Long-time reader/fan, first-time poster... I was invited to a college dance this weekend with the theme, " '80s Prom." Since I have no real first-hand experience with '80s fashion, I have a slight dilemma. I thought I'd ask some of the slightly older forum members about their favorite '80s dressy wardrobe choices. Currently, all my ideas have been from The Preppy Handbook, which, I believe, is not only a hilarious depiction of the preppy persona, but a fairly accurate portrayal of some '80s styles. As of now, I've ordered a madras bowtie from J. Press. (As you might imagine, I'm trying to have a little fun with this.) One more thing-- I'm quite the Anglophile. Does my H&K cutaway collar shirt have any place in the '80s wardrobe? It's blue and I'm thinking of wearing it w/ the blue/pink mardas bowtie (the thought of mixing J. Press with H&K makes me doubt myself though). Advanced thanks for any input you may have.
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4/13/05 at 11:04am