You are probably laughing right now at this outrageous tuxedo. If you are younger, you may think it was just a joke. Let me tell ya. It wasn't.
People really wore these things. In fact, there was a time that if you were less than 30 you would never, ever wear a black tuxedo. It just goes to show you that young people do some pretty dumb stuff. Just ask your parents to see their wedding photos.