These adidas catalogue pages from 1976 are a confusing affair, as one alternates between laughing at how dated items look - understandably - bemoaning others’ unavailability in 2020, and wondering how the German giants could have been so ahead of their time 44 years ago.

The rugby jersey, the rainsuits and the men’s athletic vest are easily timeless enough to be fantasised over, and whilst the leisure suits scream the 70s, the navy and green vertical stripes t-shirt and the allover print example - in 1976! - can only be placed in sportswear history through their coupling with potential guilty pleasure shorts.

The “Wet-Look Top” polyamide windbreaker? Again, it was 1976. We all have a past.

Thanks to Jimmy from The Glove Bag - tgbjimmy on Twitter - for bringing this to our attention.

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1976 Adidas Catalogue Pages

1976 adidas catalogue pages

1976 adidas catalogue pages

1976 adidas catalogue pages

Comments (5)

  1. Bob24

Gwyneth Paltrow is a LOT older than I thought!

  1. Timbo1terrors    Bob24

Pah ha I was just thinking the same thing... lol

  1. Rigger
  1. Sid James

That blonde lady needs a more supportive bra.

  1. Bob Knarly

Hmmmm...those beige leisure suits were popular in the early 70s but they were pretty much out of fashion by 1976. Maybe the Adidas designers were three or four years behind the times there!

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