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While you may not want to base your look on Abba or The Osmonds, there are plenty of key 1970s styles that have stood the test of time. From disco to punk to hippy counterculture, 1970s fashion was a melting pot of styles. Here, we take a look at five modern twists on signature 1970s garments:
1. True Religion Denim Shirt
The denim market exploded in the 1970s and as a result, the denim shirt has a distinctly seventies look. This design from True Religion has an all-American style and eye-catching pocket detail, perfect for capturing the casual look of the decade.
2. Fred Perry Re-Issues Maroon Polo Shirt
From the archives of Fred Perry comes this re-issue polo shirt – a classic design, which harks back to seventies sportswear, in a retro maroon colour.
3. Woolrich Check Flannel Shirt
1970s fashion was all about pattern – and if it wasn’t tie-dye or florals, checked designs were a good look. This classic style from Woolrich has a timeless look, which references the brand’s 180 years in American men’s fashion.
4. Barbour Chelsea Boots
Step back into the seventies with a pair of Farsley Chelsea boots from Barbour. These boots look great with jeans, a shirt and a lightweight jacket – a look that’s stood the test of time.
Stone Island Khaki Jacket
In the iconic Mussola Gommata fabric, this Stone Island jacket has a rock-inspired look which wouldn’t look out of place in 1975. This season we can clearly see shearling making a big comeback, there has never been a better time to invest in this technical piece of outerwear – who doesn’t want to mimic Steve McQueen a true icon of the 70s.
Far from glitter balls and shiny flares, these five signature styles sum up the very best of the seventies, adding a modern twist to a classic design.
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