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LaBoob
05-13-2008, 03:41 PM
During a conversation with a friend today I remembered I used to wear a bolo-tie when I was about 10. My mom was going to Texas on a business a lot and I remember thinking they were really cool.

I also had spikey bangs when I was in 4th grade... the shorter and spiker, the better... in reality I looked like an ass.

Were you a childhood "fashion" victim?

Boom Boom
05-13-2008, 03:43 PM
When I was a kid my parents used to make me wear husky pants from Sears that weren't long enough, "high waters"...

And when I was 8 I carried around a briefcase for school instead of a bookbag.

Der.

ANC
05-13-2008, 04:04 PM
During a conversation with a friend today I remembered I used to wear a bolo-tie when I was about 10. My mom was going to Texas on a business a lot and I remember thinking they were really cool.

I also had spikey bangs when I was in 4th grade... the shorter and spiker, the better... in reality I looked like an ass.

Were you a childhood "fashion" victim?
Of course, but does it make you a victim if you do it to yourself? I remember getting "tracks" shaved into the sides of my head, wearing my overalls backwards during the Kriss-Kross phase at age 12, and wearing a nose warmer to Kindergarden.

What's a Nose Warmer you ask? A nose warmer is nothing more than a mini beanie knitted out of yarn with one string on either side. The purpose was to tie this awful thing (which was red, white, blue and oh so subtle) around your head and the 'cap' goes over your nose, thus keeping it warm in the winter months. This gift was the brain child of my very backwoods, but very sweet, free spirited aunt. So being a naive kindergartener, I wore it to school because it was cold out. I was mercilessly teased and abused when I got to class, even by the teacher. What a friggin embarassment that was (even though if it were someone else, I would've did the same). Damn those scarring memories. Here's an artist's rendition of that day:

http://www.onebullettest.com/MSGBRD/NW.png

But a few years ago when I met my fiance, I was telling her about the incident over a few drinks. She knitted one for me and put it with my Christmas presents. Damn fine stitching too.

Knowledged_one
05-13-2008, 04:12 PM
Jams, skidz, Coca Cola wear

LaBoob
05-13-2008, 04:13 PM
Of course, but does it make you a victim if you do it to yourself?

Of course, or even if your parents did it to you, which was initially the case with my spikey bangs, but I will admit I liked them at the time.

Your picture is priceless.

I never heard of a nosewarmer before in my entire life. I believe your aunt made that up to ensure you'd never have any friends! :tongue:

Judge Smails
05-13-2008, 04:20 PM
When I was five we were going on a cruise. My mother had gotten her hands on some bright fuchsia velvet material which happened to "fall off the truck" at my dad's work. She paid a woman to make her a gown to wear at the formal dinner on the cruise and there was material left over. So, my mom had this lady make me a suit with it.

I not only wore that bright fuchsia velvet suit on the cruise but at every family wedding and party for the next couple of years. To this day there are pictures of me wearing that suit in my parent's living room and my kids get a good chuckle out of them.

ANC
05-13-2008, 04:22 PM
Of course, or even if your parents did it to you, which was initially the case with my spikey bangs, but I will admit I liked them at the time.

Your picture is priceless.

I never heard of a nosewarmer before in my entire life. I believe your aunt made that up to ensure you'd never have any friends! :tongue:

Why thank you. It displays my young Italian American Afro. I guess my aunt figured she invented some new thing that would catch on. When I came home and told my mom, she was horrified that I wore it and threw it right in the trash.

ANC
05-13-2008, 04:29 PM
When I was five we were going on a cruise. My mother had gotten her hands on some bright fuchsia velvet material which happened to "fall off the truck" at my dad's work. She paid a woman to make her a gown to wear at the formal dinner on the cruise and there was material left over. So, my mom had this lady make me a suit with it.

I not only wore that bright fuchsia velvet suit on the cruise but at every family wedding and party for the next couple of years. To this day there are pictures of me wearing that suit in my parent's living room and my kids get a good chuckle out of them.

:lol: Did you wear the suit and your Mom wear the dress at the same event?

Judge Smails
05-13-2008, 04:33 PM
:lol: Did you wear the suit and your Mom wear the dress at the same event?

You got that right. The next time I'm over my parent's house I'll see if I can borrow a photo to scan and make an avatar out of.

