Radical Stuff I Wore in the '80s/'90s
The most radical I ever was would be in elementary school, so we're talking 1990-1996. I don't have much photographic evidence at my house, so you're just going to have to trust me.
- •Dinosaur tee shirtsI made a dinosaur club, and forced my friends to be in it, even though they didn't care about dinosaurs at all.
- •Foil sea turtle Explorations tee shirtYou know that wearing an enormous Explorations tee shirt made you hot shit. I had a few, but my favorite one had a foil sea turtle on it. Nobody else had it at my school.
- •What my mom referred to as "bicycle shorts"Basically just spandex shorts in all different colors.
- •Hair scrunchiesFor me this was a disaster because of my curly hair
- •Scrunch socksLike Hooters servers still have to wear.
- •Poofy sleevesWhen forced.
- •D. A. R. E. tee shirtWe were given these at assemblies, and everyone just wore them. It's probably just because we were lower middle class.
- •Cheap canvas shoes from PaylessWhen you live in south Florida, you don't really need warm shoes. These were nice because I could get any color I wanted. It was all about having as many colors as possible.
- •Home made tie dye tee shirtsMan, I was awful at making these look cool. I made a purple one one time, and once I got to school, someone pointed out that the design looked like boobies, and the kids were relentless. It was still radical, though.