Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Cro's style awards: No 4. Punk.


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I rather liked Punk. An explosion in a tramp's wardrobe suddenly became a fashion statement.

My favourite piece of Punk clothing was Vivienne Westwood or Malcolm McLaren's wonderful 'Bum Flap'. Usually in tartan, it served absolutely no purpose; it just hung at the rear doing nothing. Pure genius.

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29 comments:

  1. I rather liked punk too. (Still do!) The colour, the silliness, the sheer exuberance. You can't help but smile.

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    1. That's pretty much how I view them.

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  2. Wonder what the ones in the photo are doing now? Do they cringe when they think about how they used to look?

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    1. I was thinking the same thing. Accountants, estate agents, and social workers probably.

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    2. Accountants estate agents and social workers during the week and punks at weekends many were.

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    3. Yes, and solicitors too.

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  3. It was what fashion needed at the time - a bit of a shake up.

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  4. Is there a second image ? It doesn't show on my phone.

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    1. Yes there's a picture of a 'bum flap'.... Maybe you need a laptop; the shock might be too much for your phone.

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  5. I seem to be missing an image too, and I am on a " proper computer"! (Just got a question mark in a little blue square)

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    1. The Punk Police are out, censoring my images.

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    2. I've now added another 'bum flap' picture.

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    4. Ooops should have said that it was missing on my laptop this morning. It's there now - remember the boots well !

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  6. No bum flap here, either. I was so looking forward to it.

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    1. Your upload of the bum flap and my post must have crossed. I see it now! Not tartan but it'll do. Love the boots.

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    2. The tartan one has been outlawed.

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  7. I saw the bum flap! This was more my style back in the day (imagine skulls in place of the guns):

    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Autumn-women-s-harajuku-punk-darkness-style-black-cool-gun-embroidery-pattern-long-sleeve-loose-kimono/123281_32467713714.html

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    1. I did praise Japan's Harajuku girls in my piece on 'The world's snappiest dressers'. If you type that into my search strip (top left), you'll see.

      I liked the guns too.

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  8. My just teen daughter got a little punk in the mid-eighties and I remember well her crazy hair. I liked her individualism, but some of her friends gave me pause. However, I got to know them and they were great kids who made me laugh. She grew up, moved to California and lives in a hippy community. She was always too cool to live in the uptight east and has a wonderful time being amongst free thinkers. She is also a successful senior sales manager at a famous resort. Punk, hippy, great daughter, she has done well.

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    1. Good for her. A good example of 'never judge people by their clothes'.

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  9. I loved punk - it was after my time sadly but as always I envy folk who can dress in a 'way out' manner. I never dared.

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    1. I was away in France, so missed it all.

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  10. Punk is alive and well and living in our house. ;)

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