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Saturday, 13 November 2010

What they wore ( part 1 )

Flicking through my copy of the ' Motor Cycle ' 1948 its hard to imagine why somebody would want to wear such strange outfits, but the answer was purely of necessity. With an economy trying to recover from the ravages of war people were thank full for any thing that kept them warm and dry, and that meant utilising the tons of ex MOD clothing , After all if it kept out the cold North Atlantic on a Submarine then it should keep out the worst of the British weather . Only Belstaff were making something that resembled Motor Cycle clothing modeled by the chap above ...possibly on his way to do " essential work " for the Post war Production drive.
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