This post over at Jezebel delves head-first into the lovely fashion world of 1972 via the ubiquitous Sears Catalog. This particular post focuses on the fashions of the children of 1972 – which would include me as I was 3 1/2 in the spring of 1972 when this catalog came out.
What the fuck were these people on, anyway? What adult in their right mind thinks that this is mainstream America-wear? It’s like the whole world went crazy. I can’t decide which one is the most hideous. Maybe the pink/blue/white/dots/stripe combo ones.
And, yes, I remember photos of me in similar if not the same pants. I know we were big Sears shoppers. It wasn’t my fault – I was a kid and had to wear what my obviously LSD-laden parents bought me. But, then again – look what they were wearing.