ANC
05-13-2008, 04:35 PM
You got that right. The next time I'm over my parent's house I'll see if I can borrow a photo to scan and make an avatar out of.

:lol: Nice! That would be sweet!

IamPixie
05-13-2008, 04:35 PM
in kindergarten I had a sweet pair of pink moccasins.

BoondockSaint
05-13-2008, 04:39 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c34/Gvac/1stcommunion.jpg

Tallman388
05-13-2008, 04:42 PM
I still have pictures of this somewhere - Plaid pants, saddle shoes and a red turtleneck. You never saw such a handsome 5 year old!

ANC
05-13-2008, 04:44 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c34/Gvac/1stcommunion.jpg

:lol: It's just missing the caption " 'Sup Ladiessssssss....."

MobCounty
05-13-2008, 04:48 PM
"Abercrombie & Fitch, the same retailer that enraged parents last year with a summer catalog of teenage-looking models groping each other and in the nude, now offers several varieties of thongs at its Abercrombie stores, the division of the company for children 7 to 14 years old."

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=43941

Boom Boom
05-13-2008, 04:52 PM
I gotta find the Easter suit my parents put on me. The whole suit was light green polyester. Straight outta 1976...In fact I think it was 1976...I guess that explains it.

mikeyboy
05-13-2008, 04:56 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c34/Gvac/1stcommunion.jpg

I knew it was coming sooner or later.

Badinia
05-13-2008, 05:01 PM
My Best Outfit Ever:

Pink Sweatsuit with lavender tricot "satin" piping. Silkscreen of Miss Piggy on the front. I was awesome.

MadMatt
05-13-2008, 05:04 PM
My daughter is 3 and goes to daycare/preschool. I got an email this morning similar to the subject of this thread.

Ana went to school in a pair of pink "cammo" pants with some kind of white top (her Mom dressed her after I left). When she got to school, one of the kids said "Ana, you don't match." Apparently this really depressed my daughter and although she was initially excited to be at school and see her friends, she then just wanted to go home and was terribly upset.

She is a beautiful little girl that should NEVER feel badly about how she looks. It makes my heart hurt. :down:

RhinoinMN
05-13-2008, 05:15 PM
My sister had a jacket like this
http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/anti-masonry/all_seeing_eye/madonna.jpg

Hottub
05-13-2008, 05:22 PM
I had a cool pair of plaid Toughskins.

*edit*

Oh, cool! I found the whole suit on google!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1181/1366651277_921ddc8d9d.jpg?v=0

bossdjbware
05-13-2008, 05:23 PM
Jams, <b>skidz</b>, Coca Cola wear

I still have and wear my skidz. But I would never leave the house in them.

I also had a pair of those round framed flip up Dwayne Wayne glasses/sunglasses.
<p>
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/6505/kadeemhardisonasdwaynewkv0.jpg

King Hippos Bandaid
05-13-2008, 05:45 PM
In High School I wore the same Orange Shirt that Fred Flintsone wears. The problem was that I looked like Fred Flintstone, that did not bode well for me

I took a nice amount of abuse, it was also School ID Picture Day, um yeah

my friends still bring it up to this day

RhinoinMN
05-13-2008, 05:50 PM
I tried to sport one of these.
http://static.flickr.com/56/126716857_90e689e4bd_o.jpg

My hair is kind of wavy/curly and really coarse so I just looked like a pig.

jeffdwright2001
05-13-2008, 05:53 PM
I wore Magnum PI shirts and had my hair spiked a little bit during my freshman year in High School. (1986)

What's worse is I still keep a couple of shirts in a similar vein for a day or two at the beach or when grilling on a nice summer day.

PigShitIrish
05-13-2008, 06:04 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c34/Gvac/1stcommunion.jpg

http://i5.tinypic.com/34ouc5g.jpg

Stay out of room 237 Doc!

Friday
05-13-2008, 06:04 PM
i had a bowl cut until the 1st grade.

my clothes were standard semi-stylish child fare, but that hair. :dry:
i longed to have long hair like the other girls.

funny part is.... after 30 years, i returned to the short cut!

Skellington
05-13-2008, 06:05 PM
....don't want to talk about it...ever....but worth the giggles.

http://photos.imageevent.com/kriegweasel/lilahnieandsillystuff/embarassment.jpg

....i tried to leave the house in something similar and didn't understand that dance clothes could not be wore to school...

