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)

#1

1970s Men’s Fashion

imgur.com Report

CarolineCordery
Community Member
6 years ago

Men in Belted Sweaters would be a good band name.

View more comments
#2

1970s Men’s Fashion

fromjanet Report

KerrieMantei
Community Member
6 years ago

Damn hipsters

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

1970s Men’s Fashion

imgur.com Report

MorriMiele
Community Member
6 years ago

I found Waldo

View More Replies...
View more comments
#4

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

KatKotka
Community Member
6 years ago

It was definitely the era of the crotch...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

KerrieMantei
Community Member
6 years ago

Is that a Onesie?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

1970s Men’s Fashion

Report

LaurelCrooks
Community Member
6 years ago

The jumpsuits on the right are just awful.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

KittyBuns
Community Member
6 years ago

I would love if my partner dressed like this.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

1970s Men’s Fashion

Report

LaurelCrooks
Community Member
6 years ago

Um.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

BeckyBlake
Community Member
6 years ago

Is he lactating!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#10

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

DrgnflyMoon
Community Member
6 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

1970s Men’s Fashion

Report

RobynScott
Community Member
6 years ago

That could spoil a third date.....

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

Hunter

Report

RebekkaBowater
Community Member
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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

1970s Men’s Fashion

mememarlin Report

HeatherCrawford
Community Member
6 years ago

im speechless.

TimM
Community Member
6 years ago

Especially considering that this was published, with one of the ceiling panels on the right falling off.

Load More Replies...
FranFoley
Community Member
6 years ago

It's bruce jenner before the op lol

HannahArnott
Community Member
5 years ago

i thought the same thing

Load More Replies...
SusanneThomas
Community Member
6 years ago

Channeling his inner Robin Hood.

RobLindsey
Community Member
6 years ago

So horrid even the ceiling is even falling down

KaisarNapoleon
Community Member
6 years ago

Thats something I'd imagine some crazy library lady to wear, lol

TeresaGrocki
Community Member
6 years ago

oh - I cannot even stop laughing

Daniel Ray
Community Member
4 years ago

It's like someone from Middle Earth in casual weekend attire.

Candice Sassypants
Community Member
5 years ago

He'd be kicked out of all North Carolina ' bathrooms.

Leigh Stovall
Community Member
5 years ago

Lmao

Load More Replies...
Djumaana Farris
Community Member
4 years ago

oh look one of the carpet tiles is coming off the ceiling

Colette Clift
Community Member
4 years ago

Poor choice of color for the pants. Or whatever they are.

Jesse Zwack
Community Member
5 years ago

They used dyed ceiling panels to create his phresh top.

Lisa R
Community Member
5 years ago

He's in the wrong bar.

Maria Crutcher
Community Member
5 years ago

I think my mom had this sweater????

Noelle Darzi
Community Member
5 years ago

Lez get physicale.

Melody Johnson
Community Member
5 years ago

Logan's Run called....

Reynaldo Cordero
Community Member
5 years ago

Link from The Legend Of Zelda

Sean Downey
Community Member
5 years ago

KAAAAAAAAHHHHHN

RandomPanda
Community Member
5 years ago

It looks like he went shopping with his wife and became one.

AmandaWebster
Community Member
5 years ago

I didn't know Caitlin Jenner had a sister.

MimiGreenberg
Community Member
5 years ago

I remember when guys actually dressed like this and we thought it was hip.

SophNesbitt
Community Member
5 years ago

Why is the floor on the ceiling?

JimmySuarez
Community Member
5 years ago

Dad, why you wearing mom's stuff???

Magnolia
Community Member
5 years ago

Where are his merry men?

SharonForsmo
Community Member
5 years ago

I want that belt.

HelenJohnson
Community Member
5 years ago

Sorry, but it really does look like he's raided his girlfriend's wardrobe.

DeanaSt.Peter
Community Member
6 years ago

It's Peter Pan!

MelBox
Community Member
6 years ago

i have a sweater just like this! he looks like a woman in the entire outfit

MissyLockard
Community Member
6 years ago

We're men... we're men in tights, YESSSS!

MelissaHoward
Community Member
6 years ago

Legolas' boyfriend

KristenHz
Community Member
6 years ago

Bruce? Caitlyn? Is that you?

