FashionThrowback Thursday

Bromance and Onesies: Throwback Thursday

Aahhh the 70s. That decade’s fashion was as unisex as they come. Men wore cropped tops and still had women falling at their feet. In fact, Prince has made his career out of getting women to drop trou while looking like a relic from a decade where fashion was a free-for-all.

I was checking out my girl Santara’s Old School pinterest board when these two bros blessed me with their #alphets.

Jumper Onesies

I’m gonna name them Carl (left in the purple) and Joe (right in the UPS colors).

Look at these men dripping with polyester swagu. LOOK AT THEM! And you know they put these on knowing they were gon pull ALL the ladies (and probably some men). Can we talk about what went behind putting on these jumpers?

First of all, they ironed them just right so the creases on the bell bottoms could pop. And I wonder how much spray starch went to make this happen. Probably an entire can, because I bet this fabric is the type that doesn’t take well to being told what to do.

Then, in the act of putting these onesie on, they must have had to do the “legs in and jump up and down” move to get them on. Because these outfits are super narrow in the hip area. For maximum spotlight on the gluteus maximus, they had to make that area nice and tight.

Sexy Flanders 2

I bet from the back, they looked like Sexy Flanders


Thankfully (or maybe unfortunately) for the low crotch seam, we might have been blessed with snake print.

And can we talk about Carl’s glorious ruffled top? As if the jumper itself wasn’t enough. Nope. His outfit needed to be taken to new heights with a top that looks like it’d come out of a magician’s hat.

But let’s not forget Joe’s V-neck multi-hued onesie. For those men who can’t decide on the shade of brown they’d like. CHILE… WERK.

This bromance of onesies is so doggone official and Prince is somewhere asking his tailor to replicate Carl’s purple truth. This is gonna be his next SuperBowl outfit. Mark my words.

Prince Hair Slick gif

So whatchu think about Carl and Joe’s onesies? Where do you think they’re going in these clothes? Are they giving you what you need? Also, you know you want it. *Blurred Lines pelvic thrust*

Edit: So apparently, “Carl” is actually Bill Cosby, and “Joe” is Robert Culp and they did a TV show together called “I Spy.” But what’s with the letters next to their alphets?

Edit 2: Upon googling Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, I found pics of them from the 70s and I don’t think Carl and Joe are them. I think they were look alikes used for a catalog. I am stroking my chin here.

FINAL EDIT: This is part of a catalog called “MANTIQUE!” LMAOOO! The site seems to be the originator of the image, which is hilarious. Go see that post. So no, this isn’t Bill Cosby and Robert Culp afterall. Just some lookalikes. Those sly devils.

P.S. I just showed my youth here.


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  1. TiaBia
    August 1, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Is it me or does Carl look like Edison Davis (Olivia Pope’s ex)?

    • Carla
      August 1, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      Ooooooooooh, yes! He is giving off the Senator Pudding Pop vibes fa real! Probably his uncle. lol!

      • August 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm

        Carla! You were more accurate than you thought. Turns out that Carl is Bill Cosby. Which explains why you were getting Senator Pudding Pop vibes.

    • Carmen Sandiego
      August 1, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      YES!!!! I was gonna say either him or her *makes Olivia Pope struggle face* dad?!

      • August 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

        LMAOOOOO!!! BYE!

    • Lenore
      August 2, 2013 at 9:21 am

      That’s Bill Cosby, the original Pudding Pop, with Robert Culp. I want to know what movie this is so I can netflix it.

      • August 2, 2013 at 12:25 pm

        It’s the TV show “I Spy.” I just googled it!

        • milaxx
          August 2, 2013 at 1:37 pm

          Old lady post here. I used to love I SPY. Scotty & Kelly were hot stuff! I also remember when Robert Culp guest starred on The Cosby show and they named his character Scott Kelly as a sort of shout out.

      • August 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

        Actually, now that I’ve Googled Bill and Robert, it seems these 2 are look-alikes used for a catalog.

  2. Jabari
    August 1, 2013 at 11:20 am

    You heauxs is not ready!!!!

  3. sisterdeie
    August 1, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Carl is foyne! I need a purple poly micro mini jumper dress & a tiny blouse with ruffled neck & puff sleeves so we can go on an imaginary double date with Joe & Julie!

  4. pup
    August 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I’m still trying to get over my husband Prince’s gif! Can we all agree hair is laidt like the word of Gawd?!

    • Be On It
      August 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      And did you notice he didnt touch his hair during that come hither gif? The Purple One will seduce you, but not mess up the ‘do while doing it lol.

      • August 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

        No. His emollient coiffure shall not be touched.

