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JoeEkaitis
02-08-2008, 06:04 PM
"NO! And if you visit that site (http://lileks.com/institute/sears1973/index.html) one more time, I'm giving your computer to Goodwill!"

Perks
02-08-2008, 06:15 PM
It is wrong that I don't think all of those look bad?

That said, I think I just had a plaid attack. And I could do without the mixing and matching of patterns. Bit pain painful on the old retinas.

Bmwhtly
02-08-2008, 06:26 PM
''Mom, did you and your friends REALLY dress like this?"

No. It was your aunty Susan who was blind.

Mel
02-08-2008, 06:45 PM
As opposed to any other time in fashion, including now?

Devil Ledbetter
02-08-2008, 06:59 PM
When my older sisters were in junior high, they had those super huge "elephant bell" pants in pastel plaids. They were considered quite high-fashion at the time.

I had saddle shoes in third grade. I thought they were kick ass.

Sears has never, in its history, been at the forefront of fashion, though. Poking fun at a '70s Sears catalog is shooting fish in a barrel. I think James Lileks could do better.

Siddow
02-08-2008, 07:11 PM
I was looking through old photographs and saw one of my parents with my brother and I, sitting on a couch. I was about five at the time of the photo (I'm 37 now) and I realized, my mother was wearing a shirt that she still wears now. :D

Maryn
02-08-2008, 09:15 PM
Siddow, I hate to admit it, but I've got clothes nearly that old. Hats off to your mom for being able to fit into it!

Shadow_Ferret
02-08-2008, 09:17 PM
Is it wrong of me to look at those pictures and wonder how many are dead now?

PattiTheWicked
02-08-2008, 09:21 PM
Oh my god.

I think my retinas just imploded.

JoNightshade
02-08-2008, 09:36 PM
If I like those clothes, does that mean something's wrong with me?

Siddow
02-08-2008, 09:38 PM
If I like those clothes, does that mean something's wrong with me?

Hey, as long as you're not into today's fashions, you'll be fine!

http://blogs.herald.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/07/abe_lincoln_look.jpg

benbradley
02-08-2008, 09:39 PM
Those disco platform shoes started earlier than I thought:
http://lileks.com/institute/sears1973/4.html

johnnysannie
02-08-2008, 09:48 PM
Never fear - in a few decades young people will look back at today's fashions and ask the same question "Mom, tell me you didn't really wear THAT"....fashions come and go. It's a fact of life.

Personally I wear what I like and don't worry about whether or not the clothes are fashionable....just look good on me and are comfortable.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
02-08-2008, 09:59 PM
Amen, Johnny. Just imagine the captions that will be written for these beauts:

http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/ap_sagging_pants_071015_ms.jpg

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41725000/jpg/_41725886_smoking_416.jpg

http://www.fugume.com/wp-content/aichi_expo_pink_suits.jpg

Bmwhtly
02-09-2008, 02:02 AM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41725000/jpg/_41725886_smoking_416.jpg

Future be damned; that looks good to me :D

Bmwhtly, has goth tendencies.

truelyana
02-09-2008, 03:01 AM
I quite like that dress ware. My mother and father were quite fashionable in the 70's/80's and had some nice garments. I took half of them, and started wearing them myself during my teens.

truelyana
02-09-2008, 03:02 AM
I even started redesigning a few late 1970's garments myself. :D They never got to their production stage though.

JoeEkaitis
02-09-2008, 03:05 AM
Amen, Johnny. Just imagine the captions that will be written for these beauts:

http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/ap_sagging_pants_071015_ms.jpg
Not without being labeled a racist.

eldragon
02-09-2008, 03:14 AM
While you're looking at old Sears ads, see if you can find that one of the guy in the long-johns.


Anyone remember that ad?

Ol' Fashioned Girl
02-09-2008, 03:14 AM
Oh, yeah?

http://www.reason.com/UserFiles/Image/rbalko/plumberscrack.jpg

Susie
02-09-2008, 04:24 AM
Jen, you showing off Ol' Boy's tushy crack again? :D

truelyana
02-09-2008, 04:26 AM
While you're looking at old Sears ads, see if you can find that one of the guy in the long-johns.


Anyone remember that ad?

My partner wears long-johns, so do I sometimes. :tongue

Ol' Fashioned Girl
02-09-2008, 04:52 AM
Jen, you showing off Ol' Boy's tushy crack again? :D

Nope... his is MUCH cuter. :)

Susie
02-09-2008, 07:01 AM
:roll: Way cool. You lucky gal, you! :D

eldragon
02-09-2008, 07:18 AM
My partner wears long-johns, so do I sometimes. :tongue
nobody remembers the Sears catalog that had to be recalled because one of the long-underwear models looked like he had a huge penis hanging out of his pants?

It was an printing error, but it looked just like it could be him.

It was sometime way back in the 70's.

benbradley
02-09-2008, 09:54 AM
nobody remembers the Sears catalog that had to be recalled because one of the long-underwear models looked like he had a huge penis hanging out of his pants?

It was an printing error, but it looked just like it could be him.

It was sometime way back in the 70's.

ISTR it was 1976, certainly within a year or two of that year. I even recall that this was page 602, though I can't be sure. But it wasn't me, I wear briefs, and the offending member wore boxers.

Okay, maybe that was TMI...

JoeEkaitis
02-09-2008, 10:01 AM
nobody remembers the Sears catalog that had to be recalled because one of the long-underwear models looked like he had a huge penis hanging out of his pants?

It was an printing error, but it looked just like it could be him.

It was sometime way back in the 70's.Snopes.com (http://www.snopes.com/business/hidden/sears.asp), as usual.

truelyana
02-09-2008, 04:29 PM
nobody remembers the Sears catalog that had to be recalled because one of the long-underwear models looked like he had a huge penis hanging out of his pants?

It was an printing error, but it looked just like it could be him.

It was sometime way back in the 70's.

I wasn't born then, but I do remember that.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
02-09-2008, 04:47 PM
Which catalog was it that had an airbrushed F-word on the wall behind the model? Was it Montgomery Ward? My, what a stink THAT caused.

eldragon
02-09-2008, 08:00 PM
Thanks for the Snopes link, Joe.

I could have sworn the man had modeled long johns.

truelyana
02-09-2008, 08:01 PM
Thanks for the Snopes link, Joe.

I could have sworn the man had modeled long johns.

I do remember someone wearing long johns in either a magazine or advert. I thought that's what you might have been talking about.