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Starsky & Hutch Knitwear
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I made this photomanip in response to Mortmere's posting about a KNITWEAR party.



Looks like the battle of the crocheted poufs.

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Haha - "Man Talk"! It takes balls to pose in a knitwear magazine! Or, um, crocheted poufs. Or is this a crocheting vs. knitting scenario? Starsky's pouf looks crocheted, Hutch's knitted. Anyway, the boys do look ready to start throwing those things at each other.

You know, these look very authentic as magazine covers - except that the sweaters look wonderfully timeless, unlike a lot of 70s knitwear (well, Hutch's Irish one is a classic - which reminds me, John Watson in BBC Sherlock has a similar one).

It's strange and wonderful how the clothes Starsky and Hutch wear still manage to look mostly timeless and even cool and trendy (to me), considering the series was made during such a hazardous era in fashion. I'd like to have a chance to know what, say, the 1990s me would've made of the show's looks - maybe then it would've seemed ridiculous. I'm no great follower of fashion and don't really remember what was going on, but I have a feeling that by the 2000s the Seventies look sort of returned to fashion - well, at least crummy second-hand leather jackets and flared cords were my standard look then and I didn't feel like I dressed any different to my fellow students. Which is probably why S&H look so cool to me now - ridiculously enough, they remind me of my youth! And I wasn't even born when S&H was finished. :D

Thanks!
The poor quality photoedit actually isn't too far off from what cheap magazines looked like, is it?

Good catch, that the orange pouf is knitted---I barely know the difference!

Yeah, that Isish sweater is timeless. I think Starsk's sweater would be "in" now because hipsters started wearing "ugly" sweaters in an ironic way. (Did that start with the Christmas sweater in the original Bridget Jones? I think so...).

What really looks WRONG to this modern eye, though, is to wear button-down shirts underneath---and to pull the shirt lapels out over the sweater collar.
DORKY!

I don't follow fashion consciously but in retrospect I see, a-ha everyone was wearing that.

Was'90s grunge like what the boys wore-- but more beat up?
Hutch's high-waisted pants never seem to have come back in fashion for men though, have they?

I love how paying attention to one TV show makes me pay more attention to... EVERYTHING!


Edited at 2016-08-28 04:03 pm (UTC)

Haha, I used to wear shirt lapels over the sweater collar like that! I even had some silly second-hand (probably 70s/early 80s) shirts with pretty wide lapels! :)

Hmm, I just realized that nothing I said above about the timelessness of their wardrobe apply to the things Hutch wore during Season 4. There were some genuine 70s atrocities!




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