From time to time, we stumble upon a photograph from the past that simply defies logic. Take this tank suit ad published by Condé Nast in 1970, for example…
What we do know:
• Title: “Man Modeling Tank Suit”
• Photographer: Mark Patiky, of “Miles Davis Lounging on Bed of Skins with Unidentified Female” fame.
• Corbis Description: “A male model lounges on a beach in front of a jeep and a police officer wears a pair of aviator sunglasses, striped tank-suit with a high scoop neck made of ribbed acrylic fiber, by Drummond.”
What we do not know:
• The definition of “tank suit.”
• Why there is no mention in the Corbis description of a woman soft-shoeing down the beach in an evening gown.
• Whether this is a real police officer, since the only town he looks to be serving and protecting is Sodomyville.
We welcome your thoughts on the matter…