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1970's Hot Fashion Items (Original Post) TruckFump Aug 2019 OP
I remember some seriously ugly fashions from that time, but The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2019 #1
Ah, yes, the Leisure Suit... TruckFump Aug 2019 #4
Have to say I still have a soft spot for all that 70's hair. Merlot Aug 2019 #14
Heads... Harker Aug 2019 #37
I actually still like the leisure suit. Fashions go in cycles, so like bell bottoms and elephant ear iluvtennis Aug 2019 #18
I like the style of the leisure suit too. WePurrsevere Aug 2019 #33
I had to read that THREE times before blaze Aug 2019 #36
OMG! LoL! Fixed it! I HATE friggin autocorrect, Dang! WePurrsevere Aug 2019 #42
aww, so sweet 🥰 iluvtennis Aug 2019 #39
Hmmm. Sanity Claws Aug 2019 #2
Two wild and crazy guys!! The Blue Flower Aug 2019 #3
Then came the 1980s... TruckFump Aug 2019 #5
And shoulder pad overload dflprincess Aug 2019 #23
I remember the 1970s models who used to be pointing at something applegrove Aug 2019 #6
Holy crap! I dunno about that look at all. Imagine sitting next to one them in a meeting. brush Aug 2019 #7
Tight shorts and lots of leg hair. Eww. The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2019 #10
I kind of want one of the ties ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #8
Nope... TruckFump Aug 2019 #9
I think you need to be a eunuch to wear those shorts ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #15
Actually the ties are kinda trippy! calimary Aug 2019 #22
Just ....putrid.... Ohiogal Aug 2019 #11
Im so glad I was born in '78 and got to miss this 'period' 912gdm Aug 2019 #12
"Fashion Shorts!" "Walk Socks!" Merlot Aug 2019 #13
Wondering if the photo was staged to attract eyes to the ad. Beartracks Aug 2019 #27
So that's 70's business casual? MustLoveBeagles Aug 2019 #16
I don't remember this either. My dad... Beartracks Aug 2019 #30
They couldn't pay me enough money to show up at work in that get up. brush Aug 2019 #32
Those fahion shorts are a new one to me, also malthaussen Aug 2019 #35
Lordy the shorts on the left?? MontanaMama Aug 2019 #17
This isn't what guys really wore. This is what some clueless petit bourgeois retail fashion outlet lutherj Aug 2019 #19
I'm old enough to remember, but guess I don't, and glad of it. Was stuck in scrubs working my tail Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #20
This blog is a laughter goldmine, volstork Aug 2019 #21
Laughter goldmine, indeed. I am laughing so hard... 3catwoman3 Aug 2019 #28
Rofl. These 70's-themed posts are hilarious! Thanks! n/t Beartracks Aug 2019 #31
Hilarious! FakeNoose Aug 2019 #38
I've spent way too many volstork Aug 2019 #41
I don't remember anyone murielm99 Aug 2019 #24
Me neither. Nothing as hideous as what's presented here. YOHABLO Aug 2019 #25
Same inseam as OPs. Tikki Aug 2019 #26
Ok, sure I bought the shorts Captain Zero Aug 2019 #29
I don't remember seeing anyone wearing that combo... WePurrsevere Aug 2019 #34
That's odd sizing for the shorts. What country did this ad appear in? mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2019 #40

The Velveteen Ocelot

(115,584 posts)
1. I remember some seriously ugly fashions from that time, but
Fri Aug 16, 2019, 09:14 PM
Aug 2019

I don't think I ever saw anything quite that hideous. Leisure suits were pretty close, though.

iluvtennis

(19,832 posts)
18. I actually still like the leisure suit. Fashions go in cycles, so like bell bottoms and elephant ear
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 12:11 AM
Aug 2019

pants are now back "in style", leisure suits will be back.

WePurrsevere

(24,259 posts)
33. I like the style of the leisure suit too.
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 03:37 AM
Aug 2019

Last edited Sat Aug 17, 2019, 06:36 PM - Edit history (1)

The one to the right is the same style, that my a husband (but still a dear friend) wore while we were dating and for our wedding. I always thought it was a very flattering look on him.

WePurrsevere

(24,259 posts)
42. OMG! LoL! Fixed it! I HATE friggin autocorrect, Dang!
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 06:38 PM
Aug 2019

Thanks for letting me know btw... it's been one of those lifetimes today.

