Carnaby Street review (Apr 2016)
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You have to be in your sixties to remember the 60s, so I never saw Carnaby Street in its hey-day. All I can do is tell you what it looks like now -- and it's nothing special. They've painted the shop fronts in pastel pinks and lemon yellows to try and brighten it up a bit, but it's just a long line of clothes shops with a couple of pubs and coffee bars.
Admittedly I'm too old to shop down here. In fact, the clothes that I'm wearing right now are probably older than most of the shoppers. But let's have a stroll along the street and see what we can buy...
Striped ties seem to be the fashion these days... either that or camouflaged khaki. The next shop along has got a velvet suit with plastic see-through shoes, topped off with swirls and twirls and a ribbon bow tie. Or how about this one: a pair of pyjama bottoms in the sequinned style of 1970's disco. I particularly like these polka dot shorts with a Mississippi straw boater. And I would look great in that pair of pink trousers with tassels dangling from the ankles.
Do people really dress up in this stuff?
Most of the skirts on show are the same size as their price tags. Another plastic mannequin is wearing that green beanie hat that Benny had in Crossroads. So you see... if you wait around long enough then eventually everything comes back into fashion.
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