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Old 22-01-2013, 10:56
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Thanks for finding those especially the mask. I found the first and asked if someone else could find the mask so welll done Izzy.

I have to say that while everyone's experience is different, I never knew a single man who wore a kaftan in the 60s or 70s and I was an occasional 'weekend hippy' who lived in London at that time. They may have been worn in America, in films or on TV and in more recent depictions of those times but they were mostly worn by young women. If these are meant to be worn as hippy kaftans, JS does appear to favour the hooded ones. (Not all kaftans had hoods.) I don't see any connection between hippydom and JS unless he equated "Free Love" with the PIE. He looks as if he has left the 1970s behind quite some time ago in the third picture?

The mask picture is nothing to do with hippydom. It is disturbing and probably meant to be.
Thanks I found another photo of what looks like a similar, if not the very same, top worn when he was a fair bit younger:-
I'd have hated wearing something like that with the bits hanging off the hood - thats way too soppy, I'd have said as a kid lol.

Oh there's this as well:- thats not quite as 'zany' though.
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