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Class of 86, senior portrait taken in 1985.

Class of 86, senior portrait taken in 1985.

howmaroo

Weird hat. Nice sweater, though.


DogMechanic

So much hair spray.


sunnyd311

I just made the weirdest noise trying not to laugh but laughing out loud haha!!


DogMechanic

Same laugh my friends made when they saw this picture.


Pudacat

As a fellow '86 graduate, THIS is the blunder years I come here for. Pleasing the parents attire, with the feathered hair and tan, preserved for all eternity on your parents wall for everyone to see, since it was your senior picture.


DogMechanic

You nailed it. I took this picture of the picture that sits in my mom's house for all to see.


NicePerson69

Sorry about the All Valley Karate Championship


Teenage-Mustache

“Put him in a body bag!”


DogMechanic

Dude/Dudette you have no idea how hard that made me laugh. Thank you, I needed that.


03ifa014

Look at that glorious feather job. It is a masterpiece!


CrownedHeads

I had the same hair, wore the same pin stripe shirt, end of sleeves rolled up. Damn. 85 here


DogMechanic

I hated my hair, but with dad as a former 1st Sargent, that was rebellion, lol l. I have a pic from graduation day, 8 months later. Same shirt. My hair is gloriously set free, and the shirt is half open with rolled sleeves. It's an old picture hidden in my archives (some old shoe boxes). Now I have to find it.


duringbusinesshours

Honest question, how do you achieve that feathered look?


nickmuscle

You have to wake up in the morning, pray to Ronald Reagan, and rub your head with a bald Eagle.


DogMechanic

This is what happens when dad is a retired first Sargent, brother I gunny and parents will not allow long haired metal heads to express themselves.


DogMechanic

A lot of hair spray and the correct hair dryer. NgL. I took my hair dryer to school with me so I could fix my hair after morning and evening football practice.


shawnhopkins

Back when teenagers were in their 30s.


Sonnyjesuswept

I was gonna say! 17 year olds looking like they have 2.5 kids and a mortgage already.


DogMechanic

I laugh every day about how old everyone looked back then. All I have to do is shave now and I look the same age as this picture.


Sonnyjesuswept

Haha well that’s a bonus!


Earptastic

is this a thing? Were teenagers "older" looking back then? I


shawnhopkins

Yeah, it’s a thing. My eighth grade yearbook looks like the staff page for some kind of Midwestern office supplies company.


Crepes_for_days3000

Not really but we associate that style of dress/hair to older people so seeing that on a 17 year old always tricks our mind into thinking they are older. Just like if you gave a 20 year old grey grandma hair and clothes, everyone would assume she was much older than 20.


thewhiterosequeen

Plus a lot of movies used actors over 30 so I started thinking people used to look older because of that.


goyangiqt

Well to me this guy really looks old.


yahuta

Get off his lawn!


DogMechanic

Yup, I agree, and it's me. I started buying alcohol at 14 without ID.


DogMechanic

I didn't need an ID to buy liquor.


can_we_trust_bermuda

You look 35 here


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DogMechanic

You should see how old my 40 year old dad looked them.


Jjhammer31

Did the stache ever come in?


DogMechanic

Oh yeah it did. I can do the Sam Elliott now. Only learned of it because of Covid. I quit shaving. Now have a viking beard. I did do the skinny Fu Manchu through the 90s. To add to it I also had Dee Snider hair at one point then turned that into a mullet for a job later on.


benaffleckisaokactor

We need an update!


Crepes_for_days3000

We need a pic of you with Deep Snider hair. Please find a pic of that.


DogMechanic

When I find it I'll post it. It's in a shoebox somewhere in my closet.


Teenage-Mustache

Bro this is like a blunder life and I love it.


Hedley_Lammarr

You’d pass for a 35yo in my country


Djanghost

Dearest Hedley,


DogMechanic

The Japanese exchange students thought I was some kind of god. My name was the same as their idol band. It translates in several languages.


Hedley_Lammarr

Haha awesome.


Abysix

Why does hair only do whatever that is that it’s doing there in the 80s?


Return_Of_The_Fly

Because of all the CFCs, I think.


TLSal

And that in itself is an 80s reference! Chlorofluorocarbons just rolls off my tongue, all these years later, and now the hole in the ozone layer is fixed!


Crepes_for_days3000

Because they spent a lot of time in the bathroom making it do this. Using more Aqua Net than you could imagine.


redseaaquamarine

Hairdressers were skilled at the feathering. It doesn't seem to be a skill that they carried on. That plus, yes, the aquanet and the new invention, mousse.


DogMechanic

This is the dad won't let you have long hair but you push it as far as you can look


MiddleAgeWasteland

Class of '88 here. You look like all of my male neighbors from childhood!


SmallsLightdarker

Like the dude two houses down working on his bitchin' Camaro. Bonus points for the thing that lifts the engine with a chain.


TLSal

Wearing Z Cavariccis, I hope.


