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Yes, I wore one back in the day (70's), didn't everyone? 24 36.36%
No, I dodged that trend somehow, or I just can't admit it even anonymously 39 59.09%
Yes, and I still do. So do all my friends... 3 4.55%
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:31 PM   #21
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I never wore a leasure suit. I think I got that sort of thing out of my system a few years earlier wearing a Nehru jacket once. Really, it was only one time and I learned my lesson.

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Old 03-05-2012, 05:58 PM   #22
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Is it a slow day in Chicagoland Midpack?
Just trying to provide some amusement among the more serious topics. I saw one on TV today, and it made me cringe, and then laugh (at myself). Good thing DW didn't know me yet.

And not sure I believe the results, but not the point anyway.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:59 PM   #23
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Are you expecting only men to answer your poll?
All are welcome, but not as amusing with women. Seems like Hillary has worn them her whole life, and still does...
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Don't forget while the guys were wearing leisure suits we women were wearing platform shoes ,bell bottoms and hot pants !
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There was a resurgence of the fad for Oxford Bags when I was in school in the 1970's in England. Oxford Bags were the kind of pants the Bay City Rollers wore. I really wanted a pair of these and some platform shoes, so I could be as popular with the girls as Anthony Quinn was (not the actor - I had a classmate of the same name who in my estimation was the class "cool guy"). My Mum wouldn't buy me the platform shoes, but she did buy me a variant of Oxford Bags, which we called "Patch Pockets" and which looked like astronaut pants - almost like what we call cargo pants nowadays, but baggier. They were a rather boring brown color, so I could wear them to school. I must have looked like a right twerp, but I was the happiest kid on the planet
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There was a resurgence of the fad for Oxford Bags when I was in school in the 1970's in England. Oxford Bags were the kind of pants the Bay City Rollers wore. I really wanted a pair of these and some platform shoes, so I could be as popular with the girls as Anthony Quinn was (not the actor - I had a classmate of the same name who in my estimation was the class "cool guy"). My Mum wouldn't buy me the platform shoes, but she did buy me a variant of Oxford Bags, which we called "Patch Pockets" and which looked like astronaut pants - almost like what we call cargo pants nowadays, but baggier. They were a rather boring brown color, so I could wear them to school. I must have looked like a right twerp, but I was the happiest kid on the planet
See, leisure suits are looking pretty tame?
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Come on, we're all the right age here, just admit it...

[I did the poll option, and provided answers, but somehow it got lost] probably doesn't matter much.
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That one really made me laugh, thanks...
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I hate to admit it, but yes - I had a leisure suit and I believe I wore it out in public at least once.
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I hate to admit it, but yes - I had a leisure suit and I believe I wore it out in public at least once.
Extra points if it was pastel !
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I didn't even own any kind of suit until I was in my late 30's. For my wedding, I rented a tux. For work, I had the requisite Harris Tweed jacket and a Brooks Brothers Navy Blue Blazer, but never a 3-piece suit.

I did buy a suit for my dad's funeral, but it wasn't a leisure suit.
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Don't forget while the guys were wearing leisure suits we women were wearing platform shoes ,bell bottoms and hot pants !
Don't forget the "low" jeans and mid-rift tops.
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Just trying to provide some amusement among the more serious topics. I saw one on TV today, and it made me cringe, and then laugh (at myself). Good thing DW didn't know me yet.

And not sure I believe the results, but not the point anyway.
I think adding "I just can't admit it even anonymously" to one of the alternatives biased the poll result - I hesitated when I saw that "out".
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No leisure suit for me.

Heck, in the mid to late 70s, between school and the weekend job, I did not have much "leisure" nor money. In the early 80s, when I started to make money, that fashion was already out.
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DH never had a leisure suit but he did have a regulation suit in a pale cream with a GIANT ope lime green and orange plaid overlaying it, big lapels, belled trousers, worn with oversized-collared shirts and enormous ties. Funniest pictures ever.

And I loved wearing hot pants as well as the occasional jumpsuit, because what woman doesn't enjoy the awkwardness of using a ladies' room in that get up.
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I don't remember the 70s. Good thing too by the look of it.
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Guilty. I was 14 or 15...color was baby blue. I cringe just thinking about it...mom was quite the seamstress, and she made it for me. At that age, I would not yet have been going to discos, but I do remember wearing it to church. Whoa, another cringe.....

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No leisure suits and no disco dancing. But I did own a video game called Leisure Suit Larry
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