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#294246 - 11/20/19 10:57 PM Re: To Those Who Have Lived the 1980s [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Offline
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‘80’s fashions were fairly unremarkable. Mid-80’s I discovered Royal Robbins and started wearing 6 pocket trousers and shorts. Other than that, jeans, t-shirts... uniform.

Since I was on active duty during the ‘80’s, I was in uniform or a nomex flight-suit during the work day. The turtleneck I wore to the O’club was the one I was wearing under my flight-suit earlier, whatever color (blue, maroon, black, et al) it happened to be that day. I wasn’t Air Force so the T-neck color wasn’t uniform and was not prescribed — definitely no AF ascot LOL. Whatever I had on under my flight-suit had be cotton; polyester/nylon kinda defeat the purpose of nomex. In the ‘90’s I dropped the full T-necks for mock-T’s, much more comfortable.

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#294248 - 11/20/19 11:38 PM Re: To Those Who Have Lived the 1980s [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Unremarkable?! You obviously never owned a Member's Only jacket! grin
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#294249 - 11/20/19 11:41 PM Re: To Those Who Have Lived the 1980s [Re: Russ]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Russ
‘80’s fashions were fairly unremarkable.

When it comes to 80s fashion, I think wild designs and bright colors.

Consider 80s icons such as Cyndi Lauper, Tiffany and the TV series heroine Punky Brewster.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#294250 - 11/20/19 11:47 PM Re: To Those Who Have Lived the 1980s [Re: Phaedrus]
Russ Offline
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Quote:
... the Berlin Wall fell ...
More like it was pushed over grudgingly. I had the opportunity to see both the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie of all places while East Berlin was still a different city. I remember walking up to an out-of-the-way bridge (closed at the time) that resembled the bridge in the 2015 film Bridge of Spies — yeah, it looked like that. I remember the distinct impression that crossing the barb wire would be a very bad idea. Different world... I recommend the film.

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#294251 - 11/20/19 11:49 PM Re: To Those Who Have Lived the 1980s [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Offline
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Cyndi Lauper
Nobody I knew dressed like that.

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#294252 - 11/20/19 11:59 PM Re: To Those Who Have Lived the 1980s [Re: Russ]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Russ
Quote:
Cyndi Lauper
Nobody I knew dressed like that.

I have not seen anyone except for Cyndi Lauper to go to that extream.

I've seen pictures of my cousins back in the 80s. One could tell that this is definitely from the 80s.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#294255 - 11/21/19 11:18 AM Re: To Those Who Have Lived the 1980s [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Herman30 Offline
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My outfit in the 80´s was mostly jeans, t-shirt and a biker-style of leather jacket.


Edited by Herman30 (11/21/19 11:19 AM)

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#294257 - 11/21/19 03:09 PM Re: To Those Who Have Lived the 1980s [Re: Herman30]
hikermor Offline
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During the 80's I preferred a light grey shirt, loden green slacks, or cordovan brown shoes or boots - something about working at my career in the National Park Service. occasionally I wore civvies....
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#294264 - 11/22/19 12:41 PM Re: To Those Who Have Lived the 1980s [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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List25 things 80s kids could do that todays kids can't

https://youtu.be/nt91z9WOrdw


and a few from the 90s:

25 things we secretly or openly miss from the 90s.

https://youtu.be/4hndgohzwxg

worst 90s hairstyles we can't believe were popular

https://youtu.be/_p2rToMEfQU

go on admit it; you had one of them

qjs

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#294267 - 11/22/19 01:50 PM Re: To Those Who Have Lived the 1980s [Re: quick_joey_small]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: quick_joey_small
List25 things 80s kids could do that todays kids can't

https://youtu.be/nt91z9WOrdw

Number 19, we had those even when I was young. Number 18, we had that as well. Number 17, I learned how to use DOS as a child. Of what is listed so far, that is what I miss the most. Number 12, I remember those and that is something I do not miss. Number 9, we had that in the 90s; it was on its way out. Number 2, I played that game and I loved it.

Originally Posted By: quick_joey_small
and a few from the 90s:

25 things we secretly or openly miss from the 90s.

https://youtu.be/4hndgohzwxg

Number 18, I did listen to some Grunge. Number 12, I loved the Backstreet Boys.

Originally Posted By: quick_joey_small
worst 90s hairstyles we can't believe were popular

https://youtu.be/_p2rToMEfQU

go on admit it; you had one of them

I exercise my right to remain silent. Joking aside, I prefer to have some of those back over the fashion disasters we have now.

Jeanette Isabelle
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