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Vintage Style #18: anuncios idioma español



I've actually been trying to learn Spanish for a number of years.  I've gotten to where I can read it pretty well, but  I'm still lost when hearing it spoken.... unless you talk really, really slow.

Anyway, I had a lot of fun going through some old Spanish language advertising, doing my best to translate them.  Several ads were too wonderful not to share.... further proof that bad fashion choices were a worldwide epidemic in the seventies, not just in the States.




1974

1974

1974

1974



Yanbal

Yanbal

short sleeves... long sleeves...(1976)

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The fabric that speaks for itself

Don't tell anyone!

2 comments:

  1. The text for the first two are just too good to be true:
    The Vanvan ad - "Interprets good taste!".
    The Arrow shirts ad - "They dominate the situation!".

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  2. Apparently, "Yanbal" is the Spanish-Speaking equivalent of Avon? "Ding-Dong! Yanbal calling!"

    The guy in the second pic--wearing a blue-and-white striped, nautical-themed shirt--is Stan Lee! Little-known fact: Lee helped fund his little comics company with Mexican modeling gigs on the side.

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