How to Nail the 70's Look in 4 Easy Steps

How to Nail the 70's Look in 4 Easy Steps

We're taking it back to the seventies with flared trousers, bold patterns and a lot of suede texture. If this retro style is for you, The Idle Man shows you how to nail the trend below.

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It was the era of clashing colours, boxy shirts and an exaggerated improvement on the swinging sixties. The SS17 trend adds a modern twist to the popular striped v-neck velour shirts that would be an essential part of any 70s men's wardrobe.  The move to a slimmer fitting trousers made 70s style clothing different to previous decades and with men's clothing getting tighter and tighter the 70s style has come back around.

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Shoes Of The 70s

70s style shoes bring an aspect of nostalgia to your outfit, whether you're into vintage trainers or you're more of a summer sandal person this 70s style for men is fitting for the warm summer weather. keep the colours to a minimum with browns and beige's or if you're looking for a more street style vibe pair with some white trainers.


70s Style Shirts

Loose fitting shirts are perfect for a day at the beach or a trip to your local pub. The open collars add a summer touch to any outfit, and the ability to experiment with colours and patterns allows for a fashion forward look no matter how confident you feel.


Styling a 70s Shirt

Smart or casual, the Cuban collared shirt can be worn loose or tucked into some tailored trousers. The desire for that vintage staple piece is a massive trend for SS17, so by teaming the shirt with a pair of light tan or white coloured chinos and accessorising with some sunglasses, you can pull off this summer trend.

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Fitted Trousers

These are a must have for the season, the tailored feel creates a sleek, smart/casual vibe which is always a difficult look to nail. The 70s style experiments with colour, both bold and bright, clean cut and minimal. Being able to brighten up the outfit in a subtle yet stylish way is perfect for those summer months. Checkered suit bottoms are a top pick for 70s style clothing, they add an element of sophistication and create a well put together outfit. Style these with a basic tee and loafers for an on trend 70s look.

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SS17 Trend: 70s Style

  • The 70s style for men can be dressed both up and down
  • SS17 70s style is based on nostalgia and nailing the vintage look
  • The Cuban collared shirt is essential for 70s men's fashion
  • Wearing the correct shoes is crucial so stick to browns, tans and beige's

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On That Note

The 70s style clothing brings an excitement of colours, patterns and shapes suitable for that summer look. Whether you are after a statement piece or something more subtle the 70s men's style is ideal, loose fitting shirts and tailored trousers are perfect for the warming summers while still capturing the SS17 trend.


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