My Weekly Spock: 2/25/13 That Seventies Spock…

Here’s some 1970’s Nimoy, in an era of some of the ugliest fashion ever (oh wait, it got worse in the 1980’s!) Nimoy mostly pulled it off!

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I recall receiving this very postcard from the LNAF in 1974. Oh dear, that awful white stitching, the big button Henley insert, the huge collar! The seventies are in full swing!

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As Paris, in a signature neckerchief (not ascot) that would become a Nimoy favorite on screen and off throughout the 70’s.

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Nice and Nautical – the neckline reflects his perfect square jaw, and the ever growing sideburns wipe out the pointy Star Trek ones for good (at least until he had to shave them again in ’78)
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As Tom Kovak in ‘Baffled’- with BIG collar — collars got bigger and bigger through the 70’s until they almost engulfed the suits they were under! No matter, he’s adorable here.

With Nichelle and George at a 1974 Convention. The ascot king strikes again -- this time in a fashion forward (for the time) incredible denim patchwork suit! I remember he wore this on his Mike Douglas show appearance, sorry I don't have full length shot of it! Love Nichelle's sweater here too.

With Nichelle and George at a 1974 Convention. The Neckerchief King strikes again — this time in a fashion forward (for the time) incredible denim patchwork suit! I remember he wore this on his Mike Douglas show appearance, sorry I don’t have full length shot of it! Love Nichelle’s sweater here too.

5 responses to “My Weekly Spock: 2/25/13 That Seventies Spock…

  1. Nitpick time – pic number 4 was in fact my dear Tom Kovack from Baffled, my fave Nimoy character if you leave out Spock, which I almost feel you can as he had his own independent existence! What’s an ascot?

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  2. But what is an ascot? My education is incomplete!

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    • as·cot (skt, -kt)
      n.
      A broad neck scarf knotted so that its ends lie flat, one upon the other.
      [After the racetrack near Ascot.]

      (And of course Ascot is in England! I guess Nimoy didn’t really wear Ascots as much as neckerchiefs

      neck·er·chief (nkr-chf, -chf)
      n.
      A kerchief worn around the neck.
      But it’s the same idea! Gets one away from a traditional tie. Yes, Nimoy was the Necker-chief King!
      Of course, the word Ascot plays long in my memory ever since High School where I was in the chorus of in My Fair Lady. We must have rehearsed the funny song “Ascot Gavotte’ a million times!

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  3. By the way, for any new readers to this particular post — I’m changing ‘ascot’ to ‘neckerchief’ as is the correct term for the neck wear Nimoy sports in pictures 2 and 5 (I should’ve know that!)

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