Previously, had to be imported on the black market. More men were using hairdryers to blow-dry their hair after shampooing and conditioning. The influence of the London Boutique dwindled. For instance, it was hip to wear plaid pants with a solid colored turtleneck sweater. Sewed my own uniforms so I could use better fabric.
At night, many were content to gather with the family while others headed out to service-organization meetings, a night with the bowling league, or with the guys. The seventies were a time in style history that we shall never forget. In the 1970s, men's fashion became more varied than it had been in a while. Top names of the 1970s The following table shows the 200 most popular given names for male and female babies born during 1970 - 1979. Button down shirts, short and long sleeved T shirts were worn tight and tucked in. Torn pants, black clothing, choppy haircuts, and chains as jewelry epitomized a youth that felt marginalized by unemployment and a dim future.
The ugly side of the 70s produced geometric prints in bright orange, lurid shades of green, and muddy brown. Though some men in the early part of the decade may have still had the long hair that was so popular in the late 60s, styles changed as the decade waned. For men this particularly meant , shirts, and military surplus clothing. The latter part of the 1970s was ruled by the disco phenomenon. In the late 1970s, her adaptations of Punk hit the runway in high end garments for the very elite that the originators of the style rebelled against. Shaft actor Richard Roundtree with obligatory 1970s horseshoe moustache and sideburns. In fact, sportswear in general was worn almost everywhere.
As a result, everyday designers kept things simple. This attitude soon changed, and long hair and facial became an accepted part of everyday — nothing to bat an eye over. The Civil Rights Movement of the recent past encouraged other groups to grasp at their own freedoms. This dance craze greatly influenced men's fashion. Its popularity grew so much that it was fashionable for white men to get their hair permed to create a mass of tight curls. Flared trousers and flared hair dominated the scene, with the want-to-be-forgotten platform shoes.
Newer films like The Great Gatsby in 1974 and Cabaret in 1972 influenced fashion trends. By 1977, pants were only flared slightly and sometimes not flared at all. Partly as a reaction to hippie values, hair was styled upwards in gravity-defying sculptures and styles, rather than down to collars. In contrast to the Chinese mainland, many people in and abandoned the Zhongshan suit during the early 1970s due to its association with Communism. By mid-decade, men's fashions became a bit more colorful.
Classic men chose low waist flat front dress trousers with a plain belt in soft pastel, chino, or earth tone colors. The first half of the Seventies was still colourful from the previous Carnaby street era. The Later Years By the time the last 3 or 4 years of the 70s arrived, clothing had made a total 180 degree turn. This was primarily based on , , velour or terry cloth shirts often striped and low-cut , sweaters, , sweatshirts, puffer vests, , straight-leg jeans, and collared shirts, both long sleeve and short sleeve. Polyester suits trimmed with contrasting stitching sported wide lapels and came in bright or pastel colors. The early 70s bell bottoms gave way to less exaggerated flare legged pants, then to straight legs by the end of the decade. Many women still continued to dress up with more glamorous clothes, inspired by 1940s movie star glamour.
However, when it was time to go out for some fun, they donned the interesting. Clothing such as bell-bottom pants and tie-dyed t-shirts were still all the rage but were mostly worn by younger men. The sexual awakening along with Women's Lib and Gay Lib movements suddenly gave cross-dressing a new appeal. Shop our ruffled disco shirts and costumes with bell-bottom pants. Plaid polyester pants were worn with solid color turtlenecks with very high necks, wide belts often hand-tooled , and patent leather loafers that were decorated with buckles. These shirts were worn with tight-fitting pants or the newly popular disco-style 3-piece suit like the white one John Travolta wore in Saturday Night Fever.
A similar subculture known as underwent a revival in Sweden and Germany at the same time. Mohicans were fixed upright by using everyday household products like eggs, sugar water, soap or gelatine, as well as gels and hairsprays. The New York art crowd took up this new urban style. An still have it today and going farther with it. We'll even help you poke a little lighthearted fun at the era in an Austin Powers costume or Dumb and Dumber top hat and cane Shop our costumes and deluxe costume sets, which include accessories, to create your new look for Halloween, costume parties, parades or retro concerts. This site does not claim ownership in any way.