Thursday, 11 September 2008

FLUORESCENT HOOPED SOCKS - 1974

A wee shoe shop in the Murraygate called Lotus sold these hooped socks in 1974.
Hooped socks were already popular with teenagers at that time because of glam-rock music fashions, but those ones were generally referred to as Slade socks because Noddy Holder famously wore them on stage.
Why these ones above stood out from the crowd and differed from Slade socks slightly was because they were fluorescent. This was the first time fluorescent colours had been used in fashion, way before punk and the term Dayglo became known.
The trousers were usually worn "half mast" to show them off!

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