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Sunday, 28 December 2008

Mitchell's 'In Praise of Sailors' - 10

Dressing little boys as sailors was popular with the Victorians and inevitably, given the fascination with the image, the look finds it’s way into fashion wear every so often (39). The full blown look like this is probably too much like fancy dress for most lads
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(39)

Even raunchy men dally with the iconography (40)
and this restrained use is more effective but not suitable as street wear!
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(40)

The advertising media also draw on the imagery,
this example featuring the Ginch Gonch boys is rather nice (41).

(41)

The next episode will look at Sailors in Homoerotic Art

Read this series from episode 1

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