Streetwear Style of Seventies Singers

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  1. mrbojangles928

    mrbojangles928 Active Member

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    ...cheating a bit in the other direction (1980) but I loved the style... [​IMG]
     
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    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    If most of you guys saw modern 18-30 year olds dressing like this you'd all call them hipsters. But because the photos were taken in the 70s it's ok?

    That said, i like a lot of this stuff
     
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    If most of you guys saw modern 18-30 year olds dressing like this you'd all call them hipsters. But because the photos were taken in the 70s it's ok?

    that's because there's a huge difference between doing something different at a time when it *was* different/shocking/eyebrowraising (in the 70s), than doing it with hindsight as retro-reference (hipsters today)
     
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    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    C'mon. I understand that. I was merely talking about the clothes/ensembles themselves. Also, i'd argue that it is as almost acceptable to dress like that now as it was in the 70s. It is perfectly acceptable within that counter-culture both then and now, although the mainstream views them very differently. I do agree with you on the retro-reference bit though. Also, props for the jonathan richman pic [​IMG] He is a god. And also super nice. Seeing him last month was a great mark off my musical checklist. Still upset i had to work the night waits played in jacksonville. Would've been another mark off.
     
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    C'mon. I understand that.

    uh huh of course you do
     
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    this band was the shit back in their day, Jook. post-skinhead, post-suedehead, post-casual, post-smoothie, proto-glam, pre-oi boy band

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    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    technically still 70s since they started up in the later part of the decade

    The Specials
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    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    uh huh of course you do

    Oh that's right. I'm sorry for busting up the over 30 party people are having. I forgot you can't understand and appreciate a music/time period unless you lived it despite having not only listened to a majority of music from the era intently, but also written on it. My mistake. I just felt like breaking up the nostalgia-fest a little by playing devil's advocate.
     
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    I'm sorry for busting up the over 30 party people are having.

    apology accepted
     
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    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    apology accepted
    Excellent So have you guys ever heard of this band called The Strokes? [​IMG] edit: Coincidentally, Shaun of the Dead just started on tv and ghost town came on.
     
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    this band was the shit back in their day, Jook. post-skinhead, post-suedehead, post-casual, post-smoothie, proto-glam, pre-oi boy band

    ...may i correct: pre-casual but 100% bootboy!
     
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    Some awesome photos in this thread. Especially Tom.
     

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