7/3/10

The Vintage Preservation Collection #4: Horrifying German Catalog


I thought I'd seen it all. Through my many years of vintage exploration, I've seen the very depths of fashion atrocities.  I've seen high-waisted acid-washed mom jeans, and I've seen nut-hugging crochet pant suits... but I've never seen anything like this! You've got to admire that German ingenuity - they took horrible American fashions and fine tuned them to the absolute limit of awfulness.

Thankfully, Wandering Stan saw fit to scan a 1973 catalog and post it on Flickr.  I took the liberty of making a slideshow from it. Clicking on the images will direct you to his photoset; clicking the "4 arrow icon" on the bottom right will expand the slideshow to full screen.  Don't say I didn't warn you.



7 comments:

  1. Is that guy standing in the right a mannequin?

    ReplyDelete
  2. You know, most guys would instinctively overcompensate and be posing manly with those outfits on, but no...I think we know how proud these guys are to be wearing them--just look at those girlie poses...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Mega Yikes! This is why the 70s get their reputation.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm kind of liking the outfit on the right, but then again my dream shopping trip consists of a yard sale put on by Stevie Nicks, Steven Tyler, Cher, and David Bowie.

    ReplyDelete
  5. And this is why Europe gave us Abba. And now to get their music out of my head I will go back to running my fingernails across the blackboard.

    I remember being in Germany in '73 and seeing clothes like this and hearing Abba and thinking "What's wrong with these people!?!" It was as if they were copying what was being done in the US but had dorked it down to such an extreme level. Thank gott the Sex Pistols came along.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thankyou so much for starting my day right.
    I posted about my favourites here http://bit.ly/aWmnep

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yowsers...who knew so many German guys were into the color yellow?

    The three boys at the end look like Supermarionation puppets.

    ReplyDelete