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.
Amber of Butane Anvil says
Adorable! Of course the belt would have been perfect with it! I love how we had those “signature” garments loaded with meaning and identity.
(just tried on my same-era tapestry blazer, long ago liberated of its shoulder pads and gold buttons, anticipated to regain its wearability any minute despite – or because of – its dramatic batwing volume.)
I’ve gotten very into the batwing look again. Who would have thought that?!
I love when you post older images of yourself. Did you go through a blonde phase? That is kinda what I’m seeing here, though I assume you are naturally dark haired sine your eyes?
I’ve had blonde bangs twice in my life — once in the ’80s and once in the ’90s. Never gone all blonde though!