LaBoob
05-13-2008, 06:23 PM
At about 5 or 6 I also had a denim and pink cowgirl outfit I wore every chance I could get, no matter how inappropriate. I was so upset when I grew out of it!

Gvac
05-13-2008, 07:06 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c34/Gvac/1stcommunion.jpg


Thanks Boonie! I knew I could count on you.



I had a cool pair of plaid Toughskins.



http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1181/1366651277_921ddc8d9d.jpg?v=0

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Once a nerd always a nerd, eh Hottub?

Thebazile78
05-13-2008, 07:29 PM
Hmmmm, where should I start?

In Kindergarten, I had a pixie/shag haircut.
In the first grade, it had grown out to a fuzzbowl ... short on top, but longer on the bottom (bad '80s layers) ...

Add to this the fact that my mother used to sew my clothes when I was little.

My school picture in the first grade featured me in my navy blue Annie sailor dress that my mother, my aunts and my grandmother had worked on piecemeal ... I think for my Kindergarten graduation.

In the second grade, I received a red dirndl kind of outfit from my aunt & uncle at Christmas. It had a white blouse with embroidered puffy sleeves, a Peter Pan collar, silver buttons and a mock lace-up detail (in silvertone chain) on the bodice of the red jumper...and a matching white apron with red embroidery.

(I loved that outfit. They claimed they'd brought it from Germany.)

And then ... there was the "skater 'do" haircut (complete with braided rattail) I talked myself into in the 6th grade.

When that grew out, there was the spiral perm in the 8th grade. (Eww.)

Mullenax
05-13-2008, 09:23 PM
"Mushroom" cut, plastic aviators. Pictured: the kids crowding around me to get style tips.<p>
<img src= "http://a41.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/12/l_667eeb915a5176d6a5d5e3df37914590.jpg" height=215 width=140>

FUNKMAN
05-13-2008, 09:32 PM
i remember wanting a pink pair of dungaree bellbottoms, the elephant wide... had to be 8 or 9

also had the two tone jeans, purple pantleg with pink pocket and on the other side pink pantleg with purple pocket

loved double knit flowered shirts too and teri-cloth muscle shirts

man that shit sounds gay!

Melissa the Accountant
05-13-2008, 09:59 PM
I started reading from this thread to my boyfriend (he is playing GTA 4 in the same room) and he said I needed to find "that Halloween picture". Years ago when I was in college and ran a website that was infinitely more successful than the piece of crap I have now, I ran a short contest based on this picture. People were supposed to guess which of these awful preschool kids was me. I am surprised I still had it around! I just mention this so it makes more sense when you see weird numbered things on the picture.

I actually kind of was a victim in this case. I don't think I had anything to do with choosing this awful costume. In case anyone would enjoy the fun of guessing which kid I was, I won't specific just yet.

I remember the names of a lot of these kids, even though I haven't seen them in forever. Kid #5 stole my My Little Pony ballet set that year and told the teacher it was hers. And the teacher believed her and let her take it home, and I never got it back and my parents thought I lost it and was lying to cover up my mistake. We went to the same high school and every time I saw her in the halls, I thought of what she did and I knew that, deep down, she was not a good person.

Kid #1's mom had cancer, which we all found exciting, and was the first person I ever heard say "ad-VER-tiz-ment" instead of the normal Midwestern "AD-ver-tyze-mint". I thought it sounded very fancy, like something the Aristocats would say.

Kid #3 used to make a lot of rape jokes in junior high and what I remember most about him was that on "nacho cheese day", which was where they'd give us a variety of junk foods to dip in nacho cheese, he would take a hot dog, dip it in cheese, and enthusiastically fellate it to freak the girls out. He went around asking younger kids if they liked the clitoris. When I was in seventh grade, he asked my "boyfriend" if he liked the clitoris, and he bluntly asked, "What is a clitoris?" and I was SOOOOOOO embarrassed because I knew exactly what the clitoris was and was mortified that it even came up. Our relationship was doomed anyway.

http://www.accountantbyday.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/hwmelissalg.jpg

Badinia
05-13-2008, 10:05 PM
"Mushroom" cut, plastic aviators. Pictured: the kids crowding around me to get style tips.<p>
<img src= "http://a41.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/12/l_667eeb915a5176d6a5d5e3df37914590.jpg" height=215 width=140>

Rejected! You could wear this outfit today and look fly. You were adorable.

