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Friday, October 20, 2006

London Underground Fashion Victims

Fashion Victims on the Tube

Back to the weekly Tube fashion Victims. There's a retro theme to the couple of victims this week, with a definite nod to the sixties.

Byker Grove?

This sleeping victim seems to be going for the beatnik / Andy Wharhol groupie look. Her haircut's not very retro but otherwise I could see her in a sixties Carry On film on the back of a moped with Bernard Bresslaw or Kenneth Cope

Dressminster

I like the way she kindly sat underneath a fashion poster too and then fell asleep so I could be more overt than usual with my snap.

Duck Billed Parka

But hats off to John Spier who caught this guy with a mod inspired parka

Duck Billed Parka

He said "After reading your blog for a couple of months, I finally had to act.
I saw this guy wearing this interesting coat (at Kings Cross) getting off the Northern line the other day, and I had to pass the photo on to you!
"

It's like a short version of those parkas with the long fishtails that made a comeback in the eighties with the mod revival. But the tail on this one looks more like the bill on a duck billed platypus.

Cheers John. I know from experience that it's very difficult taking pictures of victims on the move like that and he did a great job not to get it too blurry.

That's it for this week. The previous victims can be found here and the complete picture gallery can be seen on the following Flickr set.


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