Clothes of the Eighties, Socks OVER Jeans
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Sex: Both
Type of clothing: Socks and Jeans
When it was popular: 1985+
Description: Wearing your socks pulled up over your jeans, or sweat pants. Looked damn ugly, but I must admit, kept you mighty warm in winter. I still do it in the privacy of my home.. shhh
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Jackie - June 03, 2008 - Report this comment
HAHAHA I so did this!!! I forgot all about that. Socks not only went over jeans, but any kind of pants (spandex!).
Jenny from RI - December 15, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG.. We all did this. My friend Kelly wore about 6 pairs of socks in all different colors over her tight jeans and classic high top Reeboks! We all thought she was the coolest! How tacky now!
80sfan - December 19, 2008 - Report this comment
lol...this should come back, I miss those days (80's and early 90's) when people had more freedom of how they dressed, and peoples mentalities were more open, tacky tacky tacky - so what.
Jenny - April 05, 2009 - Report this comment
This was one fad that I'm happy to say I REFUSED!
Elizabeth - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
At least that style kept you from getting ticks when walking through the woods!
Michelle - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Ha. I crack up when I see photos of myself back then wearing the socks over my jeans. We also then started to pull the extra pant on the inside leg at the bottom cuffs, folded it over, then rolled the cuff up twice. Then wore our layered or slouch socks right under the folded cuffs.
Jia - June 28, 2010 - Report this comment
This is still an acceptable style in Peru. In fact, I go to that country just so i can wear socks over jeans far from the judging eyes of Americans.
Dean - July 05, 2010 - Report this comment
This was originally part of the layered look of the 70s, but people wore it into the 80s. I had a pair of thick, heavy, wool camping socks around 1981, grey with red at the top edge, that I wore with my narrow-leg jeans tucked in and a big, crunchy sweater on top.
SZA - July 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Haha, "crunchy sweater." Love it.
Jan Griffiths - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Looked horrible!!! However, I do this with my riding breeches before I put my boots on.
Lynne - July 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Jan: I agree. The scrunchy sock trend looked okay over leggings or tight leg jeans, but on regular jeans that you had to peg, the jeans would make an unsightly bulge under the socks.
CJMemphis - July 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I am going to an 80's party tonight and I think I will be trying the rolled cuff with slouchy socks or jeans inside my slouchy thread was hillarious!
Dawn - October 23, 2013 - Report this comment
The 80's were the best! I don't think it was a horrible look I actually wish everyone would start it again! Maybe calm down on the hair a little haha!!!
Kaery - February 17, 2014 - Report this comment
In the 70s we did this with 1 leg only, and we only did it when riding our Huffy bike to keep our bell bottom jeans from getting caught in the chain!! It was not actually a "style" for us.
Wildcat - December 17, 2017 - Report this comment
Hikers still frequently do this. Heck, it seems any time I have hiking or hunting boots on the pands are worn with socks over, be them Wranglers or BDU cargoes, on the trail or in town. Never really died out actually, I don't think. Cheers mates

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