Do these jeans make my ass look thin?
August 27, 2010 3:18 PM Subscribe
Was everyone super-thin and super-tall back then, or is it just me?
posted by davejay to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I had to pick up clothes for a 70s themed performance, and I went vintage rather than costume. My biggest concern going in was finding something in my size, since I'm 6'1" and 160lbs -- I've always had trouble finding modern-day clothes off the rack, and assumed finding vintage would be even more difficult.
Instead, I found the racks full of pants in my size, and very few with shorter legs/larger waists. I ended up being able to have my pick of flared hip-hugger jeans that fit me better than anything I've worn in twenty years.
In addition, about half the shirts had sleeves long enough for me (unusual these days, with my ectomorphic body shape.) The next time I need to buy new shirts, there's a huge pile of just-70s-enough-to-be-modern shirts I plan to buy and wear non-ironically.
My question, then, is this: WTF? Was everyone in America taller and thinner back then (and if so, what happened), or is this just some weird coincidence? I was under ten years old when the 70s ended, so I really have no context to compare. Certainly everyone in my family was tall/thin, but I don't recall everyone else being so.