Monday, April 30, 2007

Nehru Jackets

Fashion trends always seem to come and go and come back again. It’s been over 40 years now since we’ve seen the Nehru jacket. Why hasn’t it returned in any retro movements?

The Nehru was really hot for about six months in the late 1960s. One day it was totally out, gone and almost forgotten. Johnny Carson tried to revive them in the 70s. A James Bond foe, Dr. No wore them. The Dr. Who foe, The Master wore them. It was a trend that just didn’t stick.

Wouldn’t it be cool to see them again? You can get one on eBay for $25. Ahhh, come on!


Blogger Zoe said...

Unless you're a member of the Starfleet, you should never wear Nehru. Never.

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Moosehead said...

I'm still waiting for the tie dyed tees to come back...along with free love. Chuckle

And if you are wondering about my absence...not that you were...but typing in the word check five or six times is driving me bonkers!

7:03 AM  
Blogger Jaggy said...

Nehru what? Oooh, I think I'm glad I missed those days. I'd also be thankful if bell bottoms had never been invented, or at least never popularized into a revolving trend. *shudder*

And Moosehead, I agree with you. All these jumbled letters cause me problems.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Not very flattering for those of us with a gut!

7:30 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Zoe and Jaggy, this fad happened so many years before you were born and you can't possibly appreciate how cool it was when it happened. Everybody had to have a jacket or at least a couple of nehru shirts.

Moosehead, you want tie dye? It is still a big thing here in Oregon. And yes, you have been missed from here and from our other fourm we share.

Jeff, you have a gut? I always thought of you as tall and fit. They must be feeding you better in County level politics. By the way, I dare you to address the county as Dried Salmon County at the next Commissioner Board meeting.

8:39 AM  
Anonymous auntie said...

Guy - Dont' forget that Doctor Evil wears such garb also!!

And I would be laughing my head off if Jeff went through with your dare. I may have to go to a meeting, just to witness.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

Sorry, I still think it's's white shoes too...and maybe a little High Karate. Oooh, baby.

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

Today, at work, I wore Dried Salmon County's only remaining Nehru shirt, buttoned all the way and closed at the neck.

No shit.

What's more, all of us groomsmen (and the groom) wore white Nehru shirts my eldest’s brother's wedding. Of course, this wasn’t a normal wedding- I rode the tailboard of a fire engine to the ceremony and the bride was in the cab.

No shit, again.

So, if you have $60 burning a hole in your pocket, you to can be retro cool like us hillbillies.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Tom - I wasnt going to out you on the whole shirt thing......And I really really wanted to.

I am glad you did it. You like this shirt so much you wore it two days in a row, I will add!

5:24 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Auntie, I never saw any of those films. I can't stand movies that feature actors who were once in Second City or SNL.

Lori, I never thought of you as a retro type, but cool!

Tom, you may not believe this, but I visited a friend in his office yesterday and he was wearing a Nehru shirt as well. I thought WTF? Have I actually spotted a trend in the making once again? You may be a trend setter.

Oh Auntie, don't be picking on Tom, remember he has a blog and has seen you drunk.

8:18 AM  
Anonymous auntie said...

And so politely had the balls to take photos of me kinda smiley-faced on MY PHONE last Friday.

And I would be more fearful were he to actually update his blog once in a while. Ouch.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Mom of Three said...

I have to add, Dr. Evil and Mini Me tried to revive the trend as well, but to no avail.

That's my hubby, marching to his own drummer.

At least he didn't wear the 8-Ball shirt to the Communion--the priest would have been fired.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A James Bond foe, Dr. No wore them. The Dr. Who foe, The Master wore them..."
The Who singer, Dr. Roger Daltrey wore them.

So did Sammy Davis jr. and Laugh-In's Dan Rowan

12:01 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

It is said that Sammy had 200 Nehru suits.

8:19 AM  

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