A - in the world in which I live I seldom if ever see that in the wild (and I travel all over the US regularly on business), and therefore ...
B - nothing, not even that, is anywhere near as bad as those seventies pictures shown upthread.
i really like the lower pic, and yes he apparently liked his suits " fitted".
what i mean is the recent hipster style skinny suits like this below.
and ankle high pants, loafers, no socks. just an awful trend. anyway, stylish people don't wear "fashion"..
followers wear fashion. haha, see the guy taking self shots to post on facebook!! " i look awesome"
I will agree with you that most people haven't known how to dress for (especially daytime) formal occasions in at least 45 years. Today's Men's Wearhouse rental wonder, centered around the black suit with wizard robe sleeves and the color matched satin-like (usually ill-fitting) vest, tie and pocket-square, is pretty bad. But the 70's equivalents, with their insane lapels, hideous colors and ruffles (oh those wonderful 70's baroque ruffles...) were just wonderfully terrible. While every decade has it's extremes and questionable fashion trends, the 70's is truly unique in both the extreme vulgarity of those trends and the remarkably wide adoption of bad-taste (seriously, it was as if everyone was on drugs).
I suppose we will have to politely agree to disagree as I strongly feel that the 70's was a horror show for both. IMHO, the super-bold check pattern, polyester nightmares in that uniquely 70's rainbow of buzzard puke colors and horrifying tie and shirt patterns are simply unmatched in their awfulness by any post-industrial decade, before or since. Yes, there were people wearing well tailored and traditionally stylish suits (my own fathers Dege & Skinner suits being a great example). However, that isn't what Macy's customers were buying. That, to me, is one of the biggest differences; I can count the number of Thom Browne suits I have seen walking the streets of Manhattan on one hand. The awful 70's stuff people actually wore in great numbers! I can vividly remember all the awful plaid suits walking the streets from my childhood. This alone makes the 70's, in my opinion, by far the worst era.
That said, if I were suddenly transported to an alternate universe where everyone was dressed like this;
I'd probably feel very differently about the 70's versus today.