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Country Calendar - Rural Fashions

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1978

Designer Garnet Nelson has a distinctive attitude to fashion for the rural sector, showcased in a range of clothes combining style and practicality — although the after five combinations may be a step too far. This might be one of the celebrated Country Calendar spoof episodes, but the buy-in from models who could only be farmers and not actors is a sight to behold. And the fashion tips don't end there. Reporter (and long time Country Calendar producer) Frank Torley adds his own sartorial note with an unfeasibly long shirt collar that has a mind of its own.

First we have Quentin in the jute singlet. Knitted in a natural fabric, soft to the skin ... it’s a natural for the shearing shed and very adaptable to have the bale hook on it maintaining that good, solid manly look...
– Commentary for the Fashion Parade