While we’re not big game show fans, we are indeed game show host fans. Which might explain why we can’t take our eyes off this 1972 ad for After Six Formalwear tuxedo shirts.

At the time, After Six was the leading maker of formalwear in the country thanks to Samuel Rudofker, grandson of the Ukrainian tailor who founded the company in 1903. Not only did Mr. Rudofker know where formal style trends were headed back ’72, he knew how to sell them: by urging men to “make their next affair a formal affair,” as evidenced in this advertisement from the same year.

That said, we don’t know one person alive today who could wear one of these shirts, let alone 113 of them.

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