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Monday, January 11, 2010

The Powder Blue Suit.

Who decided that the powder blue suit would be a good idea?

I’m convinced that this is a garment that was designed by Hollywood as an easy go-to costume for any nerd, geek, loser or retarded character. I don’t think it was ever worn by actual people I’ll show you what I mean.


Takashi (the Japanease guy taking pictures of women’s crotches while saying “hair pie”) is sporting one.


Yes I know it’s a Parisian Night Suit and not quite the same but it’s still powder blue God Damn it!


Oh and just because I love it here’s the toilet scene from Dumb & Dumber too.


For those that don’t know, this is Don Cherry. He’s a Canadian hockey commentator. I’m pretty sure he’s retarded. He’s also responsible for this:

So was there ever a time that the powder blue suit was fashionable? It must have been some brief four day period in the mid-seventies. After that it immediately became a symbol of the socially avoided.

Some time in 90s the powder blue suit didn’t so much evolve as take on new responsibilities. It became the hilarious great idea for dumb high school jocks to wear to prom:

I actually overheard a bunch of guys at my high school talking about how they were all going to dress like this and then show up in a rented U-Haul van. Way to test the Prom’s status as guaranteed action night guys (What am I saying? I’m sure girls just love it when you treat one of the most important nights of their life as a joke.)

You had to go there didn’t you buddy. She looks reeaall happy. I wonder why your face is now blurred out?

So I guess anyone that wears the powder blue suit as hip comedic irony is kind of an asshole and therefore can be included in the socially avoided category. Huh. I guess the power of the powder blue suit hasn’t changed at all. And in the immortal words of Forest Gump (Didn’t he wear a powder blue suit?):

“That’s all I’ve got to say about that.”

No it was kind of beige. Well I’m sure he would have worn one if that drugged up hippy bitch Jenny had married him in the 70s instead going off and getting disco AIDS and then coming crawling back to him. God I hated her.


Fnord said...

I'd so wear a powder blue suit!

Anonymous said...

I believe the three piece powder blue suit (non-tuxedo style) was quite big in the mid-to-late 70's and very early 80's. I remember them being quite common then, although by the late 80's and 90's if you were wearing one you might as well have been wearing a leisure suit. However I have seen worse and more ridiculous colors such as salmon and green which I believe never made it out of the 70's.

Anonymous said...

Oh by the way the jumpsuit in the Freaks and Geeks clip was something much worse. The jumpsuit was generally worn by mechanics, electricians and plumbers on the job. Someone in the 60's had the bright idea that this would be ideal for casual "evening" clothes.