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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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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1970s Men’s Fashion

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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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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

EmilyLock
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6 years ago

Clearly he's a chick magnet.

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JosephineLouise
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6 years ago

I love cock....

CC
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6 years ago

yea you'd scarf him right down, and all ten pounds of scarf.

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AlysonEnglish
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6 years ago

Rock out with your cock out?

DaveBrown
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6 years ago

Wanna choke my chicken?

BrettValentine
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6 years ago

Had one. . . but without the scarf. . . or the pet chicken

SaraKostelnik
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6 years ago

"This will replace the cock I'm missing, dear."

KarenClarke
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6 years ago

A chicken might make sense if he was wearing a down jacket. What this says is that renting a sheep for the shoot was overbudget.

CraigBaker
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6 years ago

this one is my favorite of them all...the chicken just ties it all together

SarahHouse
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6 years ago

Darling, remember how we discussed Making our llllllovemaking more interesting? ...well, here's the chicken we discussed.

RosalindDalefield
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6 years ago

Kinky is using a feather, perverted is using the whole chicken...

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DebraBrooksKapellakis
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6 years ago

Yes we should all wear white on the farm. ;)

AshleyBergen
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5 years ago

In winter too no less

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SallyBR
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6 years ago

He is holding a chicken upside down. It took me a while to "get" it. And now I definitely don't "get it"....

MicheleCarter
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6 years ago

The chicken prop would never fly these days.

LindaOliver
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6 years ago

Um, he is the last person I would expect to be catching chickens...

BeckyBlock
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6 years ago

Instead of bringing home the bacon? Just no.

DavidLoong
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5 years ago

When I saw this swearer, ARAN away screaming.

ArchanaBajaj
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5 years ago

He needed some masculinity after wearing such feminine sweater.

RobynBrady
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6 years ago

A circus artist told me holding a chicken upside down is like hypnosis- you can then do anything with them ...

AntoniaBarry
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6 years ago

A young John Stossel holding a dead cock. Of course.

DarthCuddles
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6 years ago

What Tom Selleck did before Magnum PI

JasonLuedke
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6 years ago

Is that John Stossel?

TamiThomas
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6 years ago

Is that John Stossel?

MichelleParent
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6 years ago

Took me awhile to see the chicken. I was just like those clothes look really comfortable. .. is that a chicken!?

SonjaSpringman
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6 years ago

he's holding his "cock"

Djumaana Farris
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3 years ago

well he's got his cock out

Sean Stewart
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3 years ago

John Stossil bagged a bird.

William Hamilton
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4 years ago

Always wear white to butcher a chicken.

Lynne Winter
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4 years ago

My fave I do love an Aran knit.

Wayne Arents
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4 years ago

"Hey baby, I brought you a chicken because I already have a cock"

Jesse Zwack
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4 years ago

Egg-citing

Penny Penelopize Palmer
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4 years ago

Wtf

Maria Crutcher
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5 years ago

What is with the chicken,lol

Maria Crutcher
Community Member
5 years ago

Why is he holding a chicken!

RandomPanda
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5 years ago

That knit sweater/jacket is pretty girly. He's even wearing matching leggings!

AmandaWebster
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5 years ago

Is that a giant cocktail you're holding or are you just happy to see me?

BritGirrl
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5 years ago

Ummm??

SophNesbitt
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5 years ago

All I want for Christmas...

EvaHal
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5 years ago

That´s Magnum, looking sexy for the chicks...

EvaHal
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5 years ago

Magnum just killed this chicken

MelBox
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5 years ago

womens sweater it looks like

PaigeHolliman
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5 years ago

What's up? Chicken butt.

MikeGipson
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5 years ago

hold ur horses, just who's fuckin' this chicken anyhow........that would be moi.......que 70's porno music.......3, 2, 1........

DerekBurgess
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5 years ago

Man with a cock in his hand

AnnieMason
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5 years ago

Real men hold dead chickens!

MarkCarpenter
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5 years ago

I actually had one one of those back in the '70s! We had some truly AWFUL winters during that time and I remember those knit jackets and scarves were INCREDIBLY warm!

