When it comes to fashion, previous decades always get their trends revisited eventually. Recently, with the premier of Anchorman 2, starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate there has been a revisiting of 1980’s fashion.
In this first photo, fur and leather have become the centers of attention with the film’s characters of Ron Burgundy and Veronica Cornerstone, who are all decked out in Ron’s full length brown leather trench coat with the bushy fur shawl collar and Veronica’s wine colored blazer with the tan fur lapels. Even though the styling may be slightly tweaked, you will see combinations of leather and fur in both men’s and women’s fashion for 2013/2014.
Even though polyester fabric, which also was in its “prime” in the 1970’s and 1980’s in both men’s and women’s clothing at the time and has come a long way since then, the leisure suit is one of those items that should stay in that decade. Don’t expect the likes of Sears or even designer online retailers like Galvin For Men to carry mens suits like the one above, worn by Will Ferrell more than once in the movie, any time soon! This forest green leisure suit is a prime example of a trend that should not pass on to future fashion forecasts. The three button closure, front seaming, and bi-fold cuffs are only aggravated by the boldly brown, polka dotted dress shirt and “above the waist” matching trousers.
Plaid sport coats are also a trend that has resurfaced from the 1980’s fashion files and in honor of the “Anchorman 2” premier, a real anchorman of NYI since 1997 Pat Kiernan, selected what he considered the “oldest and ugliest” sports jacket that he could find with this green and white plaid number. He accessorized it with a baby blue tie and navy trousers. Aside from this jacket, you will be able to find some more pleasing plaid sports coats from current designers like Burberry, Hugo Boss, and Tommy Hilfiger.