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Pair of boots

Pair of boots

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1987-88 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kickers (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Kickers

  • Museum number:

    T.539:1, 2-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of purple-pink nubuck lace-up boots.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1987-88 (made)


Kickers (designer)

Materials and Techniques


Object history note

Registered File number 1994/1060, Streetstyle exhibition 1994-1995, in the exhibition it was part of an outfit called "Ravers/'Madchester' UK 1987-8" (includes the jeans T.257-1994, the T-shirt T.718-1994 and the T-shirt T.1-1995).

This outfit is a 1994 equivalent of what was worn in 1987-1988.

Historical context note

The Northern Rave/Madchester look was centred in and around Manchester and Liverpool. Its followers steered away from the football terraces and into clubs such as the Hacienda. Their style was cheeky, baggy and andrognyous, including amusing T-shirts printed with puns on well-known trademarks. Mancunian clothing companies such as Joe Bloggs became synonymous with the Madchester look.

Descriptive line

Boots, purple-pink nubuck, Kickers, France, ca. 1987

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Described in the exhibition publication, part of an outfit called "Ravers/'Madchester' UK 1987-8".
Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters : Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties




Footwear; Fashion; Men's clothes; Streetstyle exhibition 1994


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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