AshleyBergen
Community Member
6 years ago

Its bruce-caitlyn-jenner during puberty!

StevenWilliamson
Community Member
6 years ago

where the hell did they shoot this? In actual design hell?

Mr.Fabulous
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm scared

AllenStrawbridge
Community Member
6 years ago

It's Peter Pan's "different" cousin.

ShielahAndersen
Community Member
6 years ago

this one is more Tyrell

LeahLintz
Community Member
6 years ago

My mum has a very similar look.

JasonSawyer
Community Member
6 years ago

Capt. Hook is looking for you, Peter.

EllieAndry
Community Member
6 years ago

Bruce pre-Caitlyn?

CeliaScanlon
Community Member
6 years ago

I think I had that outfit....no , not my colors

JuandelBarrio
Community Member
6 years ago

If this outfit was green, he'd look like Link from Zelda.

dunkersp
Community Member
6 years ago

Middle aged office job woman

TreyEvitt
Community Member
6 years ago

It's 70s Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century.

SusanRicketts
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow, I think I have a sweater like that.

MichelleGersky
Community Member
6 years ago

Look--- It's Peter Pan,

KareyPapin
Community Member
6 years ago

Well this clarifies so much about cross dressing for me

MichelleGersky
Community Member
6 years ago

look It's Peter Pan.

JeffTerry
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm from the future. In this futuristic future room. With my future square necked future sweater.

LauraSwingle
Community Member
6 years ago

I think I HAD a sweater, belt and necklace like that. And I am FEMALE!!

JenniferBrunton
Community Member
6 years ago

I...I...can't...

KevinThompson
Community Member
6 years ago

Bruce Jenner before.

JeaniePeters
Community Member
6 years ago

Is that Bruce Jenna?

LynnThompson
Community Member
6 years ago

Caitlyn?

FrédéricEeckman
Community Member
6 years ago

Knitting sweater and knitting ceiling. Wow.

PeterFiolet
Community Member
6 years ago

Bruce Jenner is that you?

TrishJeffries
Community Member
6 years ago

Caitlyn Jenner, the early years.

DanAyers
Community Member
6 years ago

it's Bruce jenner...I mean Caitlyn...well I'm confused

BetsyNealLewis
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh merr-r-r-ry men!!

JamiRussell
Community Member
6 years ago

I guess Peter Pan did grow up - and joined the disco era.

ReneeLewis
Community Member
6 years ago

No words.........

ShaunRichards
Community Member
6 years ago

My girlfriend would f'ing love this. LOL

TracyHicks
Community Member
6 years ago

"Link, I am your Father..." "NOOOOOOOO! ..."

JamieHall
Community Member
6 years ago

Some men can pull off women's business-casual... some can't.

LisaShaw
Community Member
6 years ago

What the actual fuck??!!

LisaShaw
Community Member
6 years ago

What the actual fuck....

TriciaMangoldLongo
Community Member
6 years ago

It's Caitlin Jenner!

MartinaVeselá
Community Member
6 years ago

I know some people hate it when you use the word, but this IS gay.

ChrisSlatton-Johnson
Community Member
6 years ago

Please tell me, those pants are nude color!

KB
Community Member
6 years ago

And it goes so well with the ribbed ceiling which btw is coming off on the right side of the picture.

LeilaniGribner
Community Member
6 years ago

Cross dressing?

KarenAlcalá
Community Member
6 years ago

what's with all the knitted stuff?!?!?! I'm speechless

KellyHelm
Community Member
6 years ago

Don't trust anybody over 30.

NicoleSimmons
Community Member
6 years ago

Your sister called - she wants her belt back!

Leigh-AnneGuyette
Community Member
6 years ago

I have that outfit

MelissaPack
Community Member
6 years ago

Hey, I think I have that sweater!

VerónicaLíaAlbanesi
Community Member
6 years ago

Where are his bow and arrows?

CathyCopeland
Community Member
6 years ago

Caitlyn? Is that you?

AdrianaMedici
Community Member
6 years ago

Mom!

ShanaarDiCrystala
Community Member
6 years ago

... Link? Is that you?

KarenClarke
Community Member
6 years ago

I saw his wife wearing that same sweater at the PTA meeting last week.

sneakcollector
Community Member
6 years ago

hahahahahaha, wow, that designer was a very funny guy I think :)))

KimberlyShaffer
Community Member
6 years ago

NO.

