Blouson jacket and flares

Flared trousers, polyester, by Mr Max Fashion Clothes, purchased from Rupert's in Wallasey or Gearbox in Chester, about 1972-73

This casual, more relaxed look for men was epitomised by long hair, platforms and flared trousers. The flared style was most popular in jeans but was used in cords or smarter trousers like these.

Gift of Mrs Valerie Hemingway, 2010
WAG 2010.28.4

Blouson jacket, cotton corduroy, made for Jaeger, 1975

Corduroy was a very popular material during the decade. It was often used to make trousers, jackets and shirts. This jacket, shortened and brought in at the waist, picks out the hips, accentuating the length and flare of the trousers.

The Jaeger brand had a reputation for producing good quality, fashionable clothes, providing a smart, designer look at an affordable price.

Gift of Alan Swerdlow, 1994
Accession number: WAG 1994.78