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The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« on: July 15, 2012, 12:13:14 PM »

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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 12:24:38 PM »
My old man had a closet (two, actually) full of clothes from the 60s and 70s - ordinary stuff, not the Haight-Asbury nutwing stuff - and most of it was gawd-awful, especially the nylon/polyester stuff; however, some of the shirts were, and still are, nice.

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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 12:32:28 PM »
I don't remember these clothes other than rock bands and their groupies wearing them...I shopped at different stores...lol.....

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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 12:35:34 PM »
I don't remember these clothes other than rock bands and their groupies wearing them...I shopped at different stores...lol.....

Much of it depended on where you lived, I believe.  My old man lived in DC growing up and when he first started working for the State Department, and I believe clothes like that were all the rage amongst that set.

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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012, 12:39:00 PM »
Well I was a good Catholic girl that went to Catholic schools where you wore uniforms...lol....I did have a pair or two of bell-bottoms but that was about it.....I had a very strict mother... :terror:

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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2012, 01:15:04 PM »
My husband and I got married in 1974.  We had a semi-hippie no frills wedding.  I got married in a mini-skirt - polyester double knit.  Groovy!

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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2012, 01:21:50 PM »
My old man had a closet (two, actually) full of clothes from the 60s and 70s - ordinary stuff, not the Haight-Asbury nutwing stuff - and most of it was gawd-awful, especially the nylon/polyester stuff; however, some of the shirts were, and still are, nice.

Yep...my Dad thought he was pretty hot stuff in that polyester jumpsuit of his.....

I feel so old.....

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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2012, 01:36:49 PM »
I got married in '78.  My dad wore a pretty nifty powder-blue polyester suit.  At least we thought so at the time.  :thud:

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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2012, 01:37:54 PM »
That polyester stuff is pretty indestructible, I don't think it will even burn. 
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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2012, 01:44:33 AM »
 

Don't laugh.

You cannot possibly imagine how long it took me to find those socks.

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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2012, 02:02:51 AM »
Those are cool clothes. People still wear them. Slip and Slide without any warning labels on them.Sid and Marty Krofft on Saturday mornings, awesome!!!

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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2012, 03:04:51 AM »
My husband had a yellow ruffled shirt he wore with a bow tie, poly pants and jacket..... and at one point I permed his hair -- which otherwise looked very like Luis' hair in the pic above... I wore bell bottoms with bare midrift and platform shoes that were even taller than the current style... oh and the long dresses so popular -- again--- very reminiscent of what we wore in the 70's.......



oh and did someone say "matching" outfits.......


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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2012, 07:49:05 AM »
You guys think your grown-up pix from the 70s look bad!  I ain't even gonna show you my 'tween pix from the 70s, that's how bad it was for us in the 70s.  And we all thought we were the bees' knees.

If I could get my hands on a copy of my uncle's wedding pic though: powder blue tux with lots of ruffles.

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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2012, 02:30:31 PM »
My brothers and sisters dressed like the kids on the Brady Bunch, including the bell bottoms with stripes. Our saving grace was everyone else was doing it.   I could burn the photos from my 1977 year book.  Yuck!

But I would gladly go back in a time machine to the 1970s and do it all again IF I could bring along with me my fully loaded iPod. All six of the Star Wars movies on Blue Ray with my HD big screen to show them on, and my PS3, with a handful of games.

I would be the most popular kid in the school district.   :beer:

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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2012, 02:48:28 PM »
In spite of what us guys did to our appearence, which was more often that not, just plain ghastly. The girls of the 1970s and even 80s were much more attractive than today.   Retro chicks rock!
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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2012, 02:59:24 PM »



Aaaaahhhhhh!  Only if the mortician had dressed me ..... would you have caught me wearing this stuff!
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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2012, 10:37:19 PM »
I had a pair of hip hugger bell bottoms that were red and white striped with the blue back ground and stars at the bottom, sort of like these in the pic but stripes not solid red:



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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2012, 10:44:13 PM »
I mostly remember the fitted, silk-like shirts made of rayon or some other crazy sh*t....one burning seed could create a hole the size of a golf ball.

If you were at a disco you were screwed.  LOL!
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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2012, 10:53:53 PM »
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I mostly remember the fitted, silk-like shirts made of rayon or some other crazy sh*t....one burning seed could create a hole the size of a golf ball.

If you were at a disco you were screwed.  LOL!

ROFL!  You're so right!  I had several clothing items ruined by a perfectly round burned hole.  Dead giveaway. 
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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2012, 07:13:35 PM »
I had a few friends in college who were great dancers. When those guys donned the high-waisted polyester bell bottoms, slinky patterned shirts and platform shoes, there was no stopping them.
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Re: The 1970s: What the heck were we thinking?
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2012, 07:44:29 PM »
I mostly remember the fitted, silk-like shirts made of rayon or some other crazy sh*t....one burning seed could create a hole the size of a golf ball.

If you were at a disco you were screwed.  LOL!
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