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The Ratjiepane bus stop at the bus terminus on the north side of Boom Street. Thousands of commuters moved through Marabastad from the city to townships north of Pretoria. Men appear to have been more fashion conscious than they are today. A well dressed man's attire was considered as 'McCoy'. Popular brands of men's clothing were imported from the USA and were sold in shops such as Imperial Outfitters, P.Lala and Bob's Outfitters in the Asiatic Bazaar section of Marabastad.



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