Vecchio Vespa· (aka TKI67)
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Flanderian posits that during the Trad era there was more experimentation than you might have thought. I agree. Of course I am assuming that Virginia in the decade 1955-1965 was experiencing the Trad era. I remember classmates embracing white jeans in the springtime, even at the risk of demerits. I remember guys cutting down their Weejuns to make sandals (only to have Bass release them as Sunjuns). And of course it would be hard to call GTH pants anything other than experimentation, especially Lily Pulitzer. I remember Trads jumping on the Reynaud wraparound fad. There were a few ties I’d call experimental but if you wore one you’d get ridiculed. Rooster and Countess Mara come to mind. There were definitely experiments with after shaves and colognes, like English Leather and Jade East, but I think of Jade East more as bad judgment than experimentation. Anyone thing of any other examples of Trad experimentation?