November 12, 2007

Colorful Stretch Terry Coordinates

Say what you will about the risks presented by Chinese imports - they still haven't managed to top this.

Posted by Kate at November 12, 2007 10:48 AM

Brought back fond memories. Hey, maybe Stephane could kickstart his faltering career with one of these hot little numbers.

Posted by: Moose Javian at November 12, 2007 11:03 AM

The person in style always looks like an idiot a few decades later.

Posted by: dinosaur at November 12, 2007 11:14 AM

Well said Dino

Posted by: northbaytrapper at November 12, 2007 11:21 AM

I often wonder not about how foolish those who bought such stuff feel about their purchases but how do the people who designed this dreck feel about the hate crime on fashion they committed.

Posted by: Gord Tulk at November 12, 2007 11:53 AM

herb tarlick of WKRP must have been shopping out of that catalogue...LOL

Posted by: spike at November 12, 2007 12:40 PM

Hey, I had one of those belts. Paisley one, like three inches wide. Mum had to move my belt loops.

You think that's bad, you've forgotten the shoes!

Posted by: The Phantom at November 12, 2007 12:46 PM

Sniff...brings back memories of my Toughskins demin pant and jacket set from Sears. Husky size of course, which if I'm not mistaken was proudly advertised on the labels.

Posted by: Eugene at November 12, 2007 1:08 PM

Oh man. My sides, they ache. Not even sure why, but that page killed me. Thanks Kate.

Posted by: Brad in Waterrloo at November 12, 2007 1:17 PM

That was so "Funny" Thanks Kate

Posted by: bart at November 12, 2007 1:42 PM

Quite dreadful: to think we actually LIKED wearing such duds! IMO, 'better, though, than the Brittney Spears' look . . . At least our body parts weren't hanging out.

Posted by: lookout at November 12, 2007 1:43 PM

That was so "Funny". Thanks Kate.

Posted by: bart at November 12, 2007 1:44 PM

Heh... I still have plenty of pics of myself and family from the Seventies. Love to take out the album for a good laugh at the outrageous getups we used to go around in...

Funny how it felt normal back then to look silly!

Posted by: Canadian Sentinel at November 12, 2007 2:11 PM

...yeah but nothing beats my biker outfit:

Posted by: tomax7 at November 12, 2007 2:16 PM

Sorry, what's the cure for bleeding eyeballs again?

Posted by: Garth Wood at November 12, 2007 2:51 PM

Looking back at my attire in the '70s that consisted of gawd awful green uniform or jeans and tee shirts, I don't think I did too bad.
Yep, you still can't go wrong with jeans & tee shirt provided the jeans are "relaxed fit" ;-)

Posted by: Texas Canuck at November 12, 2007 3:10 PM

i was 20 years old in 1977, approaching, or so i thought, the apogee
of my coolness.

i will never again, after reading this post, look upon those days
the same way.

now, please excuse me while i get a dry pair of underwear.


Posted by: neo at November 12, 2007 3:38 PM

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Oscar Wilde

Posted by: terrence at November 12, 2007 4:58 PM

The seventies.
This was the most fashion impaired decade of the 20th century. The ugliest clothes, furniture, hair, houses, anything you looked at. The designers and the amateurs without an ounce of taste were out in full force.
When the decade ended, it was like a breath of fresh air.

Posted by: Bolshevik at November 12, 2007 7:50 PM

Not only did I wear that gook, I had an afro I couldnt get through a door with.

Posted by: norgib at November 12, 2007 9:54 PM

I'm old enough to remember fashions from every decade since the '60's (plus a fair bit of the 50's). This confirms my longstanding belief that the 1970's were rock bottom in fashion, style, industrial design, etc. Please don't bring up disco.

Posted by: John B at November 12, 2007 10:08 PM

I wonder why our politicians have,nt done anything about this anyway?

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at November 13, 2007 12:22 AM

John B,

You forgot the best thing out of the 70's
>>>> Ford Pinto with 8 track

Posted by: Piano Player at November 14, 2007 12:17 AM