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2020-11-27 8:06:51 AM  
Wow, John Inman modelling flamboyant sweaters.  Seems fitting.
 
2020-11-27 8:21:53 AM  
My Mom bought a knitting machine back then and good lord, the sweaters we endured.....
 
2020-11-27 8:24:23 AM  
Upside to global warming:  no more need for sweaters, ugly or otherwise, but especially ugly ones.
 
2020-11-27 9:13:26 AM  
So were the people who wore them.

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2020-11-27 10:29:20 AM  
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2020-11-27 10:33:37 AM  
Nice collection of British teeth to go along with those sweaters.
 
2020-11-27 10:37:51 AM  
Isn't that Bonnie Lankford? This must have been a BBC actor commercial shoot.
 
2020-11-27 10:43:25 AM  
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2020-11-27 11:28:27 AM  
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christopher biggins trying for a butch look
 
2020-11-27 11:38:44 AM  
I would wear the frog vest, and maybe the panda one.
 
2020-11-27 11:50:39 AM  

Joe USer: Isn't that Bonnie Lankford? This must have been a BBC actor commercial shoot.


I thought that was her too

Also possible Richard Biers
 
2020-11-27 12:26:00 PM  
I was all ready to argue that sweaters in the '80s were nowhere near that ugly. Then I remembered a plaid V-neck that I was rather fond of and pulled out a photo album.

Autumn-toned hideousness.
 
2020-11-27 12:50:34 PM  
"Mr. Humphries, are you free?"
"I'M FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"
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2020-11-27 1:01:55 PM  
Mr Humphries and Mel Bush in ugly sweaters.  That's a weird one you found, subby.
 
2020-11-27 1:20:31 PM  
What's today's fashion?
Gym clothes and generally looking like an idiot.
 
2020-11-27 1:23:15 PM  
Not gonna lie: I would wear the hell out of the piano sweater with matching scarf and the Jazz sweater. The former is just adorable and the latter looks comfy AF.
 
2020-11-27 1:23:52 PM  
Wasn't she a companion on technicolor Doctor Who?
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2020-11-27 1:25:55 PM  

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Part 6, part 7.

Was originally the most annoying redheaded character in the show's history until the Matt Smith era.
 
2020-11-27 1:27:08 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: adammpower: Wasn't she a companion on technicolor Doctor Who?[Fark user image 660x928]

Part 6, part 7.

Was originally the most annoying redheaded character in the show's history until the Matt Smith era.


Ahhh yup.  Mel.  she was indeed awful.
 
2020-11-27 1:27:14 PM  
I kind of want the fried egg sweater.

Maybe without the chicken on the arms.
 
2020-11-27 1:28:32 PM  

adammpower: Wasn't she a companion on technicolor Doctor Who?[Fark user image 660x928]


I'm pretty sure that's Bonnie Langford, and yes, Doctor Who in 1986, the same year as this photo shoot.
 
2020-11-27 1:30:07 PM  

Porous Horace: What's today's fashion?
Gym clothes and generally looking like an idiot.


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2020-11-27 1:33:30 PM  
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Why, yes! I do want to hear more about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Why don't you come down to the basement with me and you can tell me alllllllllll about him
 
2020-11-27 1:38:10 PM  
now I know what I want to be when I grow up
this farking guy
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2020-11-27 1:40:57 PM  
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Quarantine's been rough on Simon Pegg
 
2020-11-27 1:57:29 PM  
I came here expecting to see sweater puppies, I guess I have to do everything around here.

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2020-11-27 2:03:39 PM  

Walker: "Mr. Humphries, are you free?"
"I'M FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"
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He was known to enjoy a cockatoo.
 
2020-11-27 2:04:37 PM  
I'd rock that Jazz sweater.
 
2020-11-27 2:24:01 PM  

Walker: "Mr. Humphries, are you free?"
"I'M FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"
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Mr Humphries has been known to enjoy a cockatoo.
 
2020-11-27 2:31:31 PM  
Things I miss from the 80's - Girls wearing leg warmers and ridiculously huge hairstyles.

Things I will never miss from the 80's: The damn sweaters. God I hated those.
 
2020-11-27 2:42:30 PM  

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christopher biggins trying for a butch look


It is Wednesday, my dudes. 1980s version.
 
2020-11-27 2:47:19 PM  

Porous Horace: What's today's fashion?
Gym clothes and generally looking like an idiot.


"Dress Like a Toddler"
 
2020-11-27 2:49:40 PM  
That pig one just makes me think of The Pink Floyd.

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2020-11-27 2:51:18 PM  
Community - Nice Sweater
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2020-11-27 2:57:37 PM  
Tight Sweater
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2020-11-27 2:59:03 PM  
Half a dozen of those I would buy *right now*.

Also, wtf is up with kids having all the cool shirts and shiat? Was in an H&M last week and the kids rack had a sweatshirt with a freaking multi-colored sequined dinosaur on it. What the Fark can I have that as an adult? And all the cool backpacks too.  Little farkers.
 
2020-11-27 3:08:54 PM  
The '80s had nothing on the '70s for bad sweaters:

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2020-11-27 3:16:37 PM  
Is it racist that I clicked on the link, and without reading, as I scrolled down, I thought, man, these look like Brits from the 80s... then the guy with the flag stick in his mouth showed up - confirmed!
 
2020-11-27 3:40:26 PM  

BafflerMeal: Half a dozen of those I would buy *right now*.

Also, wtf is up with kids having all the cool shirts and shiat? Was in an H&M last week and the kids rack had a sweatshirt with a freaking multi-colored sequined dinosaur on it. What the Fark can I have that as an adult? And all the cool backpacks too.  Little farkers.


It is easy to embroider a dinosaur on a sweatshirt, and fairly easy to add sequins. Take up a new hobby during covid times.
 
2020-11-27 3:49:47 PM  
Where can I get some of these? I would like to know more.
 
2020-11-27 3:56:55 PM  
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2020-11-27 3:58:59 PM  

BafflerMeal: Half a dozen of those I would buy *right now*.

Also, wtf is up with kids having all the cool shirts and shiat? Was in an H&M last week and the kids rack had a sweatshirt with a freaking multi-colored sequined dinosaur on it. What the Fark can I have that as an adult? And all the cool backpacks too.  Little farkers.


Right! RIGHT!
 
2020-11-27 4:06:04 PM  

LesserEvil: Is it racist that I clicked on the link, and without reading, as I scrolled down, I thought, man, these look like Brits from the 80s... then the guy with the flag stick in his mouth showed up - confirmed!


The teeth gave it away for me
 
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2020-11-27 4:08:31 PM  
If you're going to convince me sweaters were a thing in the mid-80s, when I distinctly remember otherwise, your evidence should be something more than a single photoshoot.
 
2020-11-27 5:00:21 PM  
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2020-11-27 5:09:57 PM  

LesserEvil: Is it racist that I clicked on the link, and without reading, as I scrolled down, I thought, man, these look like Brits from the 80s... then the guy with the flag stick in his mouth showed up - confirmed!


No, it's racist that you assume that all Brits are white
 
2020-11-27 5:16:46 PM  

SumoJeb: now I know what I want to be when I grow up
this farking guy
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I feel like one can *only* wear corduroys with this.
 
2020-11-27 5:33:32 PM  
Ult xmas sweater

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