When Men Used to Dress ✨Like That✨ (Men's Fashion in the 60s/70s & the Peacock Revolution)

When Men Used to Dress ✨Like That✨ (Men's Fashion in the 60s/70s & the Peacock Revolution)

Basically me talking about how drastically men’s fashion changed during the 60s and 70s in a way that was very unique and fun it was. This is probably a one off since I’m not really into men’s fashion but the subject matter was very interesting and I think more people should talk about how much fun men’s fashion was in this specific time period and how it came to be. Obviously this is an overgeneralization so if you see anything that needs correcting definitely let me know!

0:00 Intro
0:37 The History
4:01 The Swinging 60s
5:10 The Mod Style & the British Invasion
8:15 The Hippies & the Summer of Love
11:08 The Groovy 70s
12:59 The End of an Era

If you want to learn more about the Peacock Revolution I highly recommend the book Peacock Revolution: American Masculine Identity and Dress in the Sixties and Seventies by Daniel Delis Hill because it’s amazing and goes into so much more depth.

Thanks for watching!

50 Comments

  1. Richard Lane on December 2, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Great video! I wonder if you missed the importance of laundry though. Before the introduction of synthetic fabrics in the 60s, clothes would have been more difficult to keep clean, especially with fossil fuels being burnt and no automatic washing machines (if you wash wool trousers, chances are they’d shrink!) This would have encouraged people to wear dark colours. Synthetic fabrics and modern laundry methods introduced from the 60s onwards made it possible to wear lighter, brighter colours that previously would have ended up looking dirty – unless you were Louis XIV and had loads of servants to do your laundry! 🌈👕❤️



  2. Wizardsclouddream on December 2, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Great video!



  3. Tanguo on December 2, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Why the hell did hippie fashion even die out? It’s so damn cool. Maybe because everyone got fat lol



  4. belén on December 2, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Can we please go back to this fashion



  5. African Wild Dog on December 2, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    this video was epic and id like guys to feel more comfortable with wearing clothing like this!!
    also, i would like to say that when u said fashion got boring (around Victorian era i mean) it wasn’t that bad! imo the ruffles and stuff made them look like cute birds lol. im pretty sure they had a variety of colors and mostly patterns. Pinsent Tailoring is a good example of it 🙂



  6. Polka Dot on December 2, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    That’s not fashion, it’s costumes. Back then that was understood. Now everyone thinks they are stars waiting for their closeup. Trash culture makes mountains of digital photo garbage that will be buried by the junk bile of history.



  7. Luca on December 2, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Honestly I’m really glad people in 2020/2021 are very open to normalizing “femininity”, gender fluidity and colorful clothing. I’ve never felt in touch with fashion until this year. Hoping the future fashion will be as amazing as I hope it will be.



  8. Venetian Copper on December 2, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    I will comment as guy of my opinion. I admit to an extend men’s fashion sucks this time even some men are aware of it. I went through a period where dressed in blend styles but exposure to Dark Academia aesthetic. I have became more experimental and find myself diving into styles. I do think fashion for men is changing slowly but surely. It’s a great video on men’s fashion and I hope you do some more videos on men’s fashion make recommendations.



  9. Facundo Ocampo on December 2, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Goerge harrison was that guy back in the day go check



  10. Kenneth Liyanto on December 2, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    i love london in the 60s



  11. Lesteryay Trippy on December 2, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    My dad still sorta wears colorful stuff. He isn’t fashionable but hundreds of his shirts are neon, stripes, characters. He even likes British pop bands. Thanks dad.



  12. Wes hãl on December 2, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I don’t get it what’s wrong with black and grey?



  13. Marie xx on December 2, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Again humans are developing backwards. We should all start dressing like Louis XIV he’s a fashion iCON ✨



  14. Ep!dEm on December 2, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Jimi Hendrix actually served with the 101st Airborne….



  15. Eden Leaf on December 2, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    at least they put in more effort when male idols go to awards shows



  16. H J on December 2, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    i want men to embrace the mini shorts once more let me see them thighs 😍



  17. Luca on December 2, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Lil Nas X is the only male artist I know that actually wears colorful clothes… do men have to be gay to have the luxury of getting funky clothes?



  18. PRINCE OF DELTA on December 2, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    BRING BAC HUGH WAISTED JEANS !!



