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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1970s Men’s Fashion

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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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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!

TimCrawford
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5 years ago

Aaaah those are rocks....I thought they had a handful of gerbals

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TerrancePrice
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6 years ago

"Our balls. they kinda look like this. Can we have please have them back sir?"

GinnyBurnett
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6 years ago

Someone 'dresses to the right'....

SaraKostelnik
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6 years ago

"I'll fecking stone her for shrinking your sweater!"

JosephineLouise
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6 years ago

These outfits are so bad they're stoning us to death!!!

CarrieHall
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6 years ago

The guy in #25 with the blue collar looks like @SethMcFarlane

TimCrawford
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5 years ago

Thank you God!! We found a handful of gerbals

EllieAndry
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6 years ago

Looks like Dexter and his friend are going to enjoy sweet revenge stoning whomever attacked them with the polyester.

SueDenys
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6 years ago

Hot potato anyone?

Bianca Esteban
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3 years ago

"Here! Stuff these down yer polyester leisure pants."

Gae Xavier
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4 years ago

They needed codpieces.

Gae Xavier
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4 years ago

They need codpieces.

Dusty Day
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4 years ago

Here my Lord, does this make up for the ridiculous clothes.

Jenn Leach
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4 years ago

"Hey, you wanna us to throw some rocks up there?!"

Jenn Leach
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4 years ago

"Hey! You wanna us to throw some rocks up there?!"

Jesse Zwack
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4 years ago

He who is without shame cast the first stone.

Penny Penelopize Palmer
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4 years ago

Look there that's the designers house the real, now which window shall we start with Timothy?

Casey Jones
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5 years ago

"you want us to stuff these into our pants to what, now?"

Maria Crutcher
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5 years ago

Are they trying to throw rocks at birds????

SophNesbitt
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5 years ago

St Patrick's day attire

MandyAshby
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5 years ago

You take the mick, one more time I'm going to throw these at you

EvaHal
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5 years ago

who said Jehova?

MelBox
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5 years ago

dressed like women in this pic

ShielahAndersen
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6 years ago

Don't throw those rocks! don't listen to that guy, Mr. Tourmaline! He put his huge sweater in the dryer and now it's all tiny and felty!

AndyBear
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6 years ago

Ohh look Dexter...

ClairBourne
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6 years ago

Are they going to stone the designer to death?

BetsyNealLewis
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6 years ago

Are they stoning birds in flight? Apparently these make you want to kill things.

Pemberton
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6 years ago

I used to have a similar vest (bought around 2002).

MorRioghan
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6 years ago

they are turning on their agents for getting them that gig..

SusannaVesna
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6 years ago

Hey guys, common! Stop throwing stones at us! :P

JulieWicks
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6 years ago

Why did pants have to be so tight for men. Why!

JodieKavanagh
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6 years ago

There's a story there...I just have no fucking clue what it is.

Cookie
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6 years ago

Need a rock to stuff down your pants? Just $1!

DavidBlackwood
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6 years ago

The guy on the right is Walter White, "The Party Years".

Dr.'sCompanion
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6 years ago

Why do I have a feeling this is Irish...

MarleneLopez
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6 years ago

Oh, I see you don't like our sweaters.....

MelissaWelch
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6 years ago

A picture paints a thousand years..

KarenClarke
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6 years ago

"No sir, nothing inappropriate happening here! We're just collecting rocks, see?"

TeresaGrocki
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6 years ago

I'm sorry but I see a bulge there. oh my eyes hurt

RickKorman
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6 years ago

Abba tryouts?

HollyJonson
Community Member
6 years ago

But, moving onto their pose and expression for a second... What would the photographer have said to get them to pose like this, and what screw was lose to be aiming for this to think "Yeah! Perfect shot!" And, when choosing the photo, why was the mistake not noticed?

HollyJonson
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6 years ago

*loose

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DianaValdivieso
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6 years ago

Who's gonna go to the beach dressed like this????

LindaOliver
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6 years ago

Are they are making offerings to the gods?

NiloofarLvt
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6 years ago

Dexter?!

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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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