Thursday, October 31, 2013

That's so 70s: High Rise Pants - Part 2

I don't know why I'm fascinated by this little fashion oddity from the 70s.  Perhaps it is because it so opposite of the way pants and jeans are worn today - as low as possible.  It is like everyone back then wanted to bring out their inner geek!

See what I mean.  Of course Kathy can pull this look off, even with the eye-popping vertical stripes!  The striped belt is a nice touch also!

So you didn't like the striped version. No problem! You can go with the checked pattern worn here by Kay or the nautical theme on the right.  And to complete the nerd look, it even comes with a beanie cap!

This just goes to show you that the style wasn't just high risers.  No, no, no.  The idea was to FLAUNT those high risers and accentuate them with the wide belts.  Own that look!

One could even class these high risers up a bit by adding a matching jacket as shown here by Kathy and Colleen.

Or you could match them with any number of different tops as shown here.  The matching color theme was popular (for some reason).  Blue on blue was a song, but orange on orange? (1)

The possibilities were seemingly endless.  Check out Kathy in the all green outfit that is listed as "Western" Huh?

I just had to include this pic.  Yep you guessed why - the big-wheel bicycle!  I really have no idea what they are trying to imply here.  It looks like the blond is trying to get the brunette to ride it, and the brunette is saying "No way I'm riding that thing.  I'll fall over.  You ride it!"


(1) Okay, okay, it probably "peach" or something like that instead of orange.  But guys are not allowed to call something "peach" since we only officially recognize the following colors: red, blue, green, brown, yellow, pink, grey, gold, silver, purple, and orange.  If it's not one of those, too bad.    


  1. Most uncomfortable pants ever! I had an outfit similar to Kathy's green one but was bought at a local shop and not Sears. (which was highly unusual in my house). What is on the bottom of those blue jeans in the last photo?

    1. Man, how did I miss that? I blew up the original photo to check it out. There are some fairly standard flowers, butterflies, etc. But at the very bottom are some really odd things that look like a cross between a pacifier and a mushroom?