“Say it ain’t so, Joe.”
Eighties fashions are coming back. Now this is cause for spirited discussion. It all started this morning, when I saw a link to J. Crew’s new line of, you guessed it — 80s pegged, cuffed jeans.
There’s much about the 1980s that I laugh at now: the popped collars, the ripped shirts, the hair. Dear Lord, the hair…
I remember a high school kid around 1988 who wore the Mike Score Flock of Seagulls look. When I went to band concerts and watched him onstage, I constantly had the uncontrollable urge to get a brush and some Rave and…but yeah, I didn’t.
Cyndi Lauper gets the “80s Icon” award, IMO.
And from the Archives, check out this sassy rock and roll singer, circa 1986. Fiends, that’s a bumble bee yellow-and-black blazer with linebacker shoulder pads. Wish I’d kept it. Can’t say as I miss the gallons of mousse and pomade, however. But girlfriend’s band worked the stage back then. Mercy.
(Not pictured: BoomR playing keys, directly to my right.)
Now you just have a dandy Saturday. I’m off to Panera to meet Bando. And I hope she’s not wearing anything that might suggest a Flashdance flashback.