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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%
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:10 AM   #61
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Never a liesure suit but I did wear a hideous powder blue tuxedo to my senior prom. I Was stylin!!!
Did you wear a frilly shirt too?
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:13 AM   #62
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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!
Great picture Sarah! One look says it all.....
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Born in 72, you would think I dodged the leisure suit bullet. You would be wrong.

My parents tricked me out in one for some pics from Olan-Mills photography when I was about 4! Naive at that age, I wore it proudly, with a large grin.

Never one to miss a chance to mortify me, my mother happily made a copy for my wife as soon as we got married. Similarly, my wife proudly displays it in our living room, where all guests can see it.

Damn you, leisure suit designer!

A picture will NOT be forthcoming. The last thing I need is for that picture to go viral.
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Born in 72, you would think I dodged the leisure suit bullet. You would be wrong.

My parents tricked me out in one for some pics from Olan-Mills photography when I was about 4! Naive at that age, I wore it proudly, with a large grin.

Never one to miss a chance to mortify me, my mother happily made a copy for my wife as soon as we got married. Similarly, my wife proudly displays it in our living room, where all guests can see it.

Damn you, leisure suit designer!

A picture will NOT be forthcoming. The last thing I need is for that picture to go viral.

Growing up in the 60's I embrced something the Jefferson Airplane wrote,

"Share a little joke with the world".
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In 1975 I had a brown one. Steve Austin had nothing on me! I had the white shoes and belt also but thankfully did not wear them with the leisure suit. My only defense is I was eleven and did not pick out or buy my own cloths then.
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Extra points if it was pastel !
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Mine was pastel sage green, complete with the groovy Quiana shirt. And the stack shoes. I was killin' it!
Like Gumby, mine was pastel beige (is that even a color?). I also had a psychedelic paisley shirt whose feedstock went straight from the oil well to the polyester plant.

And, of course, those rockin' two-tone stack shoes, with a little extra in the heel to keep up with those hot older women in the high school senior class.

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There were plenty of awesome poly "pant suits" being sold during that era also ( well maybe a bit earlier ?)
I had several of them. They were all Navy blue, made of fire-retardant material, and referred to as "submarine coveralls"... they even had sewn-on name badges and insignia!
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Heck no. I never wear any kind of suits, I am a jeans ( in winter) , shorts (in summer) and tee shirt person. I don't even own a suit now and do not plan on ever buying on. I stay at home most of the time unless I am playing golf. oldtrig
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My EX wore a powder blue leisure suit for our wedding in '77.
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