The gallery above shows a very simple yet powerful demonstration of men’s style changing over 5 decades. These photos come from the UMASS online yearbook, featuring their undergraduate Engineering class photos from each year.
The original idea for this piece came from a thread on the Film Noir Buff Style Forum but most of the photos were dead links. Hunted them down from various repositories and compiled them here.
Here are some choice comments from Reddit:
I’m not sure that an Engineering class is your best indicator of what’s fashionable
- from isecretlyjudgeyou
1971 – everything looking good, pretty cool, shirts and jeans
1972 – BAM! MOUSTACHES EVERYWHERE!
- from trumann
God the 90s fucking sucked. Nothing fit well and everyone got fat.
- from definitelynotaspy