Coach
05-13-2008, 10:11 PM
Where to start? perhaps the year we ALL got matching Camel hair coats for Christmas and wore them to Christmas Mass..That ended well when one of the snootier members of the parish whisperd not so quietly to her husband: "I bet the woman spent her whole month's pay for that bolt of fabric. Never saw my mom almost belt someone before.

jeffdwright2001
05-13-2008, 10:12 PM
"Mushroom" cut, plastic aviators. Pictured: the kids crowding around me to get style tips.
http://a41.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/12/l_667eeb915a5176d6a5d5e3df37914590.jpg

I'm impressed with your ability to stand on the toes of one foot with legs crossed, knees bent, and leaning forward.

It's almost like you are floating just a little bit above the ground.

SatCam
05-13-2008, 10:29 PM
My parents keep a preschool photo of me wearing a Universal Studios shirt (never been...) hanging in the hallway and every time I see that photo I think of the time I wore it on my birthday and threw up all over it.

................really has nothing to do with fashion faux-pas, even though i could write a book on all of mine.

Slumbag
05-13-2008, 10:34 PM
The early nineties were a big time for day-glo colors. Bright oranges, greens, and pinks. I may, or may not have had some day-glo clothing.

PapaBear
05-13-2008, 11:14 PM
Were you a childhood "fashion" victim?

I don't know. You tell me...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y229/snowmaninva66/149.jpg

Melissa the Accountant
05-13-2008, 11:15 PM
Hey! Great job on the shark puzzle!

Marc with a c
05-13-2008, 11:20 PM
I don't know. You tell me...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y229/snowmaninva66/149.jpg

are you trying to hide the lines you just cut?

PapaBear
05-13-2008, 11:22 PM
are you trying to hide the lines you just cut?
That didn't happen for another 25 years. I was, however, only 3 years from my first joint in that pic.

Marc with a c
05-13-2008, 11:23 PM
That didn't happen for another 25 years. I was, however, only 3 years from my first joint in that pic.

what?!!

then explain the pants.

A.J.
05-14-2008, 07:44 AM
Were you a childhood "fashion" victim?

I still am.

LaBoob
05-14-2008, 07:49 AM
http://a41.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/12/l_667eeb915a5176d6a5d5e3df37914590.jpg

This picture is adorable!!!!!

jeffdwright2001
05-14-2008, 08:31 AM
I don't know. You tell me...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y229/snowmaninva66/149.jpg

How did you lose the leg?

mendyweiss
05-14-2008, 09:03 AM
How did you lose the leg?

Shark Bite

Mullenax
05-14-2008, 09:46 AM
Bandinia: You could wear this outfit today and look fly. You were adorable.
Laboob: This picture is adorable!
I wish you ladies had gone to my school, I needed you!
C'mon, LaBoob, let's see that cowgirl outfit...

grlNIN
05-14-2008, 09:51 AM
I have the best/worst picture ever for this but i dont know if ill be able to scan it tonight.

Freitag
05-14-2008, 09:56 AM
I asked [My mom] for Adidas, and she bought me Zips!

MobCounty
05-14-2008, 10:11 AM
I asked [My mom] for Adidas, and she bought me Zips!

Shit, you got the Zips I wanted, my mom got me Kangaroos..

LaBoob
05-14-2008, 10:51 AM
C'mon, LaBoob, let's see that cowgirl outfit...

I will have to raid my mother's picture collection.

Furtherman
05-14-2008, 12:08 PM
There is a picture of me in some kind of Chinese silk opera costume than my grandparents brought back from China when I was about 6.

I thank my parents to this day that it was worn only once for their sake and a picture was taken in the front lawn. Lucky for me, none of the other neighborhood kids witnessed this event.

torker
08-11-2010, 12:46 AM
I had a cool pair of plaid Toughskins.

*edit*

Oh, cool! I found the whole suit on google!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1181/1366651277_921ddc8d9d.jpg?v=0

I nearly cried when my mom bought me Toughskins.
http://www.gw-1.com/blog/files/toughskins.jpg