Clothes of the Eighties, SKIDZ pants
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Sex: Both
Type of clothing: Clothes
When it was popular: 1989
Description: SKIDZ were the most fashionable pants any kid in the 7-15 age group catagory could wear. They were made of cotton and had many different colors and designs. Everything from stripes to checkers were seen on these pants around the streets of Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington DC. The SKINZ looked like pajama pants, they were straight legged and were tightened by a drawstring. The only way one knew they were SKIDZ, was because each had a yellow triangular sign with a car followed by skid marks(just like a street sign) on the right rear pocket.
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Leeanna - August 24, 2007 - Report this comment
These were the coolest pants ever! I wish you had pictures of these awesome pants posted!
shanirae - August 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I just recieved an e-mail about the 80's. A girlfriend commented about SKIDZ not being a part of the list. If you grew up through the 80's and 90's it will "SHOOT you through the HEART"!!! (HAHAHA)
jen - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved skidz. I use to have about 4 or 5 pairs. We use to "peg" the bottom of the pants so they were not so wide. I wish you had a picture of the pants.
Jane - September 25, 2007 - Report this comment
the most rediculous trend that EVERYONE including me fell into. I had black skidz with the blue yield signs on them. nothing matched but I didnt care. they were really comfortable.
Mike - September 27, 2007 - Report this comment
All you needed in 88 or 89 to look cool were Skidz(pegged of course) a champion sweatshirt and hi-top black reeboks(MINT)
jen - October 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I always ask people if they remembered these pants and no one could. I thought forever that I imagined it so I was glad to that it really existed!
Christy51274 - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these vividly. I even worked at a Merry-Go-Round in '88 and sold them! Funny, huh.
april - February 21, 2008 - Report this comment
i still have mine ,i sleep in them. 19yrs old and still look good.
RDizzy - March 05, 2008 - Report this comment
How could I forget my SKIDZ. My girlfriend and I had a matching pair of white with black stripes and turquois and yellow streaks. I used to match them with some Le Coq Sportifs with the same turqois and yellow color scheme. We were soooo dope!
Ryan - March 11, 2008 - Report this comment
My mom wouldn't buy me Skidz. I got "Cautions"
the_network - March 13, 2008 - Report this comment
lololol @ 'cautions'
Dane - September 03, 2008 - Report this comment
i'm 27 and only got the SKIDZ passed down to me from my big bro, i only have the shorts left and i wear those short everywhere... i get laughed at, but hey... i'm still cool!
jimbo - September 07, 2008 - Report this comment
anyone know of anywhere i can buy skidz. email me.
saucy - September 10, 2008 - Report this comment
i remember skidz well. there was a time when that's all i wore to school. and i remember the fat kid whose mom took them in on the sides and they fit tight on! lol
EDD COLLINS - September 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Ruth - September 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I LOVED these pants. Wish I could buy some! I live in WV and nobody here seems to remember them??!! FLASHBACK!!!What a great part of my high school life!!!
Matt - January 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have 2 pairs left, one of them a checked flannel. I use them now for PJ's and they're still in great shape after 20 years!!
Lance - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I was in 8th grade when I got 2 skidz outfits for back to school!! You couldn't tell me nuttin!!! I had a pair of green plaid overalls, and, of course, I only buttoned one side so one could see the matching skidz tshirt underneath!! I just saw myself in a pic from highschool and I was wearing the shirt!!! Damn! God bless the internet!!!
Ryan - February 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I live in Michigan and they were HUGE here in 88-89. I was 9 years old and had black and white checked overalls and green and yellow pants and I was the dopest kid around. If you had Skidz AND Z-Cavarichi's, black of course, you were the COOLEST. and LOL at the Cautions! I totaly had a pair of those before the skidz cause they were CHEAPER!!!
James Reeves - February 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Where can I get a pair of skidz, i used to wear z cavariichi's or something like that. Please email me at
Gene - March 17, 2009 - Report this comment
yo, these pants takes me back to my childhood. i went to Frederick Douglass High School, in Baltimore, Md and we rocked the Skidz so much that my principle banned them from the school.
