1930s newsreel predicts fashion in the year 2000


23 Responses to “1930s newsreel predicts fashion in the year 2000”

  1. CthuluJones says:

    I want that jumpsuit at the end. right now

  2. scatterfingers says:

    A pocket for candy? Yes please.

  3. lavardera says:

    A phone! hanging right where you could reach it at any moment! That’s a good one.

  4. theophrastvs says:

    they sure nailed the telephone as part of the male attire.

    i’m beginning to think that the formative feature lacking in all gee-whiz future prognostications is tedium.  that is, the future will be more boring than anyone predicts.  discover the current most boring elements and embrace those in your vasty predictions: “in the year 3141 bathroom grout mold will become sentient!”

    • hymenopterid says:

      “they sure nailed the telephone as part of the male attire.”
      Also the whole “excessive utility pockets” thing of the 90′s.  So useful!

  5. ackpht says:

    Ooo, swish!

  6. robdobbs says:

    I think they had the gist of men’s fashion though: no tie in sight, a phone at the ready and pockets, lots of pockets: http://www.scottevest.com/

  7. Mister44 says:

    Ooo, swish!

  8. Manny says:

    The problem of adapting day outfits for evening wear seems to be a constant over time.

  9. Erational says:

    I think this is a bang-on prediction of Lady Gaga’s wardrobe, though.

  10. E T says:

    “An electric belt to adapt the body to climatic changes!”
    Our climate change problems are solved – where can we get this?

  11. public bizmail says:

    The third ensemble was prophetic in making the most outlandish prediction for 1930:

    Women of the future would wear pants, not just skirts.

    • Jerril says:

      Well, that particular designer was betting “no skirts at all”… which is admitedly my personal wardrobe, but skirts haven’t actually vanished yet.

      I notice he/she replaced the swishy skirts with swishy random things attached to your arms, so you get caught on everything. How… practical.

  12. Alpacaman says:

    I reckon those heels are actually really cool!

  13. turlough says:

    @Alpacaman – my wife actually has heels like that, look up “eamz heels”.

  14. doug rogers says:

    That guy gear isn’t too far off. DEVO any one?

  15. oscarfalcon says:

    The part about the telephone and radio is true, at least.

  16. JoshP says:

    OooH, swish. lmao

  17. Damos says:

    Electric headlights what the fuck! You have got to be kidding me! The only thing that happened is people are more lazy to dress now so they just put on a regular t-shirt and some sports sneakers.

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