Houston we have a problem. I was at the mall yesterday and saw… stirrup pants!! Seriously people, did we learn nothing from the 80’s?? I mean what is next? Mile high hair and ginormous shoulder pads? Are we going to start wearing 4 inch jewel encrusted circles as earrings once again? The next thing you know TV will do a remake of “Dallas”…oh wait, that happened.
There were many good things brought to us by the 80’s but I hope you agree with me that stirrup pants was not one of them. Sure we can all agree that Brian Adams, Bon Jovi and The Police are all GREAT things that came out of the 80’s. Seriously what is not to love about Summer of 69, Cuts Like A Knife, Heaven, You Give Love A Bad Name, Livin On A Prayer, Don’t Stand So Close To Me, Everything Little Thing She Do Is Magic… I mean REALLY?!?!? This was (and still is!) great stuff people and I haven’t even mentioned Jon Bon Jovi and Sting who STILL look fine.
Oh and it wasn’t just 80’s music, there were also the movies. We’re talking “Top Gun”, “Dead Poets Society”, “Field of Dreams”, “The Breakfast Club”, “E.T.”, “Terms of Endearment”, “The Big Chill”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. And don’t forget “Out of Africa”, “Rain Man”, “Platoon” and “Steel Magnolias” (who didn’t go to at least one blush and bashful wedding?) There are far too many great movies to even begin to name them all and isn’t it funny how just the name of a movie can take you right back to a place and time? “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”… anyone? anyone? anyone?
Oh I could go on and on with everything from food to cars to great moments in sports but I think you guys smell what I’m cooking! The 80’s were a monumental decade with some amazing innovations and events. So let’s all make a pact not to allow fashion to even TRY to bring back those things we are still trying to forget… you’ve seen the photos, it was not pretty people, not pretty.