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Calvin Klein Underwear Turns 30: Let's Celebrate With Three Decades of Mostly Naked Men (and Some Women)

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Happy 30th birthday to the brand that made it ok to objectify be-muscled men in briefs, paving the way for shirtless-ad enthusiasts of today. Calvin Klein might be commemorating the milestone with a whole new line of undies, but we're celebrating with a whole bunch of mostly naked photos dating back the 1981 original ad campaign. Relive the washboard goodness of Mark Wahlberg and so many more in the gallery above (What is this? Even the ladies have abs), and for an extra special bonus, watch all ten seconds of the brand's kind of awkward 1985 big screen debut on Marty McFly after the jump!

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