The 70’s, A Decade Best Forgotten In Men’s Fashion

Did anyone actually buy this stuff? 


1970's Gay underwear for men

No I don’t want to go to your party even if you have balloons.

1970's Gay Pimp fashion

Caption this! I think the Bartender has become concerned about the new clientele.

1970's Gay Fashion sweaters

  • moraywatson

    Where was this photoshop amassed from? Look at the left arm of the guy on the right hand side of the “picture” in relationship to the bar. LOL! Pretty sure that’s actually a mannequin.

    • These are real ads for real 70’s men’s fashion apparel.

      Scary huh?

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I remember see shite like this in the catalogues and magazines all the time.
        I’m glad we didn’t have any money for any of it.
        They’re still just as ridiculous now.

      • mobuyus

        Men’s fashion apparel is always gay no matter what the decade is.

        • But the 70’s were a notch above it all…

          • mobuyus

            Polyester leisure wear and macramé sweater vests and daisy dukes for men. You are right.

          • Dana Garcia

            The 70s were when gay fashion got more mainstream.

            But where would a stylish fellow wear the adult onesie? Inquiring minds want to know.

      • Clausewitz

        I’m thinking that this was primarily gay disco fashions. Another reason why I formed a punk band in Hamilton in 77. Never wore any of this shit. The fashion most worn at Mac and with my friends was jeans and a plaid shirt.

  • Uncle_Waspy

    Sam the bartender knew they were a couple of fruitcakes before they even said a word. He knew a fella would have to be a few sandwiches short of a picnic to want another fella in that way, and to spend a pile of dough on those stupid clothes.

    • Ha! Excellent!

      • Uncle_Waspy

        Thanks Cat! The Danielle Steel online creative writing courses are paying off.

    • mauser 98

      Sam wants to watch?

      • Uncle_Waspy

        Sam didn’t care for their kind. But as long as they paid their tab and kept the flamboyant behavior to a minimum, he could tolerate their presence at his bar.

  • Miss Trixie

    LOL! You HAVE to go here for The Dorcus Collection:

    and here for 70’s Hell:

    Hell’s bells – just go to Lileks for a lot of fun!

    • I love Lileks!

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I’m not gay but I love lilacs.
        Now is the Lilac Time.
        Good band, too.

  • ntt1

    I was saved from this shit by being happily broke, two pairs of jeans and a few shirts was all I had. discovered thrift stores back then so I was always at least 5 years out of style.

    • Praise God for your good fortune;)

      • drllpsh

        Wranglers,Justin boots,T-shirt and the odd dress shirt,short hair,steady job,grown kids,married 34yrs.70s fashions were crap but the music was good

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Closing out my forties and I’m happily back to jeans, t-shirts and sweaters for work.
      I spent ten years as a hospitality manager wearing a shirt and tie everyday.
      Have hardly touched my iron since I left.

      • ntt1

        I burned all my suits, dress shirts and shiny shoes when I left the corporate world after the 82 recession. Never looked back and now feel almost sorry for the wretches in 18 piece suits.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I still have my Florsheim lace up banker shoes.
          My old man only had slip ons.
          Your Dad can teach you how to shave and tie a tie but he can’t make you decide what shoe you’re gonna wear.
          I wear safety boots to work these days.

          • ntt1

            I am blessed with borderline diabetes these days so even though I am in a heavy work zone ,I can laugh derisively at the diversity hire fembot demanding steel toed boots. I can’t wear sandals …yet but I can wear beautifully softened old boots with leather like a virgins inner thigh

      • canminuteman

        I was like that as an army officer. Always in a uniform, and if not I had to be “properly dressed”. Although I had a decent wardrobe back then and would like to think I was well dressed, I don’t miss the time and expense at all. Now I wear whatever I want to work, and when I get there I change into coveralls. I have one nice suit. Last time I wore it was at a funeral. Couldn’t be happier.

  • I can’t unsee any of this.

    What were these people thinking?

  • WalterBannon

    they all look gay

    • shasta

      They are male models, what else would you expect?

  • shasta

    A quick look around the local mall and I can only conclude that 70’s fashion was better.

  • mauser 98

    polyester…nasty…no more!

  • lolwut?
  • Doug Kursk

    Chad, looking resplendent in his acrylic inspired Sears Fall collection ensemble, could only barely contain his amusement as he and Benson turned away from the barkeep after ordering the Alabama hot pocket for dinner…

  • Doug Kursk

    …that awful moment when, contrary to popular wisdom, it suddenly hit Sam that it was not, in fact, too soon to tell…

  • Hard Little Machine

    Pharrell’s giant stupid fucking hat would like a word with you.

    • ntt1

      Have you ever stopped to consider that feral’s head is actually shaped like that? the hat may be a last ditch attempt to appear normal like the elephant man and his beekeeper rig. Unless his head was filling that truly stupid hat , it would fall down around his ears

  • canminuteman

    I was 6 in 1970 and 16 in 1980 and I don’t remember anyone dressing like this, although the fact that I lived in a small village in Northern Ontario probably helped.

    • lolwut?

      Every kid had at least one pair of striped pants, you must have blanked it out.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I was in my prime during the 70’s and I never dressed like this. (Well a very few loud dress shirts and nothing more.) Leisure Suit Larry, anyone?

  • lolwut?
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