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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