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Saturday, August 01, 2009

Back pocket combs:

I'm not sure if this fad was the late 70's or early 80's, but I do know, however, that I had a shirt JUST like that guy's, which was around '78 / '79.

13 comments:

Wings said...

All through middle school, I had a blue plastic comb in back pocket.

Had totally forgotten about that.

Wow...

joe said...

Remember the other kind they had, that had a square handle and decals that said things like "Back off", etc.??

Max Reddick said...

This was early 1980's. I had a different color to match my outfits. I was cool.

joe said...

You're still cool, Max!

FilmFather said...

Totally had a red bubble-handled comb in my back right pocket, circa 1982.

Much like Wings, I completely forgot about it until your post.

joe said...

Don't feel bad. I'd forgotten about them also, until the day I posted this. You can't remember everything..

Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

I had a tie dye colored one. I just hated the way a oily film would build up on the teeth and how hard it was to scrape it off.

joe said...

Um, how often did you wash your hair, may I ask????

Darryll said...

Yeah... When WE were kids all you had to have to "fit in" and "be cool" was a $1.29 comb for your back pocket. Nowadays, it's a $300 iphone or iPod. Our folks never knew how good they had it!

BTW, Joe - as I recall, there was a time we all went through when it was "cool" not to wash your hair. Thankfully that usually gave way to the "wash/blow-dry/style/obsess over" phase of hair care. Cleaner, but still crazy!

joe said...

I spent so much time on my hair when i was younger, now I shave my head. I never wake up with bed head, and the wind never messes up my 'do. Plus I don't need blow dryers. Yeah, I don't miss it.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious. I had one of the rectangular "decal" combs. It said "End Zone", LOL!

joe said...

Hahahaa

sunnydaze said...

Oh yeah - I was a big fan of the back pocket comb - I'm guessing it was late 70s. Remember those little metal guys, like Kilroy, with the google eyes that they made just for a decoration to hang out of your back pocket? Had that too.

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