Thursday, January 08, 2009


A friend of mine, Tony, provided me a link yesterday that just made me laugh and laugh.

Allegedly someone doing work in their house came across a 1977 JC Penney catalog and decided to have fun with it on the internets.

The looks. The feel. The stigma!

For those of you who weren't a child of the '70's, this might not be as fun or funny. For those of us who are, this might not be as fun or funny - as it just might hit too close to home, at least at one time.

Were stretch terry coordinates ever really in? Granted, I was never the height of fashion - especially at 14, so it seems I might have dodged a bullet.

For one of my readers, who was a child of the '70's and who now work at JC Penney, well - this just might not be funny at all. Ever.

You can view the entire thing here. JCPenney1977Catalogue_1.pdf

Song by: David Bowie


A Lewis said...

I think I had that leisure suit!

Anonymous said...

C'mon now, I love the old catalogs, collect them myself. The sense of humor is still here even if the giant Afro is long gone.

As far as JCP, all I can say is that I'm very grateful to be working for one of the few retailers that will still be around in 2039!

Anonymous said...

I can't tell if the dude in the yellow pants is going to church or going to bed.

Blobby said...

What goes unsaid is, that picture especially is so remdedial International Male, it is hilarious.