TraceyGjosund
Community Member
6 years ago

men should not wear peach and turquoise together

DianaValdivieso
Community Member
6 years ago

I think I found my mom's shirt she was looking for!!!!

Christina'sCeramics
Community Member
6 years ago

Ok that sweater looks like something women buy now for themselves

DaveMuise
Community Member
6 years ago

Zelda?

JimAdams
Community Member
6 years ago

So wrong. All the men look so camp in the clothes

JoannaHudson
Community Member
6 years ago

I think I had that same outfit in 1986

NinaWum
Community Member
6 years ago

My great-aunt wears this all the time.

AliVayo
Community Member
6 years ago

Confusing

YasarKarakaya
Community Member
6 years ago

Dude!!!

YasarKarakaya
Community Member
6 years ago

Dude what da

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

1970s Men’s Fashion

retrospace.org Report

AlexPeters
Community Member
6 years ago

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

View more comments
#15

1970s Men’s Fashion

The J. Smith Archive Report

DominikaFutó
Community Member
6 years ago

Standing ovation for the designer.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

JulieMolina
Community Member
6 years ago

More things should be in giraffe pattern.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

1970s Men’s Fashion

Report

GillianMcGown
Community Member
6 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

1970s Men’s Fashion

Report

KaiChu
Community Member
6 years ago

Mondrian-like briefs!

View more comments
#19

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

dani
Community Member
6 years ago

thunderbirds are go!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

RachelMcPeak
Community Member
6 years ago

That magazine title though.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

1970s Men’s Fashion

plaidstallions.blogspot.com Report

FranFoley
Community Member
6 years ago

Fancies?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

SusanWilkinson
Community Member
6 years ago

My dad had one of these!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

1970s Men’s Fashion

Report

NatalieRudley
Community Member
6 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

1970s Men’s Fashion

superseventies.tumblr.com Report

FranFoley
Community Member
6 years ago

You know you're all thinking it.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

NatalieRudley
Community Member
6 years ago

The description on this is strangely erotic!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

1970s Men’s Fashion

messynessychic.com Report

BrettValentine
Community Member
6 years ago

but I can say a whole LOT about this!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

LauraD'Costa
Community Member
6 years ago

Lmao anyone for tennis?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

JulieMolina
Community Member
6 years ago

Those two guys are really avoiding eye contact.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

FranFoley
Community Member
6 years ago

See what they did there? Those tricksters.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#30

Carsuals

Report

ArturKlassen
Community Member
6 years ago

LSD was much more popular those days.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#31

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

TraceyGjosund
Community Member
6 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

1970s Men’s Fashion

Report

MarisaDelgado
Community Member
6 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#33

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

DianeHume
Community Member
6 years ago

Makes me want to sing the YMCA song

View More Replies...
View more comments
#34

1970s Men’s Fashion

hotpenguin.net Report

WendyReaser
Community Member
6 years ago

Yep because real men wear underwear and tshirts

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

1970s Men’s Fashion

imgur.com Report

EmilyPilc
Community Member
6 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#36

In 2015.

Report

SandyGalbraith
Community Member
6 years ago

Well... Hello sailor!

View more comments
#37

Dee Eye Ess See Oh

internetdebris.blogspot.co.uk Report

NealGraves
Community Member
6 years ago

Xanaduuuuuuuuuu!!!

View more comments
#38

Square To The Hips

SearsWishBook1971 Report

NicoleRoberts
Community Member
6 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#39

So Much Derp

JCPenneyCatalog1977 Report

NicoleRoberts
Community Member
6 years ago

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

View more comments
#40

#31

Report

Dusty Day
Community Member
4 years ago

Da da da daaaaaaa! CATALOGUE MAAAAAAAAN!

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#41

Starsky & Hutch Style Knit Jacket

Report

CindiNeumann
Community Member
6 years ago

starsky and hutch

View more comments
#42

Real Men Have Molester Mustaches. And Wear Slipper Socks.

SearsCatalog1975 Report

NicoleRoberts
Community Member
6 years ago

Wanna ride on my Terry Go Round?

View more comments
#43

This submission is hidden. Click here to view.