Class of 86, senior portrait taken in 1985.
By - DogMechanic
Weird hat. Nice sweater, though.
So much hair spray.
I just made the weirdest noise trying not to laugh but laughing out loud haha!!
Same laugh my friends made when they saw this picture.
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.
You nailed it. I took this picture of the picture that sits in my mom's house for all to see.
Sorry about the All Valley Karate Championship
“Put him in a body bag!”
Dude/Dudette you have no idea how hard that made me laugh. Thank you, I needed that.
Look at that glorious feather job. It is a masterpiece!
I had the same hair, wore the same pin stripe shirt, end of sleeves rolled up. Damn. 85 here
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.
Honest question, how do you achieve that feathered look?
You have to wake up in the morning, pray to Ronald Reagan, and rub your head with a bald Eagle.
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.
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.
Back when teenagers were in their 30s.
I was gonna say! 17 year olds looking like they have 2.5 kids and a mortgage already.
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.
Haha well that’s a bonus!
is this a thing? Were teenagers "older" looking back then? I
Yeah, it’s a thing. My eighth grade yearbook looks like the staff page for some kind of Midwestern office supplies company.
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.
Plus a lot of movies used actors over 30 so I started thinking people used to look older because of that.
Well to me this guy really looks old.
Get off his lawn!
Yup, I agree, and it's me. I started buying alcohol at 14 without ID.
I didn't need an ID to buy liquor.
You look 35 here
You should see how old my 40 year old dad looked them.
Did the stache ever come in?
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.
We need an update!
We need a pic of you with Deep Snider hair. Please find a pic of that.
When I find it I'll post it. It's in a shoebox somewhere in my closet.
Bro this is like a blunder life and I love it.
You’d pass for a 35yo in my country
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.
Why does hair only do whatever that is that it’s doing there in the 80s?
Because of all the CFCs, I think.
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!
Because they spent a lot of time in the bathroom making it do this. Using more Aqua Net than you could imagine.
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.
This is the dad won't let you have long hair but you push it as far as you can look
Class of '88 here. You look like all of my male neighbors from childhood!
Like the dude two houses down working on his bitchin' Camaro. Bonus points for the thing that lifts the engine with a chain.
Wearing Z Cavariccis, I hope.
So, what was it like to train in cobra kai dojo?
“Just give me a Masters of the Universe vibe.”
Bobby the Brain Heenan vibes fo sho!
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.
Did you work as a camp counselor bullying lovable misfits?
You like an older adult, but at the same time, you have a sort of baby face.
When you order young Donald Trump from Wish
Hey gang, it looks like we've got another mystery on our hands!
That hair is just spectacular!
Sic flow. I see no blunder here
A standard look for this time period. Good picture!
I'm the best there is, was and ever will be......wooooooooo!!
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.
Boris Johnson, is it you?
You look like you're your own grandmother
Something about the feathered hair, colour, and pose reminds me of those old paintings of the French guys in powdered wigs!
You needed a spear to go with that magic helmet. North wind, bwoow!
Now that's funny. Seriously made me laugh my ass off.
Not sure if actual blunder or just the 80s.
No feathering opportunity left unexplored. Well done, 10/10.
you look really good in my opinion
You look really cool though!!!
I thought I did. I wasn't the preppy kid I look like here.
That hairline looks like a prospectors mustache
Senior year of your doctorate?
I blame David Cassidy
*Sweep the leg!*
I also share a name with one of the bad guys in that movie. Yes, I've heard them all.
Didn’t you knock on my door and try to sell me a subscription to Grit magazine?
17 going on 42
I've been buying beer without ID since I was 16.
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!
Nope, that's my natural color. I was a total towhead as a kid. I'm Norwegian, it's genetic.
How did you style your quaff?
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
You look like you dumped a lot of Freshman's books.
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.
I see your hair went white early on in life
Butt Cut level 1000
Wow, the hair.. Just Wow
Always popular Ducks Ass cut
You don’t win best blunder years but your hair dresser does
Like, your senior *citizen* portrait?
You look a bit like Triple H but with a smaller nose
The hair is GLORIOUS!
Tom Berrenger/ Ice Cube.
The son of two fathers - Platoon.
How is this a blunder? You look great.
You look like an '80s version of Ryan Hansen.
Loving the Richard Branson wig!
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
Sweep the leg Johnny
Hey, man. Leave some women for the rest of us!
you look like a church of christ dad
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.
Were you an 80's movie villain?
You definitely give me original Kobra Kai student vibes