The king is dead

by statia on October 21, 2003

I’ve decided that there are some things that should never ever come back into style. So far, I’ve gotten the following:

Velcro shoes
wrestling high top sneakers (worn generally by metal heads)
stirrup pants
banana clips
acid washed jeans
tight rolling your pants
teasing your bangs
mullets (no matter what the talk is of mullets these days, it’s just WRONG)
unfolded collars
tucking your pants into your socks (wtf were we thinking?)

I know there’s a lot that I’m missing


matt October 21, 2003 at 3:41 pm

i miss my wrestling shoes. actually i just miss the shape that i was in when i was wrestling in them. you know not so spherical.

mikey October 21, 2003 at 3:42 pm

Generra Hypercolor.
Members Only jackets.
Dangly earrings (on guys).
Molly Ringwald.

and Tube Tops. Definitely no more Tube Tops.

tj October 21, 2003 at 3:46 pm

*un-pegs pants*

theresa October 21, 2003 at 3:56 pm

I am guilty of wearing stirrup pants and tight rolling my pants. I even had big bangs. But in my defense, I was too young to know the difference between right and wrong at the time!

However, I have an aunt who still wears collared shirts with the collar folded up. She draws her eyebrows on too. WTF?

kiteless October 21, 2003 at 3:58 pm

oh man tight rolling you pants. i swore to god iwould never wear pants with anything other than really tight bottoms, that i wouldn’t ever own flares… now all i own are flares. i miss my big hair though…

tricia October 21, 2003 at 3:59 pm

Dude, I don’t know what you’re talking about, but I always have my colars unfloded, teased bangs, AND my pants tucked into my socks. I’m one hot mofo.

buddha October 21, 2003 at 3:59 pm

-white linen jackets
-mesh shoes
-sebegos (boat shoes)
-carrying combs in back pockets
-Polo Fragrence **gags thinking about it*

kelly October 21, 2003 at 4:00 pm

i saw a girl today with acid washed jeans tucked into unfortunate pink-striped athletic socks.

i had to fight the urge to run up to her and say,

‘oh, take me back with you, take me back!’
‘take you back… where…?’
‘to my childhood. that’s where you came from, right?’

i think i snorted on my way past.

sledge October 21, 2003 at 4:07 pm

Whe ever decided that the Camaro or the Fiero were “cool cars”? If I see another one of those, it just might get the sledgehammer.

But then, I drive a Colt. So I guess I better shut up now.

budly October 21, 2003 at 4:26 pm

is it too late to add parachute pants to the list? dare i mention vanilla ice? milli vanilli? how ’bout the flashdance sweatshirts and leg warmers?

werd to your mutha (ice ice baby)

budly October 21, 2003 at 4:32 pm

i also forgot wearing your letterjacket AFTER you’ve graduated…put it away please

mikey October 21, 2003 at 5:04 pm

one more thing that needs to die a horrible death:

8-ball jackets.

erika October 21, 2003 at 8:09 pm

Nononono…. tightrolling your pants with THREE pairs of layered socks, all chosen to match the rest of your outfit!

valley October 21, 2003 at 9:25 pm

If you want to see alot of things that should never come back, VH1 is doing a second season of I Love the 80′s!

todd October 21, 2003 at 9:43 pm

MC Hammer pants and MC Hammer !

Sassy McSmartpants October 22, 2003 at 9:25 am

Oh. My. God. First off, I love that people are calling it “tight rolling” cos everyone here looks at me funny when I call it that.

Second–jelly bracelets and shoes.

tj October 22, 2003 at 11:23 am

ooh ooh, i got one … pauly shore.

“chillin’ like a weee … … … zull”

Wendy October 22, 2003 at 2:31 pm

- white sportscoats
- high top tennis shoes with the laces and the two velcro straps at the top
- rattails … for men AND women

what SHOULD come back into style?
- homemeade friendship bracelets, baby!

The Mighty Jimbo October 22, 2003 at 8:26 pm

somewhere in my photo album is a photo of me in high school with a pair of pegged acid wash jeans, a shirt with an upturned collar, and full 80s style mullet. probably some vaurnet glasses too.

LisaC October 22, 2003 at 9:24 pm

Wrestling boots are all over the shops down here. In BRIGHT colours! I have yet to see anyone wear them yet- although it is only a matter of time- Oha nd the teenage girls down here are wearing long socks up to their knees again- just like when I was 10!

jim October 23, 2003 at 9:51 am

you can have my Members only jacket,
you can have my acid washed jeans,
I promise to stop allowing my collar to defy the law of gravity,
but dam-it, dont make me give up my Mullet!!

Julie October 23, 2003 at 9:15 pm

-Zubas (Those striped pants and shorts)
-Slap Bracelets
-Parachute Pants

john October 24, 2003 at 1:08 pm

fat shoelaces

Shelly October 24, 2003 at 1:52 pm

Wow. Did you just recntly visit West Virginia? You just described my hometown dress code!

Stephanie October 27, 2003 at 2:16 pm

Big hair.

And I don’t care how it got that way.

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