If you want to relate to people who lived in a different time than you, probably the worst thing you can do is look at the clothes they wore. And nothing makes us go, “What were they thinking?!” quite like the cl0thing of the 1970’s. Bell bottoms and platform shoes. Wide collars and scarves. Loud patterns, and fabrics that will last longer than styrofoam. It all looks so different from what most of us wear today, and it usually doesn’t look comfortable–even in men’s clothing ads, which were purportedly trying to entice people into buying the clothes!
Today, thanks to Sad and Useless, we’ve got a gallery of the oddest men’s fashion ads from the 1970’s. It’s recommended you only view a few of these at a time to avoid Funkiness Overload.