7698 Views • Fashion, Youth CultureComments Off on Lesser-Known Youth Culture – Juggalos

    When we started VoEA one of the areas we wanted to feature was obscure and sometimes bizarre youth cults that never seem to get mentioned elsewhere. We all know about punks, mods, rockers, teddy boys etc but rarely do the lesser-known youth cults get a...

  • Quelle 1972 Mail Order Catalogue

    • 25408 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Quelle 1972 Mail Order Catalogue

    Paisley patterned shirts, Quartz 2001 watches, Young Club clothing range, James Last Albums and a random record player on a carpet are just some of the highlights of this catalogue filled with retro gems. Quelle is the German equivalent of the Littlewoods...