The 1970s must have taken place on a different planet. These photos of men’s clothing from that decade leave us drowning in astounding mustard knits, loud patterns, high waists, way-too-skimpy briefs, and other men's fashion faux pas that we don't have enough of imagination to describe 40 years later.

As synthetics fell in price, casual men's style garbs were suddenly available to many fashion-forward 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 and jumpsuits that leave nothing to the imagination. A 70s fashion Travelknit suit jumps out of the suitcase ready to wear, keeping with the decade’s focus on spontaneity and indulgence.

Scroll down for our pick of the worst 70s men's fashion pieces. And as a final note, don’t look at the prices in the funny ads! You’ll only resent H&M even more!

(h/t: flashbak)

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CarolineCordery
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Men in Belted Sweaters would be a good band name.

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RebekkaBowater
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

" 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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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GillianMcGown
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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NatalieRudley
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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TraceyGjosund
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Guy on the right looks like he just did a hit of something

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MarisaDelgado
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pierce Brosnan? George Lopez?!! Didnt expect to see so many celebs in these ads lol

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EmilyPilc
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fruit of the doom. These guys look like serial killers.

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Square To The Hips

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NicoleRoberts
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because two big shit-brown patches on a guy's butt cheeks is what the ladies love!

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So Much Derp

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NicoleRoberts
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The kid in the bird shirt is slowly realizing that this photo shoot was a bad idea.

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Dusty Day
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Da da da daaaaaaa! CATALOGUE MAAAAAAAAN!

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