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1970s Pooka Shells Choker/Necklace Plus Vintage Levi's Chambray Shirt

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    Posted 12 months ago

    fortapache
    (2619 items)

    Someone asked about 1970s stuff and I replied Pooka Shells. Thus I mow have a Pooka Shell necklace or choker to go with the vintage Levi's chambray shirt of 1970s vintage. The Pooka Shells I am not sure if they are vintage or not but that is what everyone wore back in my teen years along with the Levi's chambray shirt. These shells are a bit square shaped and the ones I had were smaller and rounder but I do recall there being larger ones like these. Neckwear like this was a big 70s thing and if you wore a longer necklace you have to unbutton another button. At least we didn't have to pierce our tongues. Is anyone still doing that one?
    As for other 70s trends I recall leather belts and leather watch bands. Pretty sure we wore shoes too of some sort. Oh yes the bell bottoms, oh well.

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    1. fattytail, 12 months ago
      Cody in mufti.
    2. IronLace IronLace, 12 months ago
      Those shell necklaces were still going strong into the mid - 1980s in Australia! Especially where I grew up, which was a "surfie" stronghold...
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 12 months ago
      I got a Puka Shell Necklace for Christmas in 1971 and my Parents made sure I knew that they cost $50. ten years later you could buy them anywhere for under $5. now they're back up again! :^D Help keep everyone Safe, Wear a Mask! :^)
    4. fortapache fortapache, 12 months ago
      Thank you very much fattytail I think.

      Thank you very much IronLace. Big here is Southern California, I am seeing a trend.

      Thank you very much Bill, As a recent buyer yes they are back up. These were $25 which is a good price now.
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 12 months ago
      Most desirable puka necklaces are the smooth round graduated heishe shells from the 60's-70's. The shells had a nice shiny lustre, I know because I had them back then and sadly lost over the years! Also, chambray denim is 100% cotton in case anyone wants to know most 70's shirts had a bit of polyester in them unless they were Western style shirts - also popular then! Fort, I hope you are okay with me chiming in about this. I know a little about fashion and jewelry.
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 12 months ago
      But, I know nothing about Boy Scouts or action figures!
    7. fortapache fortapache, 12 months ago
      Thank you very much Valentino97. I do know this shirt has some polyester, it is kind of a faux chambray. I had both kinds and the cotton one would shrivel up and require ironing.
      No need to know about Scouts and action figures.
    8. allentwnguy, 12 months ago
      LoL, I had to laugh after just posting my Tonto war bonnet then here fortapache is with a pooka necklace which I have one from the 70's! My best friend's parents were going to Hawaii and asked if I would like anything. I joked and said a puka shell necklace. They had no clue what it was... but they did bring a nice one back for me! It is has heishe cut puka shells some have brown stripes but they are uniform at about 1/4 inch. I'm not as thin as I used to be and it really is a choker now!
    9. fortapache fortapache, 12 months ago
      Thank you aleentwnguy. This one may be a bit of a tight fit for me too.

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