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A Few Fabulous Fashion Flashbacks

Posted By Pistil on Nov 26, 2009 at 5:28PM

His facial hair really compliments his chest hair. Overall, it's a great ensemble...

The return of the plunging neckline? I can't imagine how this ever went out of style...

These pants are so fantastic that not only will you turn heads, you'll also have women kneeling before you.

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Flashback: Jumpsuits For Men (Are Not OK)

Posted By colleenb on Sep 24, 2009 at 8:31PM

These jumpsuits were designed for people who make things happen! Can we please, please pray that the cotton-polyester blend jumpsuit does not make a comeback. It's bad enough jumpsuits in general are making their way back into the mainstream!


Flashback: Danger! Woman at Work

Posted By colleenb on Sep 24, 2009 at 8:29PM

This is what a working woman looks like according to a 1950s Jantzen bathing suit ad. I guess it's better than being stuck in the kitchen, right? Either way, I'll have what she's having.

1960s United Airlines Ad: Bring Your Wife, Get a Discount

Posted By colleenb on Sep 24, 2009 at 3:34PM

Advertising from the '60s has a bad rap for always being targeted to men. Mad Men proved this last Sunday when Peggy says a beautiful woman throwing herself at a camera is not going to sell diet soda to its audience — women. Don replies, you know how this works: men want her, so women want to be her.

But this ad is really for the ladies! "Take me along — if you love me!" badgers the jingle while housewives magically change from dowdy house dresses to fun, stewardess-like ones. And it doesn't just sell a dream, it sells a discount. "If you take your wife along on United," the commercial says, "we'll give you up to one-third off her fare." It's like she's a child.

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