Are you old enough or “pop culturally aware” enough to recognise this iconic jacket?

This post was inspired by a chat with my friend Sean about reaction to a jacket he is wearing in his Facebook profile shot. Do you recognise the iconic jacket? Some people don’t.

Some younger people asked  Sean if he was now working as a waiter!

Of course, others would recognise that jacket as the Nehru jacket – very hip in the 1960s and worn by the Beatles in their famous 1965 Shea Stadium gig.

My 8 year old son would probably say it’s a “Doctor Evil” Jacket. Of course Doctor Evil was a homage to Doctor No from the 1960s James Bond Movie.

Sean tried on the jacket in a Beatles store in Japan – and  now wishes he had bought it!

Anyway, here are some interesting links about the famous jacket.

Here is a link to a great clip from the Beatles Shea Stadium concert.

Here’s a link to a fashion piece. I love the pun – Behind the Seams!

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and there’s all the extra cultural significance in this wikipedia piece.

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Just looking at these groovy photos of Davy Jones from the Monkees and even Sean Connery with Nehru jackets – I gotta get me one!

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