For years, men’s fashion changed very little. Hair styles changed more than clothes, and most differences you find are subtle.
Starting in the mid-60s, men’s pants became more slim fitting. This was a huge departure from previous years.
The changes kept on coming and by 1972 it was normal to see a man in low-rise bell bottoms and platform shoes. This outfit would have been heartily laughed at just ten years before.
Men’s clothing got tighter and tighter. A large portion of the clothes from this era were made of polyester or a blend of cotton and polyester. Later in the decade, velour and terry cloth became a very popular choice of fabric for men’s shirts.
These cool pics were taken by photographer Nick DeWolf that show what young men’s fashion styles of California looked like in the 1970s.