    • August 2, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      LAAAIIIDDDTTT!!! See that babyhair? Chile…

  5. HowlingBanshee
    August 1, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I need a curvy woman’s rendition of Joe’s outfit. That is going on my vision board of intentions to manifest via Law of Attraction. Along with a banging bodacious doorway-filling Afro wig (fake it till I make it). And ginormous RBG button earrings with a big old silhouette of Africa hanging from each one of ’em. Now I just need to call up somebody to watch my 3 month old baby so I can wear them safely.

    • August 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      You’ll be Foxy Brown ready!

  6. MzWoods
    August 1, 2013 at 11:55 am

    *Sees Prince gif…passes out and wakes up pregnant*…. now you know good and damn well you can’t use Prince all willy nilly like that… especially when he’s giving the sexy stare…

    • MsZ
      August 1, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      OK?!?!? Got to be mo careful!!

    • August 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      LMAO at you waking up #pregnet.

  7. The Kid
    August 1, 2013 at 11:55 am

    First and foremost, they just knew that they were looking fine, fierce, and fabulous! And can we talk about Flanders twerking in that ski suit?! Flanders is WERKING IT! Where do you find these gifs Luvvie?

    • August 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      The GIFs find me.

  8. Kina
    August 1, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Can we talk about Flander’s twerking?! He is werking it!

    • August 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Flanders was making it clap like a pro.

  9. cj
    August 1, 2013 at 12:09 pm
  10. MsZ
    August 1, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Ok, your gifs are the bizness this morning!! That Prince checkin his hair did me in *church fans self* and The Simpsons…..stupid sexy Flanders!! Thank you for making me sniggle this morning!

    • August 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      I LOVED when he was all “Stupid sexy Flanders.” Back when The Simpsons was awesome.

  11. MsTwix
    August 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    “…Prince is somewhere asking his tailor to replicate Carl’s purple truth.” iCackled, iDied, and then came back from the dead because this line here ultimately gave me life.

    That gif tho…. there is not one individual who wouldn’t give The Purple Jeezuz the bizness… n’est pas? Even Jamie Foxx said he was gay for 2 minutes!!! IJS 🙂

    Happy #ThrowbackThursday!!

    • August 2, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      I wouldn’t give Prince the bizness and I know I’m the only person. I just wanna go shopping w/ him. Purple sale, purple sale!

      • Boo Radley
        August 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm

        I’m gonna come out of hiding with my extra late self just to say that I, too, am perplexed by the allure of His Purple Highness. He plays more instruments than I can name, so he gets utmost respect from me, but that’s about it. I don’t see him and think of schmexy time. I see him and think I would like to tuck him in my pocket and give him a tiny harp to play as background music to my daily tomfoolery, and so I whip him out like a badge to fiercely side-eye anyone who crosses me.

  12. Wendylous1
    August 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you for the Simpsons Gif. Thst episode is one of my favorites. Ned Flanders was sexy as hell too. Lol

  13. James
    August 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    On behalf of Will.I.Am and I, I would like to say that there is NOTHING wrong with the purple onesie. If I had the figure for it, I would want one too! And the black blouse too!

    • August 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Hopefully just for halloween.

  14. RavenJ
    August 1, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    For a minute I thought that ruffled shirt was Carl’s chest hair. 🙁
    And Prince…you’re filthy cute and baby you know it!!!!!!! YOU KNOW IT!!!!!

    • August 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      HA!!! You know they loved bushy taco meat in the 70s!

  15. August 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    You have to study the pic, those creases were always sewn in and you hardly EVER had to iron polyester (polyspongefoam) cuz it was so freakin synthetic that it NEVER WRINKLED. We were sugar sharpe but we were hot as hell cuz it was definitely not a breathable fabric.

    • August 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      These fabrics LOOKED hot. But LOLLL at polyspongefoam. I cackled.

  16. August 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    i think that prince gif just made me pregnant. *clutches pearls*

    • August 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      Yes. It is a scientific fact that it just did. Expect Mini Prince in 9-10 months.

  17. Jo L
    August 1, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I may be for sure wrong; but isn’t that Bill Cosby and Robert Culp in all their polyester glory?

    • Lenore
      August 2, 2013 at 9:19 am

      Yes Yes it is. I was just scrolling to see if someone else figured it out.

    • August 2, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Apparently, you’re correct! That don’t e’em LOOK like Bill, doe. Wow.

    • August 2, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      Actually, now that I’ve Googled Bill and Robert, it seems these 2 are look-alikes used for a catalog.

  18. Ellyn
    August 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Posted this on your FB post…here’s the site that shows the catalog where this is from:

    The site name alone gives you a clue…LOL!!

  19. Kwan
    August 2, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    You already know they were off to one of their friend’s bachelors pad where a party was going down serving white Russians, blue ribbon beer and fondue. Everyone in the 70’s loved fondue.

  20. Cosmo
    August 8, 2013 at 12:09 am

    70’s took fashion to a whole new level. Check out Bro. Struggle here: