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Friday, February 17, 2006

London Underground Fashion Victims

Fashion Victims on the Tube

A slight change in my reglar Friday look at commuters spotted on the London Underground who could be considered to be slaves to fashion. I hardly spotted any worth picturing this week. It's been a somewhat busy week at work, and I've often had my head down reading something on the Tube or been asleep! But I thought I'd take a look at the delightful flourescent waistcoat that London Underground station assistants wear.

Station Assistant One

A nice example of the jacket here, with a woolly hat to keep his head warm in the drafty corridors and gusty platforms of the Tube

Station Assistant One


Station Assistant Two

Take the same waistcoat and put it on the woman and ..... well it's not a great look really

Station Assistant Two


I'm sure "a good fit" was probably the last thing on London Underground's mind when they designed these waistcoats and they're probably "one size fits all" or S, M, L, XL and XXL. This did look rather unfortunate on this woman, particurlarly the way it seemed to balloon out at the bottom. It also clashes with the Tube Blue sweater that she's wearing underneath. But then, I spose flourescent orange is hardly going to blend with anything!

That's it for this week. Hopefully, next week normal service will be resumed. The previous entry for London Underground fashion victims is here and all of them together can be seen on the following Flickr set.


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