18 Terrible 1970s Menswear Ads That Prove The Decade Is Better Left Forgotten

Published January 13, 2016
Updated March 30, 2019

The 70s was a pretty shameless decade and these terrible 1970s menswear ads bear testament to that. Let's not bring any of these fashions back... please?

If you were lucky enough to untangle yourself from the rainbow macramé that was the 1970s, then these photos of what was then considered “fashionable” will be a disco-dance down memory lane.

If you are a post-’70s baby, looking at these images may cause some wincing and general discomfort. Please take the ensuing terrible 1970s menswear ads with the pill of knowledge that one of the most popular films of 1972 was actually a porno:

Terrible 1970s Menswear Ads Belted Sweaters
Weird 1970s Menswear Ads High Waisted
Weird 1970s Menswear Ads Leotards
Weird 1970s Menswear Ads Onesies
18 Terrible 1970s Menswear Ads That Prove The Decade Is Better Left Forgotten
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Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several published book covers in her career as a graphic artist.