2 April 2016
Tim Koch remembers his formative decade.
John Wiggins is a very fortunate man. As we saw in the recent HTBS post, he was in the Oxford crew that won the 1976 Boat Race. Perhaps even more fortuitous, he is in a photograph of a group of young men that was taken in the 1970s that is not horribly embarrassing. There are a few hairstyles that may have dated a little and John looks like he should be in school, not university, but it shows nothing that would cause one to hesitate to put it on the Internet.
The Oxford Crew of 1975, a year before, was not so fortunate. As this picture from Getty Images shows, some bad hair was combined with bad fashion.
Perhaps in 1978, the two Boat Race ‘7’ men had a contest to see who had the worst style.
Still, it could have been worse……..