Here's our Kev (Michael Le Vell) displaying a few popular 1980s fashions. Glorious decade, this one. Flared trousers, so cool and cutting edge in the late 1960s, had stagnated in the 1970s. In the late 1970s a 1950s drainpipe trouser revival began, and in the 1980s some jeans and trouser legs became so narrow, you could hardly get your feet through! Kev adored tight jeans.
Hair was a crowning glory or another story in the 1980s. The emergence of hair gel and mousse led men and women to play evil games with their hair. Kev went for the meringue "New Romantic" look, then the infamous '80s bouffant mullet.
The 1960s saw men becoming hairier with beards and big 'taches as the hippie years swung. The '70s and '80s gradually reversed the trend. Our Kev, like many '80s men, was proud of his 'tache - leading, of course to comparisons with Hall & Oates. Steph Barnes finally shaved it off in the early 1990s!
All in all, our Kev dealt with the 1980s pretty well. He avoided the Miami Vice look (pastel coloured shoulder-padded linen jackets with pushed up sleeves and blonde streaked hair), deeley boppers and shell suits, and was declared highly fancieable by my cousin Sue.
Mind you, my cousin Sue also fancied Jon Bon Jovi back then and positively drooled over the Page 7 fellas in The Sun...
Page 7 glories of 1985!