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Edited by on October 16 2008 at 11:54 AM

Ghosts of Fashion Past: The Shoulder Boom Box

Ghosts of Fashion Past: The Shoulder Boom Box

Ghosts of Fashion Past: The Shoulder Boom Box

This is one of my favorite trends of all time. Unfortunately, I was born in 1986, so my small being never got the chance to wander the city streets on a skateboard with one of these babies on my shoulder. I had to settle for my friend’s driveway in an Ohio suburban neighborhood. I got my chance in high school, when “decades day” came around, to peg my jeans, wear a neon hat and carry a boom-box on my shoulder blasting Madonna and the Beastie Boys. I’ve seen one or two people do this recently, and I humbly tip my hat to them. I hope the few and brave can bring it back; because seriously, what could be better than an impromptu dance party in front of the local bodega on a Saturday afternoon?

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Story by Amanda Gabriele

I stole my first pair of platforms from the Spice Bus in 1997 when Anglophilia was all the rage. Collector of vintage bags, vinyl and kitchen appliances. My dream of becoming a butcher is momentarily on hiatus so I can teach you how to wear muumuus and apply false eyelashes. Follow me on Twitter @CrystlMeatballs.

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