THE LOST JOY OF POLYESTER

Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

Life in Leisure Suits

Back in the 1970s, some clown decided that men were overdressed and need stretchy, comfortable clothing. And thus they invented the polyester leisure suit and to his immense embarrassment, Garry had one. I never saw it, but I know he bought it because he said so and what man would lie about a thing like that? He wore it to work, but I never saw it. Maybe that is just a well. Garry is such a clothes horse, maybe he carried it off.


Leisure suits came in slightly stretchy polyester (throw it in the wash, hang it, and wear it) fabric. Light blue was very popular and some were truly indescribable. I owned some clothing that was a little embarrassing, but I mostly I’m not fashionable. My mother made me amazing clothing which I didn’t appreciate. It was well-made, and elegant, but I looked like I…

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