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The 1970's had STYLE

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    All I can think of now is that Colt 45 commercial in which Billy Dee Williams says, "Works every time."
  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Two-piece jump suit for $34.95????!!!!!!!

    That's like $102 in today's dollars. Jeebus.
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I'd say it's more like $300.00
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member


    Edit: I compounded a dollar at 5 percent since 1975.
  6. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Three Bags,

    OK, I just pulled a number out of my ass.

    I don't understand the 5% compounded. I understand how it works but how did you come up with 5%? Just curious because I have no clue

    I was comparing the Ontario minimum wage then and new and the average middle class wage back then.
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I figured the average inflation was about five percent.
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    You may be right.
    In 1972 I had a flat (second floor of a very large house). Big rooms, fireplace in the LR, separate dining room.
    Paid $95.00 a month.
    Same would probably cost $800-$1000 a month now.
    Just trying to work out the comparables.
  9. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    The 1970's had STYLE. It just wasn't good. :-\

    NB: I feel that I am competent to declare this having attended high school from 1973 to 1978 and having owned any number of high waisted cuffed pants with matching bomber jackets, worn with platform saddle shoes.

    Personal note: I would also point out that while JR was living in his groovy bachelor pad I was in elementary school. :D
  10. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    The rate of inflation from Jan. 1975 to Jan. 2007 is roughly 300 percent (according to the first inflation calculator I found with a Google search).

    So, TBF is about right with his $102.
  11. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    In the 70s, shorts were actually shorts and not knee-length.
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

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