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    Fashion faux pas (when you look back with maturity)

    Given that we are in a 'dead' period for football for a short while then time for a TWF random pointless thread

    Been looking at you tube music videos from the 70's this afternoon & cannot believe that I used to wear clothes like that, though I know that I did. Flared trousers so wide & long that you couldn't see the shoes (unless I was wearing the two tone 2 inch platform ones), shirts of such lurid colours that they are a stain on humanity & even Picasso wouldn't have come up with those.

    Being sent home from work (twice) to change as not being in suitable garb to work in a provincial bank branch.

    No doubt we have all done this at some point - what are yours!!
    This year we will mainly be conquering Europe

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    I've pretty much always been a grubby little oik, did venture into fashion at about 14 (1973) with oxford bags (I could have climbed into one leg) Ben Sherman shirt, Harrington jacket and platform soles boots......lasted about 6 months before I went back to T shirt and jeans and trainers as I moved into my biker/rocker period which I'm still in
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    Having a perm - yes, I’ve not always been a slaphead.

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    I used to be 6" taller... A combination of wedge shoes and 80s hair...

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    Being a full on goth,not the steampunk modern type,but 80s style(sisters of mercy,80s Damned), not embarrassed about it at all
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    The 2 times I got sent home to change when I turned up for work: -

    1) A magenta suit Showadywaddy style (for those too young just Google them) with a fairly lurid shirt/tie combo & 2 tone platform shoes (bloody difficult to drive in though there were less cars on the road then).

    2) Grey double breasted suit with a black shirt & white kipper tie (take a normal tie and stretch the bottom half out to 3 inches minimum) whilst working in the posh part of Weybridge (actually scrub that, it was the poshest part as all of Weybridge was posh). Manager considered that I looked as if I was in the Mafia.
    Couldn't see that then, but now I can realise that with only the right hat & a violin case I could have been in any film about the life & times of Al Capone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabbawolf View Post
    Having a perm - yes, I’ve not always been a slaphead.
    Ah hair - another issue

    Can remember being asked by one of the bank inspectors where the nearest barbers were - then looking at me again and saying 'don't bother answering as you clearly haven't been for some time'.

    I actually had as used to get it trimmed & styled regularly, just was below my shoulders at that stage of my life!
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    Was always a dedicated follower of fashion,my hair as a teen was stupendous for the 70's, just a shame it was early 80's at that time. now I go out in my gardening crocs and don't care.
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    I spent the late eighties and early nineties with hair like Kirk Hammett of Metallica. Shoulder blade length tight black (sort of) ringlets.

    Leather jacket is still here, but I don't wear the sleeveless denim covered in patches and studs over it any more. Massive Hi-Tec over the ankle trainers. Ridiculous tight black ripped jeans that made me look like a pair of golf clubs with a body attached. Bullet belts. Violently offensive t-shirts.

    It's a fucking miracle I ever got laid.
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    Look at that fucking mullet behind me.

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    Paisley shirt and tie combo. Rancid!! I blame my parents.
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    ha ha lovin this thread.
    I wen through the lot, hair down almost to my ass, he beatles fringe, skin head with razored parting , the mullett, and the curly wirly perm, which was brilliant for living in spain.
    Bell bottoms flares, drainpipes, bleached jeans, ha ha i even had the kaftans and bells and all that bollocks in the hippy era.
    Worst fashion faux pas, bough a new pair of levi's and decided to bleach them so put them on jumped into a bath full of water to shrink them to fit and pored a whole of bleach over each leg.
    set fire to my legs and the jeans were instantly full of holes. Sewed union jacks over all the holes as i couldn't afford to buy a new pair.
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