Posted: Aug 6, 2013 5:06 pm
All the thrash/hardcore crossover dudes wore them. Yeah, it was national in the mid-late 80s.
That is exactly the style of dude that wore them in the midwest along with tight jeans, jean jacket with the arms cut off over black leather motorcycle jacket, band t-shirt, long hair (ala slayer) etc.
All the "metalheads" in Northern Virginia wore those in the mid-80's. The dudes that liked all the hair bands like Poison, RATT, but also Judas Priest, Scorpions, etc.
All the dudes that called you a fag and hated punk and the music you listened to - until they heard you listening to Cro-Mags or Crumbsuckers.....then it was like, "Dude!"