Follies of the Mad Men #62

[From Playboy magazine for September 1971.]

Please parse the logic here for me. We'll use feminism to sell ugly shoes for men? I just don't get it....

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 06, 2009
     Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Fashion | Shoes | Feminism | 1970s

Damn! They never made it to Europe and now their time has past.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/06/09 at 10:43 AM
Murph - it reads

Relax. When the "Libs" call us names like that it really means they think we are rugged, masculine, virile. Like these new Hush Puppies. Great styling. Great color. Plus comfort that just won't quit. Try a pair. From $16. Call us about where to find them. Free. Dial 800-243-6000. (In Conn., 1-800-942-0656)

I think we should all call for our free Hush Puppies.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/06/09 at 12:51 PM
Yeah, and when they call you a fat retard, they really mean that you're incredibly muscular and methodical.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 04/06/09 at 01:11 PM
Reminds me of the time I accidently wore a pair of bowling shoes home back in the 80's. I never returned them and wore them all through high school.
Posted by Viceman48 on 04/06/09 at 01:59 PM
How can you say those are ugly shoes? They are classic! I'd wear them now if I could find a pair.
Posted by Nethie on 04/06/09 at 05:01 PM
The Chattanooga line-up of shoes.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/07/09 at 04:37 AM
Chauvinism –noun
1. zealous and aggressive patriotism or blind enthusiasm for military glory.
2. biased devotion to any group, attitude, or cause.

The male tag has to be added since the definition of chauvinism doesn't necessarily have anything specifc to do with gender issues.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 04/07/09 at 08:47 AM
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