The 1970s must have taken place on a different planet. These photos of men’s fashions from that decade leave us drowning in astounding mustard knits, garish patterns, high waists, way-too-skimpy briefs, and other fashion faux pas that defy description 40 years later.

As synthetics fell in price, casual menswear was suddenly available to many young men looking to cut loose. Since polyester doesn’t require ironing, the “wash and wear” revolution is in full view of these models with their skin-tight threads. A Travelknit suit jumps out of the suitcase ready to wear, keeping with the decade’s focus on spontaneity and indulgence.

As a final note, don’t look at the prices! You’ll only resent H&M even more!

(h/t: flashbak)

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CarolineCordery 1 year ago

Men in Belted Sweaters would be a good band name.

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KatKotka 1 year ago

It was definitely the era of the crotch...

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LaurelCrooks 1 year ago

The jumpsuits on the right are just awful.

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KittyBuns 1 year ago

I would love if my partner dressed like this.

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BeckyBlake 1 year ago

Is he lactating!

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DrgnflyMoon 1 year ago

Pimps on the left. Ho's on the right:)

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RobynScott 1 year ago

That could spoil a third date.....

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RebekkaBowater 1 year ago

" Lemme just stand here looking sexy while i hold this Chicken upside down" WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE LOL!! xD

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callierose2013 1 year ago

Why is the seated guy wearing my great grandmother's afghan?

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DominikaFutó 1 year ago

Standing ovation for the designer.

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JulieMolina 1 year ago

More things should be in giraffe pattern.

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GillianMcGown 1 year ago

on the right. Bay City rollers had a lot to answer for!!!

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KaiChu 1 year ago

Mondrian-like briefs!

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dani 1 year ago

thunderbirds are go!

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RachelMcPeak 1 year ago

That magazine title though.

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SusanWilkinson 1 year ago

My dad had one of these!

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NatalieRudley 1 year ago

If we weight these knits down with enough rocks we can drown them and no one will ever know!

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FranFoley 1 year ago

You know you're all thinking it.

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NatalieRudley 1 year ago

The description on this is strangely erotic!

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BrettValentine 1 year ago

but I can say a whole LOT about this!

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LauraD'Costa 1 year ago

Lmao anyone for tennis?

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JulieMolina 1 year ago

Those two guys are really avoiding eye contact.

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FranFoley 1 year ago

See what they did there? Those tricksters.

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ArturKlassen 1 year ago

LSD was much more popular those days.

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