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Posted: 24 Feb 06, 03:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was looking at this picture,and I was wondering,what the devil was going on with the fashion back in the 70's,lol...I LOVED the 60's...but the 70's and the 80's was a bit off-beat...anyways, I was looking at this picture of the whole band, and I noticed that Roger had a dress on?? But it was more of a manly dress that they wore back in the 70's...I was born in 1983, so I have no idea what this is called? It kinda looks like a robe...?

http://www.queenzone.com/multimedia/pictures/images/Queen/22820024370.jpg


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Posted: 24 Feb 06, 03:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a genuine Japanese Kimono.


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Posted: 24 Feb 06, 03:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow...thats really cool!!! I know it was kinda weird to call it a man-dress, but I've seen anything like that before???


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Posted: 24 Feb 06, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ask someone from Japan. I bet he has seen one before.

To be serious: A kimono is nothing special, you can buy one in almost every fashion boutique, mostly intended as a bathrobe or dressing gown. Lot's of women's wear is based on a kimono: blouses, shirts, coats. Or the typical Judo or Karate dress. In Japan it was (or is) worn by men and women, as far as I know. There are lots of pictures of Freddie wearing a kimono, I think of Brian and John, too.


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Posted: 06 Mar 06, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Man-dress"! I love it! Yes, many nations have worn different styles of "man-dresses" through the ages - the Scottish fancy a school-girl mini they call a "kilt", the arabs have always donned full-length robes, and yes the Japanese like their kimonos.

It looks like the one Roger's wearing in that pic is actually the same one Freddie wore during performances - maybe he just loaned it to Rog, since the pic was taken in Japan. It is a woman's kimono - men wear much more masculine ones of limited decoration - usually in plain colours like dark green or burgundy. I guess the boys were in their gender bending days, and the selection was probably Freddie's.


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Posted: 06 Mar 06, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, it just looked so funny to see him wearing that...

What was going on with fashion back in the 70's and 80's...I loved the 60's but the 70's and 80's truly has me lost...lol!


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Posted: 06 Mar 06, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was talking in general about the two decades "DUMBASS", not about the kimono when I said what was going on with fashion in the 70's and 80's...I personally just didnt like 70's or 80's fashion, and I think I'm entitled to my own thoughts/opinion!

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Posted: 08 Mar 06, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 09 Mar 06, 01:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hahahh "man dress" lol good one...


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