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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, 03:18 PM   #1
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Poll: Did you ever own/wear a leisure suit (be honest)?

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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My husband once brought one, he wanted to be in fashion. It was awful but I didn't want to hurt his feelings. My solution was when he asked me what to wear it was NEVER that 'costume'.
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Even as a prior engineer (not known for having good tste in clothing) I never sunk that low. They were hideos.
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Oh, hell no......lol
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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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I have to admit buying one in 1971, but I think I only wore it once. After that, it was just a joke hanging in the closet. Finally got rid of it sometime in the 80s.
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Dude...that's fly!
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In 1985 my unit was in Korea for some fun (yeah, right). One of my friends who has always been a little odd had a James West suit hand-made by a Korean tailor. Yep, just like James wore in the Wild Wild West TV show. He really liked it, I thought it was strange, but hey...it was his money. No way I'd have worn it, but to each his/her own I suppose.
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No LS, but still have those pastel shirts along with the broad ties in the back of some closet ...
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No leisure suit. And no white belt or white shoes, either. Guess I wasn't hip.

EDIT: I did date a girl named Polly who had a sister named Ester...
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For the none-Americans here could you please explain what a leisure suit is
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For the none-Americans here could you please explain what a leisure suit is
Alan, it was a costume used for disco dancing. Neither you nor I were in the states at the time, looks like we missed something big. Thank God!
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The polyester suit worn by John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever...
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Alan, it was a costume used for disco dancing. Neither you nor I were in the states at the time, looks like we missed something big. Thank God!
Phew, close thing.
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DH never wore a leisure suit...at least while we've been together.

However, I must admit my hair, like the guy in the first photo, looked exactly the way his does when I went to my prom in 1974.
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Nope. Never! But I did have a great big medallion hanging by a humongous chain. Inscribed Chateau de Vie. It was a singles club. Frequented by many married ones.
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Oh yeah. 1974 -2005 New Orleans. Only in the 70's though. Plus those open necked shirts and Mardis Grais medillions on a chain.

Stylin! Fat City was going strong back then.

heh heh heh - straight laced conservative at work though.
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