I loved the fashions of the seventies… why you ask? Was it the colours of the fabrics? No? Or maybe it was the cool flowing styles? Maybe. Or possibly it was that I am a little restricted in the height department and that those platform shoes were a heaven sent present from the Fashion Gods.
Yes I was the proud owner of a pair of 6” platforms which, when combined with a pair of over long flares , took me to new heights of girl pulling, or so I thought. As with all good plans there is always a drawback and this was no exception, for after 6 pints of Fuller’s London Pride walking was elevated to a whole new skill level. Staggering on stilts was the name of the game and I did manage it to some degree but trying to do the strut and talk at the same time was just too much. I think I did manage to get some girl’s attention one time when she said it was like watching Norman Wisdom, she knew I was going to fall, it was just a matter of when.
Can you remember what you were wearing in those sun filled days? Did you sew on the big Dollar patches or polish away on your big Levi’s belt buckle? Was you, like me, the proud owner of a Starsky Cardigan? Well I hope to bring back some memories for you here with a strut down the cat-walk of 70’s fashion. Here you will be able to peruse the Hipsters, Flares, Halter-necks etc that made the 70’s fashion unforgettable.
So don your Hawaiian shirts and corduroy jeans and embark on a journey back to coolness.