Wednesday, January 27, 2010

JC Penny Catalog From 1977

Sweet! Cool pattern for a leisure suit you can sew!


This is hilarious and accurate--check out a few pictures from a JC Penny catalog from 1977. I remember everyone and everything looking like this. Well, almost everything. My parents were more into a Scandinavian Design kind of look back then--clean lines, light woods, it was tasteful.

However, when I went to the Raquet Club for tennis lessons, I saw in the lounge area a table with an inset TV screen which had a new thing on it--PONG! It was mesmerizing. The table and the chairs looked kind of like the barrel furniture in the JC Penny catalog. How did anyone see that as stylish or well designed?

1977. No longer the Bicentennial year, and kind of a let down.

At least we still had terry cloth, polyester and his and her matching clothing.

2 comments:

Laura said...

Um, not tracking Joe. Sorry...

Liz said...

YES! I must get one of these for my husband STAT! Then again, he'd probably really like it and wear it to work. On second thought...

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