|The Crystal Palace Pub|
But youth fashions today seem to me to be somewhat bland, and lacking in imagination to say the least.
One little affectation which seems to be making a reappearence is the habit of wearing only one glove.
I think it was the great Gene Vincent himself who started that one, with Alvin Stardust and Micheal Jackson (both big Vincent fans) following suit in subsequent decades.
This morning on the Brussels Metro I noticed a young chap displaying this particular affectation, but not quite getting it right. Therefore I would like to offer the following advice in the unlikely event that any Belgian teenagers . and some of them do know the alphabet - are following this blog. There is a right way and a wrong way to do it.
The right way (a la Vincent et al). Black leathers, gleaming winklepickers, and a skin tight black leather glove.
The wrong (Belgian) way. Ill-fitting blue-grey jacket from Primark, grubby jeans, white trainers, and a single grey wooly mitten.
Mittens are simply not Rock n Roll, I'm sorry. I know it was a bit chilly today, but this is not an accurate interpretation of the trend.
And at least we combed our hair properly!