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.


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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 2 years ago

Men in Belted Sweaters would be a good band name.

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MorriMiele 2 years ago

I found Waldo

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KatKotka 2 years ago

It was definitely the era of the crotch...

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LaurelCrooks 2 years ago

The jumpsuits on the right are just awful.

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KittyBuns 2 years ago

I would love if my partner dressed like this.

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DrgnflyMoon 2 years ago

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

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RobynScott 2 years ago

That could spoil a third date.....

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RebekkaBowater 2 years 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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AlexPeters 2 years ago

Now I know the apocalypse will be crocheted!!! OMG. My eyes, my eyes!!

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DominikaFutó 2 years ago

Standing ovation for the designer.

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JulieMolina 2 years ago

More things should be in giraffe pattern.

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GillianMcGown 2 years ago

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

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KaiChu 2 years ago

Mondrian-like briefs!

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dani 2 years ago

thunderbirds are go!

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RachelMcPeak 2 years ago

That magazine title though.

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SusanWilkinson 2 years ago

My dad had one of these!

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NatalieRudley 2 years 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 2 years ago

You know you're all thinking it.

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NatalieRudley 2 years ago

The description on this is strangely erotic!

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BrettValentine 2 years ago

but I can say a whole LOT about this!

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LauraD'Costa 2 years ago

Lmao anyone for tennis?

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JulieMolina 2 years ago

Those two guys are really avoiding eye contact.

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FranFoley 2 years ago

See what they did there? Those tricksters.

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Carsuals

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ArturKlassen 2 years ago

LSD was much more popular those days.

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