Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Sporting Strips

They weren’t pretty and they weren’t practical, but long before Warney was engaged in sexting, slimming and Liz Hurley, sporting strips were just plain awesome.

No bodylength swimsuits, no quick-dry garb, and no overt advertising. The cricketers had a smoko between ends and the footballers re-hydrated with beer. However, the best get-ups were left to the tennis players and the public who hoped to emulate them. Flashy, form-fitting, and at all times embracing fluro. Match? What match? In my mind it played second fiddle to the world of headbands, bucket hats, high waisted shorts and mesmerising hair.

It's a stare off but the one shoulder wins every time.

Just your normal change of ends in the 80's

When high pants led to better shots

A big thanks to Jens from for letting me use these images!

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