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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1970s Men’s Fashion

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CarolineCordery
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6 years ago

Men in Belted Sweaters would be a good band name.

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1970s Men’s Fashion

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KerrieMantei
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6 years ago

Damn hipsters

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MorriMiele
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6 years ago

I found Waldo

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KatKotka
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6 years ago

It was definitely the era of the crotch...

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1970s Men’s Fashion

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KerrieMantei
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6 years ago

Is that a Onesie?

FranFoley
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6 years ago

Haha thought that too but it's not . . Disappointed.

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DiaŠtefánková
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6 years ago

this lloks like something Donnas dad Bob from that 70s show would wear :D

LeighStovall
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6 years ago

Shows the historical accuracy!

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BetsyNealLewis
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6 years ago

They look like they would just slide off of the furniture.

pay1370
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6 years ago

just looking fine as hell in my manly satin bathrobe

sneakcollector
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6 years ago

OMG! I think the light in bedroom went out itself immediately when they came in dressed like this...

PatrickHughes
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6 years ago

He looks like he's about to cry. I understand.

TreyEvitt
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6 years ago

I'm reminded of the gay couple in "Best in Show" The guy who is David St. Hubbins in "Spinal Tap"says, "We're in town 2 nights; how many tea ceremonies can you do?"

LynnThompson
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6 years ago

The guys in the left photo look like they're thinking, "Dear God, why have they put us in these ridiculous matching robes? Are we about to make a gay porno movie? My father tried to tell me that I'd never make a career out of modeling!"

KarenClarke
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6 years ago

They say French women have a terrific sense of style. French men- not so much.

MarisaDelgado
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6 years ago

The one on the left looks like a young Liam Neeson lol

Bobbi Kaufman
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4 years ago

The on the right is all proud he chose the right Garanimal...

Mitch Hagan
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5 years ago

The models on the left are thinking "Is the money I'm getting for this photo worth my dignity?"

Mitch Hagan
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5 years ago

The model's on the left look sad...probably thinking "is my dignity worth the money?"

Lisa R
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5 years ago

These guys would have done a lot of selfies if it had been available.

Michelle Plakas-Kaiser
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5 years ago

Hugh Hefner!!

Jessica Bates
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5 years ago

Rompers!

JimmySuarez
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5 years ago

Gay couple awaiting onesie boy to join.

MelBox
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6 years ago

the pic on the right looks like dudes genitals are about to fall out of those tight undies.

MarkVahlkamp
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6 years ago

I remember those shirts (on the right). The onesie design was to keep the shirt from coming untucked.

KristenHz
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6 years ago

Silk pajamas, silk sheets... they were all the rage among the players in the 70s. I don't know why. Dress in silk pajamas and try to sleep in a bed covered with silk sheets. Not at all comfortable...

AshleyBergen
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6 years ago

Guys on left "There's no coke?" Guy on Right: sniffed it all and some PCP too to be smiling like he looks good

JessBurgen
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6 years ago

I keep expecting my dad to show up in some of these....

MelisaBeardslee
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6 years ago

Aw yeah. It's business time.

JenniferMcMahon
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6 years ago

I like how the one on the left is teasing us with the gap in his robe running almost all the way up.... ooooh! :-)

IbisFernandez
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6 years ago

I would we're that on the right.

JuandelBarrio
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6 years ago

"Maybe if I pop this collar a bit harder it'll kill me and put me out of my misery."

TreyEvitt
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6 years ago

I"m reminded of the gay couple in "Best In Show" "We're in town 2 nights how many tea ceremonies can you do?"

KatieDonlin
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6 years ago

Nice Onesie!!!

MarkJohnson
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6 years ago

Is that a young Bob Saget sitting down?

cest_nayce
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6 years ago

The 2 on the left are actually sexy

LisaGreene
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6 years ago

Yeah that's a onesie! :-)

ReneeLewis
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6 years ago

I think, I would die laughing if my husband approached me in one of these. lol.

TerriBarbara
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6 years ago

I feel pretty, oh so pretty.

NatalieAldrich
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6 years ago

That robe has to be some kind of reference to "The King and I".

BrianStarke
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6 years ago

Nobody bought these.

EmilyYosifov
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6 years ago

yasssss werk i want one of those

MelissaWelch
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6 years ago

The fella in the plaid body suit is VERY impressed with himself.

NikkiOBrien
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6 years ago

Is that Dr Smith from Lost in Space on tbe far left?!

GertieSmith
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6 years ago

hell no

JuliaJamieson
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6 years ago

OMG

DarcyGregory
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6 years ago

The one on the left looks like the Hugh Hefner look!

AliVayo
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6 years ago

Disturbing nightmarish

TinyDynamine
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6 years ago

I'm never going round their house again!

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LaurelCrooks
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6 years ago

The jumpsuits on the right are just awful.

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KittyBuns
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6 years ago

I would love if my partner dressed like this.

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LaurelCrooks
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6 years ago

Um.

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BeckyBlake
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6 years ago

Is he lactating!

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DrgnflyMoon
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6 years ago

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

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RobynScott
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6 years ago

That could spoil a third date.....

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#12

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RebekkaBowater
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6 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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HeatherCrawford
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6 years ago

im speechless.

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AlexPeters
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6 years ago

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

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1970s Men’s Fashion

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DominikaFutó
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6 years ago

Standing ovation for the designer.

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JulieMolina
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6 years ago

More things should be in giraffe pattern.

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GillianMcGown
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6 years ago

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

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#18

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KaiChu
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6 years ago

Mondrian-like briefs!

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dani
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6 years ago

thunderbirds are go!

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RachelMcPeak
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6 years ago

That magazine title though.

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FranFoley
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6 years ago

Fancies?

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SusanWilkinson
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6 years ago

My dad had one of these!

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NatalieRudley
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6 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
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6 years ago

You know you're all thinking it.

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NatalieRudley
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6 years ago

The description on this is strangely erotic!

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BrettValentine
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6 years ago

but I can say a whole LOT about this!

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LauraD'Costa
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6 years ago

Lmao anyone for tennis?

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JulieMolina
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6 years ago

Those two guys are really avoiding eye contact.

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FranFoley
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6 years ago

See what they did there? Those tricksters.

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#30

Carsuals

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ArturKlassen
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6 years ago

LSD was much more popular those days.

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TraceyGjosund
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6 years ago

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

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MarisaDelgado
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6 years ago

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

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DianeHume
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6 years ago

Makes me want to sing the YMCA song

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WendyReaser
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6 years ago

Yep because real men wear underwear and tshirts

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EmilyPilc
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6 years ago

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

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#36

In 2015.

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SandyGalbraith
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6 years ago

Well... Hello sailor!

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#37

Dee Eye Ess See Oh

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NealGraves
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6 years ago

Xanaduuuuuuuuuu!!!

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#38

Square To The Hips

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NicoleRoberts
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6 years ago

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

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#39

So Much Derp

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NicoleRoberts
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6 years ago

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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4 years ago

Da da da daaaaaaa! CATALOGUE MAAAAAAAAN!

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#41

Starsky & Hutch Style Knit Jacket

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CindiNeumann
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6 years ago

starsky and hutch

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#42

Real Men Have Molester Mustaches. And Wear Slipper Socks.

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NicoleRoberts
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6 years ago

Wanna ride on my Terry Go Round?

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