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- n. Plural form of winkle-picker.
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It's what people think - and the awe he feels for the backless dresses, ra-ras and winkle-pickers of the Eighties positively steams from the page.
"I used to go to the one at Skegness with my mum and dad," said Cliff Reynolds, 52, from Chelmsford, dressed for the day as a Rat Pack-type 60s lounge lizard, with pork pie hat and winkle-pickers.
The clothes were accessorised with cyber-age trainers in orange, silver and white, laced-up in purple and featuring the three adidas stripes on high wedge heels, multicoloured winkle-pickers, and fluorescent neon basketball boots.
Simon Wiles has lived up to his 'best dressed' billing in a cracking pair of shiny winkle-pickers!
John Sullivan added: 'Nick Lyndhurst is a comedy genius and although James Buckley has a tough act to follow, I feel sure that he will do for leather bomber jackets and winkle-pickers what David Jason did for camel-haired coats and cocktail umbrellas.'
In the 1960s it produced winkle-pickers and in the 70s it met the fashionistas’ craving for platforms.
(Not sure, Cescy, but I love the semi-colon, almost as out-of-fashion as winkle-pickers.