Clothes of the Eighties, Parachute Pants
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Sex: Both
Type of clothing: clothing
When it was popular: 1984-1988
Description: Parachute pants were made of parachute material and you froze to death wearing them in the winter. They usually came in basic colors too. Red, blue, black, silver etc.
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Shatzi - May 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I had three pair, loved them! You were supposed to wear them with a double long belt wrapped between your legs, then around the waist, then fastened.
Leslie - May 17, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a pair of black parachute pants and remember wearing them to a Duran Duran concert in 1984. Totally loved those pants although they weren't the warmest pants I owned. Wish they still sold them. I would probably buy a pair.
kristy - September 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I had finally earned enough babysitting money to purchase my beloved olive green parachute pants. The first night I wore them to the movie "Endless Love" and sat in gum-forever bunk.
Andrea - November 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved me some parachute pants. I had a pink pair with a gray and pink top with zippers down the side that when unzipped was parachute material inside. I loved that outfit.
bean - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
i ish i could find some... i would wear them so much... post if you find a place that sells them!!
jamie - April 12, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG, remember the swish swish swish sound they made as you walked? I was so happy when I got my dark silver pair. I wore them with my pink and purple Vans and played hackie sack at school. Those were the days LOL!!
80sfan - May 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I definitely want some parachute pants lol, they sell them online, very expensive though.
BUNDY - July 19, 2008 - Report this comment
My sister made me wear them, her friends said I looked "cute" in them. Didn't MJ make these pants popular?
Willie Ame's Fro - September 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Man, if the 80's are remembered for anything it'll be Teen Angst films and parachute pants! LOL. I swear that at one point I had a pair for every day of the week. Black, red, gray, blue, green, grey pinstriped ones with a zipper down the front of each leg. As I recall Parachute Pants were were one exteeeeeeeemly short lived fashion fad.
Wyndhawk - September 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a black pair that contained quite a number of pockets with zippers. Loved 'em!
DG - November 23, 2008 - Report this comment
My friend keith had like 3 pairs: black, camouflage, and red. Damn i was jealous. Course he was the first guy with the freakin "thriller" jacket too. Keith rocked that s$&t.
Tricia - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment sells them. I had a white pair....ugh what was I thinking!!!
mrloosmom - April 25, 2009 - Report this comment
My mom REFUSED to buy me a pair, but I saved up enough to get them. They were black and I wore them with a studded belt wrapped twice around my waist. After the movie "Breakin'" came out, I would wear them with about a million bandannas wrapped around my wrists - so awful! I cringe just thinking about it...
Crystal B - May 02, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! I remember these pants! Love and hate is all i say! they were comfortable yet cold at night. but the boyfriend loved them! I don't think I have ever been felt up so again! foreplay was longer as the pants stayed on longer! what is it with nylon and men?
Sandra f - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
yup i remember those like yesterday. I had several pairs and thats all i wore all through my grade 11 days. I didn't like wearing underwear with them cause I wore them tight and I couldn't stand panty lines! it was great having all the zipper pockets for bus fare and lunch money and all the phone numbers I got wearing them sporting a great 80's camel!
sdianah - May 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I never owned a pair of these, but many of the guys had them. They worked better on skinny people because they did make the sounds when the legs rubbed together. I remember a guy named Matt had a pair of these in grey and wore them with a burgundy Members Only jacket with a t-shirt.
Lisa M - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Glad to see I wasn't the only! I loved the way they felt on the body with no underwear on under. especialy when I waxed smooth. what a look and feeling! I miss the old days! LMAO
Bobby M - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a red pair with black zippers back in the day... I use to wear them with my red patten leather top 10's
Passion - January 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I am trying to bring back hammer pants! back in the day i loved them.
dan s - February 20, 2010 - Report this comment
had a purple pair, i didnt see too many this color, i remember buying them at Chess Kings, anybody else have this color ?
Mona Lisa - July 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I wore my black pair until I burst the seams :( I remember being so sad because I couldn't repair them due to the type of material it was. The tear just kept unravelling when I tried to sew it, but yeh, like some of ya'll, I would definately buy a pair if they made them again, but it would have to be a true reproduction, not one with current influences. They would have to have the rib crushing high waist! lol
talon - August 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Mine were turquoise. I would wear them while rollerskating in my matching turquoise half shirt. If you could rollerskate just right you could get the swishing sound to go right along with the beat of the music.
Dean - October 04, 2010 - Report this comment
At the very end of the 70s and early 80s, these were considered "punk" or "new wave" where I lived and were worn with wraparound sunglasses, short-cropped hair, sleeveless t-shirts, skinny black ties, and loads of band buttons/badges. Popular labels were Boy of London and Commander Salamander, but cheaper versions were sold at chains like Chess King in malls.
Jan Griffiths - December 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have 4 pairs--black, blue, Black with gray zippers, and olive green. I still wear them at work(school bus driver), and all my kids on my bus ask me where I got them. They're shocked when I tell them how old they are. I also have a pair that are similar to parachute pants with blue lining which shows when the side zippers are open.
Rob in 1985 - January 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I had a black pair of nylon parachute pants in 1985. I still have a very baggy parachute type material with long zippers on the side that revealed a white interior, and had a matching black shirt and cap for it. Also had white cotton parachute pants that wasn't nylon. You can find all kinds of color on E-bay. I have bought a new pair. I loved the way it felt, gave me hard-ons. I dont think they were popular in 87 and 88, more like 1980 to 1986.
Lisa Koffler - January 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I've seen some of my classmates wear them!
Kriss - March 02, 2011 - Report this comment
They were the thing! Shiny, slinky material, a ton of pockets, and they made the butt look great. Highly functional, very sexy. Dress them up with heels, down with tennis shoes. The boys did like them, always seemed to get attention in them, the slinky material showcasing the rear really did it. I didn't usually wear underwear with them either, they did feel good on. They went out as fast as they came in but were a huge hit when in. Carpenter pants kind of took their place, but just weren't the same.
randall - March 24, 2011 - Report this comment
i miss parachute pants a lot i had 5 parachute pants gary zipers gary pair i know were you can buy parachute pants from www. parachute they carry every style
kaye - March 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have my parachute pants even though they are hard to button. I love all the pockets on them. I wish I could find a place that sells them, I would buy several pair.
Donna - March 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I HAD PURPLE ONES!!! Ran into a friend from 20+ years ago and we were talking about the crazy things we wore. I loved mine and he had purple ones too..........we were the only ones with purple. Who wouold have guessed it would become our citys football color......Go Baltimore Ravens!!
Tonya B - October 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I got paddled in them once and man did that hurt!! After that I was on my best behavior when I wore them to school!
abbie R - October 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I had a pair when I was in 7th grade and loved them, that was like in 1986... I just found a pair at the goodWill(for $4.99) and want to dress 80's for halloween but can't remember what I use to wear with them. What kind of shirt? Shoes, accessories?? Can some one please help?
Mt - January 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm getting ready to go to a video game arcade called "1984" and I'm to wear my parachute pants... It's 34° right now.. its going to be a cold night. I found a reason to wear
charles - January 25, 2013 - Report this comment
I had the rare cloth version of purachute pants. People were confused as the pants had the zippers but not the material. Everytime i wore them i must have gotten at least 3 'what are those?'
lunatic rick - February 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Pin heads on commission at 'The Guitar Store ' use to hate us for wearing those pants, they always left scratches on the back of guitars.
g man - May 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I wore mine with elf boots and a muscle shirt with Japanese characters on it. And I thought I looked WAY cool.

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