SmallsLightdarker

Of course


Animuscreeps

So, what was it like to train in cobra kai dojo?


unnickd

“Just give me a Masters of the Universe vibe.”


fuxxwitclowns

Bobby the Brain Heenan vibes fo sho!


DogMechanic

I was a big thrash metal kid at the time. I saw Mustaine with Metallica at the Stone. I'm that random blonde dude from the pictures in "Murder in the Front Row". This was my "please the parents" look. I wasn't a big WWF fan,but my little brother was. I guess that explains why he always had me take him to the WWF shows.


Notlandshark

Did you work as a camp counselor bullying lovable misfits?


PassionFlorence

You like an older adult, but at the same time, you have a sort of baby face.


Legate_Invictus

When you order young Donald Trump from Wish


SeminoleSteel

Hey gang, it looks like we've got another mystery on our hands!


digby99

That hair is just spectacular!


Samwise_Fresh

Sic flow. I see no blunder here


rock-bottom_mokshada

A standard look for this time period. Good picture!


TheodoreNailer

I'm the best there is, was and ever will be......wooooooooo!!


OarsandRowlocks

Anthropologists have studied relics and texts from the 1970s to the 1980s and have concluded that it was culturally forbidden for a man to display his ears.


crystalprawn

Boris Johnson, is it you?


MurderDoneRight

You look like you're your own grandmother


amandarinorangez

Something about the feathered hair, colour, and pose reminds me of those old paintings of the French guys in powdered wigs!


MyrddinSidhe

You needed a spear to go with that magic helmet. North wind, bwoow!


DogMechanic

Now that's funny. Seriously made me laugh my ass off.


winborne1112

Not sure if actual blunder or just the 80s.


scstraus

No feathering opportunity left unexplored. Well done, 10/10.


nicolassundara

you look really good in my opinion


DogMechanic

Thank you.


oliveoilcrisis

You look really cool though!!!


DogMechanic

I thought I did. I wasn't the preppy kid I look like here.


buffalo-blonde

That hairline looks like a prospectors mustache


PikaLink68

beautiful hair


goomy

Senior year of your doctorate?


BuranBuran

I blame David Cassidy


XROOR

*Sweep the leg!*


DogMechanic

I also share a name with one of the bad guys in that movie. Yes, I've heard them all.


PacoBongers

Didn’t you knock on my door and try to sell me a subscription to Grit magazine?


DogMechanic

Possibly.


HankBuffalo

17 going on 42


DogMechanic

I've been buying beer without ID since I was 16.


RastaMasta1996

Did you dye your hair back then? Your eyebrows and "stache" don't seem to match the color of your hair :D That being said..dope shirt, sweater and watch!


DogMechanic

Nope, that's my natural color. I was a total towhead as a kid. I'm Norwegian, it's genetic.


saturatedbloom

How did you style your quaff?


DogMechanic

Hair dryer, round brush and a lot of hairspray. At this point my hair will start to curl, like Shirley Temple or Dee Snider if I rat it out . I know. I know way too much about styling 80s hair. Will post some of those when I find them


Crepes_for_days3000

You look like you dumped a lot of Freshman's books.


DogMechanic

Nah, that was my best friend, he was a bit of an asshole. I was more of the approachable jock/stoner/metalhead. I got to live Friday Night Lights IRL. I hated it. I was happier smoking weed and riding BMX in the off season.


nature_remains

Ok BLAINE!!!


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dillyd

Hell yeah.


Ok_Twist1802

I see your hair went white early on in life


TheRealPoopscooploop

Football Head


lundgrenisgod

Butt Cut level 1000


sideshowdel74

Wow, the hair.. Just Wow


Dipdrizzle

Always popular Ducks Ass cut


LostReplacement

You don’t win best blunder years but your hair dresser does


pokeapple

Like, your senior *citizen* portrait?


BurbankElephants

You look a bit like Triple H but with a smaller nose


Hotfuzz82

Livy hair


Jump_Like_A_Willys

The hair is GLORIOUS!


Reprovoid

Tom Berrenger/ Ice Cube. The son of two fathers - Platoon.


CrabPplCrabPpl

How is this a blunder? You look great.


HephaestusHarper

You look like an '80s version of Ryan Hansen.


Jorden99

Loving the Richard Branson wig!


BrynLovesBlueberries

You’re way better at doing your hair than I will ever be. I’m in my thirties and can’t manage a clean looking ponytail to save my life and there you were in you teens, achieving this look. Fml


JeffDavin

Sweep the leg Johnny


Jaco927

Hey, man. Leave some women for the rest of us!


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antsyamie

you look like a church of christ dad


DogMechanic

I see it, couldn't be farther from the truth. Put it this way, I'm on the Cannibal Corpse Global Evisceration Live concert DVD.


selinda123

Were you an 80's movie villain?


Next_Consequence2652

You definitely give me original Kobra Kai student vibes