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Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
« Reply #10 on: 00:51, 12 February 18 »
Did people wear Shell suits in the 80s or 90s, they were bad, everyone in Liverpool basically wore them for over a decade. I mean everyone


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Both. They were popular in both the late 80s and the early 90s.
God awful coloured silky tracksuits. Proper scobe uniform.
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Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
« Reply #11 on: 10:03, 12 February 18 »
Did people wear Shell suits in the 80s or 90s, they were bad, everyone in Liverpool basically wore them for over a decade. I mean everyone


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We called them "Shiny Tracksuits". They were popular around the 80's / 90's, but not by everyone. They were more associated with a particular class of society.

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Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
« Reply #12 on: 10:23, 12 February 18 »
We called them "Shiny Tracksuits". They were popular around the 80's / 90's, but not by everyone. They were more associated with a particular class of society.

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In the UK, everyone had them, Celebs, politicians, the Queen and everyones Mum 🤪


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Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
« Reply #13 on: 11:09, 12 February 18 »
We called them "Shiny Tracksuits". They were popular around the 80's / 90's, but not by everyone. They were more associated with a particular class of society.

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By the time REM had properly burst on to the scene, they were promptly renamed Shiny Happy Tracksuits. xD
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Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
« Reply #14 on: 11:32, 19 February 18 »
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Really? I thought these were "tracksuits" :D

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Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
« Reply #15 on: 11:47, 19 February 18 »
Tracksuits are the non-shiny version.

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Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
« Reply #16 on: 12:00, 19 February 18 »

Really? I thought these were "tracksuits" :D


You're not wrong, they are a type of tracksuit, these awful looking things came into fashion in the late 80s and lasted to early-mid 90s. Some variants can still be seen today. But they're generally worn by gangs o :laugh: [size=78%]f scummers who in turn are laughed at by the rest of the public for wearing his and his matching tracksuits. [/size]
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Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
« Reply #17 on: 12:03, 19 February 18 »
I believe shell suits should have a crinkly polyester outer layer, whereas tracksuits are more fabric-y (not a real word).

I remember as teenagers we had a bonfire night camping party (as dangerous an event as it sounds) where a friends shellsuit came close to spontaneously combusting from sitting too close to the fire. Carrying on this form, he proceeded to heat a large steel rod in the fire, went to pretend to throw it in a javelin-esque fashion, only to drop it due to the heat where it proceeded to slice through a friends tent, which only managed not to burst into its flames due to its (thankfully) flame-retardant fabric. Luckily no one was inside at the time...

Good times (?).

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Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
« Reply #18 on: 13:05, 21 February 18 »
Tracksuits are the non-shiny version.

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I did know you have some technical know-how about electronics, but your in-depth expertise about fashion astounds me.

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Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
« Reply #19 on: 13:44, 21 February 18 »

I did know you have some technical know-how about electronics, but your in-depth expertise about fashion astounds me.

Only because the static discharge from shiny tracksuits is enough to destroy most CMOS electronics components :)

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