Vintage 1970s Mens Orange Leisure Suit Pariani Size 44 Regular


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This is a wonderful example of a 1970s era leisure suit.  The leisure suit as we know it was “invented” by Jerry Rosengarten in 1970 and hit its height of popularity in 1975.  This suit has a label that reads “Pariani Romania”.  The suit is made in a muted orange colour, striking, but not overwhelming.  The jacket is made with typical leisure detailing, which took inspiration from the safari suit - pointy collar with small notched lapel, four flapped box pleated pockets on the front, unlined with a four button closure.  The pants are made with a flat front and a bell bottom leg. 

Age: about 1972

Material: 100% Modal Made in Romania.  Modal is a semi-synthetic made from beechwood tree cellulose, similar to rayon, but with a feel closer to cotton

Sizing: Size 44 regular is indicated, but please rely on the following measurements for fit, taken from the exterior (please take the style of the suit and the thickness of the fabric into consideration):


Shoulders: 19 1/2” across shoulder seam-to-seam 

Sleeves: 25” from shoulder seam

Sleeve Inseam: 17 1/2” long

Chest: 46” around, taken under the arms

Waist: 42” around

Overall length: 30 1/2“


Waist: 37”-38” around - the label reads 38R

Leg Inseam: 29 1/4” long

Overall length: 41” - there is a little over 2” of fabric inside the cuff

Condition:  This suit is in very crisp and clean condition with no wear, tear, stains or odours - it looks like it saw little or no use and was very well kept over the years.  

This is a wonderful example of a 70s leisure suit - amazing colour!