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Old 03-22-07, 10:43 AM   #1
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The 80's still fit

Lol - As happens all to often yesterday I was running late for work. Also as happens all to often I didn't have any clean slacks ready to go. I sigh and reach to the back of the closet. I come across a fairly nice looking pair of dark blue/grey slacks that are pressed. WTF? Score! So I put 'em on and as I'm reaching for a shirt I realize where they came from. They were the slacks from a suit that I received as a graduation gift....FROM HIGH SCHOOL!

I laughed as that was 1986. I never wore them because they haven't fit since oh, my sophmore year of college. I have no idea why I kept them. I think the jacket met an early demise years ago on a tack sticking out of a door jam. Anyway, I've been losing weight for the upcoming race season, and apparently I'm doing better than I thought, lol. Made for a nice start to the day.

Yes, I still wore them to work. I think I might break out the Don Johnson pastel pink sports jacket to go with it next time.
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Yeah.....rub it in some more why don't you!
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Do you know just how much you suck right now?


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This story would have been so much better if you had found some parachute pants in the closet and had to wear them and some Converse hightops and a sleeveless muscle tee to work.

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Congrats, Ravenmore!

Were you careful anyway not to bend over too far?
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lol jsharr - how much of that stuff do YOU still have in your closet? I fortunately threw all that stuff out years ago, but I had some really goofy stuff at one point. I don't know what I was thinking. I also had the most spectacular mullet you ever saw. I miss hair.

Hehe Vega, they actually fit pretty well so that wasn't too big of a concern.
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Whew!

I still have clothes from HS. Is that stuff back in style? <curious Vega look>
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This story would have been so much better if you had found some parachute pants in the closet and had to wear them and some Converse hightops and a sleeveless muscle tee to work.


That's cool, ravenmore.
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Old 03-22-07, 11:38 AM   #10
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Whew!

I still have clothes from HS. Is that stuff back in style? <curious Vega look>
Hehe - I actually now have 2 things from high school that both look "ok". One is a Polo rugby shirt. I kept it because my dad totally flipped when he found out how much I paid for it in high school ($80). I wear it when I go visit 'em to this day and say 'remember this shirt dad? Still going - guess I got my money's worth after all...' Lol, makes him roll his eyes every time.

The slacks actually look ok too, but I guess men's fashions don't change that much over the years. I would buy flat front instead of pleats these days but they looked fine.
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Old 03-22-07, 11:45 AM   #11
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No items from the 80's left in my closet, but back in the day I looked exactly like an extra from Fast Times at Ridgemont High!
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Old 03-22-07, 12:08 PM   #12
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All I will say...in the 80s, I was a littke kid who had the ever so annoying hush puppies sweatshirt....yeah the one that if you squeeze the dog on the front of it, it yips like a whiny beagle.
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Hey! That kid on the right is the chubby one on American Idol this season!

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Heh, I still got some 80's wear that I still use cuz it's not out of style and it's a brand that went bust in the 80's.
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Lot's of things didn't quite fit during the '80's, mainly because it was the Reagan years, PUKE! The religious right were just as stupid, but NO one took them serious, they were just nuts. Here is the first lady in one of her more sane moments, what a fantasy land they lived in. No, Reagan was far from a great President, he was nuts! Mr T looks pretty thrilled.
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Lol - As happens all to often yesterday I was running late for work. Also as happens all to often I didn't have any clean slacks ready to go. I sigh and reach to the back of the closet. I come across a fairly nice looking pair of dark blue/grey slacks that are pressed. WTF? Score! So I put 'em on and as I'm reaching for a shirt I realize where they came from. They were the slacks from a suit that I received as a graduation gift....FROM HIGH SCHOOL!

I laughed as that was 1986. I never wore them because they haven't fit since oh, my sophmore year of college. I have no idea why I kept them. I think the jacket met an early demise years ago on a tack sticking out of a door jam. Anyway, I've been losing weight for the upcoming race season, and apparently I'm doing better than I thought, lol. Made for a nice start to the day.

Yes, I still wore them to work. I think I might break out the Don Johnson pastel pink sports jacket to go with it next time.
Wow that was a cool story .
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Hey! That kid on the right is the chubby one on American Idol this season!
And isn't the one with the guitar Simon Cowell?
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Hehe - I thought it was Loverboy...

(sidenote - Kramer guitars where the shiznit back then. I wanted one so bad, but ended up with a candy apple red Ibanez instead. Sold it to pay a ticket.... - doh!)
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Congradulations, Ravenmore!!! Wish I could do what you did, but back in the 60's I was 116. That weight would make me look sick at my age now.
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No items from the 80's left in my closet, but back in the day I looked exactly like an extra from Fast Times at Ridgemont High!
One of Spicoli's entourage?
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One of Spicoli's entourage?
No more of the parachute pants, sleeveless tshirt flock of seagulls haircut dudes. Two tone hair, big earring, totally new wave.
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