Clones

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Jim Drew | 14316

In the post Stonewall era, gay men in the Castro district of San Francisco adopted a working-man style of dress based on Levi 501 jeans or chinos, t-shirts, and cut down flannel shirts, accessorised with leather belts and straps, a moustache, and aviator glasses. The Clone look became one of the dominant gay fashions of the mid to late 1970s. Gay men were becoming more accepted and began to feel that they wanted to be identified as gay men and stand out more. Of course if you all look exactly the same you end up with nobody standing out, but that is another story… The look was taken up by gay magazines and by advertising, and the fashion quickly spread to other gay communities around the world.

Asos | 14317

The Clone look, er, cloned into the Bear look.


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