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(Buzzfeed)   Two things are happening here. 1) People are mocking the horrible fashion choices of the 70s, like belted sweaters. 2) Hipsters are reminding themselves to be seen wearing a belted sweater this fall   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 109
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2012-07-15 01:55:41 PM
I assumed women would be wearing the belted sweaters. I was pleasantly wrong. Watching guys walk by in belted sweaters would make my day. #13 hurt my eyes
 
2012-07-15 02:08:53 PM

Peepeye: I assumed women would be wearing the belted sweaters. I was pleasantly wrong. Watching guys walk by in belted sweaters would make my day. #13 hurt my eyes


We did, as well as the jumpsuits. Unisex clothes were a fad for a while.

I forgot about Angels Flights. I rarely saw guys wear them during the day; they were pretty much party/club clothes. And I couldn't help noticing the girl in the Qiana dress. :)

/Guys wore Qiana shirts, too
 
2012-07-15 02:18:33 PM
God Flagg Brothers forgotten about them. In the late 70s when my husband was a teen in Brooklyn he worked after school to be able to buy clothes and shoes from them. (ive seen the Prom pics with the blue tux, ruffled shirt, platform shoes and the perfect afro he was sharp hehe)
 
2012-07-15 02:24:11 PM

Lorelle: Peepeye: I assumed women would be wearing the belted sweaters. I was pleasantly wrong. Watching guys walk by in belted sweaters would make my day. #13 hurt my eyes

We did, as well as the jumpsuits. Unisex clothes were a fad for a while.

I forgot about Angels Flights. I rarely saw guys wear them during the day; they were pretty much party/club clothes. And I couldn't help noticing the girl in the Qiana dress. :)

/Guys wore Qiana shirts, too


I wish I were born in the 50s. Being young in the 70s seems like it would have been fun. Minus the war of course. Every decade has its +/-
 
2012-07-15 02:24:38 PM
Some of the copy is so full of win!

"... a ring-a-ding assortment of colors and fabrics."
"Designed for people like you who make things happen."

And my personal favorite: "Easy on, easy off, quick as a flick of her tongue." Ye gods!
 
2012-07-15 02:32:11 PM
Did 1970s designers think all black guys wanted to be pimps?
 
2012-07-15 02:45:33 PM

Peepeye: I wish I were born in the 50s. Being young in the 70s seems like it would have been fun. Minus the war of course. Every decade has its +/-


And minus Nixon, the energy crisis, gas rationing, Convoy, Disco Duck, the recession, and the Iranian hostage crisis. :)
 
2012-07-15 02:56:13 PM

Peepeye: Lorelle: Peepeye: I assumed women would be wearing the belted sweaters. I was pleasantly wrong. Watching guys walk by in belted sweaters would make my day. #13 hurt my eyes

We did, as well as the jumpsuits. Unisex clothes were a fad for a while.

I forgot about Angels Flights. I rarely saw guys wear them during the day; they were pretty much party/club clothes. And I couldn't help noticing the girl in the Qiana dress. :)

/Guys wore Qiana shirts, too

I wish I were born in the 50s. Being young in the 70s seems like it would have been fun. Minus the war of course. Every decade has its +/-


The 70's were fun. I see copies of all the stuff I wore them when I am shopping but the new clothes are cheaply made in China. Many garments from the 70's are still around and getting decent money in retro stores.
Qiana was the sh*t and a must have at the disco. My BF wore AnglesFlight pants, snug fitting - hawt.
 
2012-07-15 02:59:08 PM

Lorelle: Peepeye: I wish I were born in the 50s. Being young in the 70s seems like it would have been fun. Minus the war of course. Every decade has its +/-

And minus Nixon, the energy crisis, gas rationing, Convoy, Disco Duck, the recession, and the Iranian hostage crisis. :)


I know, I know. Disco Duck? I'll have to google that one.
 
2012-07-15 03:00:40 PM

AbbeySomeone: Peepeye: Lorelle: Peepeye: I assumed women would be wearing the belted sweaters. I was pleasantly wrong. Watching guys walk by in belted sweaters would make my day. #13 hurt my eyes

We did, as well as the jumpsuits. Unisex clothes were a fad for a while.

