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Atrocious fashion choices by decade

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MisterCreosote, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Wife and I were talking about this the other day. It started with my contention that, in 20 years, skinny jeans will be properly remembered as an abomination.

    I think we can all agree on the awfulness of the '70s and '80s, but we couldn't think of anything similar from the '90s. I mean, we had flannel and a few other things, but i can't remember anything even close to the embarrassment level of other generational fashion trends.
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    1972 ... I like Inga on the right, though.



  3. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

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  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I wore these in 8th or 9th grade. I had a tight ass from soccer so it worked for me.

  5. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I had one of these bad boys in the '80s:

  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    They aren't as flamboyant as the '70s and '80s, but '90s style is pretty ugly in its own right. On men, everything is about two sizes too big. The ties are ugly as sin, as well, with garish designs. Watch an early episode of "Friends" some time to get an idea. There was also a period where people wore ridiculous Loony Toons T-shirts, a high percentage of them purchased from street corner vendors.
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  7. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Let's also not forget that one of the standard-bearers of male attractiveness of that era had hair that looked like this:

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  8. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    I love skinny jeans. I wore the late 70s/early 80s version of skinny jeans (although I don't know why I wore leg warmers over those jeans). I remain hopeful high-waisted skinny jeans will make a comeback.
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  9. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Shit, I was going to bring up frosted tips as I was definitely a victim of that trend in the 90s. In my defense, the girls at the time loved it.

    At least I didn't have macaroni hair.
  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    70s fashion was just sooooo bad, in so many ways, with so many choices.

    But one particular item stands out far above all the rest:

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  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    It's the fallout from all those drugs in the late '60s.
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The guy in the red abomination looks like he could be Matt McConaughey's dad.
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