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Those Swinging 60s Sweater Studs That Made Men Easy And Women Yield

by | 30th, June 2014

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YOU’VE seen them those needle-craft booklets that were so popular in decades past.  When it was fairly common to construct your own clothes (a skill that fell off a cliff in the 1980s), these little pamphlets were freaking everywhere from your mom’s sewing basket to the grocery store checkout aisle.

Each of these little treasures contained pages of needlework instructions and pictures of stone cold foxes modeling dazzlingly awful homemade clothing.  But these booklets often contained another element the Sweater Stud .



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These men wore their sweaters with panache, and the ladies loved it.  Sure, they often looked ridiculous… but they looked majestically ridiculous.

So, here are some examples of Sweater Studs from the 1960s. If you make it to end, you’ll be greeted by the Papa Bear of all Sweater Studs, The Grand Poobah.  So stay tuned for that.

On with the Sweater Studs!



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It’s a rainy day, yet this 1969 Sweater Stud maintains the mystery by keeping his shades on.  Inside, he’s a bundle of awkward emotions and crippling self-doubt…. but on the outside, he’s one cool customer.



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She’s wise to blend in with the locals that sombrero will ensure she doesn’t get singled out as a rich gringo.  Unfortunately, her husband chose to wear a sweater seemingly made of recycled newspaper.  Bad move.  They don’t take kindly to Sweater Studs in Tijuana prisons.


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I hate to break it to this Sweater Stud (he looks so damn happy), but girl watching is about all he’ll be doing in that getup.  His attempt at cool was a valiant effort, but I think it’s time to put the button-down shirt and blazer back on before things get embarrassing.



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This, my friends, is not a Sweater Stud.  Even the dog has forfeited his stud status by acquiescing to that ridiculous argyle Sweater of Emasculation.   Just by looking at this man I know he collects women’s footwear, lives with his mother,  and stalks prostitutes.





I’m trying to read this woman’s face is it a subtle cry for help? Should somebody call the police?





After a long day at the office sexually harassing the secretaries, drinking gallons of scotch, and chain smoking…. it’s time for a nice game of golf.  His always supportive wife approves…. with lots of help from Diazepam.



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Could it be, this 1961 Sweater Stud is clamping down on his daughter’s arm a little too forcefully?  Judging by her expression and the veins bulging on his hand, I think he’s getting a bit firm with her.  Sweater Stud status revoked!



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I can tell by his grin.  This Sweater Stud is up to absolutely no good.  Is he pulling her reluctant hand closer to his crotch?  Maybe, maybe not but there’s something funny going on here nonetheless.



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It’s not easy to confidently flirt with a passing bird when you’re wearing a fuzzy yellow sweater.  This Sweater Stud obviously has cast iron balls forged in Korea.



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Be careful of matching sweaters.  They not only destroy any remaining shred of masculinity, but they can also emit a scary cult-like vibe. It’s too late for this Sweater Stud; the brainwashing has already taken hold.



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This is easily the most phallic needlework illustration I have ever seen.  This Sweater Stud has a firm hold of the shaft, his teeth clenched, and is ready for takeoff.


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The true Sweater Stud takes time away from boozing and tapping chicks for some quality time with his son.  Here, he has removed a book

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