Thursday, July 12, 2007

The way we wore

Mark Ellen dug out his wedding pictures the other day. This was taken on August 14th, 1982. It's one of those rare pictures that calls up an era perfectly. There's no older generation to spoil the effect. It could almost be from a movie. The light coloured footwear sported by the men is a dead giveaway. The Bananarama outfit favoured by Bev (right) helps immeasurably and Neil Tennant holds his tea cup just as Stephen Fry might.


  1. Compare with a more recent piccie of Mr Ellen. Does the man have an ageing portrait in his attic by any chance?

  2. Most Eighties Thing. Ever. And the best thing I've seen in ages.

  3. Oh my God. I swear that could have come from any of the weddings I went to in the 80s. Except I would have been wearing the silver suit not Mark.
    That is Neil Tennant? He's adapted very well to being rock god.
    That photo should be on the wikipedia definition of the 80s. It is the variety that is so good.

  4. I was 12 at the time, and I was wearing the same white footwear in honour of rockabilly king Shakin Stevens. Neil tenneant looks older than than he looks now.