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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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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KerrieMantei
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6 years ago

Is that a Onesie?

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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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#11

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RobynScott
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6 years ago

That could spoil a third date.....

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#12

Hunter

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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.

EricSahlstrom
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6 years ago

Would you like fries with that?

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RebeccaleeCoventry
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6 years ago

I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay...

SheriRice
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6 years ago

Look it doubles as birth control

LisaSummers
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6 years ago

Looks like the winter uniform at a burger joint.

NathanBunker
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6 years ago

YOODALEYHEEHOO!!!

JuliaJamieson
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6 years ago

Head elf?

AliVayo
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6 years ago

Does he yodel?

Michael Negrich
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4 years ago

Spent hours recreating this for a freind and he'll have nothing to do with it !

PaulBeck
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6 years ago

"Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen...." ♫

StephanieCrow
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6 years ago

The original Travelocity gnome.

JonathanBooth
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6 years ago

I would wear the hat. I want one.

DarthCuddles
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6 years ago

The description is short and to the point.

HollyJonson
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6 years ago

This would be so cute... if he was 105 years old, sleepy, and dressing to briefly leave his old folk's home, for a midnight snack.

AlysonBouchard
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6 years ago

Looking so jaunty and smart...

Christina Veneti
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1 year ago

The cap looks unfinished....

Lisa R
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5 years ago

That would scare the wild life.

Noelle Darzi
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5 years ago

Huey from Duck Tales has come to life.

Sean Downey
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5 years ago

OMG!!! There really are beardless garden gnomes

SophNesbitt
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5 years ago

The cap is the crowning touch.

JimmySuarez
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5 years ago

FINALLY! A sweater to enhance my gut!

katebaker
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6 years ago

Its with a cap, in case you hadn't noticed...

MelBox
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6 years ago

modern robin hood

AnnieMason
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6 years ago

Here I come to save the day!!

RitaBustamante
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6 years ago

Yodel-lay-Ee-oh!!

ShielahAndersen
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6 years ago

the cap really pulls the look together...

Grazil
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6 years ago

leprechauns would love this

AdamPiech
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6 years ago

Man walks down the street in that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything.

LeilaJallane
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6 years ago

More like standing ovulation

BuratinoBürohengst
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6 years ago

Look like the left hand of a bad James Bond guy!

TreyEvitt
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6 years ago

This man came dressed to yodel!

KareyPapin
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6 years ago

Yodalaeehoo

JoannaColeman
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6 years ago

sorry ladies, this one's married

KevinThompson
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6 years ago

At first the modeling gig seemed like a road to success. Afterward, not so much.

TrishJeffries
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6 years ago

Well, I'm glad they added the headline to explain this one.

LizAkins
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6 years ago

Whoa, there, Robin Hood!

BetsyNealLewis
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6 years ago

H's a lumberjack and that's ok!

JamieHall
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6 years ago

I think my mother-in-law crocheted this for my husband. When he was a toddler.

LisaShaw
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6 years ago

Lederhosen would look good with that little ensemble...

JuliaBurke
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6 years ago

He will need that stick to defend himself

JeffreyBergeron
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6 years ago

He looks like a wood elf.

VanessaPusey
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6 years ago

thunderbirds are go !

KrysiaDelaney
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6 years ago

I bet your glad i got bored with knitting now, dont you Steve Delaney!! :) XXX

KåreJensen
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6 years ago

Corsican hipster ??

JulieWicks
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6 years ago

I'd look away too..

ChrisSlatton-Johnson
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6 years ago

I HOPE that's NOT an axe!

AmyPeterson
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6 years ago

the original Dread Pirate Robert...

DavidHutchinson
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6 years ago

Free the sweat shop grannies from their knitting!

RosalindDalefield
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6 years ago

Crochet.

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VerónicaLíaAlbanesi
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6 years ago

Heidi's grandfather in his twenties?

KarenClarke
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6 years ago

His liebchen Heidi knitted das especially for him!

IanBodey
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6 years ago

IS THAT BIRD SHIT ON HIS JUMPER...LOL

JaneMurray
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6 years ago

Pete in the woods!!!!

JuliannaForrai
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6 years ago

This design must be called the "sexy grandpa"!

GedMcMahon
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6 years ago

I wonder where he hid the body?

BrettValentine
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6 years ago

. . . is he supposed to be carrying a sheleighleigh???

BrettValentine
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6 years ago

. . . I mean Shillelagh. . .

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JoannaHudson
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6 years ago

Is that Christopher Reeves?

AbdullahNoman
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6 years ago

nazis :)

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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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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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