Follies of the Mad Men #61

[From Playboy magazine for September 1971.]

Oh, yeah, a belt your Dad would wear back in 1971 could trigger all that groovy hippie stuff. Note the sign that uses Frank Zappa's name for cachet. Did he sue, I wonder?

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Mar 31, 2009
     Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Fashion | Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers | 1970s

I can get on with the belt but then a sweater and tie! No way!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/31/09 at 11:52 AM
I just never thought hippies were that concerned with their belts.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/31/09 at 12:49 PM
I thought everyone dressed that way in the 70's Maxx, not just hippies?
I wouldn't know, I wasn't around then 😜
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 03/31/09 at 02:02 PM
Hey Paul - how come your category is "Hippies and Slackers" - ya know not all hippies are slackers, dude!!
Posted by vegas_girl in Vegas Baby!! on 03/31/09 at 02:04 PM
Vegas Girl--it's merely an "affinity grouping!"
Posted by Paul on 03/31/09 at 02:08 PM
Jules, I was born in '70 so I am not the best resource for hippie info but this is not what hippies wore and actually it probably went against everything hippies stood for. This is an example of the man making money off of supposed hippie fashions.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/31/09 at 09:19 PM
This is proto-yuppie dress.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/01/09 at 01:10 AM
He looks like a wannabe disco king wearing that polyester blue suit in the image. But what I can't get over is the phrase "A splash of buckle." How does one go about wearing a splash of buckle?
Posted by Nethie on 04/01/09 at 04:09 AM
First, Nethie, you get a blowtorch...
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 04/01/09 at 11:00 AM
That comment reminded me of this video I saw awhile back. It looks like the man is drawing a penis but he turns it into something else every time. It's neato 😊

(the music is awful, sorry!)
Posted by Nethie on 04/01/09 at 11:40 PM
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