In 2010, when I wrote a list of ’80s fashions that I still love, I said that buffalo plaid didn’t make the cut, despite my 1983-1984 enthusiasm for an oversize blue/black buffalo plaid top that I wore with a black pistol belt from Canal Jean Co. I recently found a photo of the shirt in question. It was such a favorite that i wore it for my high-school yearbook photo in 1984.
As I like to say, Never Is the Next New Thing™ so it’s entirely possible that I will eventually change my buffalo stance, but that hasn’t happened yet. Meanwhile, here’s something I never noticed before: the DJ at the beginning of Neneh Cherry’s 1988 song “Buffalo Stance” is wearing buffalo plaid.