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February 16, 2017


The Nightmare That Was “His & Her” Fashions

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson)


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If anyone is interested I think I have the knitting patterns for some of those sweaters.

Getting my penis stuck in a bottle would be more fun.

What did that young couple do to deserve such mortification? Oh, the humanity.

You really need to have music by The Carpenters playing as you look at these photos. The only thing missing are the Op Art images on inflatable plastic pillows.

Geezer bus preferred seating to anyone who remembers the smell of an inflatable "Peter Max" plastic pillow. It's seared into my brain for ever.

Those "his and hers" fashions gave rise to freedom of expression, like the famous "I'm with stupid" arrow or finger-pointing t-shirts.

I always wondered if there was a couple who each wore one.

Save me a seat, PirateBoy. I remember that smell very well.

Gotta get those his & hers leopard print jumpsuits.

As a public service announcement, you are strongly cautioned not to scroll to the bottom of that post.

Not a single His Hers outfit featuring meat?

Ah, the smoldering passion of the leopard print couple. I'm picturing the photographer barking out orders to his assistant: "Dammit, Hildy... Where's that gold lion statuette I ordered for this shoot?! Without it, no one is going to take my work seriously!!"

The hair, ohmygod, the hair. And the mustaches.

The 70's Bugeyed Sunglasses.

I think I'm having a flashback. And not a good one, either.

meanie, now if You're gonna single out One bitch . . .

Arrrrrrggghhhyle is not their style. Houndstooth would work better.

I believe it's called doggie style

Loved this comment:
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying “his and her” fashions were objectively evil, a trend inspired by Satan himself. I’m just suggesting that those couples caught wearing “his and her” fashions should be separated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

I'm in favor of anything which relieves us of the embarrassing responsibility of trying to figure out which is him and which is her.

Is there a "his and hers" section on the geezer bus? The important question, though, is whether a "where are they now" spread will soon follow. And why are some David Gates songs suddenly floating around in my head?

*grabs Bread 8-track, sneaks onto 'his' section of geezer bus*

Hell yeah!

Next they will invent his and hers underwear. Oh, wait

Jan .. I see your Hell yeah and raise you:
♪ Babe ♪ .. I got you babe

Then there was Donny & Marie: 1 .. 2 .. 3 .. 4

And the there is "Muskrat Love" by Captain and Tennille".

"Baby, I'm-a want you...".

"Baby, baby don't get hooked on me...".

Then there is always the Worst Song Ever:

"She's havin' my baby..."

Sorry, klez: MacArthur Park took that 'prize'

And who wasn't traumatized by these Swedish dance band styles of the 1970s.

MOTW: I beg to differ.

("MacArthur Park" has one thing going for it - it wasn't sung by Paul Anka)

Glippy glop gloopy, libby lobby loopy, lay lay low low.

*pailuse for gagging*

*performs l-ectomy*^

We all saw those outfits (mostly in advertising) and laughed and pointed. I was there. I'm old. I now live in the Phoenix area and, between other old people and snowbirds, I see a lot of old people - a lot of them younger than me - and they are dressed exactly alike. Why is that? Don't they remember? Or is that the husband has given up years ago?

Way back in the dark days of di$co, a friend told me he 'needed' a leisure suit, I looked him straight in the eye and asked 'WHY'? With a surprised expression he just walked away. (BTW he did get the leisure suit.)

Hopefully leisure suits and mullets will never make a comeback, though I suppose for some they've never gone away.

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