Safari suit sightings

Safari suit sightings

1985 safari inspiration

Here’s a blast from the past for some of you. Please pass this onto anyone you may recognise!

These photos were sent in from Rob. He says:

I somehow stumbled on… This inspired me to get out some old pics. I thought some of your readership might find them interesting, particularly those that were there circa 1985 in the Marion Road, Ascot Park precinct.

I think they are relevant to the safari suit “history”, and while no actual safari suits or hats are visible, it certainly shows the inspiration was alive and well.

Pay careful attention to the details and big collars, plunging masculine necklines, hairy chests, chains, rings and big hair are all visible.

Unfortunately, (or maybe fortunately) I never turned the camera on myself. All I can remember is the hangover!

If anyone has any safari suit photo gems, please get them scanned and send the files to me.

Austin at the Charles Sturt Tavern

There’s some content that I still haven’t migrated from our original safari suit website and this is one of them. Winks kindly wrote this for the site.

This didn’t just happen once but two years in a row, Safari ended at The Charles Sturt Tavern where we met Austin in his lovely powder blue Safari Suit absolutely cutting up the dance floor. He was well and truly past retirement age but still did the odd job and I know this because he gave me his card.

I feel he was a very popular and frequent patron to this particular establishment because everyone knew him, especially the ladies. Gus and I had found the perfect person to present the final awards and he did it with style.

I can’t remember the exact year that we bumped into Austin but I vividly remember him and I reckon apart from the powder blue that Winks mentions, Austin also had a green safari suit. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture to accompany this story but if you’re reading this and you do, please let me know.