Indeed Mr Heath, ‘why pea?’ indeed… Personally I would dearly love to take my boyfriend along to Raoul Men’s Shop for a pair of brown cossack boots. And elephant cord trousers, why is elephant cord so maligned these days? The lack of these things in the world today is why life has become so dull and dreary.
Illustrated by Michael Heath. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Honey, January 1965
Scanned from Cosmopolitan, September 1975
Never mind a binder full of women, this guy has got one in a cage! Baffling copy as ever from mid-Sixties menswear advertising. I can’t help but love it…
Both scanned from the same copy of The Sunday Times Magazine. I guess ruffled dress shirts were really doing it for the ladies in 1973*.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Sunday Times Magazine, December 1973
*They still do it for this lady in 2012, but I reckon you all know me well enough to have guessed that…
Actually I think you’ll find it spells ‘Cosak’, but never mind…
‘Think about COSAK for light relief’, combined with that suspicious looking pump thing they’re holding…? I’m not even going to fall into that dirty mind trap!
See also “Cosak is orbiting“
“The battle of the sexes in England, land of stiff upper lips and furled umbrellas – a land, in short, of Ladies and Gentlemen. Some are here seen at an Old Comrades Association parade in London’s Hyde Park in the merry month of May, where the keen eye – and camera – of W. E. Carden, A.R.P.S. noticed this amusing little vignette.”
Scanned from Photography Year Book, 1971.
I feel an Avengers episode coming on…
I really would love to know if anyone ever bothered to do this!
Viyella at Austin Reed advert scanned from The Sunday Times Magazine, September 17th 1967.
Both Tara Browne and Brian Jones were at the height of their fame, fortune and follicular glory here. Neither would see the Seventies. Indeed, Browne wouldn’t even see out the year this feature hails from. Quite extraordinary to see them together in the same spread from Men In Vogue, November 1966. They even managed to date the same woman (Suki Potier was the passenger in Browne’s Lotus Elan when he died, and would later be comforted by Jones – dating him, on-and-off, until his death in 1969.)
Photographs by Michael Cooper.
As an aside, I was amazed to read, for the first time, that there are actually people in the world who believe that Tara Browne underwent extensive plastic surgery to ‘become’ a replacement Paul McCartney. Because McCartney actually died in a motorbike accident in Liverpool [just before Browne faked his own death], dontchaknow? I mean no offence to a beloved Beatle, but why on earth would anyone bother? Nobody bothered doing that with any other dead rock star at the time.
I’m quite the arch timewaster myself, but even my mind boggles at the years people devote to such patently ludicrous things.
Scanned from The Sunday Times Magazine, April 13th 1969
‘No other cloth bears itself with such irreproachable distinction or touches women with such cavalier effectiveness that even the musketress must be disarmed eventually’.
What guff! But I do envy her entire outfit, hat included…
Captions on a postcard, or in a comment, please.