BarbaraGerhard
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6 years ago

How do i cancel my coment s i posted too many by accident there doesn't seem to be an edit or cancel setting I only wanted to post one coment and didn't think the other ones had gone through,

BarbaraGerhard
Community Member
6 years ago

Don't worry about the chicken it was trained to put up with being held up side down even in the old days we still had animal rights regulations and didn't put up with cruelty to animals.

ScottChurch
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6 years ago

Pretty boy, Keith Hernandez strikes again.

GregBalsley
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6 years ago

Porn actor chokes the chicken.

晓筱
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6 years ago

haha

TarrahAroonsakool
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6 years ago

how heavy do you think it is?

ShielahAndersen
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6 years ago

somehow I think she's getting more than just a pearl necklace this Christmas

JasonSawyer
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6 years ago

John Stossel still hasn't recovered from leaving 20/20.

JamesDempsey
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6 years ago

Dude is saying...........WTF is with the chicken??

SusanRicketts
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6 years ago

I swear that is Tom Berenger! And what is with the chicken??

JeffTerry
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6 years ago

Hey baby, wanna see my white cock?

JulieWhitham
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6 years ago

About to choke the chicken?......WTF?

JoelEspinoza
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6 years ago

Too weird.

KevinThompson
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6 years ago

Borat killed a chicken while wearing his knitted sweater. nice.

LisaGreene
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6 years ago

I could say something about chickens and choking, but I won't

LynnThompson
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6 years ago

Where's PETA when you need them?

TrishJeffries
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6 years ago

He can bring home the chicken, fry it up in a pan and never let you forget he's a man. (Enjoli pefume slogan paradoy from the 70s)

BoBSikes
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6 years ago

Um....very.....special i guess you could say......XD

ScottPhillips
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6 years ago

Now, you boys ain't gonna be F@#King these here chickens,... Are you?

TerriHall
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6 years ago

The chicken makes it so much more appealing.

BetsyNealLewis
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6 years ago

His chicken killing sweater was a hit at the singles mixer that night.

ReneeLewis
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6 years ago

whats up with the chicken? is the chicken even alive? Did it die laughing?

SandraHuertas
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6 years ago

the chicken? The best!!!

ShaunRichards
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6 years ago

What....with the....I can't..even...

MichaelCooper
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6 years ago

"Not much. Just standin' here with my pecker in my hand."

DavidBird
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6 years ago

Acid!

StephanieCrow
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6 years ago

Death by merino wool.

StephanieCrow
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6 years ago

Dear by merino wool.

KnutNyborg
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6 years ago

Greetings earthlings, I come in peace...

MikeWalker
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6 years ago

Take my picture while I hold my cock...

SusannaVesna
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6 years ago

This guy gets chicks like anything! BUAHAHAHAA!

JodieKavanagh
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6 years ago

WTF?

ChrisSlatton-Johnson
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6 years ago

Don't get cocky with me,Mister!

Dr.'sCompanion
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6 years ago

poor chicken :(

TennoAndra
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6 years ago

It's Yanni. ;-)P

MarleneLopez
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6 years ago

He's bagged his babe for the night!

MelissaWelch
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6 years ago

Holy Crap!!

ZofiaTeresiak
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6 years ago

I actually like this sweater...

IngiJensson
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6 years ago

What a cock.

KenriBasar
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6 years ago

What the.....hahahahahahahahaha XD

DavidFranks
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6 years ago

If you use enough yarn, you CAN knit a spacesuit.

AsiaŚliwińska
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6 years ago

is the chicken dead? :' C

KatHannold
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6 years ago

Why a chicken??

HollyJonson
Community Member
6 years ago

He definitely be the cool dude at an "Ugly Sweater Party" though. Context is important. And, that is the one place he would rock this, and become Mr. Popular.

NancyPflum
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6 years ago

I'd wear that, but again I'm female.

SonjaSpringman
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6 years ago

he's holding his "cock"! hee hee

AndreaNyul
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6 years ago

What a c@ck!

GermánSotoGranada
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6 years ago

Freddie Mercury, what happened there?

JimAdams
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6 years ago

Animal farm trailer?

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HeatherCrawford
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6 years ago

im speechless.

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1970s Men’s Fashion

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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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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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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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5 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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