“Granted, between bell-bottoms and cheap polyester, it had moments of caricature, but what decade is fully above reproach?”
“And more to the point, can I borrow those bell-bottoms?”
“He's the guy who will start wearing bell-bottoms when the cool kids are tight-rolling their jeans.”
“Soon I expect other players will be following the trail blazed by Cipriani, Henson and Ben Foden – currently dating Una Healy from the Saturdays, apparently, and with a taxi-rank scuffle to his name already this year – and be opening city-centre nitespots named Rockafellas, or unisex fashion boutiques selling mauve Crimplene bell-bottoms, being photographed cuddling Old English sheepdogs and swaying about embarrassedly in the background as Pickettywitch launch a TV comeback.”
“President Richard Nixon sent his staff a 10-page re-election memo with suggestions for humanizing him, but "I don't believe he ever wore bell-bottoms," says Timothy Naftali , director of the Richard Nixon presidential library.”
“*** Like bell-bottoms and wide lapels, a financial-transaction tax is a fad that goes back to the 1970s.”
“The nutty wide heels flared out psychedelically, the gold-brocade bell-bottoms were a riot, and the easy tailoring on a series of tunics and jackets over dresses offered looks for day and evening.”
“My father's generation had a similar bond, united through Vietnam, Woodstock, free love and bell-bottoms.”
“Listen to the tracks, and you'll swear you've grown a 'fro and are waiting for your bell-bottoms to come back from the cleaners.”
“But then I remembered that this was Evie—she never wore shoes, even in the rain, and she only owned overalls and bell-bottoms.”
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