5 '80s Male Fashion Essentials
In the 1980's, fashion definitely made a statement, as did the music and overall attitude, especially with the '80's male fashion essentials. The '80's was a time to experiment, play around with your image and basically reinvent who you were. A big part of that involved the radical and take-notice fashion that put the decade on the map and made it iconic. If you're wanting to play around with the decade of your youth, or even relive it, make sure you incorporate these five '80's male fashion essentials.
- Ray-ban Sunglasses. You weren't a proper '80's man if you didn't wear Ray-ban Wayfarers.
- Leather. Leather made a giant comeback in the '80's. James Dean made it cool and irresistible in the '50's and it had a major revival in the '80's.
- Sleeveless shirts. It seems a lot of men are constantly trying to bring the sleeveless tees and muscles shirts back. For most, this isn't exactly a flattering look, but you couldn't have '80's fashion without them.
- Tapered Stonewashed Jeans. Yowsa. These were skintight with bleached patterns. Depending on the wearer, these could seem tacky, but a lot of '80's fashions are coming back, so wear your stonewashed jeans in moderation.
- Neon. It's amazing that the neon from the '80's didn't blind us, but it was a definitely '80's fashion essential.
Of course, we can't forget the mullet. It may not have technically been a fashion essential, but it was definitely an iconic hairstyle that is still talked about to this day. In fact, you sometimes still see men out in public rocking the mullet old-school style. If you really want to bring the '80's back, I would suggest starting with this feathered 'do that proclaims it's "business up front and party in the back."