(1) suggesting an innocent yet very outdated sense of reality, more in keeping with the times when polyester was popular, such as the 1970's; (2)referring to a simpler time in general, when good taste was not so expensive and thrift store fashion actually WAS hip.
"Is that Indy film available at my local Blockbuster? Wait, am I being too polyester?"
A pejorative term used to describe the collective group of uniformed police officers in a given community, often by other public safety professionals who have a rivalry-based relationship. Refers to the polyester uniforms made from recycled plastic six-pack rings worn by many police officers.
Firefighter: Did you see the city gave the cops an 8% pay raise?
Union representative: Yeah, the city always gives in to Polyester when their contract's up.