Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Men's Pants In 1967

Dig the depiction of Men's pants in the 60's in the photo above. 1967 specifically. From the Penneys Fall and Winter catalog. Belt widths ranged from medium to wide, and some pants were minus the belt loops all together. Cuffed leg hems and uncuffed. All with tapered legs, and... as you can see, pants were worn much shorter back in the 1960's. Gotta show off  a bit of sock and those shoes, man.

If you're a guy into wearing uber expensive modern day shoes, you could be hoping for this "show off your shoes" style to make a comeback. While others may be having horrible flashbacks to Family Matters Steve Urkel character.

If this style ever does come back full circle, we might all have to be reassessing what socks we are wearing. Those bagankle (baggy ankle) socks will be the first to go - and not simply the stretched out at the ankle socks, but the ones that slowly make their way south throughout the day and end up looking like two homeless Shar Pei puppies. Which on a side note, might make some cool sock puppets. At least you could have a little bit of fun with them before adding to the sudden influx of socks overflowing the landfills.

Yes Sir. Socks don't get the respect they deserve nowadays. They are kept mostly hidden, in the dark, far away and underneath things. The ones we love are prone to lose a twin, mysteriously disappearing in the apparently hungry washer and/or dryer. Wanted posters don't help. Neither do rewards. Sometimes we keep the solo sock hoping for a reunion and wait for years before we finally throw the urchins out.

Yet, every now and then the stars align in the universe and a sock comes back. "So Far Away" by Carole King stops incessantly playing over and over in your head, replaced by "Reunited" by Peaches and Herb.

Go ahead. Be proud. Show off your socks.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sensationally Senseless Fashion

Here are some photos above taken from a Penneys catalog circa 1967. Evidently, it was incredibly popular to stand out in the crowd by wearing adult outfits that were akin to being dressed like 2 year old twins. That's right, no need to wonder who is with who at that shindig when you are dressed in matching clothes. Yes, there is no better way to get people to back off when you don't have to audibly say he or she is mine. It's clear. We get it. Nice to meet you two.

While we find this wildly amusing today, it's a fashion statement we would be quite surprised (and horrified) to ever see a successful revival of.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Original Disco Shirts for Men

Looking for something to wear to the Disco Party? How about a unique and genuine vintage 70's shirt, man. Perfect for the guy who loves to hog the spotlight and not be so nonchalant about it - the basketball disco shirt pictured above is unlike any other we've had before, and it's unlikely we'll be seeing another exactly like it. If you measure up it could be yours! See all the details on this special shirt here.

Take a stroll through history and rock the complete virtual vintage shirt rack at DressThatMan.com here.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Nik-Nik Disco Shirts

Get your groove ON in an original 1970's icon! Genuine Nik-Nik disco shirts are the cream of the designer crop, baby. But, not all Nik-Nik shirts are created equal. Some prints are much more prevalent in the vintage marketplace than others - and this RARE print is not one of 'em.

Perfect for the 70's vintage clothing collector or, for the well heeled man who prefers to rides top shelf and can wear a snug Medium shirt. Yes, Sir... this Nik-Nik shirt has high rise handlebars depicted like the old famous Schwinn Krate, and Stingray bicycles had in the 1970's.

Get all the details on this specific vintage men's Nik-Nik disco shirt here. And, see the entire designer shirt collection at DressThatMan.com here.