Melanie - April 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm from Baltimore too and remember kids wearing their Skidz to the ankels so that you could see their fancy Scooby Doo Boxers.I was a punk and loved plaid pants so I wore them with my Doc Martens.I hated wearing jeans sometimes and the Skidz were snazier then sweats lol.It did'nt mater what scene you ran with because they were just cool,comfortable pants.
I LUV THE OLD SCHOOL - April 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Hell Yea,88-89-90,i was in jr high,,,Skids with a Bart simson Tshirt or a Batman Tshirt on top,,,,These were big in my hood... Central Islip, Long Island.NY
80's Youth - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I distinctly remember Skidz...In fact, I remember wanting them in 6th grade but not having the guts to buy them because I didn't think I was cool enough to pull it off. It wasn't until I was in my mid 20's that I put on my first pair of Skidz...I went to an 80's party and a friend loaned me a pair. They were fantastic.
Dave - June 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone know where I could get my hands on a pair or two of the SKIDZ overalls. I am willing to pay a decent price for a couple of pair in good condition. would even be interested in some that are in need of mending. 937-414-1314
the gr8 1 - December 05, 2009 - Report this comment
can anyoune please tell me where i could possible still buy skidz nobody seems to know anything about them
pandy - January 07, 2010 - Report this comment
my nephew and brothers were all having a bottle rocket and roman candle fight one year and my nephew had on a pair of baggy skidz with all his ammo in the back pocket well the pants actually exploded right off his butt!so hysterically funny istill crack up at the thought of those pants flying through the air!
Dwayne - January 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have my Skidz and wore them to bed last night!
Teddy - February 15, 2010 - Report this comment
wish thery stillhad the skidz jeans paints they were rip they were cool
Chrissy - April 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I lived in New Jersey and had some and have talked about them in Florida and no one here seems to know what they are either. Did they only come in one size? Thats kind of what I remember and I also think they were either 19 or 29 dollars, for almost every pair. God they were ugly! I think mine were green plaid.
Martin - April 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Skidz were really expensive around me around 45 - 50 dollars!!! Cool comfortable pants though, I always wanted them but never had enough money to buy them and my parents would of laughed at me if I asked for 50 dollars for those pants. LOL.
asirknightar - June 25, 2010 - Report this comment
loved them wore them in high school im lookin 4 them now if anyone has them or know where i can get them holla @ me @
chriscuz - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
growing up in the late 80's i would rock my skidz with a champion sweatshirt and some Reebok pumps damn i miss the old days . hey if anyone find a website with skidz please email at
D-nice - September 29, 2010 - Report this comment
What no one ever donned the I.O.U.? Dope. Love taking it back!what about the neon side-framed sunglasses?
boston - November 13, 2010 - Report this comment
whoever wore the skids with the champion sweatshirt was dead on.
Chauncey - December 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Definitely wore Skidz back in the day. My pair was black and white with an elastic waist and elastic cuffs at the bottom of the leg. So sick.
Scott - January 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Very recently, I was on a flight to San Fran, and sat next to the guy who invented these things. Nice guy, gave me the whole story. Funny.
Roddrick Marshall - February 14, 2011 - Report this comment
We rocked Skidz in Columbus, GA and I often meet people who don't recall them. I am so serious about Skidz. I love them very much so. I was in Jr. High school when these pants hit the scene. I will always remember them as PJ's with one pocket. I miss them very much and maybe I'll find a pair a yard sale one day. I'm looking because I am a collector of many things. Google: Roddrick Marshall
Bryant - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Black and green checkered skids pants. Hypercolor shirt and Reebok pump shoes. Not to mention all the friendship bracelets going up my arm covering my Swatch watch. That was the look. And I laugh at the wat kids dress today
PeteH - May 28, 2011 - Report this comment
This is so funny! I had 3 or 4 pairs. I think I wore an orange plaid pair with a Doors T-shirt to the first day of ninth grade! They were great- we couldn't wear shorts so the lightweight fabric was awesome in the Florida heat!
