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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. London Rudeboy

    London Rudeboy Senior member

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    I'm not missing any point at all, read the whole discussion! I was simply pointing out that the name polo is used for a collar as well

    As regards the word "slacks" you must be very young not to have heard it being used in England. In the 60s and 70s We had several English First World War veterans living in our house in London who called casual trousers "slacks" . My grandfather born in Ireland (1894-1969) also a First World War veteran and my father born in Ireland (1936-1989) also called casual/informal (i.e. non-suit) trousers slacks, it is not an Americanism at all, it has been in British Isles English usage since the earliest years of the 20th century. "Pants" on the other hand IS an Americanism for trousers.
     
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  2. London Rudeboy

    London Rudeboy Senior member

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    Lacoste launched their new range of sports shirts under the name of polo shirts in '72, so became more used after that.
    Also came across this which agrees with what I found the other day.
    [​IMG]

    Still not conclusive though as I think this is from an American perspective.

    I've asked a few 'old people' as well, but its too easy to be tricked by the last 30 years of what's been normal.
     


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    Settle down - it was Gramps that said "top" in reference to a shirt.
    I was commentling on how the use of the word top to describe any upper garment was a more modern (post 70s) expression.
     


  5. London Rudeboy

    London Rudeboy Senior member

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    Oh ,okay, sorry, didn't mean to sound defensive if I did[​IMG]
     


  6. London Rudeboy

    London Rudeboy Senior member

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    But isn't that all very much to do with the way it was in the US rather than the UK.
     


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    Well I'm not quite sure what you mean. Paul Keers's book is English through and through:
    http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/viewtopic.php?id=551

    I beleive Diana de Marly is also British but will need to check.

    In any event 'polo' has been used to describe such shirts in England from my own memory since the late 70s. Paul Keers's book confirms it was in common usage by the mid 80s.
     


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    I stand to be corrected... but it looks very much like a 'surfer jacket' I had in 1968 - different colour, though.
     
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    What did I miss????
     


  10. London Rudeboy

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    Now,now Boys:D
     


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    Were they not Nylon,back in `68?(or something)
     


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    Isn't it just a baseball/varsity jacket?

    [​IMG]
     


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