I forgot about Angels Flights. I rarely saw guys wear them during the day; they were pretty much party/club clothes. And I couldn't help noticing the girl in the Qiana dress. :)

/Guys wore Qiana shirts, too

I wish I were born in the 50s. Being young in the 70s seems like it would have been fun. Minus the war of course. Every decade has its +/-

The 70's were fun. I see copies of all the stuff I wore them when I am shopping but the new clothes are cheaply made in China. Many garments from the 70's are still around and getting decent money in retro stores.
Qiana was the sh*t and a must have at the disco. My BF wore AnglesFlight pants, snug fitting - hawt.


We have a pretty good vintage store in my town. But was everyone shorter back then? The clothes are usually too short, especially the arms.
 
2012-07-15 03:31:42 PM
I was too young to get caught up in the fashion scene back then..

I had to make do with my knockoff Toughskins jeans and JCPenny PF Flyer wannabe sneakers. Dad was in the Air Force so premium brand name stuff was pretty scarce due to financial reasons.

I did have a Don Martin cartoon t-shirt, and one polyester shirt with bicentennial stuff silkscreened all over it.
 
2012-07-15 03:31:55 PM
Functional fashion tip - Hooded pantsuits are the worst choice for partying in, really. Trying to maneuver out of one of those to use the toilet, wearing platform shoes and a few cocktails in you is a recipe for disaster.
 
2012-07-15 03:36:56 PM

Peepeye: We have a pretty good vintage store in my town. But was everyone shorter back then? The clothes are usually too short, especially the arms.


3/4 sleeves were popular. You were supposed to roll up the cuffs to show off your many gold chain bracelets.
 
2012-07-15 03:37:04 PM

AbbeySomeone: Functional fashion tip - Hooded pantsuits are the worst choice for partying in, really. Trying to maneuver out of one of those to use the toilet, wearing platform shoes and a few cocktails in you is a recipe for disaster.


If it was any real 70s party, everyone ditched the clothes after the third rum and Coke anyway, and laid your fine foxy mama down on the closest Herculon sofa.
 
2012-07-15 03:38:47 PM

AbbeySomeone: Functional fashion tip - Hooded pantsuits are the worst choice for partying in, really. Trying to maneuver out of one of those to use the toilet, wearing platform shoes and a few cocktails in you is a recipe for disaster.


Too true. Also not great if you need to get dressed again in a hurry in a utility closet while on quayludes.

/what?
 
2012-07-15 03:40:28 PM
That's so 70's.

80's men -are the real 2010's

www.digitalmusicinsider.com
 
2012-07-15 03:54:52 PM

markie_farkie: AbbeySomeone: Functional fashion tip - Hooded pantsuits are the worst choice for partying in, really. Trying to maneuver out of one of those to use the toilet, wearing platform shoes and a few cocktails in you is a recipe for disaster.

If it was any real 70s party, everyone ditched the clothes after the third rum and Coke anyway, and laid your fine foxy mama down on the closest Herculon sofa.


Or the nearest shag carpeted van. I pity the kids that grew up with all these std's around.
 
2012-07-15 04:00:13 PM

Peepeye: I know, I know. Disco Duck? I'll have to google that one.


Don't be a cluck. :)

quickdraw: Peepeye: We have a pretty good vintage store in my town. But was everyone shorter back then? The clothes are usually too short, especially the arms.

3/4 sleeves were popular. You were supposed to roll up the cuffs to show off your many gold chain bracelets.


This (see profile for awesome 1979 shirt with button-tabbed 3/4 length sleeves, topped with a lined corduroy vest).

BTW, everyday clothes for young guys were jeans and t-shirts, same as today; baseball t-shirts were especially popular. Hawaiian shirts were also worn by both sexes (I used to wear them with pants and skirts). And don't forget the puka shell necklaces and mood rings.

and Famolare platforms ("rollercoaster" shoes)
 
2012-07-15 04:16:00 PM
Nothing says "professional" more than linking all your article assets to your Photobucket account.
 
2012-07-15 04:42:05 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-15 04:43:03 PM
This just in: The 70's were incredibly awesome.
 
2012-07-15 04:47:29 PM
Maybe the men were going to play hockey later and didn't want to get shirted.
 
2012-07-15 04:54:59 PM
I was gonna say, belted sweaters are kinda hot on women.

Then I clicked the link looking for some vintage hotness.

The 70s were a scary time.
 
2012-07-15 05:03:29 PM
They've exemplified why mensware departments must be kept boring today. When you start trying to make more styles for men things go bad in a hurry.
 
