Clothes of the Eighties, Baggies
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Sex: Female
Type of clothing: Clothes
When it was popular: 1981
Description: Before M.C. Hammer, jeans fitted at waist, hips and ankles, HUGE in the legs.
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Frances - December 29, 2007 - Report this comment
They never made anyone look good. I hate pleats.
amy - January 14, 2008 - Report this comment
these are totally the absolute scariest things of the 80s no doubt!!!!
Nerd Out Loud - March 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Urgh. I was born in the mid 90's, so I am glad I never saw this.
Steph - March 20, 2008 - Report this comment
So ugly. Hip Hop dancers liked these a lot. And MC Hammer.
Wendy - June 26, 2008 - Report this comment
They were actually very popular at our school...why, only God knows! Ugly ugly pants...I mean who could look good in those things!!!
deb - September 08, 2008 - Report this comment
i actually saw a recreation of these at h&m except uglier...they were like legging meets these pants...
Chama - October 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a pair that one of my aunts got me. I've called them Pirate Pants ever since I got them.
hippie dippie - February 02, 2009 - Report this comment
My 85 pound daughter had a pair in high school, my 300 pound sister in law also had a pair. The looked equally as hideous on both of them.
Ron - April 24, 2009 - Report this comment
It is apparent that most people here did not know how to dress in these things. My friends and I knew the style, and knew how to dress in them using the right combination of clothing and shoes. Granted the pleats were incredibly difficult to iron (especially if you had more than 4 per side). I, for one have good memories of them and their style.
Ron - April 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Also, the style was not exclusive to females. The style was very popular among the men as well. The best representation of use of these clothes was with the band "The Time".
I'm not telling you - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I don't think they look bad, at least not on Ian Stanley! He wore grey ones with white slouch socks, white Reeboks, layered t-shirts, and a big baggy jacket. He was stylin'
Kati - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Dudes, lets get real - Uncle Tony was a bad ass. He had the best advice, the finest ladies, the most premium haircut - AND he had a pair of those shaded purple, white and black camo print cotton Baggyz pants. You would often catch him scratching along the elastic waistline, reaching into his hip pockets for snacks and tucking his tube socks into the elastic gathered hems. I dont know about you, but I love uncle Tony, and I wanted to be just like him when I grew up - luckily, now is my chance, plus his are really worn out now so I will get him a matching pair for x-mas. RustyZipper.Com has these bad boys straight from a stash of never worn Baggyz found in a warehouse.
Jackson - December 06, 2009 - Report this comment
i have only just stumbled onto these pants after watching Van Halen: Live Without a Net. i saw Eddie's pants and immediately my parents said "I REMEMBER THOSE!" i am keen to try to find some :p or make some, any hints or tips? thanks!
Dean - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember pants called "baggies" suddenly being the pants for girls to wear in fall of '79 at my high school. They were an echo of new pants styles shown in Europe by designers like Claude Montana and Gianfranco Ferre. They weren't the really full, almost clown-ish pants with low, low crotches and tight ankles now associated with MC Hammer. These were jeans or trousers, slim at the top of the hips but puffing out a little via a pleat or two at the waistband, then kinda full through the thigh before slowly tapering to a narrow but not tight ankle. They were really kinda awkward-looking compared to the tight, high-waisted, cigarette-leg designer jeans that had been popular for a couple of years, but they went good with the puffy, shoulder-padded bomber jackets fashionable at the same time. Girls wore these with flat pumps (skimmers) or pumps with low cone heels.
Nora - September 12, 2019 - Report this comment
I loved these pants! Living in LA on the beach they were very easy to slip on and go into a restaurant, etc. They had a special name, which I just can't remember anymore. We didn't wear them anywhere else. They were beachwear. To us, it was always funny to see people elsewhere (other cities) wearing these pants or wearing dockers (which were shoes! not pants) anywhere but around the beach and boats!

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