Oi Polloi


Published: Wed Aug 10 2011

Mr. Trickett as... The Monkey Motorcyclist

Czech this guy out! Hints and whiffs of a very serious post war Eastern Europe here. The Fracap monkey boots lay the foundations to an outfit that a WW2 motorcyclist might adopt if he were transported forward 60 or 70 years. Indeed, the boots themselves were first popularised by the Czechoslovakian army circa 39-45. Kids of the 60’s then aped (geddit) those soldiers by adopting the monkey boot as their own. Up top it’s a Barbour To-ki-To concealing battle scars and home made tattoos.