80s fashion in St. Elmo’s Fire, part 3
I love the wool sweaters!
Andie MacDowell is wearing a long below-the-hip Irish Aran fisherman’s sweater in the classic white/ivory color. A style of sweater seldom seen today in department stores, but I found one online.
Andie’s rich doctor boyfriend is wearing a raw umber colored crewneck sweater with a classic Nordic pattern including reindeer: another sweater style which has completely disappeared from retail stores. Today some people call them “ugly sweaters” but I disagree with the pejorative. Unfortunately, even if you find a reindeer sweater today, the reindeer are usually dominating and over-the-top, not subtle like Andie’s boyfriend is wearing. I searched the web and couldn’t find any sweater for sale that looks like that.
Ignore what Emilio Estevez is wearing. It’s a plot-related outfit.
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I also approve of the down ski jacket the doctor boyfriend is wearing. It’s very 80s.
There was also a comment about his tight jeans. That’s a leftover from the disco era, although tacky 70s “designer” jeans would be a much darker shade of indigo. I don’t approve of the tightness, but a return to the traditional faded blue color was a big improvement over the 70s. Good catch.