In 1960, the newsreel makers at British Pathé enlisted the tailors at Moss Brothers (along with their “chief theatrical designer”) to sketch out some menswear looks one might expect to see in the year 2000. They’re so far off it’s delightful.

The first one is presented as “the equivalent of our sports coat and pants.” At least the jacket looks somewhat feasible as a casual item.

All the looks are influenced by military uniforms of days gone by, which is very obvious in this highly unlikely ensemble, which would only make sense in some futuristic empire sprawled across the very depths of outer space.


And here is what they thought women might be wearing for evening occasions. Made of nylon and velvet, it’s based upon a “present-day countess’s coronation robe.”

Perfect for a spooky wedding with distinct Elvira vibes.