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Technically I'm Generation X.
Same here, by a whisker.
I am X rated
Odd that the term was first used about kids growing up post war - so not even necessarily boomers - and the British book in 1965 with that name had interviews with boomers. Yet the name was attached to the next generation (thanks to the '91 book it seems).. I take it you are going by the '65 start date - there are apparently other definitions.
Yep, there is a subtitle in the video at 1.28"The book's title came not from Billy Idol's band, as many supposed, but from the final chapter of a funny sociological book on American class structure titled Class, by Paul Fussell. In his final chapter, Fussell named an "X" category of people who wanted to hop off the merry-go-round of status, money, and social climbing that so often frames modern existence." Coupland - author of 'Generation X - Tales for an Accelerated Culture'.
Perhaps. The term had been used a few times since the 50s, so I suspect he was at least sub-consciously aware of one of them - maybe even the punks.
Idol is thought to have named the band after the '65 book (according to Wikipedia. Standard caveats apply!)
I quite like some of them but I don't think that they would suit me or fit in with my other clothes.I have a British Warm too. Made in England. Crombie. Dunn & Co. Beloved of TV costume departments for comedies. Captain Peacock etc.
A bit less common nowadays. Overcoats and raincoats are not worn so much these days. A good used buy if you have wardrobe space.
All the British Warms that I have seen in the flesh or in pictures have been double breasted,usual length is above the knee but I have seen them longer and also some are belted,most are a dark Beige colour but some are a bit darker Green/Brown.I have a couple of overcoats but both single breasted - a British Warm would be double breasted wouldn't it? One of those is a pretty old used Austin Reed - a bit of thread detailing on the cuff is awry but otherwise it is in good condition.
I found that quite a few used/vintage overcoats are so built for warmth that they are very heavy. I don't often find myself in need of that kind of warmth anymore whereas in my 20s, when I used public transport a lot more, the overcoat I had was great.
I think overcoats of various sorts were more common in the last couple of winters than they had been Perhaps another legacy of the Peaky Blinders.
I have a beautiful cashmere and wool single breasted Camel coat. Made in Italy. It's been altered to fit, i've worn it exactly no times.I think that cars and warmer Winters have killed Overcoats,I usually wear something lighter,shorter and better for wet weather.