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Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:11 PM

1970's Hot Fashion Items

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OMG...I'm old enough to remember this! And...it looks worse than I remember!!!!

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Reply 1970's Hot Fashion Items (Original post)
TruckFump Aug 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2019 #1
TruckFump Aug 2019 #4
Merlot Aug 2019 #14
Harker Aug 2019 #37
iluvtennis Aug 2019 #18
WePurrsevere Aug 2019 #33
blaze Aug 2019 #36
WePurrsevere Aug 2019 #42
iluvtennis Aug 2019 #39
Sanity Claws Aug 2019 #2
The Blue Flower Aug 2019 #3
TruckFump Aug 2019 #5
dflprincess Aug 2019 #23
applegrove Aug 2019 #6
brush Aug 2019 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2019 #10
ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #8
TruckFump Aug 2019 #9
ProudLib72 Aug 2019 #15
calimary Aug 2019 #22
Ohiogal Aug 2019 #11
912gdm Aug 2019 #12
Merlot Aug 2019 #13
Beartracks Aug 2019 #27
MustLoveBeagles Aug 2019 #16
Beartracks Aug 2019 #30
brush Aug 2019 #32
malthaussen Aug 2019 #35
MontanaMama Aug 2019 #17
lutherj Aug 2019 #19
Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #20
volstork Aug 2019 #21
3catwoman3 Aug 2019 #28
Beartracks Aug 2019 #31
FakeNoose Aug 2019 #38
volstork Aug 2019 #41
murielm99 Aug 2019 #24
YOHABLO Aug 2019 #25
Tikki Aug 2019 #26
Captain Zero Aug 2019 #29
WePurrsevere Aug 2019 #34
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2019 #40

Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:14 PM

1. I remember some seriously ugly fashions from that time, but

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

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:16 PM

4. Ah, yes, the Leisure Suit...

...made out of bullet-proof polyester!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 09:46 PM

14. Have to say I still have a soft spot for all that 70's hair.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 10:56 AM

37. Heads...

or legs?

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:11 PM

18. I actually still like the leisure suit. Fashions go in cycles, so like bell bottoms and elephant ear

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

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 02:37 AM

33. I like the style of the leisure suit too.

Last edited Sat Aug 17, 2019, 05:36 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.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #33)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 10:34 AM

36. I had to read that THREE times before

I realized that you meant dear friend!

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Response to blaze (Reply #36)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 05:38 PM

42. OMG! LoL! Fixed it! I HATE friggin autocorrect, Dang!

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

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #33)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 01:19 PM

39. aww, so sweet 🥰

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:15 PM

2. Hmmm.

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

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:15 PM

3. Two wild and crazy guys!!

70s fashion was a result of the 60s. Really out there.

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:17 PM

5. Then came the 1980s...

...and some thought they had invented SHOULDER PADS!!!!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:19 PM

23. And shoulder pad overload

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

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:23 PM

6. I remember the 1970s models who used to be pointing at something

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

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:27 PM

7. Holy crap! I dunno about that look at all. Imagine sitting next to one them in a meeting.

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Response to brush (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:48 PM

10. Tight shorts and lots of leg hair. Eww.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:35 PM

8. I kind of want one of the ties

Does that make me weird?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:37 PM

9. Nope...

...as long as you don't wear the rest of one of those outfits!!!!!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 10:18 PM

15. I think you need to be a eunuch to wear those shorts

Otherwise, YOW!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:17 PM

22. Actually the ties are kinda trippy!

Sure could start a conversation with one!

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 08:59 PM

11. Just ....putrid....

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 09:05 PM

12. Im so glad I was born in '78 and got to miss this 'period'

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

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 09:45 PM

13. "Fashion Shorts!" "Walk Socks!"

Should you really wear your fashion shorts with your business shirt?

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Response to Merlot (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 12:20 AM

27. Wondering if the photo was staged to attract eyes to the ad.



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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 10:22 PM

16. So that's 70's business casual?



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.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 12:24 AM

30. I don't remember this either. My dad...

... 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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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 01:42 AM

32. They couldn't pay me enough money to show up at work in that get up.

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.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 10:18 AM

35. Those fahion shorts are a new one to me, also

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

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 10:58 PM

17. Lordy the shorts on the left??

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

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:12 PM

19. This isn't what guys really wore. This is what some clueless petit bourgeois retail fashion outlet

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.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:13 PM

20. I'm old enough to remember, but guess I don't, and glad of it. Was stuck in scrubs working my tail

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

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Response to volstork (Reply #21)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 12:20 AM

28. Laughter goldmine, indeed. I am laughing so hard...

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



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Response to volstork (Reply #21)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 01:24 AM

31. Rofl. These 70's-themed posts are hilarious! Thanks! n/t

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Response to volstork (Reply #21)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 01:11 PM

38. Hilarious!

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!

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #38)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 02:41 PM

41. I've spent way too many

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...)

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:20 PM

24. I don't remember anyone

wearing anything like this.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #24)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 12:02 AM

25. Me neither. Nothing as hideous as what's presented here.

 

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 12:04 AM

26. Same inseam as OPs.



Tikki

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 12:22 AM

29. Ok, sure I bought the shorts

but the rest of the look? uhhhm, Nope.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 02:41 AM

34. I don't remember seeing anyone wearing that combo...

Thank goodness.

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Response to TruckFump (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 01:31 PM

40. That's odd sizing for the shorts. What country did this ad appear in?

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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.



Previously at DU:

This time, Plaid Stallions has gone too far.

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