Friday, February 19, 2010

I Love the 70's

Lately I've been enjoying a blog called Plaid Stallions and have decided not to keep it to myself any longer. Perhaps some of you have already visited.

If you grew up in the 70's and lived your life around the seasonal arrival of the JC Penny catalog you will probably love this blog as much as I do. I'm more of a lurker over there but I read every post. Mostly it's all about the toys, games and action figures, but frequently it's all about the stylin' 70's clothes and the posts about the clothes are my favorites. The commentary about the clothing ads almost always make me laugh out loud.

Here's a link to the blog itself:

Here's a link to the posts tagged "fashion mockery":


SkylersDad said...

Oh this sounds wonderful! And it that a hat or a hair helmet on that guy?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this. Seriously. Thank you. I've never seen the JC Penny catalog then or now but this is wonderful. I do appreciate me some hilarious retro 70s nastiness. I actually like a lot of seventies fashions - on women mostly, not on men so much. The rest? They are grade A hysterical. Like these.

Hipsters everywhere are weeping into their Vitamin Water.

Claire said...

Oh, I lived for the arrival of the giant Sears and JC Penney catalogs. True story: I once told my 8yo that when I was his age, people didn't shop on the internet, they shopped from giant catalogs the size of phone books. His response? "What's a phone book?" Because we look up phone numbers online, too.

WendyB said...

Look at the dude in the white jacket. Chic!

Churlita said...

Mmmmm. Lovely.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Skydad - it's a great blog for people of our generation. I'm surprised you haven't come across it already.

Veg - The JC Penny catalog was the highlight of my existence on this earth from ages 4 to 12. My sister and I would fight over who got to take off the brown paper wrapper and have the first go at it. Once opened we'd fight over marking the pictures of the items we wanted (until we figured out we could both mark the same items with our initials).

CDP - ouch that makes me feel old. Internet shopping is pretty fun and nobody can get a coffee cup ring on it or burn it with a cigarette when you leave it open on the page with stuff you want your mom to see so she'll get it for you for your birthday or what have you.

WendyB - For some reason the photo of these gentlemen make me want to sing Sky Pilot.

Churlita - you should check it out - I swear you will LOL and you know I don't use text shorthand lightly.