Menswear, circa 1970

Kojak had the Fedora and Link had the precursor to the Member’s Only jacket. Both, also had what was required to successfully don modern men’s apparel from the 1970’s: lots of testosterone.

Most pants often emphasized the crotch with extra wide waistbands, large tab closures, slash pockets or a tight fit with no pockets at all. Coats were knee-length or longer, all the better to show off those stacked heel shoes that were often higher than most women’s shoes; sweaters were belted with Robin Hood swagger, and collars served as auxiliary napkins. It took a man’s man to wear this stuff. Or, one teeming with self-confidence. Never again think of your dad as anything but b-r-a-v-e.

 

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