I agree Coder. Time makes a lot of difference. I still congratulate the people in the seventies for trying. It’s better than the drab boring of today. I just think looking back at it, it was a swing and a miss. But rather than give up and only wear khaki pants and a polo shirt both either black, brown or blue, I’d like to see the seventies experiment continue.Coder wrote: ↑Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:05 pmYep! Some of the styles back then might have been regarded as goofy by the businessmen in suits - but enough people wore them for that not to be the case, and they are even a signifier of the time that lasts until this very day, so they could not have been goofy to a large portion of the population. They had some impact. Do I think they look great in a modern context? Not entirely - but the modern era allows for more exploration and if you like something from that era you can certainly wear it.crfriend wrote: ↑Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:23 pmThe problem here is that you're using modern viewpoints to analyse historical context -- and that always fails. It fails because the modern viewpoint has none of the context and knowledge that was present at that time and thus cannot properly interpret things.ScotL wrote: ↑Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:42 amI think the change from 70’s fashion occurred because it kinda looks ridiculous. No offense to anyone who loved it but in the pictures BM posted, the top two look utterly goofy. The bottom picture looks equally goofy. Again, this is just my opinion, may no one take offense and accuse me of biting criticism. My opinion doesn’t mean it’s right nor wrong.
The funny thing is, if I wanted to go out decked in 70's hippie clothes, I'd get more stares than I do now wearing a skirt.
When I look though at men’s fashion, it’s awful. A tix looks good. But most men I see, even in a suit, are just plain boring. I don’t want to wear seventies stuff, I think that was nuts. But I’m interested in exploring other clothing. Likely one of the reasons I don a skirt.