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post #31 of 71
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Originally Posted by Carey
I watched about 15 minutes of this recently. What struck me was how well tailored was the pinstripe suit he wore to a "drag show". I thought about how much of the seventies fashion was lost to polyester suits and the godawful leisure suit, but i know there existed some examples of well dressed men. I have to beleive it is not too much different than today.

Although more suits today are most likely made of tropical weight wool, most are generic in style. What will we think when in thirty years we look back at all the pictures of men with overly gelled hair wearing their three button suits with the short gorge of the lapels and the top two buttons fastened?

Classic styling has been around for a relatively long time in the modern era, but it never is the mainstream - like most of us here.
Beyond the unattractive inherence of polyester, most men in their leisure suits still looked better than what passes for casual these days.
post #32 of 71
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Originally Posted by Jovan
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Originally Posted by Attributed to Nantucket Red
Your opinion doesn't matter.

Edited for clarity.

I never said anything of the sort. Perhaps you missed the point.
post #33 of 71
Generally when I use smilies, I'm not being serious.
post #34 of 71
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Yes, I tried to find a '70s photo of Warhol, and this was the best I could find of Warhol.

A few of Warhol in the 70s:





post #35 of 71
I think one thing nice about the seventies is that American males seemed to have more of a distinctive style voice. Does this sound reasonable? I wasn't around then, but is it possible that the world didn't have such a negative view of Americans, stylistically, in those days?
post #36 of 71
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Warhol, and Divine(Harris Glenn Milstead).
post #37 of 71
I love some of the clothes, specially the ones in the first pic in the thread. Hated the hair though, facial hair is so easy to become absolutely disgusting, especially 70s style.

The 70s leisure suits and polyester are certainly better than the hip hop phenomenon you see today, as well as all the overweight people with mickey mouse shirts and tevas. I work at a university, my god the tevas and birkenstock sandals are everywhere.
post #38 of 71
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Originally Posted by tiecollector
I love some of the clothes, specially the ones in the first pic in the thread. Hated the hair though, facial hair is so easy to become absolutely disgusting, especially 70s style.

The 70s leisure suits and polyester are certainly better than the hip hop phenomenon you see today, as well as all the overweight people with mickey mouse shirts and tevas. I work at a university, my god the tevas and birkenstock sandals are everywhere.

Couldn't agree more, though part of the reason is that people were slimmer in the seventies.

I think the leisure suits might be okay if they used a different fabric, although the ones with the four or five buttoms might be bad in anything. Some seventies two-button suits and jackets with wide lapels in tweed (especially houndstooth), cord, or velvet are nice, including those from Yves Saint Laurent. This is, of course, the style that Tom Ford revived.
post #39 of 71
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Originally Posted by tiecollector
I love some of the clothes, specially the ones in the first pic in the thread. Hated the hair though, facial hair is so easy to become absolutely disgusting, especially 70s style.

The 70s leisure suits and polyester are certainly better than the hip hop phenomenon you see today, as well as all the overweight people with mickey mouse shirts and tevas. I work at a university, my god the tevas and birkenstock sandals are everywhere.

I've said it before and I'll say it again...

HIP


HOP


DOES NOT


MEAN


NO


STYLE!!!!!!!!

post #40 of 71
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Originally Posted by tiecollector
The 70s leisure suits and polyester are certainly better than the hip hop phenomenon you see today, as well as all the overweight people with mickey mouse shirts and tevas. I work at a university, my god the tevas and birkenstock sandals are everywhere.

Indeed.
post #41 of 71
Augusto: Besides the first two gents, I don't see much style.
post #42 of 71
1.I like this bold pattern shirt under the jacket. A bit of a nod to the Peacock Revolution.

2. I like the recent write up in Men's Vogue about Warhol's classic Brooks Bros. rep tie. -next on my purchase list.

3. I'm sorry, Salvador Dali, just looks more bizarre with each posted picture. I like the eccentricity and all, but seriously, to be locked in a room with the guy might just be a little too intense. And any pictures of him with the oxygen tube up his nose just looks like some monstrosity from a David Lynch film.
post #43 of 71
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
1.I like this bold pattern shirt under the jacket. A bit of a nod to the Peacock Revolution.

2. I like the recent write up in Men's Vogue about Warhol's classic Brooks Bros. rep tie. -next on my purchase list.

3. I'm sorry, Salvador Dali, just looks more bizarre with each posted picture. I like the eccentricity and all, but seriously, to be locked in a room with the guy might just be a little too intense. And any pictures of him with the oxegen tube up his nose just looks like some monstrosity from a David Lynch film.

How do you do that thumbnail gallery thing??
post #44 of 71
I right click to lift the picture-attach files -manage attachments- browse, pick it, place it -submit reply
post #45 of 71
I wish someone would take a shovel, take a good swing and cave in the head of the 1970s, and then bury it very deeply. The only thing I hate more than the 1970s and its "style" is the late 1960s.
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