Tank Tops

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Tank Tops

Post by verytalldave » Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:50 am

Why were they called tank tops? I never figured that out. Kipper ties I can understand - but why tank tops?
Jumpers so short and thin and tight fitting that they served no useful purpose other than to make you look a total and utter twat.
I would actually soak mine in hot water in the morning, wring it out and hang it over a hot radiator to make the damn thing shrink so much it was even shorter and tighter than sense dictated to wear in the evening.

Another trend was roll neck sweaters. I had a couple that were made from wool and were SO damn itchy, but I still wore them - just to look cool. Its difficult standing in a hot, sweaty, jam packed pub trying to look sauve and sophisticated when it feels like you have ten million ants crawling over you.
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Post by starz92 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:38 pm

If you hated them- WHY THE HELL DID YOU WEAR THEM???
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Post by verytalldave » Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:21 pm

Because it was FASHIONABLE.

You cant tell me some of the styles of clothes and shoes that kids wear today are all designed with comfort in mind can you?

Fashion is generally silly and/or impractical and/or uncomfortable and/or expensive.

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Post by starz92 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:00 pm

Baggy trousers, (Oooh- Madness flashbacks...) big shoes, flowing skirts, baggy tees, baggy jumpers- HELL yeah I can!
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Post by dave mc » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:29 am

Tank tops were soooooo cool.
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Post by Bluebottle » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:48 pm

starz92 wrote:Baggy trousers, (Oooh- Madness flashbacks...)
Shurely before you were born! (Scary thought!)


I had no choice about wearing a tank top - my Mam made me wear it...
(I was only a wee bairn at the time...)
? I must have some booze. I demand to have some booze.
? This place has become impossible. Nothing to eat, freezing cold and now a madman on the prowl outside with eels.

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Post by pandammonium » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:22 am

I have an image of Frank Spencer in mind when I think of tank tops.
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Post by starz92 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:43 am

Hnnnnmmm...Betty! Cat's done a whoopsy in my beret... *simper* I love some mothers do ave' em! FROM THE AGE OF ABOUT THREE, WHICH IS A HORRIBLE THOUGHT. I have just been typing in capitals, but can't be rude word to remove them so they'll just have to stay like that. And in the time it took me to type that I could have done. BUMMER! :evil: :x
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Post by symond steve » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:02 pm

i also wear tanks top beacause its a fasion and man looking smart :D
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Post by Xetal » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:00 pm

Welcome, symond steve! :drink:

Sadly there's far fewer posters than there were a few months ago, and the place is pretty much moribund.

But it's great to see a new face even so! :D

I don't think I ever wore a tank-top (I was a bit past fashion for fashion's sake when they first came in.)
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Post by Flyrr100 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:59 pm

I wore my red tank top with my brutus shirt, channel seam flared trousers, box gibsons, with M&S socks! Oh, topped off with a black felt collared blue crombie. Hands firmly in the pockets! Replaced later with a brown long trench coat, with the belt tied at the back to make it hug my trip waist!
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Post by Bluebottle » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:22 pm

So that's what the distinguished gentleman is wearing in Florida these days... :twisted:
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Post by dave mc » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:58 am

If I could be wearing it in Florida... I'd still wear a tank top! :D
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