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Title: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 09:15, 07 February 18
464 v BBC and QL........


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Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Bryce on 10:30, 07 February 18
Oooo, an electronics expert... Oh wait, he doesn't know the difference between an Electrolytic capacitor and a Tantulum bead capacitor!  :picard:

Bryce.
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Vyper68 on 12:26, 07 February 18
OMG

God the 80's were really the land that fashion forgot - what on Earth is madam wearing, is it a jumper with braces or real braces? - I just need to add on in today's PC world i am not a sexist, i am commenting on the fashion not the person wearing said fashion garment.

And don't even get me started on what the men are wearing :doh:

I should add i was 16 and had no fashion sense either running round in jeans and a Gallini jumper and Reebok trainers.  :picard:
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Dagger on 14:15, 07 February 18
Don't matter what people were wearing or hairstyles etc c the 80's were great times. Wish I could go back :)
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 15:24, 07 February 18
Some of the stuff I wore as a kid in the 80s make me cringe today.

Bad hair for a start. Proper bowl style hair, loud lemon coloured shirts with collars so big, I'd fly if I ran. Didn't get to wear runners regularly until I was nearly 13!

Thank Christ 1990 came along and so did rock and metal. The 80s may have been great for video games, but for fashion and being social, they can stay in the past!
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Vyper68 on 16:31, 07 February 18
Some of the stuff I wore as a kid in the 80s make me cringe today.

Bad hair for a start. Proper bowl style hair, loud lemon coloured shirts with collars so big, I'd fly if I ran. Didn't get to wear runners regularly until I was nearly 13!

Thank Christ 1990 came along and so did rock and metal. The 80s may have been great for video games, but for fashion and being social, they can stay in the past!

There is a picture of me somewhere at me Granda's place where i am wearing a shirt similar to the one you describe and that ensemble was completed by a Tank-top and High-waisted Flare trousers but this was taken in the late 70's  :-[   
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 16:49, 07 February 18
There is a picture of me somewhere at me Granda's place where i am wearing a shirt similar to the one you describe and that ensemble was completed by a Tank-top and High-waisted Flare trousers but this was taken in the late 70's  :-[


Yeah, entrusting fashion sense to our parents who were still stuck in the previous generation probably wasn't wise. Like we had a choice in the matter...  :laugh:
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: ukmarkh on 13:16, 09 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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Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Gryzor on 20:13, 11 February 18
What *are* Shell suits? Did Shell give them out with every 20 litres of fuel or something?
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Vyper68 on 21:15, 11 February 18
What *are* Shell suits? Did Shell give them out with every 20 litres of fuel or something?
(https://www.offerson.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/comp_body_image/fashion_main.jpg)
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Shaun M. Neary 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.
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Bryce 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.

Bryce.
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: ukmarkh 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.

Bryce.

In the UK, everyone had them, Celebs, politicians, the Queen [emoji23] and everyones Mum 🤪


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Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Shaun M. Neary 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.

Bryce.


By the time REM had properly burst on to the scene, they were promptly renamed Shiny Happy Tracksuits. xD
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Gryzor on 11:32, 19 February 18
(https://www.offerson.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/comp_body_image/fashion_main.jpg)



Really? I thought these were "tracksuits" :D
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Bryce on 11:47, 19 February 18
Tracksuits are the non-shiny version.

Bryce.
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Shaun M. Neary 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]
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Skunkfish 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 (?).
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Gryzor on 13:05, 21 February 18
Tracksuits are the non-shiny version.

Bryce.


I did know you have some technical know-how about electronics, but your in-depth expertise about fashion astounds me.
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Bryce 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 :)

Bryce.
Title: Re: 464 Bench Test (Channel 4 - 1985)
Post by: Gryzor on 13:49, 21 February 18
Makes sense. Talent synergy!