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View Poll Results: Be honest! Did you ever own/wear a leisure suit?
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 03-06-2012, 05:19 AM   #41
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Extra points if it was pastel !
No extra points - It was Khaki colored - but I remember having a colorful shirt.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:35 AM   #42
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No extra points - It was Khaki colored - but I remember having a colorful shirt.

Mine was pastel sage green, complete with the groovy Quiana shirt. And the stack shoes. I was killin' it!
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:29 AM   #43
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No leisure suit. But I did own a couple of flowered polyester shirts at the encouragement of a girlfriend at the time. I actually wore them in public too. Twice.

Fortunately there are no photos.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:48 AM   #44
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As a result of this thread I have this mental image of a bunch of middle aged guys looking through their boxes of old photos, finding the ones with leisure suits and loud polyester shirts - and destroying the evidence.

Hmmm...did Midpack ever fess up to his own wardrobe choices? Or is that him in the green suit in the first post?
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Not a chance. No leisure suits, no gold chains, no open shirts.

I do have a photo of me in a suit I bought for my father's retirement dinner - polyester with a fat tie. But that was as far as I would go.
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As a result of this thread I have this mental image of a bunch of middle aged guys looking through their boxes of old photos, finding the ones with leisure suits and loud polyester shirts - and destroying the evidence.

Hmmm...did Midpack ever fess up to his own wardrobe choices? Or is that him in the green suit in the first post?
Not me in the OP pic.

I had a turquoise plaid leisure suit in college, often worn with a satin shirt (Nik Nik, extra points if you remember them) and black & white patent platform Florsheim shoes. I never bought into gold chains though. I also had a white 3-piece suit like Travolta's. I was a dancing fool for a few years, while it was the thing to do, not that I liked dancing.

It's funny now, but the clothes served their purpose back in the day , no regrets. YMMV
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I grew up just north of NYC, so the disco era clothing was worn proudly by all the guys who could afford it.
For myself, I could not afford to buy the current trendy clothes, so I sewed a cap sleeve fitted jacket and high waisted pants (for women) outfit for myself. It turned out pretty well.
I have no pics, but I will try to find the 1970s sewing pattern online.

UPDATED: This is very similar, minus the vest. The pattern I used was a McCall's but I could not find an image of that particular pattern. I would recognize it in an instant.



Want to see some cool 1970s fashions?

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...=-1&sk=#x0y614

I also made the shorter version of this dress (on the left) in a gorgeous purple flowered fabric

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Never a liesure suit but I did wear a hideous powder blue tuxedo to my senior prom. I Was stylin!!!
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I always equated these polyester leisure suits to a hillbilly's idea of dressing up, not so much a disco look. Plus add in the white shoes to go with it. Yuk!
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No, but my husband at the time did. (He later became my ex-husband, but to be honest, it had nothing to do with the leisure suit. It had to do with his secretary.)
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I was a men's wear buyer during the disco age so I got most of my clothing for free. I may have owned a leisure suit (don't quite remember but I did own many floral & scenic shirts & Nik Nik shirts (the ones with things going into or coming out of the chest pocket). I never owned a Nehru suit.
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Well, I call my birthday suit my leisure suit, so I guess the answer is yes........
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No leisure suits and no disco dancing. But I did own a video game called Leisure Suit Larry
I still have that game on floppy: "Leisure Suit Larry and the Revenge of the Lounge Lizards"..........
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Are you expecting only men to answer your poll?
There were plenty of awesome poly "pant suits" being sold during that era also ( well maybe a bit earlier ?)
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I voted no. Not only no but hell no! I thought they were the ugliest thing ever invented. When DW and I got married in 1972, 2nd time for both of us, we decided we wanted nothing fancy. I wore a suit and DW wore a very nice dress as did her maid of honor. My best man shows up in a leisure suit. Surprised me! I gave him a hard time about it as I really hated the things. Six months later he was killed in an accident and his family buried him in that suit. So, I have a bad memory of the leisure suit.
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Never a liesure suit but I did wear a hideous powder blue tuxedo to my senior prom. I Was stylin!!!
My date for senior prom showed up in the awful concoction below, yikes! I was fairly mortified as the picture depicts. I might have preferred the powder blue one you wore! All the other guys wore normal black tuxes.

Midpack, my DH would kill to have that green one you posted, for our St. Pat's party!
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While not leisure suit, more like a Pimp G suit. I can't believe I left the house like this.


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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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