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Brian's World: Fads Of The 80s - Remember These Clothing Fashions?

Enjoy scanning through the lists of popular and not-so-popular clothing fashions from the 80s. A * signifies that it was one of my particular favorites.


-- "YOU GOT THE LOOK!": THE CLOTHES YOU WORE --

-YOUR HEAD-
banana clips: comment about fad.
alligator clips: with feathers.
crimped hair: comment about fad.
rat tails: comment about fad.
mohawk: comment about fad.
mullet: comment about fad.
hairspray: Pass the Aquanet.
mousse/gel: * You'll need one of these to get that Flock of Seagulls look.

-YOUR UPPER BODY-
Members Only jackets: comment about fad.
"Frankie Say..." t-shirts: War, Relax.
jean jackets: comment about fad.
Leather bomber jackets: comment about fad.
red leather zipper jackets: Michael Jackson made this big.
wearing your collar up: comment about fad.
shaker knit sweaters: comment about fad.
sweaters with leather patchwork: comment about fad.
Sweatshirts: with the neck cut out. Jennifer Beale (FLASH DANCE)
t-shirts: (oversized-10x too big)
Thermo-Nuclear T-Shirts: (mood shirts)

-YOUR LOWER BODY-
Guess Jeans: comment about fad.
Jordache Jeans: comment about fad.
Sergio Valente Jeans: comment about fad.
Parachute pants: No one's pants were bigger than MC Hammer's.
Bugle Boy Jeans: "Excuse me. Are those Bugle Boy Jeans you're wearing?"
torn jeans: or jeans with holes.
Lee Jeans: with a permanent crease.
Stone Washed Jeans: add a comment.
tights and socks: the aerobic/dancer look.
jean skirts: comment about fad.
multiple belts: comment about fad.
leg warmers: comment about fad.
pajamas with feet: comment about fad.
rolling your jeans: comment about fad.
french rolled pants: comment about fad.
dolphin & dove shorts: comment about fad.
Bermuda shorts: comment about fad.

-YOUR FEET-
Vans: comment about fad.
jelly shoes: "Jellies".
Candies: the little white canvas shoes.
Moon boots: comment about fad.
Air Jordans: Nike's first shoes for Mike Jordan.
Roos: the sneakers with velcro pockets.
Addidas: with big fat laces. I always associate these with Run DMC.
Addidas: with colored laces.
Capezios: comment about fad.
clogs: comment about fad.
high heels and jeans with lace socks: comment about fad.
laceless Keds: comment about fad.
double socks: comment about fad.
no socks: comment about fad.
Leather laced sandals : with the long laces that wrap around the ankle and leg.

-ACCESSORIES-
twist beads: comment about fad.
Swatch watches: The Swiss watch fad with the protective "rubberband".
jelly bracelets: I knew girls who would wear 10-15 of these on each arm.
Slap bracelets: comment about fad.
friendship bracelets: made of different colored braided string.
Esprit bags: comment about fad.
name earrings: comment about fad.
Lee Press-on Nails: comment about fad.
skinny/leather ties: or ties with piano keys or "musical note".
string ties: comment about fad.
leather fingerless glove: comment about fad.
sparkly glove: comment about fad.
lace fingerless gloves: ala Madonna.
Crucifix necklace: For the Madonna lovers.

-GENERAL/MISC.-
Madonna look: lots of lace, loose layers, crucifix necklace, lace fingerless glove.
Cyndi Lauper look: comment about fad.
Pat Benetar look: comment about fad.
pastel colors: comment about fad.
bright/florescent colors: comment about fad.
geometric shapes: coould be found in the patterns of lots of material
madras plaid: comment about fad.
jimmy Z: comment about fad.
Underoos: Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman.

-THE BRANDS AND WHERE YOU BOUGHT THEM-
Britches: The yuppie outdoor store.
Bugle Boy:* "Excuse me. Are those Bugle Boy Jeans you're wearing?"
Chess King: I think this was a guy's store.
Clothestime: Anaheim, CA based clothing chain.
Esprit: This San Francisco based company was huge in the 80s. In 2002 they went out of business.
Express: comment about fad.
The Gap: "Fall into The Gap" San Francisco based clothing chain.
Generra: comment about fad.
Guess: comment about fad.
Izod: The yuppies favorite alligator.
The Limited: comment about fad.
Jordache: comment about fad.
Members Only: Who can forget the thin jacket with the shoulder straps.



You can help me expand this page!! If you know of anything that added (or distracted) to/from the 80's culture that aren't listed here then let me know... Or feel the wrath of Mr. T! Please allow up to two weeks for your items to be added before re-sending them. Thanks!


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