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Friday, July 22, 2016

Fashion Ads From The 1970s

There's approximately a gazillion of these available on the interwebs, and I've probably posted way too many of them - once I started I had a hard time stopping! The vast majority of what I've included here are ads for men's clothing, because they're so many standard deviations from the norm - the women's versions look (relatively) normal.

I have to say, too, that I lived through the 70's, and although this stuff was, obviously, advertised, I don't remember actually seeing much of it. On the other hand, I don't remember an awful lot about that time period.

The only person who pulled this fashion statement off, sort of, was John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, and I'll bet it's been waaay to long since you watched it  (watch full screen):

This ad seems to be patterned after Travolta:

I don't know what to make of this:

I'm pretty sure I never heard of Flagg Brothers, but I love the pimp style and the women hanging onto their legs:

A couple for the ladies:

And for the whole family:


  1. The '70s: The Decade That Taste Forgot

    1. The 70s... a kidney stone of a decade... thank gawd it passed.

  2. For one short decade, men took an interest in fashion. And proved we cannot handle that kind of responsibility.

  3. Oh, dear God, I shouldn't have eaten before reading this.

  4. Yes, kids, it's all true. Ask Grandpa and don't believe him if says it's not!

  5. Why does everything in the 1970s look like a porno is about to break out?