I Actually Wore A Leisure Suit!

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Yes, I've just uncovered official proof of the cause of my brain damage.

The above photo shows how, way back in the sartorially challenged '70s -- at a college-graduation party thrown for me in a Brooklyn catering hall -- I shamelessly flaunted a white leisure suit made of life-threatening polyester.

My momentary dementia would also explain the fluffy yet immobile hair, the large, tinted lenses, and the shirt collars that could take off at JFK.

This prized piece of photographic evidence is also proof that my mother is the esteemed ... you guessed it ... Dame Edna Everage!

I am basically Kenny! I was born in a sea of gladioli!

But don't be put off by my disturbed look.

I was partly jealous that Edna was upstaging me at my own party and even more anxiety-ridden about the fact that I had no idea what the fuck I was gonna do with my life!

Thank God I eventually figured that out. No, really, I did.


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MSpeer
MSpeer

Love it. I had a leisure suit, too. But it was more casual and billed by Bambergers in New Jersey as more of a "safari" outfit! Wore it with my blue turtleneck and a gold chain. 

Nick Gruber
Nick Gruber

Always fighting the hot...

Balls
Balls

Well, "the hot" wouldn't include Nick Gruber. He's a buck toothed, bad skinned mess who's sucking out whatever life is left of an old vampire.

Robertangelo Coppola
Robertangelo Coppola

Flashbacks from Hell...Polyester... Baked Ziti and Mama does it get any better......Ciao bello

Normadesmond
Normadesmond

amazingly, you've kept the same expression, more or less, for the last 30 odd years.

Gregorama
Gregorama

I think you show a great deal of courage and self-possession here.  It takes guts to face off against several aluminum trays of baked ziti while wearing a white suit, polyester or not!

Rabbit
Rabbit

Aside from the fact that you look like you're about to be led to the guillotine, a charming family pic. I think you resemble Richard Benjamin, and your mom Tracey Ullman.

Sdterp
Sdterp

Despite the polyester leisure suit, the coif and the glasses, I'd say you were still decidedly doable!

markatlarge
markatlarge

How sweet. Love the polyester pant suite too.

beardaddy
beardaddy

If only these pics wouldn't crop up from the past. There are to many of these that I always wonder what were we thinking in the 70's...

JEWISHPRINCESS0
JEWISHPRINCESS0

 Such a serious boy ..here.You look like the boy my  parents fixed me up with when I was 14 and made me go to a dance with him at the temple. All evening we didn't  speak and when it was the last dance he asked me if I would like to take that big step and dance. I told him ok but I didn't even want to be there.or go on this date. He said neither did he. He laughed and hugged and..had that last dance!.

Musto
Musto

Still does, lol.

Danoive
Danoive

The weird thing is, your fashion sense isn't that much different today.

Eryops
Eryops

Dame Edna looks fabulous!!

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