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'70s Style.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    There were also these slightly bizzare looking children's cartoons in the '70s, and the family rooms entirely covered in this thin wooden plank paneling. You see a lot of the '70s stuff being sold in garage sales around Palo Alto.
     
  2. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

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    i just went to an open house (house for sale) in piedmont that was straight out of the '70s, replete with brown floor tile, wood everywhere, fireplace open on all sides, and original intercom system with the cool buttons and knobs. it was almost as cool as a midcentury house.
     
  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    i just went to an open house (house for sale) in piedmont that was straight out of the '70s, replete with brown floor tile, wood everywhere, fireplace open on all sides, and original intercom system with the cool buttons and knobs. it was almost as cool as a midcentury house.
    Around the Bay Area, I've seen a few very complete '70s houses, mostly of the older couples who have died off. Even the cars are '70s era Cadillacs, and Oldsmobiles, housed in some sort of a carport or something very retro like that.
     
  4. acidboy

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    There were also these slightly bizzare looking children's cartoons in the '70s,

    oh you gotta give some lovin' to sigmund and hr pufnstuf! those were some trippy kiddie shows!

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    and for 70s style, mr. easy reader himself:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes, Sid & Marty Croft.

    Let's not forget Lidsville.
     
  6. designprofessor

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    YES! I always thought Witchypoo's broom /jet plane was kinda cool!
    I'm glad to see others here remember H.R. Puffenstuff and it was some sort of childhood mental abberation[​IMG]

    Anyone remember the Banana Splits?
     
  7. stach

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    They were high '60's.
     
  8. Teacher

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    I love bellbottoms. They are a classic that never completely goes away, and their history goes back to long before the 1970s. They are a sort of affluent revolution. They are a sign of liberty and, sorry, America. Oppressive regimes throughout the world have clamped down on bellbottoms as symbols of US imperialism and Western style excess. The mullahs outlawed them in Iran after the revolution. Bellbottoms were banned in China throughout the Cultural Revolution. As economic reforms came in with the early eighties, so did bell-bottoms. Throughout the period of economic opening, bellbottoms have represented freedom of self-expression and individualism. Whether you like these things are not, they are what bellbottoms (and western culture) represent.

    Working in a professional environment, I certainly don't wear them, but the horror of them seems ever-so-slightly Mullahist or Maoist to me, since I have ties to both Iran and China. Bellbottoms are more than just a fashion disaster from the seventies. I know that they are overly flamboyant and tasteless, etc., but, as Americans, we should understand what they represent globally before pronouncing them evil.


    You are looking at them from a sociopolitical perspective and, I would submit, giving them FAR too much power (much like the mullahs and Maoists). I, on the other hand, see them as politically impotent; they're just freakin' ugly pants that flatter almost nobody's physique. And yes, I understand their history, but that was purely functional, NOT fashion.

    I would also submit that they are certainly not "classic," which would suggest that they are pretty much always stylish. That is simply not true. They were stylish in much of the 1970's and about half of the 1990's. Right now, boot cut is okay, but young people wearing true bellbottoms are ridiculed.
     
  9. gorgekko

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    Proving yet again that politics -- and tying things to that banal science -- ruins almost anything.
     
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    I like seventies because people either had the courage or were compelled to look ridiculous.

    Now we live in the regime of Good Taste. Seventies dreams [mine] represent not only nostalgia but the semisecret wish for regime change.
     
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    Proving yet again that politics -- and tying things to that banal science -- ruins almost anything.

    Put politics together with ecofeminism, and you've pretty much got it nailed!
     

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