What Were We Thinking? A Look Back at Leisure Suits (with Photos)

What Were We Thinking? A Look Back at Leisure Suits (with Photos)

Back in the 1970s, we were young men of leisure. Suits, that is. Fortunately for us, that fashion trend came and went.

What the hell were we thinking when we wore one of those things with our Huckapoo shirts and Capezio shoes to the local disco, “I am an Adonis?” Did we really think we were going to score because we looked “soooo cute?” How much self-loathing did a girl have to possess in order to thoroughly debase and humiliate herself—in public, no less—by being seen within slingshot distance of us wearing that powder blue monstrosity? Why didn’t it cross our minds that our odds of scoring were better if we simply scoured the place for the most drunk chick—or just waited until closing time to find a girl who was desperate beyond all measure—no matter what we wore?

There are two things no male has ever looked good in—Speedos and leisure suits. But at least Speedos can be covered up—even with leisure suits.

HERE ARE SOME CLASSIC LEISURE SUIT PHOTOS:

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Leisure suits

Mens leisure suits

There was a reason you could buy one of these for $27.88

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leisure suit tan

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Actually, Cousin Eddie doesn’t look half bad.

One Response to What Were We Thinking? A Look Back at Leisure Suits (with Photos)

  1. refa says:

    does this mean I should stop wearing mine?