The 70's Castro clone dressed and appeared like hyper-masculine working class men wearing flannel shirts, jeans, aviator glasses, leather jackets, boots, and of course a nice mustache. It became an archetypical look in the Castro neighborhood in the 1970’s, and has evolved and continues to be a theme in men’s fashion.
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Whatever your style is...classic, traditional, Ivy, mod, hipster, you name it—you can still incorporate elements of “the 70’s clone” into your wardrobe, without looking like a complete leather daddy. That is, unless you want to.
1) This leather biker cap could look dapper worn with a cable knit sweater or barn jacket. Order one here.
2) This pair of pillowcases, with the iconic 70's clone aviator sunglasses, could add a touch of whimsy to your bed linens. Order a pair here.
3) Leave it to Martin Margiela to create a handsome wristband, based on the humble nail. This simple and chic cuff would be suitable for any peacock that likes a bit of jewelry in their attire. Order one here.
4) The iconic red bandana, by Brooklyn based artist J. Morrison, gets a touch of wit and irony—with a silk screened crying man. Buy one here. (via Dirty Butt)
5) This polyamide jacket with zippers, styled after a motorcycle jacket, but a bit more refined than its leather inspiration. It would look equally sharp with khakis or your favorite jeans—while gallivanting around town on weekends. More information here.
6) Taschen’s recent tome, XXL, pays homage to the exaggerated masculinity of Touko Laaksonen’s (aka Tom of Finland) erotic male drawings. If you don’t already own this over sized volume, buy one here.
7) Each one of these tall zip back boots, by Guidi, have a slimmer silhouette than similar 70’s styles. Mr. Peacock likes the discreet zipper on the back of each boot (see photo above right)—it makes them super easy to slip into. You could tuck your skinny jeans inside these leather beauties, or wear your flannel trousers over the boot—for a sleek modern look. More information here.
8) This bondage belt has just enough details to make it look interesting, but not too severe. It can double as wrist cuffs, if you choose, but you’ll probably end up wearing it with your favorite jeans. More information here.
9) Mr. Peacock, looking very 70’s clone, at the Folsom Street Fair a few years ago. Photo by Emlyn Wynn.