Safari news & views

Safari news & views

Safari on ice in Sweden

In anticipation of the next annual safari event here’s something to keep you going.

Contributed by Dave Braunsthal in Sweden

I would like to proudly announce the succesful holding of the very first, annual, Safari on ice, Sweden on 22 December 2002 on a small insignificant lake in the south of Sweden, became the fashion focus of the modern world!

Unfortunately, due to the lack of advertising or possibly the 15 degree below zero temperatures, the numbers were not quite what I had hoped for, how ever, the dapper duds, walk socks and safari attire in general was well represented.

The Lapellafella award winner 2001 (Mr Dave Braunsthal) was keen to prove that the Pearl Harbour conditions were not going to get in the way of his day out.

After mixing it with the rest of the events participants (the photographer) David proceeded to impress with his dazzling ice manouvres.

Otherwise a very stylish turn.

And a brilliant finish.

And you’re wondering why David looks so happy on the ice in his shorts in freezing conditions?

The ice held.

Safari suits – leisure suits. Spot the difference.

While surfing on the net one of safari’s Hall of Famer’s, Maz, found out that leisure suits and safari suits are pretty much one and the same.

This image, coutesy of the Henry Ford Museum website leisure suit section, talks about leisure suits getting the respect they deserve – and rightly so.

The Bad Fads site describes their origins and says that they even became banned at some restaurants.

There is, or used to be an annual leisure suit convention which sounds a lot like our safari suit pub crawls. “When you wear a leisure suit you turn into a completely different person,” explains Van Hardin, founder of the convention. “You don’t have the tie to inhibit you. You can eat food, and if you spill, it slides right off.”