Catalogs #40: Men's Fashion - Sears Fall-Winter 1974
Is it just me, or does the guy in front lounging in his plaid slacks look like a young Ken Berry (F-Troop, Mama's Family), but I know that can't be him. And check out the belts on those guys on the left!
We looked at some of these pages back in 2013, but let's explore some more. Men's fashion in '74 is just too good to leave any page unscanned...
The guy on the right with red checked shirt - you can't convince me he's not a serial killer.
The two fellas standing on the left: the makings of a teen comedy. The straight-laced virgin and his cocky yet nerdy friend - it's been done a million times (Weird Science, Risky Business, Superbad, Teen Wolf, etc.). These guys were years ahead of their time.
In a few short years, Herb Tarlek would be laughed at for wearing clothes like these. Has there ever been a fashion to go in and out of style so quickly?
The guy on the left is way too cool to hang around these clowns. He's got chicks to bang and drugs to sell.
The Jeans Joint must be where the nerdiest people on earth come to hang out.
In the 70s, plaid escaped from the confines of flannel shirts and spread like a virus to pants, dresses, curtains, ascots, upholstery, even carpet. Then, as quickly as it spread, it retreated safely back to the shirt rack. It was a brief yet powerful plague.
On the right: Two wiiild-and-crazy guys! "Both my brother Yortuk and I enjoy doing many things."
As somebody commented on the last edition, the guy on the left is actor Art Hindle (The Brood, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Porky's).
"Pimpin' been around since the world started turning. And it's gonna keep right on turning right along with it. Until this little planet rotates off its axis as a result of it's core overheating and explodes into cosmic dust! Can you dig it?"
Well, that's the last page for today. But before I go, I'll leave you with the creepy head of Bob Griese. Cheers!