The Beige Peige
Last Updated : 16/09/08
Don't be fooled, people... it has been brought to our attention that some companies are trying to pass Beige off as other colours - this must stop, beige is beige! So, if you see any of the following list, rest assured that they are just a nom-de-plume for our beloved Beige and purchase away... camel, sand, ecru, off-white, reed, fossil, straw, tan, honey yellow, stone, cream, cappuccino, cognac, taupe, ivory, natural, cork, gold (it's just metallic beige!), biscuit, champagne, fawn, khaki, clay, powder and many more...
It's the Beige Geige!!! Simply click on the picture opposite, and when the full-size file opens, right click it, choose "Save as", then save it to your PC. Print it out, laminate it if you wish, and then hold it up against anyone wearing beige to ascertain the correct shade they're wearing! Easy as that, how have you managed without it?
ell, it had to happen; so many people are wearing Beige nowadays that I thought I'd add this to the mix. So here, for the first time, is Scoopergen's own catwalk of scoopers wearing beige clothes or just being themselves..... don't forget, it's the new black....
|Brian Moore, Keighley BF 2006||Outside the Cask & Cutler Sheffield 01/10/06||PCW in the Harlequin, Sheffield||Beige Andrew Badges and Beige Sawford|
|Not again! Someone should tell the BNP candidate for Sheffield Stannington that it's meant to be a black shirt... ask Oswald Moseley!||What a dreadful mode of transport - a Beige Bus! Now if Phil drove, this would surely be his vehicle of choice. Or maybe he does...||Oh my life, what's that??? A jacket worthy of Comrade Booton himself, make no mistake...||Are we in deepest Borneo? Or the mangroves of Australia....? No, it's Tamworth BF 2007, obviously.|
|Outside the Cask & Cutler Sheffield 01/10/06||Brian Moore, Keighley BF 2006||Hare at Worcester 06||Vicar of Rotherham, Worcester 06|
|What a dreadful mode of transport - a Beige Bus! Now if Phil drove, this would surely be his vehicle of choice. Or maybe he does...||Not again! Someone should tell the BNP candidate for Sheffield Stannington that it's meant to be a black shirt... ask Oswald Moseley!||Hare demonstrates that his natty wardrobe (or should that be tatty?) isn't just Intercity jumpers but also includes this whopper!||This vicar isn't dressed in black and telling you what to do, but dressed in beige!|
|Brian Moore Tamworth 07/09/06||Herbal's beige "coffin" Tamworth 07/09/06||Tia Maria Jim Tamworth 08/09/06||Beige Andy Morton Tamworth 08/09/06|
At last, eventually, we've got a phot of Brian in Beige! Granted, it's a particularly repulsive beige, but any port in a storm I say...
Being a bat (or is it a vampire? I can never remember which) Herbal here demonstrates his Beige sarcophagus.
"Tia Maria" Jim here shows off his extremely beige t-shirt which has surely been stolen from Phil himself... does he know?
Mr Morton shows off a quality beige jacket which wouldn't look out of place in Phil's wardrobe - presumably.
|Beige Phil, Hillsborough 20/12/03||Beige Jonesey Fat Cat 18/12/99||Beige Gazza outside the Smithfield with Brian Moore's beige coat! 26/10/02||Beige Mark LAB 24/07/04|
|The leader of the Beige army must be Phil Booton. What he doesn't know about Beige isn't really worth knowing, as he shows modelling his jacket.||Here, Mr Jones shows off the McBooton tartan. This tartan, which is not listed under the Tartan association's list as it is too beige, can only be worn by scoopers from the North of England by Scottish law.||Gazza found Brian's beige coat too much to resist, and just had to model it for the world to see! As you can make out from the photo, this coat is intensely beige and we advise you not to look at it for more than 5 minutes at a time.||Mark Enderby has recently got in on the act with this stunning example of beige-ness. It was captured for posterity by our roving reporter at the LAB.|
|Rob & greige Andy Morton at the Fat Cat Dec 97||Joan with beige fleece in the Hillsborough 22/11/02||Beige PJ Tamworth 05/09/03||Campo Melton Mowbray 200903|
|Trawling through the archives in search of beige we found this prime example of "Greige" which, as everyone knows, is a mix of beige and grey. Observe and learn!||Well, this proves that Beige isn't just a Northern phenomenon. Here, Joan from Croydon wears a superb example of beige during the Scooper's xmas party in 2002 - Phil allegedly tried to steal the garment for himself, such was it's beigeness.||PJ from Sheffield displays surprise as he realises he's put on a beige t-shirt without his knowledge. This is becoming more common as the "Beige gnomes" creep into people's houses at night and place beige items in their drawers for them to unsuspectingly wear.||Here, West Midlands scooper "Campo" displays a prime example of beige - it couldn't have been a better example, come to think of it. What a whopper!|
|Alan from Huntingdon Melton Mowbray 200903||Alan Stobbs and Phil Hodgson Notts BF 161003||Badger in the Cask, Sheffield Nov 98 with bad beige jumper!||Chief Tamworth 050903|
|Melton Mowbray 2003 was indeed an excellent showcase for the colour Beige, as can be seen here.||Alan Stobbs here displays a superb jacket of the Beige variety which seems to have pleased Mr Hodgson no end!||They don't get much Beiger than this.... Badger seen modelling this prime specimen of Beigeness many years ago before the colour became the "new black" - ahead of his time, or what?||Here, Chief displays the master touch in mixing various shades of Beige and Greige to great effect in this excellent wardrobe.|
|Ealing Reg||Fang Beer House 07/98||Fudge with William the cat in Tamworth 31/07/02||Jugboy Eastleigh Nov 03|
|Reg from London here displays the classic "Beige look" and carries it off with some panache.||There's no getting away from it that, despite him being an all-round good pub dog and major obstacle to reaching the toilets, Fang was indeed...erm... Beige.||William the cat, who lives round the corner from Fudge's house in Tamworth, is a prime feline example of beige-ness. Compare and contrast with Fang, opposite.||Another excellent example of the usual article of clothing to be afflicted with Beigeness, the jacket.|
|Leader in Sheffield Dec 96||Nuneaton and Daddy N Hyde central 240704||Phil Passingham from Market Harborough||Spud Reading 010504|
|Even our spiritual leader gets in on the act! Another who was way ahead of his time.||** This part is Bilingual,
English and Nuneatonese **
I know you don't want to see this, but here are our 2 friends from Nuneaton with beige garments. / huyyynnrruuyynnhhuuuuur, rhnyrhhhnnrt-huynnrhyhhrr, huuuuynhhrrhhuurrhhhnny, yyynnnggHUUURRGH!!
|Now, this is what I call a beige shirt! Absolutely top-notch.||Now then, what have we here? I'm charging you with being in possession of a ridiculously beige garment. You have a right to remain silent...|
|Worc PCW dossed 03||Hare at Worcester 06||Vicar of Rotherham, Worcester 06|
|I mean, just where are Trinny and that other woman when you need them, eh? Just look at those shorts - ludicrous!||Hare demonstrates that his natty wardrobe (or should that be tatty?) isn't just Intercity jumpers but also includes this whopper!||This vicar isn't dressed in black and telling you what to do, but dressed in beige!|
Other scoopers we don't have evidence of wearing Beige but have done...