Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for September 11, 2021

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    Leroy  over 2 years ago

    The bell bottoms come out every Halloween.

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    strictures  over 2 years ago

    I love my seersucker shirt in hot weather!

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    [Unnamed Reader - 8bb645]  over 2 years ago

    Nehru jacket?

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    in.amongst  over 2 years ago

    Give him a raise, please.

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    sirbadger  over 2 years ago

    Big shoulder pads and bellbottoms are useful for concealed carry. Maybe he is protecting humanity.

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    wallylm  over 2 years ago

    Michael Jackson’s red leather Thriller suit belongs here in more ways than one.

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    Concretionist  over 2 years ago

    It’s something I’d pay toward…

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    salakfarm Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Don’t forget “Listened to Fox News”

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    frankito  over 2 years ago

    I must take exception. It’s impossible to look bad in a seersucker suit. I doubt that anyone ever regretted leaving the house looking sharp. Fashions may change (indeed, they have to), but style doesn’t.

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    Can't Sleep  over 2 years ago

    There’s a grave waiting for polyester.

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    Jason Allen  over 2 years ago

    My step dad had a lot of his clothes from the 1970s. He was wearing an original cream color leisure suit at their wedding. I remember coming over to visit my mom one day only to find her going through his closet. Apparently she’d wait until he was out on the road for his truck driving job, pick a couple of clothing items she didn’t like of his, throw it away, and buy something new for him she did like. A friend of hers liked the idea and tried it on her husband, but she had to make sure he was still out on the road when the garbage man came. Otherwise her husband would dig through the trash to get his clothes back.

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    lordskyhook  over 2 years ago

    Thank you, doing a great job. ( that gun is loaded right?)

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    mr_sherman Premium Member over 2 years ago

    There’s always cremation.

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    keenanthelibrarian  over 2 years ago

    We had a CEO (actually, the Senior Librarian, who thought of herself as the CEO) back in the mid-80s who had a coterie of women as her senior people. I remember when women wore big shoulder pads, and there they were – 4 of them, in a row, walking towards me down a passageway. They each wore an outfit of bold colours – red, yellow, orange.Each of them wore a wide, black belt; now what are the colours that poisonous animals and insects wear to scare off potential enemies? Black banded red, yellow or orange colours. I found a good excuse to (as they say in psychology) “leave the field”.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  over 2 years ago

    How many polyesters died for those fashion trends?

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    dot-the-I  over 2 years ago

    The white belt makes a periodic resurrection among pro golfers. “Nothing says you’re serious about your round than a fashionable belt with a crisp pair of slacks and a collared polo shirt. The belt can bring your entire outfit together into one cohesive piece.” (2016)

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    hangedman  over 2 years ago

    Bell Bottoms AND paisley.

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    Enter.Name.Here  over 2 years ago

    Bell bottoms, or “Flairs” were fun, but glad they are gone…..for now (some fads repeat).

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    C  over 2 years ago

    They always arise again!

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    A Common 'tator  over 2 years ago

    Interesting that no one mention mini-skirts… Introduced into Carnaby street, London, mid 60s…

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    pcolli  over 2 years ago

    Don’t forget the tie & Roman numerals….

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    Cornelius Noodleman  over 2 years ago

    From the ashes the Phoenix rises.

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    Eric Klein  over 2 years ago

    He failed, bell bottoms started to come back last May

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    dadoctah  over 2 years ago

    I’d like a look at the mullet mausoleum if you don’t mind.

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    mikeyman  over 2 years ago

    It will take forever to decompose.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I have a paisley caftan top and black velvet slacks that I wear to the rock & roll outfit contest each year at our monthly dinners. With hubby in a tie-dye shirt & jeans, a flower behind my ear, and my hair crimped, we win a prize every time.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Crimping irons should be added to the graves.

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    Say What? Premium Member over 2 years ago

    One of the first to be buried was powdered wigs, marked by one of the older crumbling gravestones.

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    Acworthless  over 2 years ago

    So how long before ripped jeans join them? Won’t be soon enough, whenever it is!

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    gammaguy  over 2 years ago

    Zombie fashions?

    Just the thought….

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    Cornelius Robinson Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Jeepers Creepers

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    jessie d. Premium Member over 2 years ago

    and paper clothes, them needing no care excepting to take out the trash. Of course at a party offending others could spread like wild fire.

