Fashion in Song – Them Terrible Boots (1963)

The Orlons were formed in a Philadelphia high school in 1960. They called themselves The Orlons (after the synthetic fibre) because a popular group at their school called themselves The Cashmeres. After singing back-up for other performers, The Orlons recorded a few of their own songs including Them Terrible Boots in 1963. I haven’t been able to find a transcript of the lyrics, however, the refrain reprimands the subject of the song for wearing a ‘…bad shirt, skin tight blue jeans, and them terrible boots’.

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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