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Thank-you Clouseau,now I know the History behind the Shoes.I must say,the Businessmen looked very smart in them.
As M-o-M has said,Trevira was a cheaper alternative to Mohair.You could get it in Two-Tone but it never had the colour changing quality.In the 70s it became more popular,as a lot of OTP Suits were made from it.
I remember these as being called "French Gibsons".I first noticed them being worn by a lot of Parisienne Businessmen,when I worked at the Airport.I bought a pair from Next in the 80s-but unfortunately(like so much of my stuff)never returned back from Cyprus.
I have not been there for years Inks,so I honestly do not know whats happened to the old Street.
Carnaby Street led the Fashions up to `66,afterwards it followed them.
Always handy if you run out of Toilet Paper though....
To go back to the subject of Parents buying their Kids Royals,they certainly did.I remember going past a Senior Boys School and youths of 13/14 coming out with Royals with their School Uniforms on.To me that was when the rot really set in.
About 10+years ago(when I returned from Cyprus),I bought a pair of Alfred Sargent`s Smooth Gibsons.They have lasted me well-and they did not break the Bank.
Ed,not everybody reads the Guardian,Mate...
Buttons gets everywhere !!!!
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