The Society of Cool!
I've often seen the above title used in reference to the '70s but what about the '80s? I've been watching "Auf Wiedershen, Pet" on the "Yesterday" channel and have been reminded of some of the atrocities that were around in that decade; shoulder pads, suit jackets with rolled-up sleeves, baggy clothes, dropped lapels, the dreaded "mullet"!
I'd be interested to hear everyone's views on this.
I don't like the fashion of the 80s, women looked like prostitutes or like a mop with a small of the back like men. Sorry for any hard word but....no, I can't describe it another way.
I was a teenager in that decade and really didn't like the mainstream fashions either. I seem to remember wearing Gabicci shirts and Farahs, which was ok, really glad I didn't go down the "mullet" route though. lol.
I seem to recall this being covered in a post a good while ago. But it was mostly certainly a decade that had as little class or taste as even the dreaded mid 70s. Mainstream gear and music was just appalling; perfectly summed up by the popularity of the worst hairdo in the history of humanity.
Growing up in the ´80s, no wonder I fled into the ´60s!
Finally Acid Jazz and Madchester rave saved us by the end of this dreadful decade!
I loved The Smiths and as mentioned the Madchester scene kicked in towards the end of the decade. I was not a mod and like many I was more influenced by football than music when it came to clothes. Football lads dressed smart when everything else in the early 80s went tits up, girls shirts and make up!
I am from Sheffield and would like to formally apologise for the electronic dross that came out of my city during this decade!!!!
I work with teenagers and the young 'Mod types' often refer to The Smiths as an iconic band; to me they never were a Mod band. However when you listen Sir Jonny Marr in interviews he drops in Mod references regularly and check out his beautiful guitars!
The Smiths - a nod to Mod?
But save the first 3 TSC records, the Prisoners, The Moment and Makin´Time. Oh- and The Times, of course!
yes, dreadful it was
The 70's weren't as bad as the 80's-at least people had fun with clothes and knew they looked ridiculous! In the 80's they looked ridiculous but thought they were oh sooooo coooool !
70s were fine, great music. The only fashion I remember is punk and long hair. However the 80s was really bad