Bugle Boy “New Wave” Clothing from 1984 aka OMG Thirty-Four!

I must confess when I came across this video via a post on Disqus, it brought some memories flooding back that I hadn’t thought of in – literally – ages.

The clothes, the music, the friends and fun. Such good times.

People and places my thoughts haven’t gone to for…

wait a minute!  2018 minus 1984 equals 34!

Yes um….double check the math….yep it is…

OMG THIRTY-FOUR!!!

3 and 4

three decades plus 4

THUR-TEE-FOUR

You can’t be serious!   34 years ago?!  The number itself triggers a wave of anxiety in my ongoing struggle to not freak out!  The panic, the turmoil, the existential crisis I face when I try calmly to consider facts.  Basic facts everyone else around me deals with too as we all “get older”   And they all seem fine.

But me, I’m having a hell of a time with it as I’m officially over-the-hill.  Over-the-hill and beginning my descent toward the inevitable.   Careening with ever-increasing speed toward the Grim Reaper

Many, many years and decades are behind me at this point in my life.  And fewer and fewer are, statistically, going to be in my future.

I know this because I can do math.

And it’s very noticeable when I look in the mirror.

And I’m older than 80% of all the males in the United States.

Oh, and I get alot of stuff from AARP, but anyway….

Enjoy this peek at 1984 fashion.   Nineteen Eighty-Four!  NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR!!

“No White Shoes After Labor Day…!”

John Waters satire comedy

So said Beverly Sutphin – actress Kathleen Turner – in John Waters’ 1994 comedy/satire “Serial Mom”.

The lady perpetrating the fashion faux-pas is played by Patty Hearst.  (If you don’t know who Patty Hearst is and what happened in 1974 – just do an internet search for “Patty Hearst SLA” and you’ll get the gist.)

For more info about Serial Mom on rottentomatoes.com

The unofficial fashion rule can be traced back more than 100 years to some snobby millionaires.

 

These days anyone can wear white anytime.     

mentalfloss.com: Why Can’t You Wear White After Labor Day? | Mental Floss

 

 

 

 

100 Years of American Men’s Fashion In Pictures

 

We start in 1915, the dawn of the automobile age, when driving coats and flat caps were popular.

 

By 1985, men’s fashion had gone off the rails. Mullets, pastels, and leisure suits dominated the decade.

Seeing the menswear looks of the day from the past 100 years, it’s clear that men’s fashion is not all that cyclical.

businessinsider.com: 100 years of American men’s fashion, in pictures – Business Insider

Peter Godwin – Images of Heaven

Images of (Fashion) Heaven | Peter Godwin (Klara Tavakoli Goesche)

Published on Aug 11, 2010

One of the most exciting flashbacks to an all-time favorite of mine from the early 1980’s.  The retro 60’s and 70’s fashion footage is great.

Images of Heaven in HD quality sound uploaded on YouTube by Marc D is worth checking out…

Marc D
Published on Oct 5, 2017
#20 on my Top 200 @https://marcstop200songs.blogspot.com/
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Amy Schumer and Anna Wintour Swap Lives | Vogue

Vogue
Published on Jun 16, 2016
It’s not easy being the Editor in Chief of Vogue, or, for that matter, a world renowned comedian. Or is it? Anna Wintour and Amy Schumer make the trade—find out who prevails in the ultimate career swap.

Vogue YouTube Channel AmericanVogue YouTube.com

Christian Dior Haute Couture – John Galliano

When Photography and Haute Couture Fashion come together…..the visuals can be astounding works of Art Photography

Dior Haute Couture 1998
Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2008 - John Galliano
Dior Haute Couture – 2008
Christian Dior's Fashion Show Paris
Dior Haute Couture 2007 – Art Photography & Fashion

12 Shoes Every Man Needs – Best Shoes for Men

A few years ago, a Time Magazine poll came out that said the average American man owns twelve pairs of shoes. Which got us thinking: If we had to have…read more on Esquire.com at the link below.

 

Lace-up leather Brogues

Polished leather dress boots

 

The average man owns a dozen pairs of shoes. These are the essentials.

Esquire.com: 12 Shoes Every Man Needs – Best Shoes for Men

The Top 10 Collections of the Fall 2017 Season – Vogue

From Calvin Klein in New York to Alexander McQueen in Paris, these were the best collections of Fall 2017.

Source: The Top 10 Collections of the Fall 2017 Season – Vogue