2012-07-15 05:05:27 PM
The best part about the 70s was avocado green kitchen appliances matched with orange and brown Tupperware and macrame owls on every wall and ceramic toadstool salt n pepper shakers and a nice big Tolkien poster for your living room full of milk crates with records in them and a big sofa with a granny square blanket on it.
 
2012-07-15 05:05:29 PM
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It's a Speed Suit!
 
2012-07-15 05:07:23 PM
Good to know it's still cool to walk softly and carry it big.

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2012-07-15 05:12:45 PM
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2012-07-15 05:15:14 PM

Mad_Radhu: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 500x703]

It's a Speed Suit!


It's a collector of body hair. Imagine what the inside looked like when he jumped out of it to bang the ladyfriend in the hot tub at the fondue party.
 
2012-07-15 05:16:47 PM

Mad_Radhu: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 500x703]

It's a Speed Suit!


Came for speed suit.
 
2012-07-15 05:17:35 PM

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: Good to know it's still cool to walk softly and carry it big.

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You'd think that concealing a boner was difficult enough already. That can't be comfortable.
 
2012-07-15 05:19:10 PM

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: Good to know it's still cool to walk softly and carry it big.

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Bwah...whah?

Flagg Bros. was apparently Pimpware Central.
 
2012-07-15 05:24:42 PM

buckler: Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: Good to know it's still cool to walk softly and carry it big.

[img515.imageshack.us image 446x640]

Bwah...whah?

Flagg Bros. was apparently Pimpware Central.


Also it was Insane Mofo Central
 
2012-07-15 05:28:18 PM
Eh? So BuzzFeed is recycling Something Awful articles now?
 
2012-07-15 05:35:23 PM
Having been born in the early 70's all I can say is wtfbbq!

Somehow I've managed to block the fashions of the time out. I remember the early 80's more but that was almost equally as screwed up.
 
2012-07-15 05:40:08 PM
It's also interesting to see how much our idea of attractiveness in types of men has changed in such a short amount of time. We definitely have shifted toward a smoother, more boyish appearance as the ideal since the 70s.
 
2012-07-15 05:40:09 PM
www.macramelovers.com

Macramé FTW!
 
2012-07-15 05:49:03 PM
That shirt-cum-underwear thing is a great idea.

Shirts coming untucked irks me.
 
2012-07-15 05:58:57 PM
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My 70's fashion circa 1974.

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My 70's fashion circa 1972. Yes, you'd better believe that sweater vest is belted.

I wore so many purple clothes back then.
 
2012-07-15 05:59:11 PM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

Is this the Village People on their day off?

s3-ec.buzzfed.com

The one on the upper left looks like the inspiration for:

www.entertainmentearth.com
 
2012-07-15 06:08:24 PM

Mad_Radhu: Speed Suit


That is awesome
 
2012-07-15 06:22:40 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: That's so 70's.

80's men -are the real 2010's

[www.digitalmusicinsider.com image 356x237]


I gotta do it my way-or no way at all.
 
2012-07-15 06:26:06 PM

eraser8: Did 1970s designers think all black guys wanted to be pimps?


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Don't they?
 
2012-07-15 06:36:53 PM

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: Good to know it's still cool to walk softly and carry it big.


Fun Fact:

Eldridge de Paris was Black Panther leader and author of Soul On Ice, Eldridge_Cleaver, for reals!
 
2012-07-15 06:55:05 PM

eraser8: Did 1970s designers think all black guys wanted to be pimps?


Pirates, actually.
 
2012-07-15 06:58:13 PM

eraser8: Did 1970s designers think all black guys wanted to be pimps?


they didn't? They still think they all are.
 
2012-07-15 07:02:51 PM
Nearly every ad has the model in the Power Stance. Dudes must have been very confident back in the 70s. Even the chicks are in the stance.
 
2012-07-15 07:06:48 PM
In all honesty not many men wore crap like that.

Trust me, I was around in the 70s; I know these things.
 
2012-07-15 07:10:44 PM
pssh, shows what you know, OP. Sweaters are for the summer. short-sleeves are for the winter.
 
2012-07-15 07:15:08 PM
Remember, the cars also matched the awesome:

1969-1971 Lincoln Mark III:

www.richardandkarencarpenter.com

www.richardandkarencarpenter.com

www.richardandkarencarpenter.com

460 Cubic inches, 365 horses, 500 ft/lbs of torque, and an interior that melted panties.
 
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