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Old 01-08-2015, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Hey don't knock those wind suits. I had a million of them. So comfortable and versatile. I haven't shopped for a suit in years. Don't women's suits still have some sort of shaping or "shoulder pads" just to give some structure?

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Old 01-08-2015, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I don't have very many suits, but none of them have shoulder pads, no.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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And, yeah...skinny jeans, UGGs, and ombre hair are absolutely going to be savaged by people in 10-15 years, and then in 20-25, will be "so retro" (or whatever the current word meaning "retro" becomes).
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:19 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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I look back at those photos, and I don't know what the heck we were thinking. It was a weird time.
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Wife used to remove the shoulder pads from her blazers/jackets back in the 80s. Said it made her look too much like a linebacker.
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:00 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Wife used to remove the shoulder pads from her blazers/jackets back in the 80s. Said it made her look too much like a linebacker.
LOL! I did the same for the same reason!
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:01 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Wife used to remove the shoulder pads from her blazers/jackets back in the 80s. Said it made her look too much like a linebacker.
Me, too. I detested shoulder pads. I hated 80's fashion, and avoided stores altogether. I started designing my own clothes, with all the tailoring that 80's designers were too cheap to put in.

What are "wind suits"?
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Wind suits, at least as referred to in the video, are nylon track pants and warmup jackets. I don't especially associate them with the 80s, myself (except for the multi-zippered "parachute" pants with the elasticized cuffs). My college roommate was a cross country runner and lived in her "wind pants" in the dorms in the mid-nineties, much like college-age girls live in black yoga pants and black leggings and leisurewear, now.
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:30 PM
 
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One of the guys in the video said it best: "80s fashion is what hipsters are wearing today."

And they gave the gay guy a red jacket to wear.

But seriously though, this video only shows some of the over-the-top 80s trends. Regular everyday 80s fashion looked just fine.
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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The same could be said of every era of fashion.

The examples from any era that people cringe at are the extreme ones. Plenty of people in the 80s were wearing Day-Glo fanny packs and Zubaz. But plenty were also wearing jeans (albeit of the now-dated wash and rise and cut of the day, but still, just basic jeans) and T-shirts and Keds and the like.

I don't think blazers with padded shoulders are a super over-the-top example of 80s fashion. They were pretty ubiquitous for quite a few years.
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