- United States
- New York
As a kid from New Jersey, I spent my share of summer days at the Jersey shore - a place not to be confused with any combination of elegance and beach going. Back in the '70s, the older men sported some, to my '70s kid's eye, crazy outfits.Who, pray tell, on this side of a mental hospital would be seen in public wearing that beach rig featuring those walking shorts. An abomination to the eyes of any sane onlooker! LOL.
Matching "beach" jackets and shorts and shorts with black socks and dress shoes where not uncommon for the older men. My generation didn't wear "beach" jackets, but they were a thing with the prior generations.
Take a look at super cool James Bond in 1964's "Goldfinger" in this pool-side getup:
Now, his nemesis in the same movie wore an outfit that plenty of older men were still wearing in the '70s at the Jersey shore: