Clothes of the Eighties, Comb in the Back Pocket
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Sex: Both
Type of clothing: Accessory
When it was popular: 1984-ish
Description: The small comb with a handle that we all kept in the back pocket of our corduroy pants. Different color every day was the coolest. Mostly we had them just for looks. Once in a while, we would use them on our feathered hair.
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Shatzi - May 08, 2007 - Report this comment
This was big in the late 70s-1980. You HAD to have a big plastic comb in your back pocket. One guy collected combs from other girls and had them all in his pocket at once, to be "cool" because he had those girls' combs.
Gel - July 12, 2007 - Report this comment
In one town in Oaklahoma it is against the law to have a comb in your pocket!
Terri - December 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I agree with Shatzi... that was a late 70's thing. Perhaps it funneled down to 1980 or 81.
Dorene - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
My sister still does this but she always gets someone to cut off the handle part.
Tara - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember this! I was in 4th grade (1980). For some reason, red was the cool comb color...OMG i forgot all about that...nostalgia :)
Julie - October 29, 2008 - Report this comment
We definitely did that in the early 80's. Especially at the Roller Rink. Then you'd try to skate around and steal the comb of the guy you thought was cute.
Dean - June 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Really big in the late 70s. I remember people wearing their jeans so tight that it was hard a lot of times for them to stuff the big combs into the pockets. It was kind of a 1950s move applied to 1970s feathered hair, kinda of a weird, macho James Dean or Fonzie sweep and pat of the hair, but the hair was that "dry look" 70s bilateral layered look.
Randy D - June 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh yes!! The Goodie colored combs!! Came in small sized and monsterous!
Dnl - November 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Yeah, this is way more of a '70s thing. I think my last memory of the comb in back pocket was the 4th grade (1979-80) and the weird 7th grade kid that used to hang out on our campus with bellbottoms and a comb in his pocket.

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