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Guinness – World’s Biggest Afro

15 Sep

This is Aevin Dugas (36), a Social Worker from New Orleans, who has won a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the “World’s Biggest afro”.

OK — Old Skoolers – Remember how much of a pain it was to keep your Afro clean and neat back in the 60’s and 70’s?

Dang … We need some Trammps and some platform shoes with that!

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2011 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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9 responses to “Guinness – World’s Biggest Afro

  1. CNu

    September 15, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Must.resist.urge.to.discover.if.cuffs.match.collar…,

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    • btx3

      September 15, 2011 at 4:53 PM

      Sleveless tops…

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  2. brotherbrown

    September 15, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Magnificent Bros. would be proud.

    This might be an LA thing, but whatchu know about Rolands, Fred Astairs and Hardy’s Shoes?

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    • btx3

      September 15, 2011 at 9:17 PM

      Not much, Brotherbrown. As I recall Fred Astairs were dance shoes worn by a lot of a acting crowd. Hardys has maybe hit the young folks…

      Rolands I don’t know about.

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  3. brotherbrown

    September 15, 2011 at 10:38 PM

    Los Angeles fashions in the 70’s. Rolands were those colorful print polyester shirts with the broad collars, Fred Astairs were double-knit or polyester bell bottom slacks with a 2 inch cuff, and to round out your ensemble, you go to Hardy’s Shoes. They used to advertise in Jet. Think Rollo and Lamont on a double date.

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    • btx3

      September 16, 2011 at 9:07 AM

      That was definitely a West Coast thing, BB. In DC, we took most of our style cues from the Big Apple. You could buy top quality stuff in the garment district for 1/2 of what they cost here, so the clothes hounds would make the trip once or twice a year to stock up. Remember Nehru Suits? Had a friend who went to NYC and bought 5 of those…

      Two weeks before they went out of style.

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      • brotherbrown

        September 16, 2011 at 12:17 PM

        HAHAHAHA. They never were really “in style.”

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      • btx3

        September 16, 2011 at 1:26 PM

        Yeah – I think the most apt description would be a “style failure”.

        Remember the giant eyeglasses? I think Sammy Davis started it (or at least it started on the West Coast) – but it caught on big in Philly, where everyone from the music stars to the local gangsters had them on for a while. It was big in Detroit as well.

        DC has always been a conservative dressing town. Guys who had it going would think nothing of wearing a 3 piece, with a dress shirt and tie to the club.

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