Men's Wide, White belts with matching white shoes. Thank God
That was during my last year of high school Mar. It was mostly older, well off guys in their 50's or older that wore them like a uniform with burgandy pants and a matching burgandy print shirt as a common coordination sometimes topped with a sleeveless,white, pull over sweater with a deep neckline. I remember attending a meeting once where the group was divided between Dr's,Lawyers,and other professionals on one side and working class guys on the other. The seating just happened that way and I guess like attracts like. The speaker had a great time with this division calling attention to the 'Polyester Crowd" on the right. It was funny b/c they all looked like clones including the combed over hair. That was bad, then came the brushed denhim leisure suit and broad lapels or the "Chino Look". Lets not forget the complimentary, long sideburns that projected and squared off at the beard line. That started during the early 70's polyester days. Oh, how about the Quiana fabric with the loud prints unbuttoned down the chest sporting a fertility symbol and guy's wearing pants so tight they spoke in a falsetto a la Saturday Night Fever.
Anyone recall the "jet set" and the lines like "If it's sunday, it must be rio"?
"Bet your bippy",
"Far out and solid man" Not quite what Link used to say to Julie but co-merged because of the influence below.
Dave's not here! (think of this as impromptu responsive reading by any group under 25 to the calling of the name Dave)
Round impressions in guy's wallets as a sign of (im)maturity. Zip-up wallets with western themes for guys. Later, suede coverings on wallets to deter pick pockets all because of Karl Malden. Think about something. Everytime someone's wallet disappeared from their purse or pocket, Malden was just around the corner. Nobody ever suspected him, did they?
Being warned of guy's wearing glossy Patent Leather Shoes. Like any guy actually would be caught dead in a pair of oxfords under 30 back then.
Chapperones bringing out the towels if a sweater looked too tight or plunged too deep.
Platex's Living Bras (did anyone know what to feed them?)
Being seen and not heard.