Monday, May 18, 2015

Sizzlin' Sears Swimsuits - (Part 7) Challenge Accepted!!

Apparently, one of my favorite retro sites - Retrospace.org - published some pics from a British catalog called Argos from the 80s where, it was suggested, the babes of Argos were perhaps a bit more "foxy" thanthe fare we enjoyed in the JCPennys and Sears catalogs over here in the States. Well, my friends, as we say down here in Texas "Them thars fightin' words, pardner."   You can see that post here.

So in the interest of some good natured fun, I'll see counter here with some happen' 70s swimsuits.  Yeah, JCP and Sears might have been tame compared to Argos, but we had a secret weapon - Aldens.  Combine that with swimsuits and we have some pretty heavy artillery with which to fight back....

I wish they all could be California girls......Yep, nothing was hotter than Kathy in a bikini.  Check that, two pics of Kathy in bikinis and, well, 'nuff said.  Combine that with the laid back attitude Kathy is displaying on the left, and it's game over folks.  Score one for Aldens. (1)

The west coast has the sunshine and the girls they get so tanned......  I admit that Argos definitely flashed some skin (and I'm certainly not complaining about that!).  However, even in one pieces and those groovy 70s style (sort of) bikinis, these girls were the stuff of dreams.   Score two for Aldens.

Speaking of skin....

I dig a French bikini on Hawaii Island.  Dolls by the palm trees in the sand... Speigel throws its hat, or rather Pam threw her top, into the competition.  I'd better leave it at that. Score three for Aldens with an assist from Spiegel..

And when Aldens didn't have Kathy, they had Jayne.  And while Argos had the girls in showers, we have girls splashing...oh never mind.  I keep forgetting that this blog is PG rated, darn!! The knit style bikini was sooo 70s.  Wait, make that sooo 80s!! Score four for Team Aldens!!

Yeah, but I couldn't wait to get back to the States.  Back to the cutest girls in the world...Okay, perhaps Penneys was a bit tame.  They couldn't flash the skin, but they could turn on the cuteness! Still I'll have to call this one a draw.

Well it looked like this contest was shaping up to be a runaway rout. Are we loosing momentum now??

Yep, we sure are!! I think we loose a point for that one!!

We need something to turn this thing around in a hurry...

California gurls, we're unforgettable, Daisy dukes, bikinis on top..... That's one way to stop a comeback cold - with a super hot pic of Kathy in a plunging one-piece.  What were the rest of those song lyrics?  Oh yeah, something about a popsicle.  Game, set, match for Aldens!!

PROGRAMMING NOTE:  I usually don't talk about upcoming posts, but in this case I'll make an exception.  Next week we're going to start another round of K Club Specials featuring the big four: Kay, Karen, Colleen, and Kathy (of course).   I've spent a lot of time and effort getting next week's post ready.  So for all you loyal followers of this blog, please be sure to check it out.

footnotes:

(1) Pic courtesy of JJ's Playhouse.  Thanks!

3 comments:

  1. Well, I was waiting for this. Yes, I'll admit that the UK catalog doesn't have the charm of the stateside gals. Plus, not being a Brit, they don't even have the nostalgia flair.

    So, what caused me to make such an audacious claim? The skin, my friend. I was blinded by the copious amount of naked chicks bathing, showering and tanning. You've got to admit, when you are confronted by a fully nude woman in an otherwise family friendly catalog, it can knock you off center for a bit.

    I've since come to my senses. You are right Sears & JCP win..... but, oh, the bathtub birds of the Argos catalogue (must remain strong)

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    1. Ah yes, skin is always a good thing, and we are all weak for it. And remember that this was during an era where that was much less common. Actually Aldens flashed a lot of skin too, especially in the "delicates" section. Decorum (as well as the Blogger police) prevents me from going there. However I admit that Argos took the art form to a whole other level for catalogs! I look forward to more of your posts of the Argos babes doing what they do best!

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  2. WOW, I'VE SPENT HOURS ON YOUR WEBSITE TONIGHT WHILE HUBBY IS WATCHING UK GAME! LOL!

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