The Tale of the 1970s Fashion Apocalypse

By

23rd Sep, 2012

Because seriously, what were they thinking?

The earliest signs of infection: People standing around in spread eagle pose, looking upwards.

Soon men started hanging out together in tight, colorful underpants:

One word people: EUROPANTS.

Nothing made sense anymore…

Oh so that’s why nothing is happening … I’m not wearing Eleganza.

 

Men in shiny shirts began blinding the innocent public:

(chest hair not included)

1978 Men's Fashion Advertisement Vintage 1970s Menswear 4 Career Club Polyester Shirt

The pants that just wouldn’t die:

Check out that scarf belt.

Also, small-print reads: ‘ultra-slim fit, low rise and come in a ring-a-ding assortment of colors and fabrics‘.

Some Musketeers tried to come to the rescue:

via here

But they were no match for the outbreak of the Leisure Suit:

Even children weren’t safe:

1972 Quelle 215 Kindermode

So … much … polyester … can’t … breathe:

 

 

And then this happened:

and the world turned cold …

Chicks Dig Men Who Look Ridiculous 3611

Livestock began mutating:

and superheroes just stood around laughing about it.

via here

and that’s the end of our sad fashion tale.

Thanks to DressthatMan.com, AllThatisInteresting.com and buzzfeed.com

:::

YOU MIGHT ALSO DIG:

.

 

You Might Also Like

Comments

More in Desirable DigsDon't Be A TouristEditor's PicksFoodaholics anonymousInspiration VaultLife is MessyNostalgiaOff-Beat & Little KnownTime travel

Hot Off the Press

Editor's Picks

2085324598_fc0da2fbc1_o

An Illustrated Guide to the Human Race circa. 1960s

The internet is a little bit like a maze of doors, some that lead to a spiralling descent of procrastination and some, though not many, can lead to forgotten treasure. Today I picked the winning doo...

Trending 1,437
chanel5

This DIY Gift Guide Rules: Cheap, Last Minute Ideas!

So it's that time of year again when magazines do their crappy annual gift guides, "guiding" you to buy $100 cashmere socks, $75 scented candles and generally the most mundane, over-priced gift ideas ...

Trending 22,799
xavi11

The Hidden Feast in a Barcelona Factory After Dark

We left the Barcelona night behind us, disappearing through a graffiti-covered door on a bustling back street of locals going about their downtown nocturnal hustle. All we have is this calling ca...

Trending 5,007