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Funky by Dexter: It takes a Funky Chicken to Lay a Funky Egg

More shoe fashions from 1971, this time desert boots, oxfords and bowling shoes.

Lady Dexter shoe ad from Seventeen magazine, March 1971.Penneys shirts and jeans ad from Seventeen magazine, March 1971.

I’m guessing my love of stripey jeans and star motifs started around this year. This ad isn’t for shoes but it shows more two-toned desert boots.

I’ll find some Famolare crepe-soled shoes and clogs for Joni.

What a coincidence that Curtise posted a Horrible Histories video yesterday. I didn’t know what Horrible Histories were until her post, but I had recently stumbled on these videos by History Teachers – mini history lessons put to the music of pop songs. I was in grad school studying medieval art history in the early 1980s, so I particularly like their videos on the medieval period as well as the revamped 1980s songs.

I've posted some of my other favorites on my Facebook page, including one with a chorus of "Ooh, ooh fleas on rats, fleas on rats" and another that begins,

"“Mummification equals immortality
Your brain’s pulled out your nose by an embalmer-priest”

Catchy, no?

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Oh man! I remember those stripe jeans. I had red, white and blue ones. I have a sort of love/hate memory of them. I had an accident in them in 6th grade because my 6th grade teacher wouldn't let me leave the classroom during testing! Horrible memory, but my pants were so cool. ;) Even if they were wet and I had to go home. Those times shape our lives in ways we never forget.
Yay for the famolare shoes, and waffle stompers!! I still remember begging my mom for a pair of waffle stompers. I got them too!

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoni

My bowling shoes are Dexter!

That picture is a real time capsule - the stars in red, white and blue, the guitar, the hairstyles. And the Penney logo! Why did they ever change that font - that was so cool!

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVal Sparkle

I had a pair of stripey trousers when I was a kid too, I had forgotten all about them till this post reminded me!
Enjoyed the clip. There are plenty of Horrible History songs on YouTube, and the TV hows are great, as enjoyable for adults as for kids. xxxx

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCurtise

Dexter are my favorite bowling shoes but what I like better is the ads from the past. Definitely adding them to my swipe file.

September 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBowling Balls
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