Incredibly, Barry White was initially reluctant to start up a solo singing career. Luckily for numerous dudes in the '70s, his music ended up becoming a crucial assist when it came to wooing women, and his magnificently larger-than-life style and immaculately coiffed hair were signifiers of a decade that was known for its excess.

If you thought you knew what the big lapels of the 1970s were all about, check out how over-the-top Barry's lapels became as he achieved iconic status. As a big man, Barry had a lot to work with, and preferred luxurious furs, velvets, and the grandest collars possible. While he sang "Can't get enough of your love" to the ladies, smooth dudes of the decade couldn't get enough of his style.