Sanity Claws

(21,840 posts)
2. Hmmm.
Fri Aug 16, 2019, 09:15 PM
Aug 2019

That would not have been right for Woodstock.
I guess there were a lot of style changes between 1969 and the 1970s.

dflprincess

(28,072 posts)
23. And shoulder pad overload
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 12:19 AM
Aug 2019

Your blouse, your suit jacket, and your cost! I started ripping mine out when I started looking like I was dressed for playing football

applegrove

(118,479 posts)
6. I remember the 1970s models who used to be pointing at something
Fri Aug 16, 2019, 09:23 PM
Aug 2019

off camera like "look there is a bird". That was a thing back then. LOL!

912gdm

(959 posts)
12. Im so glad I was born in '78 and got to miss this 'period'
Fri Aug 16, 2019, 10:05 PM
Aug 2019

I always roast my dad's wedding picture cause he was wearing a powder blue suit with dark blue accents, and a frilly button-down shirt. I love ya dad, but god-damn what were you thinking

MustLoveBeagles

(11,583 posts)
16. So that's 70's business casual?
Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:22 PM
Aug 2019


Were fashion shorts really a thing? I don't remember men dressing like this back then. The dude in the brown shoes looks so embarrassed.

Beartracks

(12,797 posts)
30. I don't remember this either. My dad...
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 01:24 AM
Aug 2019

... worked in a suit-and-tie environment, but he had good taste. Lol. No leisure suits or big collars, and certainly no shorts on casual Fridays. Of course, there was lots of polyester; you couldn't escape it.

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brush

(53,740 posts)
32. They couldn't pay me enough money to show up at work in that get up.
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 02:42 AM
Aug 2019

Not even with a gun to my head.

But seriously, no one wears short-sleeved shirts with a tie. It's beyond gauche even. And don't get me started on those short shorts. Those effin' things are dangerously close to Daisy Dukes territory.

malthaussen

(17,175 posts)
35. Those fahion shorts are a new one to me, also
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 11:18 AM
Aug 2019

I certainly wouldn't have been caught dead in them, then or now. The rest of the outfit is typical '70s gear. I had a tie much like the brown one (minus the larger squares).

-- Mal

MontanaMama

(23,295 posts)
17. Lordy the shorts on the left??
Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:58 PM
Aug 2019

Holy hell. Even my 14 year old son refuses to wear any shorts with les than a 10 1/2” inseam.

lutherj

(2,495 posts)
19. This isn't what guys really wore. This is what some clueless petit bourgeois retail fashion outlet
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 12:12 AM
Aug 2019

thought would be trendy. This is capitalism’s first attempt to co-opt and shape the counterculture. They’ve become slightly more sophisticated since. But not much.

Thekaspervote

(32,703 posts)
20. I'm old enough to remember, but guess I don't, and glad of it. Was stuck in scrubs working my tail
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 12:13 AM
Aug 2019

off in emergency rms and icu. No men’s shorts there

3catwoman3

(23,944 posts)
28. Laughter goldmine, indeed. I am laughing so hard...
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 01:20 AM
Aug 2019

...I'm afraid I will wake the neighbors across the street.



FakeNoose

(32,568 posts)
38. Hilarious!
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 02:11 PM
Aug 2019

I love these blogs - 15 Minute Lunch - and I'd never seen it before. These were actually posted 11 or 12 years ago which makes them ancient in internet years.

Thanks for posting links!

volstork

(5,399 posts)
41. I've spent way too many
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 03:41 PM
Aug 2019

happy hours laughing myself to tears over his blog. Such a funny guy-- check out almost any one of his posts (but empty your bladder first...)

mahatmakanejeeves

(57,290 posts)
40. That's odd sizing for the shorts. What country did this ad appear in?
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 02:31 PM
Aug 2019

Last edited Sat Aug 17, 2019, 03:15 PM - Edit history (1)

The belts are 1-1/2" wide, not metric, so that narrows it down. You wouldn't be able to get any use out of these clothes in Canada. Bermuda?

Plaid Stallions runs ads like this one all the time.

http://plaidstallions.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-mixables.html



http://plaidstallions.blogspot.com/2016/04/wide-wide-wale-velvet-corduroys.html

Look at the waist sizes. They go down to 27". I dream of finding stacked shoes like that pair. Any pair of shoes with that much lift is in Donald Trump's closet.



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This time, Plaid Stallions has gone too far.

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