Fashion styles for women
The 1980s was a time of new and varied fashion trends for men. The 1980s saw the trends especially catered to every type of man in all areas of life. Many of the styles of the 80 men embraced a palette of colors softer, more feminine. Other styles were ultra-macho and urban.
Rap / Urban
Men who emulated the style of urban street clothes and rap music in the 1980s wore Adidas tennis shoes, tight black jeans, Kangol hats and gold chains. The sneakers Chuck Taylor Converse also went with this style. Berets with the Adidas logo, or covered with faux fur hats were also common. Large gold rings were often used in several fingers at once. Sleeveless shirts and loose pants were popular with the multitude of break-dance. The legendary rap group Run DMC popularized many of these styles.
The 1980s was a time of great prosperity, and many young people became part of the culture of private school student, covering wealth and education. Members Only jackets and blazers were popular with this group. Many men also wore clothes soft pastel color. A pastel sweater wrapped in the shoulder area on a Polo shirt was common. The costumes were worn sometimes with a t-shirt instead of a dress shirt. The preppy crowd often wore sunglasses and rejected the dress socks, sliding his bare feet in his moccasins or sandals with casual business clothes. The characters in the movie “Pretty in Pink” and the TV series “Miami Vice” are good examples of a student look.
The 80 flex embraced gender. It was not uncommon for men to use makeup, especially eyeliner. Many men who embraced this style could find lace gloves, tight pants and multiple necklaces. The long hair , teased a bit and sometimes highlighted or dyed. The pop star Prince and Boy George are examples of this style.
The punk rockers wore tailored with logos and graphics rock shirts. Coats Leather Studded were commonly worn with pants or jeans leather tight. The hair was gelled and multicolor typically to form a strong Mohawk style, punk rockers and often wore eyeliner. The rock icon Billy Idol was an example of this style.