brothel-creepers

brothel-creepers

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(Clothing & Fashion) informal Brit soft-soled men's shoes that were originally popular in the 1950s
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But my young eyes fixed on their crepe soles, thick as a docker's batch, on shoes called brothel-creepers or beetlecrushers.
Bunch of brothel-creepers, second only to the Ities.
But Evey's reaction to her husband Rob's repeated betrayal has been to throw herself even further under his size 10 brothel-creepers and claim that ignoring his affairs has made her "a stronger person".
It turns out his 'Teddy Boy' brothel-creepers were a present from his daughter, the subject of his Little Princess books like I Want My Potty."She's in her thirties now, covered in tattoos and a goth," he says.
"When we were on tour last Christmas, I became familiar with coming across Shane's brothel-creepers on the dressing room floor as he felt the need to air his rather curious-looking feet," said Fearnley.
From the moment a spotty boy on a bomb site first pulled on a pair of brothel-creepers and combed his Brylcreemed hair into a quiff, a uniquely British tradition of teenage fashion fanaticism began.
The punk Behan is returning to the form of his Pogues hey-day and - thanks to shedding a few pounds, a black Fred Perry shirt and a pair of leopard-skin brothel-creepers - he looks the part.
With the speeches done, the two ladies posed for photographs on the stand by Lennon's thicksoled shoes, which would have been called 'brothel-creepers' or beetle-crushers' in the old days.
There's Newcastle's Freddy Shepherd, who shuffled his brothel-creepers under the Big Boys' table and boasted: "When we have 52,000 fans each game, the last thing we're worried about is the Third Division."
So come on Mary, splash out on a pair of brothel-creepers for him.
In between, there was the small matter of being dubbed 'Mary Poppins' by a pair of brothel-creepers in the boardroom.