Mar 222017

The unceasing cavalcade of bad 1960’s/70’s mens fashion ads continues with four images that will make you question your allegiance to Earth.

Questions to ask yourself, beyond the basic “why, in Gods name, why?” include such as “did these ads actually work,” and “why are so many of the models just so damned goofy looking?”

 Posted by at 1:55 am
  • Bob

    Nobody ever wore that stuff. All we wore were jeans and a grungy shirt.

    • Michael the Somewhat Civilized

      I dressed a bit more formally than you, but this was my era, too. I never wore any of that stuff, either. I never saw any of it outside those advertisements.

      • Bob

        Yup. The girls wore some sort of peasant blouse. The guys wore a flannel or blue work shirt. Both sexes wore Levis flared Student Jeans. It was almost like a uniform. People looked at you askance if you wore anything else.

  • Kelly Starks

    The guy to the left in the first pic looks like one of the Gerry Anderson marionettes! Thunder Birds(?) – Captain Scarlet(?) to Men’s fashion modeling?

  • xvdougl

    That tie on the top image is just fabulous. The gals never had a chance against firepower of that magnitude.

  • Rick

    now imagine what utter shite is being sold today, in music, fashion, whatever, that people seem to think they “need” so badly yet will in the near future look back on today’s stuff with extreme disdain while then “needing” the then-current shite they will in time ridicule again…

    There’s a lot of us, that maybe got into ONE cycle of that, but I’m sure we know, and have witnessed, too many people who’re part of the Fad Cycle over and over and over again.

    You’d think people would learn.

  • Jon Risque

    Will the future be clothes that can change completely automatically updating every few nanoseconds to keep current with fashion?

    • Scottlowther

      Well, that makes for an obvious storyline… someone hacks the fashion network and uploads an update that causes the sleeves and legs to cinch on fast and tight enough to cause automatic amputations. Hours pass before the fashionistas realize they’ve been had and that “spray of arterial red” isn’t the latest trend.

  • 1ridder1

    Maybe the second panel, the guy on the left, during the late 70s. The rest , well as my Dad would say, “Why would you wear those Circus duds?”

  • KellyFromMesquite

    The ’70s! The decade that fashion forgot!

  • publiusr

    I don’t think that looks all bad….