The 1970’s gave us a lot of horrible things: disco, pet rocks, the president getting attacked by a waterborn rabbit on a midday afternoon… Perhaps the most hideous, though, was the leisure suit. This popular form of evening wear was made of super-stretchy polyester and consisted of a matching dinner jacket and pants. It was a suit that you could wear to business meetings -and- nightclubs, which had great time-saving appeal. Enormous gold chains and billowy chest hair were optional, but all the real skeezy club hounds sported them.
The typical color of leisure suits was smarmy white, but they also had them in bright yellow, navy blue, and hot pink. There was no better way to say “I am a complete sleazeball” to the swarms of hipsters around you, and the outfits quickly became one the true symbols of bad taste – not an easy task, considering the competition. They would also inspire the Leisure Suit Larry video games, in which you play a balding protagonist who tries to sleep with as many pixellated women as possible. So, in many ways, the game was completely true to life.