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 3 years ago

Men in Belted Sweaters would be a good band name.

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KerrieMantei 3 years ago

Damn hipsters

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MorriMiele 3 years ago

I found Waldo

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KatKotka 3 years ago

It was definitely the era of the crotch...

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KerrieMantei 3 years ago

Is that a Onesie?

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LaurelCrooks 3 years ago

The jumpsuits on the right are just awful.

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KittyBuns 3 years ago

I would love if my partner dressed like this.

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BeckyBlake 3 years ago

Is he lactating!

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DrgnflyMoon 3 years ago

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

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