When You Think of Seventies Decor, What Comes to Mind?

fiddlefye

Senior Member
Well since we kinda have included 70’s fashion to go along with the decor, here’s another one for you. Me (on the left) and my siblings with my aunt and uncle in January 1971. My brother’s pants are pretty groovy, but check out my aunt’s leopard print jump suit. Now my WWII vet uncle never much followed the fashion trends. Kept the military haircut throughout his life.
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I had a pair of pants like that, probably gr. 9 before I started loudly insisting on buying my own clothing.
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
But there was still a ton more variety then there is today. And you had to push hard to make a statement. It was a celebration of freedom from fashion conformity. Which may or may not have been a good thing, but it was fun.

Plus, you did get to drive to the prom in your bright green or orange car. While your local radio stations played fun music on AM, or you could always chose the stoned FM DJ who fill the breaks with meaningless but profound sounding drivel. Fun times!
Back in the mid-70s I had some very suave three-piece suits (collar on the vest sometimes as well) and was known to wear a cape, occasionally carry a cane and had an interesting variety of chapeaux. If you're going to dress, dress. Men's clothing was much more interesting than the Dockers uniform that seems to be au courant.
 

Audionut

Next Round Is On Me
Back in the mid-70s I had some very suave three-piece suits (collar on the vest sometimes as well) and was known to wear a cape, occasionally carry a cane and had an interesting variety of chapeaux. If you're going to dress, dress. Men's clothing was much more interesting than the Dockers uniform that seems to be au courant.
I have to see this! 👆 Any pics?
 

prime minister

Site Owner
Staff member
Nope. Not that I'm aware of, sadly. I wish there were. Sorta along the lines of Tom Wolfe in this pic, add cape (for cool evenings) and fedora - still have the fedoras. Oh, and pocket watch and chain. I went a couple of decades wearing only a pocket watch. Still do whenever possible.
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Please don't post any pictures of you only wearing a pocket watch. :)
 

Thermionics

Post Whore In Training
I had a pair of pants like that, probably gr. 9 before I started loudly insisting on buying my own clothing.
I was the youngest kid in the neighborhood in the 70s, so at the end of the hand-me-down chain. I had some pretty groovy bell-bottoms that were attempted to be handed down to me that had been bought new at the tail end of the 60s, but thankfully my Mom kindly declined on those.

(plus, I went through jeans so quickly that Sears Toughskins were the only thing that could keep up with me during my elementary years)
 
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