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I still like bell bottoms.

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    Fklimko  over 2 years ago

    Bell bottoms are returning. Several were seen this summer.

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    gopher gofer  over 2 years ago

    big lapels…

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    Sir Ruddy Blighter, Jr.  over 2 years ago

    Pay that guard whatever he wants

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    Old Codger  over 2 years ago

    Actually sear sucker suits we’re pretty nice in the summertime.

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    rickseg  over 2 years ago

    I remember zoot suits. They were in fashion when I was a kid.

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    [Traveler] Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I hear that mullets are making a comeback

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    nosirrom  over 2 years ago

    Where’s the one for “Big Hair”?

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    jim.bullard  over 2 years ago

    HEY! I like seersucker. It is a great hot weather fabric for shirts.

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    johndifool  over 2 years ago

    I always wondered where Leisure Suit Larry was buried…

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    sarah413 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    The man bun, while not clothing, is still a blight on fashion.

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    potfarmer  over 2 years ago

    My feet still haven’t forgiven me for Beatle boots.

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    david_42  over 2 years ago

    Double-knits. Too bad they were only done in polyesters.

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    dflak  over 2 years ago

    I would have never owned a leisure suit except that my wife bought it for me. I think I wore it twice.

    The rest of my wardrobe is in some cases, 30 years old, but since it’s “men’s clothing” it’s really never out of style. Men’s clothing has no style :).

    Except for ties. I have them in widths ranging from a few microns to the width of a lobster bib. Somewhere in that range is the current style.

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    mhebden  over 2 years ago

    But I like seer sucker! Hope it comes back, my one remaining shirt is quite worn.

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    More Coffee Please! Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Hey, what’s wrong with seersucker?

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    freewaydog  over 2 years ago

    I would much rather dig them ALL up & bury the crappy fashion they have today: “Distressed” jeans; sleeveless tops/dresses, etc.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I suppose we’re lucky toga’s haven’t come back in style. …yet.

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    franki_g  over 2 years ago

    I loved the 40’s revival, which was the big shoulder pad era. They flattered my particular shape- my shoulders are too rounded.

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    royq27  over 2 years ago

    been seeing bells…

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    KEA  over 2 years ago

    I liked bell bottoms… also Nehru jackets

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    SusieB  over 2 years ago

    Girdles are still here, now called shapewear or Spanx

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    bbbmorrell  over 2 years ago

    skinny jeans needs to be there, hand me a shovel.

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    greenlynn Premium Member over 2 years ago

    My wife would add pantyhose to the graveyard.

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    tee929  over 2 years ago

    Wait—I still like seer sucker for the summer! But lets add sagging pants, Yugo’s and boom boxes….

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    nlkaiser  over 2 years ago

    SACK dresses

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    mise fein  over 2 years ago

    Actually it’s the ripped jeans and visible underwear that need to be buried.

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    Redd Panda  over 2 years ago

    Bell Bottoms? What did they ever do to anyone?

    Let’s bring back bellbottoms! And paisley shirts with silly long collars. And extra wide belts too.

    And for the girls, those beautiful dresses and tops of Summer.

    Aww. now I’m choking up, just thinking about it all.

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    mistercatworks  over 2 years ago

    Sooner or later they come back in different forms. Girdles come back as spandex body stockings, bell bottoms come back as baggy trousers, leisure suits come back as realtor jackets. :)

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    Bruce1253  over 2 years ago

    “Bell Bottom Blues you make me cry. . . .” Eric Clapton

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    paranormal  over 2 years ago

    And just what is wrong with bell bottoms??? I used to wear them and loved them!!!

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    Bookworm  over 2 years ago

    Gawd, am I old! The only missing tombstone is “Men’s Hats.” By which I mean the fedora and the like, not baseball caps. I remember both my dad and my grandpa would never, ever, leave the house without their hat.

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    withaG43  over 2 years ago

    This was fun today!

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    diegot  over 2 years ago

    Oh, my god! I remember all of these!

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    Neat '33  over 2 years ago

    Oh ! And the “Neru Jackets” ? Not sure of the spelling !

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    huntsnorth  over 2 years ago

    Can we please bury zubaz too?

