People will feel the same way about utilikilts 20 years from now.
I feel the same way about utilikilts right now.
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I'd be concerned the day my boyfriend brings me any copy of Playboy for...well, any reason.
I'm tired of Utilikilts now.
I don't know, that black dude looks pretty confident in that doubleknit. Motherfucker owns that purple!
somehow seeing the black guy in the purple pimp suit reminds me of some tacky pimp slapping his bitch saying "shut your mouth. where's my money at???" like in "i'm gonna get ya sucka"
The problem is that utilikilts were never in except amongst the nerds, the "fashions" in that ad were popular
@7: Right, for there to be a really strong fashion backlash about something, it has to be fashionable first. So unless utilikilts become a nationwide fashion statement the way flannel was in the 90s, we're unlikely as a culture to develop a big distaste for them.
I thought your "Boyfriend" was you "Hubby" are you betrothed?
Or do you like using a word that you apparently don't understand or take seriously in some vain attempt to gain credibility in the whole "gay marriage is no different than strait marriage" post structuralist liberal crowd.
Ecce, please make an appearance this Thursday at Moe's. Preaze.
Poe - what's the story with Moe's on Fri?
it would just get confusing since he is Ken Hutcherson
Nevermind Poe (11)
I like how the woman in the center looks so chastened. She's got the nicest outfit of anyone, but she's apparently been put in a time-out.
Those clothes are fantastic! They looked great then, they look great now. I was there and loved every moment of it.
if you subtract out the purple guy, the rest of the clothes don't look nearly as bad. he's singlehandedly dragging down the curve.
You're going to have to subtract out the fringey wrap belt too, brandon.
I've got a great evening shirt from the Campus Expressions collection. I've had it for years, and it seems to be indestructable.
I know you don't believe it, but that was cool back then.
kinda glad i wasn't alive yet, this makes emo kids seem completely sane
I actually like the black guy's outfit. It appears to be a well-constructed one-piece vest-and-trousers knit jumpsuit (worn over a blouse-like shirt, of course). Whether it is polyester or wool, its going to be too hot to wear much of the year.
Yay nerds in Utilikilts! There are so few of them up here in Vancouver. :(
I was more interested in the ad copy than the clothes. Right-on things? Amazing.
.. am i the onliest old black person you know dan ?.. i wore a gold crushed velvet jumpsuit with matching 3 button dresscoat to my prom in 1971..i was cute and i never wanted to be no venus flytrap..
insert eventual radio dj joke here..
I was the "Keeper of the Pr0n" at my fraternity (insert homo-erotic fantasies here) and had boxes of 60's and 70's skin mags for the enjoyment of the whole house. By far the most entertaining thing in them were the ads.
Worst thing: Disco Bush.
I want to say something bad about all the clothing but when I think back on it I wore some of the worst 70's clothes I could possibly find. In the late 60's as a young teen I wanted every craze. Then disco hit in the 70's and I went insane for awhile! But I do have to say punk saved me, I was 22 but I got over that as soon as it started unfortunately some didn't and they still haven't. I guess I was a sucker for every trend.
I thought I was cool but time can play tricks on a person, old photos tell the truth.
here's some more 70's beauty
It is overdone. Playboy's ads and endorsements were always over-the-top. $5000 stereos and shit. Clothing ads were extremely faddy. Not to say the 70s weren't tacky, but few dressed like the Jackson 5 or Superfly. Well, maybe pimps on Sunset.
What's the status of the mustache?
Um, I think these outfits would fall more under the general category of "funk" fashion, rather than disco, which really didn't hit the main stream (and for all it's urbane sophistication wrapped up in a naughty girlie mag, Playboy was unabashedly mainstream) until about 1974, IIRC.
And really, can anyone possibly think these "right-on things" aren't simply a low-budget, mass-market, co-opted approximation of what kids were wearing on Carnaby Street or in Greenwich Village or in the Haight a couple of years earlier? I mean, the ad copy alone screams "Madison Ave."
And you UK-haters are just jealous because of your skinny, hairless little bird legs...
I'm agina tive
I, Magi Native
Has anyone really used this word? And why?
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