Tina - June 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh the skids...def had 2 pairs n the shorts...mine were purple n gold plaid...I had the green red plaid shorts...n the white n black....had the swatch watches...classsic....even wore the tights under with mary janes in summer......
pj - June 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Just bought 3 pairs at garage sale new w/tags. not bad price $1.00 each.. I wore a pair for 1st time yesterday.. Maybe Mr. Skidz should restock in stores.
Jennifer - October 14, 2011 - Report this comment
We loved ours with Champion shirts / certainly was a look!
allen - November 17, 2011 - Report this comment
All my homeys wore skidz in San Antonio, Tx
Aly - December 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a pair of hot pink plaid ones. I'm looking to sell them. What's the going rate for these 8o's baby's?
kevin - March 11, 2012 - Report this comment
they had a rad feel, something went off when you saw that cool logo. Plaid pathces under the jean? AWESOME!! Rocked them with the wrist wallet...
Karen - April 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Still have mine and they look so 2012! A beach-y madras plaid in faded yellow, mauve, blue; paired with a casual loosely fitted beige T and a nice tan ... Skids eternal! If I only had my '80's figure back! Thy need some 20yr old to sport them now.
clarissa - May 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I've worn through my second pair of skidz. They are the best, comfortable, baggy the best colors. I'm wearing my pink white and black plaid right now and would LOVE to find more!!
willie - May 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I had the shorts I wish I buy some now
Helium - June 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Skidz, Cavariccis, Champion Sweats, BUM Equipment, Hypercolor shirts, but just remember you had to rock the pinch cuffs at the bottom.
Wildcat - June 15, 2012 - Report this comment
There are a great pair of Skidz for sale on eBay right now! If you are serious, check them out now. The auction is ending in two days. Search Vintage 80s/90s Unisex Skidz. Good Luck!
Jodi Weiss - February 26, 2013 - Report this comment
If anyone has a pair or more of Skidz pants or overalls shot me a line at I would love to buy them off of you! Let me know what your interested help.
D-train - December 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Having an 80's party tomorrow and actually found a pair of Skidz today at the Salvation Army! Best $4.99 I've ever spent!
Craig D - December 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I had 2 pairs in 4th-5th grade. My mom still has a pic of me with my white/black checkered Skidz shorts with an NWA 100 Miles & Runnin shirt. LOL, being a white boy living in the suburbs helped me get away with rocking an NWA shirt back in 89. I had the shorts until I got pushed into a friends pool that had just been shocked with chlorine, ruined my Skidz & my purple Hypercolor shirt
debonair dan - February 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember 89 I beg my mother for a pair she said I'm not paying 50 for some damn pajamas lol.So I finally found them on sale at woodies for 29$ she cave in and got me some short I was so siced.
debonair dan - February 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Come visit for vintage clothing
Deeewayne - February 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm wearing original skidz right now! I packed them away and found them after moving. Now I use them as 'work from home' pants.
ILLINTOWN.PA - May 07, 2014 - Report this comment
michelle paige - December 13, 2014 - Report this comment
i'm interested in buying them pair if you still have him get back and what color what size are there or email me
80sfreak - August 05, 2015 - Report this comment
Skidz and a champion with a fat/phat gold chain was slick. Pegged at the bottom of course and no cheap champion from the outlet...had to have the logo embroidered on the chest and the patch on the right cuff!
dusty - December 01, 2017 - Report this comment
anyone with skidz any size hit me up!
Ellkell - January 10, 2018 - Report this comment
We used to tear holes in our baggy jeans and wear skidz under the Jeans so ppl could see them thru the rips and holes. Tight. Lol peace 5000
Old school - January 09, 2019 - Report this comment
Go to eBay they have a few men’s pairs of skidz yall! Only like 4-5 pairs avail.
Mikaschwa - May 13, 2019 - Report this comment
They are back! they have a website.

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