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1970s fashion began as a continuation of the hippie look from the late 1960s and eventually it became one of the most iconic decades for fashion ever. Never before had men had so many options. For years their fashion had changed very little and when it did, the differences were very subtle. It started in the mid-60s when men’s pants became more slim fitting and the changes kept coming. It seemed that their clothing got tighter and tighter by the time the 70s rolled around.

Men weren’t wearing hats anymore, their hair was much longer, facial hair was great like the handlebar moustache but it was an even bigger deal if you had chest hair. Bell bottoms were increasingly popular and often were paired with outrageous patterns, as well knit-everything was trendy look.

Enough talk, take a look back at some of these seriously groovy 1970s ads. Whether you want to or not, you will not be able to forget these images. Some are truly cringe-worthy yet these men appear confident and proud to be wearing these outfits. Let’s face it, men’s fashion these days is pretty dull compared to the roaring 70s ads.

Do you remember any of these ads? Do you miss any of these fashion statements? 


1. The men’s brief ads





Image source: Pulptastic

2. The high-waisted trouser



Image source: Pulptastic

3. The belted sweater






4. All you need are socks and sunnies



menssocksImage source: Buzzfeed

5. The male onesie




Image source: Pulptastic

6. Matching your sheep



Image source: Boredpanda


7. Hot pants


8. The male tunic



Image source: Pulptastic


9. Unisex pants were the way to dress


Image source: Buzzfeed


10. The complete one jumpsuit

one piece


Image source: Buzzfeed & Feature image: Boredpanda


Tell us, do you remember men wearing these outfits? What is your favourite advertisement? Do you miss any of these trends?

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  1. i still see men with those high waist. think Alan jones

  2. look at the high waists on those pants, they went from that to wearing them on their hips, they 1970’s for men’s fashion is best forgotten 🙂

  3. Loved those high waisted pants once! And love paisley print…still a favourite and making acomeback with retro vintage fashion.

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