2/27/15 at 12:30am
Posts by Man-of-Mystery
2/22/15 at 11:19pm
2/22/15 at 11:17pm
I think maybe the yanks of the time would have called it a windcheater. It was also known as a 'Windjammer' or a 'Windbreaker', both of which were brand names, (just like we say 'biro' for ball-point and 'hoover' for vacuum cleaner). You can see the similarity with the 'Windbreaker' brand, below. Or maybe just a 'zipper jacket'. Is there a sociolinguist in the house who specialises in US vernacular? LOL.
2/21/15 at 10:11pm
Hi. Welcome aboard.Firstly, looking at the hairstyle in the drawing, I would say no, although it does look a little like what the girls' style would have looked if it had grown out. A little, not much. I'm not much of an artist, but I once did a quick sketch of the girls' style.Unlike the 2nd/3rd wave girls - I guess the girls who hang out with the 'boneheads' - the hair was layered and the fringe was like an arch, not like the buzz-cut-with-straggly-bits you see if you...
2/20/15 at 1:32am
That I don't know. What you have to remember is that over in Blackpool we had a lot of people coming in for day trips, holidays, visits to the Mecca, and so on. I saw mostly the plain navy ones, so I got the impression that they were general. I had one.But I also had a green one with a couple of thin stripes (red/white) down the sleeve. I bought it in a local shop and wore it just to be a bit different. I never saw anyone else in one of those. I rather wish I had.
2/19/15 at 11:09pm
You just reminded me of something. In 1968 there was a very brief vogue for flares at the Blackpool Mecca. A handful of blokes wore them (including, I think, Mick Lee the DJ). I even had a pair, wore them once, felt stupid in them, and never wore them again. They didn't go with anything else I/we wore. The vogue seemed to last about two weeks! Thanks, I would rather have forgotten that.
2/19/15 at 10:59pm
This has been brought up a couple of times before. That's what I used to call what is now more commonly known as a 'monkey jacket'. The ones I saw back in 67/68 were usually plain navy blue, with plain navy collar and cuffs (note, NO piping/stripes); some were light blue with navy collar and cuffs. Usually they were a single skin of mmf with no lining. I called them 'surf jackets' or 'surfer jackets', as one or two other people did, or 'zipper jackets', mainly because of...
2/17/15 at 10:40pm
I had a pair before 69, but didn't wear them that much - the main look 'oop north' was to have jeans that fitted (i.e. shrink-to-fit) worn without belts, braces, or anything else to hold them up - but nevertheless I did see some blokes with them. The were usually worn under a surf jacket or suit jacket, hardly ever just with a shirt, unless the day had suddenly got hot. I think I mentioned before, but on my first visit to Bromley High Street (N Kent / S E London) in the...
2/17/15 at 10:31pm