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It's in the wash. Later.
Just a heads-up. Matalan have some pretty decent Wranglers fairly cheap at the moment. Yesterday I actually found a three-finger-button-down shirt for 4 quid. It was sitting in the window of a charity shop!
I could never get on with segs. I didn't want to sound like Fred Astaire.
Oh bloody hell - Mark Wingett in a donkey jacket! Here we go again!
And some of us tried to do this look and failed miserably, as shown in that photo of me.Talking of 'epic fail', I remember one of the Blackpool crew who came from a family without much money. He couldn't afford decent gear. He bought a second-hand suit at a charity shop. It had a three-button jacket, and looked almost passable from the front. When you looked at it from behind it was obvious that the jacket had no vent, and was old-fashioned. It was black, and he got the...
Look at it this way:1. Short hair looked smart. Smart did well for school.2. School blazers had 3 buttons.[Don't forget that school blazers were mod gear in the 60s anyway. In my school you could wear what the school rules referred to as a 'lounge suit', or 'sports jacket and trousers' with just the school tie, so basically you could wear something with roughly the right style anyway.]3. We didn't wear DMs most of the time outside school either.(I had my first pair of mod...
It looks small because it's pushed up over the neckline of that sweater. Don't forget that at that time I was at school and had zero disposable income, so I wore just about anything I could get my hands on. All I recall about that polo shirt is that it was red and (I think) long-sleeved. It would have been a gash brand bought at a high street shop.
It was something we did, but not necessarily with such a crap polo shirt and crap jumper. If I'd known how I looked, I would have worn something different!
I've dug this photo out. I hate it! I'm covered in acne and I look half-doped and like I'm wearing someone else's mouth! I've posted it because someone mentioned sideburns. This photo was taken in Blackpool, in early 1968. I would have still been at school, so the 'burns are the length I could get away with. I think the denim jacket is by 'Westcott'.
100 things to do in a MA-1 jacket. No.47.
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