Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Nooooooooo!

Ms. Beckham, Joan Collins called...she wants her clothes back.

Of the things I hated about the 1980s, shoulder pads on womens' clothes tops the list. I thought that a quarter century on, safely ensconced in the 21st century, we were safe from this assault on the eyes, but we can never drop our guard.
They are regarded as one of the more unfortunate style trends of the Eighties.

But it seems that shoulder pads are not only making a comeback - they are actually selling out.

John Lewis said it has had to reorder its stock of £1.35 pads after fashion-conscious shoppers ransacked its haberdashery shelves.
The complacent will say "But that's Britain. It can't happen here." I hate to break it to you...Yes. It. Can.

If "Flock Of Seagulls" come back, I'm going to go live on an island somewhere for the next five or ten years.

5 comments:

Kris said...

Heh, I saw that picture and immediately thought "Pumpkinhead!" :)

http://www.predatorstuff.com/blogimages/blog_joed_pumpkinhead.jpg

Eric said...

Y'know, I never did see that movie. One of these days...

Rita Hennessey said...

I don't think that those are shoulder pads - I think she has tennis balls stuffed in there!

Ayrdale said...

They can be gross, and your illustration certainly is grossness, but is it photoshopped ?

Much more loathsome I think, and ridiculous to boot are mens oversize trousers with the crutch around the knees and fat girls/women displaying their obesity above tight jeans.

Blechhh...

Eric said...

Hmmm...I grabbed that pic directly from the Daily Mail's article, so who knows. Could be photoshopped, I suppose.