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Toe Socks

Toe socks were one of the biggest fad of the 1970s, when it seemed no sock could battle it out against the striped-top tube...

Toughskins

The toughest of Sears tough jeans - lab tests prove it! Made out of a fabric so rugged, we made a trampoline out of...

Tracksuits

Before they were 'tracksuits' in the 1980s, they were 'jogging suits' in the 1970s. The first traditional jogging suit, the sweatsuit, was nothing more than...

Twiggy

Twiggy's success story began in 1965 when Nigel Davies – a jack-of-all-trades who had worked as a bookie's office boy, amateur boxer, antique salesman,...

Underoos

Underoos were the brainchild of Fruit of the Loom, and starting in 1978, these sets of fantasy underwear made it possible not only to...

Valley Girls

When it happened we can't say . . . fer sure - All of a sudden everything the 'Vals' did or said was blown...

Vans

The colourful canvas shoe that caught a wave and rode in as a 1980s fashion phenomenon. Sean Penn's surfer dude character (Jeff Spicoli) in the...

Vivienne Westwood

Original and outrageous, British designer Vivienne Westwood is one of the most recognised and influential designers of the late twentieth century. By her mid twenties,...

Wallabees

Wallabees were brown suede shoes with a beige, crepe-style squishy sole. These shoes were so ugly they were cool. Like old pioneer moccasins, or...

Wallet Chains

The concept of a wallet chain came from 1950s biker culture when leather and metal combined to create the fearsome image of bike gangs. Like...

Wash & Go

"Take two bottles into the shower? Not me. I just Wash & Go". The idea that you could save time and money and effort when...

White Socks

The 1980s was responsible for many strange fashion innovations. One of which - for reasons forever unknown - was the sudden rise in popularity...

Winklepickers

Winklepickers: such a strange name for the pointy-toed shoe of the 50s and 60s. To understand the lore behind the winkle picker shoe, you,...

Wrap Dress

Royal socialite turned fashion designer, Diane Von Furstenburg changed the way women looked at dressing when her revolutionary wrap dress melded function and fashion...

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12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...