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    Sabrina17  over 2 years ago

    Bell bottoms are coming back.

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    1JennyJenkins  over 2 years ago

    You mean the exaggerated versions of these sewing tricks went out of fashion. They are still there and used in every possible way to enhance one’s figure, posture, or general presence.

    As an axample: a custom made man’s suit has all the tricks of the trade on those tombstones to disguise: short legs, skinny shoulders, beer belly, etc….The same applies to a woman’s custom made dress, or suit, or pants…

    Yes, even seersucker fabric has never gone out of fashion.

    Well, maybe the name “leisure suit” has lost its cachet….

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    Redd Panda  over 2 years ago

    I vote, we bring back Bellbottoms.

    How say you all?

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    pflutke59  over 2 years ago

    Is Wiley working with the authors of “Shoe” for commentary on the 70s?

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    mrsdonaldson  over 2 years ago

    A little late on those bell bottoms. It seems I’ve seen those recently…

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    tad1  over 2 years ago

    Thankfully, fedoras and flat caps (my two main choices in headwear) aren’t in that plot.

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    ktrabbit  over 2 years ago

    Girdles aren’t dead…they just call ’em “Spanx” now.

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    ChucklinChuck  over 2 years ago

    I have a couple of seersucker summer shirts I dig out of my closet every now and then. No ironing required!

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    mmacb1  over 2 years ago

    can we save a plot for high waisted jeans? so ugly

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    oldlady07 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I think young people do not expect us old folks to keep up with the latest trends. So I feel we should not disappoint them.

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    Diamond Lil  over 2 years ago

    I like seersucker!

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    bobgreenwade  over 2 years ago

    Actually, I’m seeking a pair of bellbottoms, and a leisure suit, but they’re for costumes so I suppose that doesn’t really count.

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    ron  over 2 years ago

    But they do NOT “stay buried”. Note that Bell Bottoms are appearing again… One day I’ll wish I still had my Yellow Polyester suit.

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    cmugnier  over 2 years ago

    In the Deep South, (New Orleans & Baton Rouge), Court appearances for Attorneys & Experts must show up in suits. Seersucker is the only way – I own 5 suits & 2 sport coats for Summertime. It’s still THE thing down here, including Sunday Mass.

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    spaced man spliff  over 2 years ago

    1. Low slung pants showing the butt crack

    2. Power suits. Power lunches. “Power” anything.

    3. Hard Rock Café T-shirts.

    4. Ladies’ Tees saying “bitch”, “Rich man’s plaything, Poor man’s dream”, “Voulez vous coucher aves moi c’est soir”, or any other slogan the responses to which they complain about.

    5. Peasant shirts (I actually liked those).

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    oakie817  over 2 years ago

    excuse me, i wore bell bottoms in the Navy

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    phoenixnyc  over 2 years ago

    The 70s…The Decade That Taste Forgot.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member over 2 years ago

    It’s a big graveyard. Lots of room. This is just a small corner.

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    6turtle9  over 2 years ago

    Looks like a Wack-a-Mole job.

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    OldTim  over 2 years ago

    My mother once bought me a lemon yellow polyester leisure suit! So I went into the bedroom ostensibly to try it on and then claimed it didn’t fit. I exchanged for a pair of jeans.

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    GiantShetlandPony  over 2 years ago

    I remember removing the shoulder pads off shirts and jackets. Looked more like I was ready to play football, then dressed up.

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    GiantShetlandPony  over 2 years ago

    Oh, need to add, pants worn below your rear end. Why that fad doesn’t end is beyond me.

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    Rick Smith Premium Member over 2 years ago

    You sir, are doing a service to mankind.

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    AndrewSihler  over 2 years ago

    What about panty-hose?

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  over 2 years ago

    You can’t stop it if it comes back. Do like I do and just don’t wear it.

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    Nuliajuk  over 2 years ago

    Bell bottoms came back in briefly about 15 years ago.

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    willie_mctell  over 2 years ago

    Few are alive today who remember the seersucker summer suit.

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    Taracinablue  over 2 years ago

    Had to look up seersucker… glad that one’s “buried,” lol

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Can we add beanbag chairs?

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    john_chubb  over 2 years ago

    Tie Dye will never go out of style!

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