Back in the day.
I was born in 1971. I too was a victim of the fashion faux pas that were foisted on us in that Unfortunate Decade.
Courtesy of my best friend Scott, I came across Johnny Virgil's comments on a 1977 J.C. Penny Catalog, complete with deliciously horrifying pictures, at his blog, the 15 Minute Lunch.
I haven't laughed that hard since reading Crystal's best stuff. You understand about Level 4 Beverage Alerts, yes? Here's the thing: I had finished my coffee 10 minutes earlier, and I still aspirated some spit, or something, and got into a coughing fit.