Monday, July 26, 2010

1970's Oxford Bags

I saw this 1970's Simplicity sewing pattern on http://www.specialistauctions.com/ which was recentlylisted by  seller wickedladycollectables
I immediately remembered a pair of green/black check Oxford Bags that i used to own,  they were all the rage in the early 70's.
Oxford bags were a loose-fitting baggy form of trouser worn by members of the University of Oxford in the early 1920's upto the 1950's and they made a  second comeback in the 1970's. I remember wearing my green checked baggies with bright yellow/black platform shoes!
The style originated from a ban in 1924 on the wearing of knickers by Oxford and Cambridge undergraduates at lectures. The bagginess allowed this to be hidden easily. The style was invented by Harold Acton of Christ Church.
1970s groups such as The Bay City Rollers and Slade wore a variant of oxford bags with tartan trimmings that fell short of ankle-length.
If you love the 1970's specialistauctions has a variety of items forsale from that era including this:-
Empty 1970's Avon cream sachet bottle/jar with pale purple plastic lid, green glass jar/bottle. Field of flowers.

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