Zubaz Pants

By the late 1980s, the sartorial craziness of the decade seemed to mercifully fade away. Fewer people were wearing neon, everyone’s tennis shirt collars were turned down, and the suits for men and women stopped looking so boxy with the oversized shoulder pads. But the zaniness of 80s fashion had one last gasp. Before grunge […]
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Neon Clothing

The 1980s had music artists singing songs about wearing sunglasses at night and about having to put them on because the future’s so bright. Perhaps they were also referring to all the neon people were wearing at the time. Some people called the color fluorescent, but they meant the same thing. Clothes were just so […]
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Esprit Clothing

Esprit was one of the “must have” brands of the 1980s especially among the teens and young adults. During the early 80s it epitomized the spirit of the era, and a look at the old magazines should explain why. 80s Esprit Clothing Ad The Look of Esprit The brand’s clothing line was certainly colorful, which […]
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Neon Headbands

Ah the 1980s! If you lived through the era and saw the pictures, your reaction is most likely a mix cheerful nostalgia and slight mortification. “What was I thinking?” is a question you’re probably asking, except you may be trying to hide a smirk too. That’s especially true when you see yourself sporting a shiny […]
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The High Top Fade

When the Thriller album reached the shelves of record stores all over the US, numerous African Americans (and not a few white guys too) felt the need to emulate the hairstyle of their favorite singer, Michael Jackson. Called the Jheri Curl, the hairstyle became easier to achieve when the Curly Kit made it possible to […]
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The Jheri Curl

Explaining to today’s generation the hair fad called the Jheri Curl can be a bit difficult, especially when they have read the Wikipedia article about it. The entry goes on and on about the chemical process of getting a Jheri Curl hair style and that can be a little strange to today’s youth hair styles […]
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Lacoste Shirts

For some people, the 1980s was all about punk and rebelliousness. But the decade was also marked by the reign of anti-labor leaders Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, when nighttime soap operas such as Dallas and Falcon Crest ruled the TV airwaves along with semi-documentary shows like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Now this […]
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