There were flashbacks to the 1980s aplenty amongst shoppers in the East Yorkshire city of Hull this week, when an otherwise nondescript man was spotted in the city centre wearing a bum bag.
The bum bag was at the zenith of its popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but, even then, it wasn't particularly fashionable, and gradually descended further and further in the public perception until it became an object of ridicule.
Cue the shock, horror and, frankly, disbelief on the faces of the dozens of people that were traipsing sullenly through the sea of boarded-up shopfronts which passes for Hull's retail centre these days. One man said:
"I saw this lad walking along, large as life, wearing one o' them bum bags. What a complete and utter twat he looked. I towled 'im "they went out with the ark, mate!" Course, he wasn't really me mate."
Another person wasting time walking endlessly through the area without any money whatsoever in his pocket, told me:
"He had some keys in there or something. Or maybe loose change. Or some nuts and bolts. Or nails. Or myriad other things."
A man who looked like he might be a bit of a threat, leered:
"What y'got in there, y'soppy bastard?"
The man with the bum bag ignored these fuckwits and went on his merry way.