Mensday: From the sublime to the ridiculous, and back again…

10cc, 1970s, bryan ferry, david essex, glam rock, haute naffness, Mensday, menswear, mud, rod stewart, the arrows

Bryan Ferry

Pilfered from a SuperSonic annual (1977) I found in a charity shop in Ramsgate. Some of the best and worst examples of manhood from the period. I don’t know all of them terribly well, so feel free to pipe up if you used to throw your knickers at any of them.

For all the ridiculousness of how some of them look, it alarms me a lot less than how most modern men dress. I saw a chap the other week wearing a tweed jacket (tick) with crotch-at-the-knee jeans (ick). You might be 50% vintage, but you still look like a prat. Top marks, of course, to the BryanGod and the guy from The Arrows (below) in the velvet trousers. Yum.

The Arrows

Rod Stewart

Kenny

Bilbo Baggins

Smokie

Hello

Mud

Slik (with pre-Ultravox Midge Ure)

10cc

David Essex

4 thoughts on “Mensday: From the sublime to the ridiculous, and back again…

  1. Hello!! He had some hair, didn’t he? ๐Ÿ™‚

    My sister had a copy of Star Studded Sham, which I don’t think anyone else bought. It certainly was never a hitโ€ฆbut I loved that track. Still doโ€ฆ

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