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What Fads would you like to see again and which are you glad are gone?

By Surflover ·
I wrote a minor novel last night on my blog related to the economic parallel to Forest Gump and it forced me to reminisc on the fad that I have seen come and go during my life. These are some that come to mind... What are your favorites?

I'd like to see these come back;

1. Hot Pants (probably would be high on most guy's lists :^O)

2. True Muscle cars (and the cheap gas to run them) the SS396 Chevelle, the Hemi Cuda, the GTO Judge, Hurst 442, The Mach I Mustang.

3. Form fitting skirts with seamed stockings (from the 40's I think... VERY hot ;-))

I'm glad these are gone;

1. Leisure suits

2. Big Afros

3. Platform shoes

4. Guys with gold chains and open (spread) collars

5. Halter tops (very un-flattering to most women)

...although, with all the fake ones today, I might have to re-think that last one :^O

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Hate to sound anti North American

by JamesRL In reply to What Fads would you like ...

But I prefer the more "pure" sports cars that have the ability to take curves. My brother owned an SS Chevelle(then an El Camino), and I have spent time in most of those other cars. If I won the lottery, I'd be looking at an old 911/Jag etc. The newer cars have more power, but I just want to drive twisties.


James

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Oh, dont misread me

by Surflover In reply to Hate to sound anti North ...

There are some AWESOME sports cars out there, and I have driven (and owned) a few... but they are still around... The new Jag, some of the Porsches, and a host of others a excellent machines and great drivers... I was referring more to a culture that surrounded the Saturday night street racing of my era (athough it was in a straight line, it was quite exciting :-))...

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Oh, dont misread me

by Surflover In reply to Hate to sound anti North ...

There are some AWESOME sports cars out there, and I have driven (and owned) a few... but they are still around... The new Jag, some of the Porsches, and a host of others a excellent machines and great drivers... I was referring more to a culture that surrounded the Saturday night street racing of my era (athough it was in a straight line, it was quite exciting :-))...

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Original Mini

by jdgretz In reply to Hate to sound anti North ...

Man, you want something that sticks like glue to the road? Get an original Mini Cooper S, say a 67 or later (they quit importing them into the US at the end of the 67 model year but continued making them for other countries). For years Minis held the title over Mulhulland Drive (nice twisting road that didn't allow the big cubic inch machines time to get up to speed before another sharp curve). Good old 10x10s on MiniLite Mags.

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re: original mini

by M_a_r_k In reply to Original Mini

Your subject line made me think you were referring to the original mini skirt.

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That's what I thought too...

by Surflover In reply to re: original mini

Great Minds think alike :^O

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Are You Kidding????

by jdgretz In reply to That's what I thought too ...

For those with the ability to wear them properly, I love seeing women in Minis (ok, I'm a dog - so what's your point?).

Since we are on that line of thinking - how about the Hot Pants outfit the Flight Attendents at Southwest Airlines used to wear???

jdg

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things I am glad are gone and what I want back

by jck In reply to What Fads would you like ...

Gone from my life:

My sisters (I only talk to them or see them when I have to)


Want back in my life:

all the money I've spent on stupid crap

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Jck

by maecuff In reply to things I am glad are gone ...

He's talking about things going in and out of style. Spending money on crap you don't need NEVER goes out of style.

The things I hope to never see again:

Blouses with poofy shoulders that come up to your ears, usually paired with a thin little ribbon about the collar tied in a bow.

Pastel Izod shirts, one worn beneath the other with the collars flipped up.

Really, really big hair.

anything acid washed.

Okay, I had an acid wash outfit. Jeans, vest, jacket, always paired with huge red pumps and my hair teased to fantastic heights.

I don't know about what I want to come back. I just like waiting and seeing what happens.

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maecuff

by jck In reply to Jck

my sisters went out of style long ago...in my opinion...circa 1972...

and...that money could buy a LOT of style now

btw...you're saying having $10Ks back wouldn't make ya more stylish?

I must be watching too much Style television ]:)

In reality, I've always dressed how I wanted...plain. I don't care about what style goes in and out. I didn't like butterfly collars when I was a kid...and I always hated dress shoes (still do). Hence, why I wear running shoes to work sometimes.

So...I guess I'd have to say:

Style I am glad is gone:

None

Style I want back:

None

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