Saturday, February 28, 2009

can't touch this!

You know who's fault it is that McCall's is bringing these pants back, don't you?


I mean, I wouldn't exactly call MC Hammer a fashion icon. So I'm blaming McDreamy, that's who.

(gratuitous McDreamy photo)

If he hadn't gotten all famous on that tv show, his first hit movie, Can't Buy Me Love wouldn't be rerunning itself into the ground on cable.


And if you were a child of the 80s like me, you worshipped Cindy Mancini. She had more wardrobe changes than a Cher performance. And I wanted them all. MC Hammer pants included.

It didn't matter that it looked like you were wearing a soggy diaper and had really limited range of motion.


Cindy Mancini was the fashion icon of 1987 (at least in my school.) And what Cindy wore, we wore. God bless us.

Good thing there's that whole "if you wore the trend once you can't wear it again" rule huh. Or I might be tempted to try this one again.

(gotcha! bwahahaha!!!)

15 comments:

  1. NOOOOOO!!!!! I hate those pants!!! lol!!
    I to, am a child of the 80's.. but I was more into the 'rocker hair band' look... my hair was HUGE and my jeans always had holes in them,
    paired with some ripped concert T-shirt... those were the days!

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  2. All day I'm going to be singing that and giggling, thinking of those pants.

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  3. I bet they were comfy!!! How much fabric did it take to make them I wonder? In my day it was hot pants and mini skirts. At least we saved $$$ on fabric!!!

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  4. Resist, resist!

    I'm safe from them because I only sew what can be made with quilting cotton. And Hammer pants in colorful cotton prints is way too "Dog the Bounty Hunter."

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  5. I loved those pants and I'm telling you I made matching slouchy tops off the should tops. I'm sure I thought I was the schznitz in them! Whatever was I thinking? Oh oh...gotta go...it's Hammertime! LOL

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  6. I must be old. I don't even know who that Cindy person is. But, then again, I'm a child of the 70s. And Angie, please don't touch that!

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  7. That is so hilarious! My daughter is a child of the 80's and I don't know how many pairs of hammer pants I made for her. I made a pair of hammer pants and a vest out of this tiger print for one of her friend's birthday...Kelsey wore those forever and would still probably wear them today if they fit!

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  8. He he. This is so hysterical! I don't know who that Cindy person is either, but I was in highschool in the 90's. And not a very snappy dresser as well. I didn't realize McDreamy has been acting for so long.

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  9. LOL! I'm a child of the 80's but a few years before you. The torn, off-the-shoulder sweatshirt and tight capri/ankle length jeans (a la Ola Ray from the Thriller video) were all the rage in '83 and '84, my Junior and Senior year in HS. The Hammer pants were popular when I was in college, but I was probably either too busy studying, partying, or smooching with my hubby to notice ;) .

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  10. Those must be the most hideous pants that women ever put on. What would make anybody think that it looks good for a woman to put a big bubble of fabric on each leg?

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  11. Ha!ha!ha!ha!ha! So glad I won't be joining that trend this time around. And yes, I got sucked into it the first time...

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  12. Ah, no! Not hammer-pants! Some styles should just be forgotten for all time. I wonder what the designer who came up with them first was on? Or maybe they had a grudge against humanity? Or were having a really really bad day.

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  13. Those pants are HID E OUS!!! I won't touch them. However, there are some really cute tops in McCalls new patterns.

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  14. My youngest sister could have been Cindy Mancini's identical twin. Seriously, it spooked my family out when this movie came out 'cause the resemblance is so strong.

    I agree with the others: Resist!

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  15. The pants are too funny, after my time! But I have to comment on how s,Patrick has change and for the better.

    BTW, left an award for you on my blog.

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