6/10/15

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!


15 comments:

  1. That guy doesn't look as much like Ken Berry as he does Peter Brown from Laredo. You would see it better if William Smith was next to him.

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  2. I was right in the same age bracket as these models in 1974 and God help me, I owned some plaid slacks.

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  3. Where have all the plaid pants gone?

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    1. AnonymousJune 11, 2015

      Golf courses?

      Scott Lovrine

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    2. "Young girls have picked them everyone"

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    3. Loooong time paaaaaasinnnnn...

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  4. Attention Mark Spitz. Your hair and clothes are ready.

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  5. AnonymousJune 11, 2015

    I had a pair of blue and white checkered bell bottom pants. I also had those square toed blue suede pimpin' boots that I wore with the before mentioned pants. I think I wore the pants and boots for about 3 years, they looked pretty dated by then. Nick

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  6. I bet one of those guys is named Biff. I was 8 years old in 1974. I recall the kid version of those clothes.

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  7. Gilligan, you are bringing back bad, and I mean truly terrible, memories of my mom dragging me down to Sears (or JCP in our case) for these threads. No, No, mom, not the plaid leisure suits, NOOOOOOOO!!!! (it's okay, Mike, it was only a bad dream.)

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  8. Gilligan, you are bringing back bad, and I mean truly terrible, memories of my mom dragging me down to Sears (or JCP in our case) for these threads. No, No, mom, not the plaid leisure suits, NOOOOOOOO!!!! (it's okay, Mike, it was only a bad dream.)

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  9. AnonymousJune 12, 2015

    Loving Ken Barry's shoes.

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  10. Somebody has been watching Black Dynamite ..nice quote

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  11. Somebody has been watching Black Dynamite ..nice quote

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  12. Now that you've got the picture, you'd most probably want to grow taller right about now. But how? how to get taller

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