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A Look Back at Old Spice Aftershave

Anyone of a certain age will, no doubt, remember the Old Spice TV ads which were a regular feature on our TV screens from the 1960s through to the 1980s. Indeed, I've just viewed an old advert from 1989 which was pretty simple, featuring a surfer riding the waves and ending with the slogan "The Mark of a Man".

However, the ads shown before this were much longer and not only featured a surfer, but also included a dramatic and well known piece of music entitled "O Fortuna" from a classical choral piece called "Carmina Buran" compoised by Carl Orff. 

The first Old Spice products from Procter & Gamble were actually developed for women in 1937, and the men's products were launched in 1938. They have always been marketed with a nautical them and with that trademark sailing ship on the front of the bottle, although the ship used to be much larger as you can see in the picture above. I'm not entirely sure what year that set is from, but they loo…

Gremlins Gizmo Pyjamas for Women

The original 1984 Gremlins movie was a true 80s classic, and you can celebrate everyone's favourite character in the film with these cute Gizmo pyjamas for women available at Truffleshufffle UK.

Thankfully, you are allowed to wash them without the fear of spawning more Mogwai, and he doesn't need to be fed, so there's no worrying about the clock reaching 12pm.

This top quality, officially licensed pyjama set is extremely popular at the moment, and includes a crew neck top featuring Gizmo and the Gremlins logo, and pink bottoms with an all over matching print. They're made from 100% jersey cotton, too and are a comfortable fit.

Sizes S, M, L or XL are available, although customer feedback suggests they run small, so you may want to order a size up on your normal size.

These pyjamas are also available at Amazon, and you can compare the latest prices below.

Dark Side of the Button Moon T-shirt

Every now and then, a bright designer comes up with a genius T-shirt idea, and for this post I bring you one that I recently found being sold by Truffleshuffle. This funny Dark Side of the Button Moon T-shirt (which is new in for 2020) is perfect for any Pink Floyd fan who grew up watching Button Moon!


You can buy this exclusive design from Amazon UK. It comes printed on a lightweight, unisex tee in charcoal grey, and it would make a great gift for 80s TV fans.

A full range of sizes from small to 3X-Large are available.


You may also like this design which features Mrs. Spoon and her daughter in the tin can rocket, and is printed on a lightweight, soft pre-shrunk blackcotton T-shirt. Now, for whatever reason, it only comes in a small size, but it's a nice big clear design, nonetheless.

Read more about Button Moon at my website Simplyeighties.com.