Safari suit sightings

Safari suit sightings

Who are these boys?

Many of the people who attend the annual safari suit pub crawls know one or both of the boys in this photo wearing the very smart safari suits.

If you do know who either or both of them are please leave a comment.

‘Want to look cool? Get a safari suit’ says The Age

According to Janice Breen Burns from The Age newspaper, safari suits are coming back in. We could have told Janice that long ago. In fact, we’d argue that safari suits were never really out of fashion.

She says:

“COULD the safari rise again? In Milan this week men’s wear brands including Belstaff, John Richmond and floated the possibility with lightweight, military-style jackets and slacks similar to those in every stylish Aussie bloke’s wardrobe in the 1970s and out of fashion by 1980.”

‘The new safari suit?’ John Richmond fashion

“Its reign was a cultural spike that saw boardrooms and Parliament populated by men in beige and sky blue polyester.”

I don’t buy safari suits for myself as a rule, but I remember purchasing one with a friend about eight years ago now. It cost $4 and the woman selling it to us thought it was the bees knees and of course she was right. It’s definitely harder and harder to find one in op shops these days and I doubt they sell for the $4 price anymore.

Hold on to your safari suits people, and wear them with pride.

And don’t forget to send in pictures of you wearing your safari suit.

Safari suits give an air of confidence

David wearning a safari suitWe here at are constantly on the lookout for people who wear safari suits. As we know that safari suits aren’t confined to Adelaide, we like to get word from friends interstate and overseas but we also rely on the web to inform us.

This image and story were found on from the ABC goldfields website:

David McInness is doing his bit to keep the safari suit alive.

‘David’s obsession with the slightly unusual attire began a few years ago when he went to a 70s themed Christmas party. “I was at the op shop, found a cream safari suit and wore it to the party,” David recalls, “I liked it so much, I said to everyone ‘I’m going to fly home in this’ and no one believed me.”

The next day he did exactly that. Unfortunately, his choice of clothing seemed to lead to no one speaking to him the whole way home. He remembers that even in the slightly elite Qantas Club, where he was surrounded by suits (albeit of a different kind), he did not get any response.’

Good on you Dave. Keep it up.