  19. sitamun on December 2, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    It’s simple, men don’t dress so colourfully or creatively anymore because they are afraid of being called gay. They’re trying to maintain their outer masculinity. Anything remotely “feminine” like doing skincare or showing an interest in fashion will get you crucified by the Fragile Masculinity Police.



  20. MrScellaneous on December 2, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    When you’re secure in your masculinity as a guy, you can wear anything lol



  21. Patricia Ramirez on December 2, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Okay but can we also talk about how good their 🍑 look in those pants



  22. French onion Soup on December 2, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    I’m not a man but I would love to dress like this



  23. Majesty Sol on December 2, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    There’s those shirts with all those patterns and designs on it!
    Like floral, animals, bright and beautiful colours!
    With collars and rolled or cuffed sleeves!
    I love it, I buy it myself!



  24. Sottosopra Voce on December 2, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Don’t forget Beau Brummell, the romantic era’s rejection of artifice, and the advent of technology for manufacturing colorfast black and other dark dyes. You see women losing the panniers and sky high wigs in favor of the empire waist and a more natural silhouette, everyone stops wearing elaborate makeup, and the birth of what would become the sack suit.



  25. Sir Reginald Fishington XVII on December 2, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Y’all know there’s only one way to change the fashion

    Wear different stuff yourself, _become the 70’s funky man_



  26. Dark Carousel on December 2, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    You missed 80s. Prince, Funk, New Romantics then hip hop & grunge killed the frills.



  27. Amanda Collins on December 2, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    When men rejected their fathers clothing they showed that they rejected the altitudes of the past era, and welcomed woman’s liberation a new attitude to racial harmony and a new respect for the planet.



  28. Oj Simpson on December 2, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Even on the streets, guys only wear jeans and t-shirts.



  29. a book on December 2, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    yeah idc, but david bowie in the 70s was SO beautiful and hot i can’t fathom why men these days r too scared of dressing up a little



  30. a guy that made another guy kill his own clan lol on December 2, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Lil Nas X, anyone?



  31. Corycian Angel on December 2, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    I wish you have mentioned the dandies and the bohemians who still managed to wear colorful fashions at the time. And about a particular guy who dissed them, though I have forgotten his name.



  32. mercedes k on December 2, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    I’ve been looking at sweatpants and hoodies for so long i’d get a heart attack if I saw a guy dressed in a vintage style! Makes me so sad how people forgot to dress nicely.



  33. bel fonsecaa on December 2, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    honestly, i came here bc of that beautiful thumbnail <3 !!!



  34. FoxTheBalloon on December 2, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    I need bell bottoms yall and lovely cotton vest and others, today’s fashion is disgusting. I need formal but cool clothing and something I like, like the 70s



  35. _M0b on December 2, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    I mean this only applies for formal wear right? Palewave, earth tones, or just bright colors in general are pretty drippy for menswear.



  36. Liam on December 2, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    I want to go to some vintage stores and try different clothes on. I like some of these looks.



  37. TheMaidofMiddleEarth on December 2, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Ah yes, back in the day my Father had either corduoy or velvet hot pink trousers. I found a photo of him wearing them.



  38. cherry lime on December 2, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Does anyone know what other jobs are in the fashion industry instead of becoming a fashion designer. I love fashion but I don’t see myself designing clothes, I like learning about the history more.



  39. Rareware Saxophone on December 2, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Oh yeah, this is definetly why i find older men hot



  40. harrysarso on December 2, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    i see alot of generalizations and sexist attitudes in the comments
    the simple fact is most men are fine with men’s fashion as it is



  41. Alastair Coe on December 2, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Awesome!great video thank you for making and sharing it. Real cool sister ✌🏼



  42. Elisy on December 2, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Flamboyancy is a blessing, I hope it comes back



  43. momo3455 on December 2, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    does anyone know where to buy 60s/70s men fashion?? my bf told me he really wants to adapt the style and I would love to buy him something!!



  44. Dulce Marie Claire Cruz Medina on December 2, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    YES DUDE



  45. 𒀱 on December 2, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    No it’s just that bright colours like that are ugly asf



  46. Gisela Guajardo on December 2, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Discoooo🥺‼️♥️



  47. SuperPsychic101 on December 2, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Could you talk about men’s fashion in the early 2000s



  48. Sofa on December 2, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    70’s men’s fashion is unbelievably hot.



  49. Step ahead on December 2, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    THANK YOU for acknowledging what it was (and often continues to be..): cultural appropriation.



  50. Bug on December 2, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    I wish I had the fashion confidence of the Beatles in 1967