I just have to wonder, were these things ever worn? Anyone have a recollection of seeing someone at the local Safeway sporting a pair of flaired Budweiser pants? I do seem to recall a lot of turtlenecks, crochet sweaters and corduroys - the halls of my school were a buzz with the squeeking of fresh cords upon returning from Christmas break (with time and wear, the sound would dull to a soft rustle).
Then there's the infamous plaid leisure suit - standard issue uniform for the neighbor's key party. By the late 70's, they were already a subject of ridicule (i.e. Herb Tarlek on WKRP and Mr. Furley on Three's Company). Not so in the early part of the decade. I think every boy in my First Communion class was wearing one on the big day.
What kind of shoes go best with a Cool Blue and Sunshine Yellow Polyester Knit Coordinate? There's no right answer to this question.
I think a little explanation is in order for this next picture. In the early 70's, low riding hip huggers and sleek tight fitting shirts were all the rage. A body suit worked perfectly for this slim fitting fashion - no more bunched up, untucked sloppy shirt tails. Plus, the pants were so low, you really had no where to tuck in a shirt!
Flash forward to 1976 where the pants are so high waisted, the body suit should have become obsolete. Should have. These blousy tops have no business being in unitard form! Which begs the question, why are they still around? Going to the bathroom in one of these was..... complicated.
Can you say "color coordinated"? Blue and blue, green and green, brown and brown.... even the belts. And check out Mr. Blue - is this a wetsuit? This is form fitting at its finest. You could swim in this, with no resistance whatsoever. It's so sleek, you could outswim Michael Phelps in this suit.
Take note of the text below the letter "E": I'm glad to see you can get the "Foxy" shirt in the Chubby sizes. It wouldn't be right to discriminate. However, it will cost you an extra buck fifty.