1986 Apple fan fashion flashback

Go back in time to when the Apple logo had rainbow colors and collars were a-poppin'. The 1986 Apple Collection clothing catalog featured oversize sweatshirts and other '80s fashion atrocities.

Apple catalog
I wonder if you can find these on eBay. Apple Collection

There was once a decade when it was cool to have popped collars, leg warmers, and zippers on the ankles of your acid wash jeans. It was called the 1980s.

Even design-obsessed Apple wasn't immune from the decade's fashion fallacies. Fashion blog The Trad unearthed a 1986 Apple clothing catalog that looks like a collision between "The Breakfast Club" and an Apple II.

The catalog really sells the Apple computing lifestyle. "After a rough day windsurfing, the Apple sweatshirt is just the thing," it reads. Or you could buy a complete Apple-branded F2 America 360 Sailboard for just $1,100.

Apple suggests getting "rambunctious" with a $47 rugby sweatshirt. Even the kids aren't left out. There are pint-size Apple shirts and sweats for the iPhone users of the future.

I know you're wondering, but there are no black turtlenecks on display in the catalog. Steve Jobs had the good sense to steer clear of the Apple clothing collection. He really was a visionary.

About the author

Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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