I dusted off some of my old, grainy videotapes and enjoyed watching some figure skating performances that were filmed in the 1950s and early 1960s. All of the footage was in black and white, which, in my opinion, was the great equalizer, as far as skating costumes are concerned. There are no flamboyant reds, yellows, or psychedelic colors - just shades of white, gray, and black.

Additionally, all of the men, whether singles or pairs skaters, wore bolero jackets
and pants. IMHO, the guys looked great dressed in those boleros. OK, maybe they all looked a little bit like waiters, or perhaps they were the forerunners of Kurt Browning's bolero-clad "Casablanca" routine. Whatever - the men looked great - Dick Button, Haynes Jenkins, David Jenkins, Scott Ethen Allen, Donald Jackson, etc.