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Hey folks, in another of a series of really questionable financial decisions, I’m looking to get a modern reproduction of this wonderful striped jacket worn by Paul in early 1967. Does anybody know of a color photo? I seem to remember one, and I think it’s red with cream and blue?
In a preliminary search, I unearthed this wonderful site called Beatles Style, which offers a large selection of reproductions of Beatle clothes. I WANT that Penny Lane jacket in hunting pink. This is important to me—such things are the only reason I became an adult; I made a deal with 12-year-old me, and I aim to keep it.
Similar, but intense in a slightly different way, is Beatles Suits. Are these for Beatle tribute bands? I don’t think so. I think they’re for freelance styling. Living the Beatle lifestyle, as who among us would not?
More generally, I’m looking at AtomRetro.com, and Bystander advertiser RowingBlazers.com. Perhaps what I need is a time machine.
What a great idea. I think I’d go for the Apple Jacket myself.
It looks like he wore the stripey one on the 12th of April http://www.beatlesarchive.net/paul-mccartney-12th-april-1967.html but I can’t find any colour shots from that day. (Sidenote: wouldn’t it be weird to have people be interested in what you were wearing on a specific day 55 years ago? Fame is so strange.)
Alamy stock photos had this caption: “Paul McCartney, London Heathrow Airport, 13th April 1967. Returns from America, where he has been celebrating the 21st Birthday of his actress girlfriend, Jane Asher.” A Google search reveals there are many photos of this arrival, including one of Paul & Mal Evans together, but I also could not find a color picture.
Thank you for hunting, @Joel!
There’s a book about their fashion
it’s possible there’s a photo in there?
My favorite Beatle era fashion is how they looked on the cover of the U.S. Capitol album “Something New”
Hard Day’s Night, that’s the era for me. They looked better than any other bands at that time (in my opinion).
I’m trying to imagine an alternate universe where men’s fashions were different when the Beatles first arrived, but I can’t. For example, I can’t imagine them on the Ed Sullivan show wearing baggy, wide lapeled suits with padded shoulders. Or bell bottom pants and long shirt collars. Good thing the 1970s waited until after they were done.
I thought, surely Paul didn’t buy a jacket to wear it just once, so I kept looking and…
OMG, Michael, I think I found a color photo of the jacket from a different day! Check out this link:
I think you’ve found it! Mille grazie, Joel!