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  • (Finebros) So this episode, you are NOT reacting to a video.

  • What're we doing?

  • (Finebros) Today, you are reacting to fashion.

  • Fashion?

  • Ooh. That's interesting.

  • To fashion?! Why would you have me react to fashion?

  • - I can do this! Okay. - (Finebros) 1980's fashion.

  • Uh, alright then.

  • Oh no! I hate the '80s.

  • Sweet!

  • Isn't that, like, hippy?

  • It was very neon.

  • There's some '80s fashion that is really fun,

  • like the '80s movie's fashion. My mom has Flash Dance.

  • My dad has The Breakfast Club.

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  • (Finebros) What do you know about '80s fashion?

  • Absolutely nothing.

  • I don't know anything about that.

  • '80s fashion is what hipsters are wearing today.

  • The headbands across, with the leotards and the colored tights.

  • Women in blazers all the time. Awful!

  • Shoulderpads. Awful.

  • (Finebros) First off, one of the biggest trends in the '80s

  • for women, clothing that had built-in shoulder pads.

  • Did they play football in the '80s?

  • That's actually cute.

  • Benny, this is yours, right?

  • It's kinda weird. It looks like you're wearing

  • the coat hanger with your coat.

  • I think that girls should look dainty and cute,

  • and not like--(laughs)

  • I think it would be really weird to feel, like...

  • If you just had your arm around a girl, and it's just pad.

  • - (Finebros) Go ahead and try it on. - (whispers) Oh god.

  • You just want me to wear women's clothing, guys.

  • I think I could pull it off.

  • I feel powerful. I feel like a man.

  • I feel like a governor.

  • I feel like a newswoman. Like, "Hello! Channel 4 News."

  • Who thought of this idea, to do that?

  • Like, "Oh, let's be like football players. Let's be powerful."

  • Didn't Madonna do that? Madonna definitely did this.

  • (Finebros) So here's an image of some celebrities of the era,

  • - all in shoulder pads. - Fashion's weird, man.

  • I don't like it. Two thumbs down.

  • They look like the people in my textbooks, man.

  • That's from Ferris Bueller.

  • There's Princess Diana.

  • Oprah Winfrey, I don't know why she's wearing a yellow stripe.

  • You're not an astronaut or Zenon.

  • (Finebros) Why do you think this was a thing in the '80s?

  • You tell me! I don't know.

  • I wasn't alive in the '80s.

  • I don't even know. I didn't know shoulder pads were that serious.

  • Maybe it made their waists seem more smaller.

  • Maybe it makes their heads look smaller?

  • I don't know. (laughs)

  • Women were becoming more active in business,

  • and they wanted to show that they were capable,

  • and they wanted to show that they were--not masculine, necessarily--

  • but could handle the same things as men.

  • (Finebros) Well, one of the reasons was a movement called Power Dressing.

  • Power Dressing. Sounds so awesome.

  • (with emphasis) Power Dressing!

  • (Finebros) Women wanted to show that they were capable in society,

  • - so they wanted to look more masculine. - Okay, that makes sense.

  • When I put it on, it makes me feel powerful.

  • I think women can be as powerful as men without making

  • themselves look like men.

  • I don't think you need shoulder pads to make you, you know, feel powerful.

  • (Finebros) You don't feel more powerful right now?

  • Actually, I kinda do. I'm not gonna lie. (laughs)

  • (Finebros) Everything they made came with shoulder pads,

  • - including t-shirts! - You're not serious.

  • A t-shirt with shoulder pads.

  • What?

  • This looks so stupid.

  • Why? Why? Why?

  • I want to try everything on. This is fun. It's like a fashion show.

  • This is so ugly! I would never wear this.

  • This needs to be burned.

  • No! I don't feel powerful in this.

  • (Finebros) Another trend was the fitness boom.

  • I have a horror story. I walked into my mom's closet one time,

  • and I saw so much neon, like fitness clothing.

  • I was so scarred.

  • - (Finebros) Here is an example. - Sick.

  • I'm not gonna lie. I like those pants.

  • God, the leg warmers! I forgot about leg warmers.

  • They're horrible.

  • People would wear this on a daily basis, not just when they're working out?

  • It just seems like a whole generation that was so lost.

  • These all look like pictures of my mom in the '80s.

  • My dad had one of [sea] jackets, and he still wears it.

  • - (Finebros) So we have some of this. - Oh?

  • Do I get to wear them?

  • (Finebros) So we have some windbreaker suits.

  • Oh no, these are so disgusting. People wore this?

  • This is like a Halloween costume.

  • I feel like this is kind of coming back.

  • Do I look good?

  • No! You can't...do this to yourself.

  • - (Finebros) There also was leg warmers. - Oh yeah! (laughs)

  • I love leg warmers so much.

  • This is as hipster as it gets.

  • These are actually really comfortable. I want a pair of these now.

  • I actually wear some to school. These are still in today.

  • - (Finebros) We have headbands. - Oh, joy! We get four of 'em.

  • I'm gonna keep this forever.

  • I gotta be as '80s as possible. Alright. (laughs)

  • Breaking a sweat, React in the day!

  • (Finebros) Scrunchies that girls used to love.

  • Scrunchies aren't terrible. I'm okay with scrunchies,

  • unless they're neon...and they're neon.

  • I'm gonna look back at this in ten years and I'm gonna be like,

  • "What was I doing?!" But you know what?

  • Whatever. I was I gonna say, "YOLO!" But I'm not a 13 year old boy.

  • - (Finebros) And there was also zubaz. - Zubaz?

  • This sounds amazing.

  • (laughing)

  • Are they sweatpants?

  • I would totally wear these.

  • Dude! I've seen my dad with these.

  • Where did you guys even find this stuff?

  • That's what I'm concerned about.

  • (Finebros) Put on the windbreaker and the Zubaz.

  • Yeah. I like this one.

  • How do I look? (laughs)

  • These are amazing!

  • Seriously, these are awesome!

  • Let's do it!

  • Why? How?

  • '80s! I'm so happy right now.

  • I feel like the douchebag in every '80s movie.

  • Come at me! I'm single! (laughs)

  • (Finebros) So, last but not least, who could forget the greatest trend

  • - in the '80s history? - I'm scared.

  • No!

  • Why was this ever a trend?

  • Yes! Fanny packs.

  • Yeah! I have three of these.

  • Here we go. I've never put one on,

  • but I'll figure it out.

  • These are actually pretty practical.

  • I hate people that [bleep] on fanny packs.

  • (Finebros) What do you think of the loud colors of the '80s?

  • It's not for me.

  • They were very loud and eccentric back then, weren't they?

  • We're more subdued now.

  • I love it. It's so fun.

  • As a person that dresses in black almost 24-7,

  • this is a fun change!

  • I love it. (laughs)

  • But that's coming from me, who has no fashion sense whatsoever.

  • (Finebros) Can you talk about why you think fashion trends even happen?

  • Why is something that is cool not always cool?

  • Maybe because people realize how stupid it is.

  • 'Cause they're horrible.

  • Each generation sees their parents in things, and they're like

  • "Ew! I don't want to wear those."

  • If I saw my mom in zubaz, this would be the geekiest thing I'd ever seen.

  • But now that I'm wearing it, I love it.

  • You can't wear the same thing forever. It has to change up,

  • and then it comes back.

  • This is creative.

  • That's all what fashion is, just creating art.

  • (Finebros) What fashion trend today do you think would be laughed at

  • - 30 years from now. - Ugs.

  • Man tank tops.

  • Skinny jeans!

  • Animal prints on things.

  • I think shorty shorts, like girls shorty shorts.

  • Wearing leggings and tights as pants.