Sort of the flipside to that, not long ago, I was at an airshow display with some re-enactor friends and a teen wearing what looked like 80s punk rock looking stuff came up. You could just tell by the look of him, he thought he'd invented the look. "Watch this," I told the guys. I walked up and said how great it was to see someone do the look I'd had when I was his age (a total lie, I never did the punk look as a teen, but he didn't know that). He just stood there, befuddled.
Yeah, I told him, that was a huge thing in the 80s. I asked how he couldn't have known that as plenty of people in my age range must have seen him before then and would have also known that.
You'd have thought I just snuffed his will to live.
He whipped out his phone, obviously looking up "80s punk look" on Google like I'd just told him to, ("don't take my word for it," I said, "The internet has plenty of stuff on it, I'd think,") and a look of horror crept across his face. He tore a beeline for the exit.
One of the guy watching busted out laughing and said, "you just changed that guy's look forever. His parents owe you big time!"
Hi Lee, I never liked the punk look of the 80s, when I left school in the mid 60s I was part of the Mod scene, the bands were The Small Faces, the Kinks, The Who, we rode Lambretta or Vespa scooters, wore US M-51 fishtail parkas when riding the scooters to protect the hand finished Italian Mohair suits we wore underneath, all very clean tidy and with short hair styles.
Late 80s my two nephews were pleased that I had hung onto my Mohair suits as they became part of a retro-mod scene at that time and I gave them my suits.
Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, July 14 2018.