These are members of the Princeton Drama department.
They were hired by an ad agency to strike fear in the hearts of parents everywhere.
Had men actually dressed like this, human reproduction in the early 70s would have ground to a halt instantly.
Oh sure, the women look fairly normal, chic hippies. The guy in the background is actually a hairdresser, and Buck there in the red was a bull rider. But Rambo and Shaft – well, they never existed in real life. Who would date that? Who would ever take seriously a man in orange pants, tank top, cowboy hat and swishy macramé belt? And a man in a purple jumpsuit with a purple hat and no shoes could only get one job…and I think we all know exactly what that job is.
I would love to get the statistics on how many of these “outfits” actually sold. Were there men in Kansas working the fields in brightly colored jumpsuits? Were there men on Wall Street dressed like jaunty pirates? I think not. If there were, I’d sure like to see them today. If you were one of them, please…please leave a comment…and send pictures!