As I soon get ready to put on my skintight, shiny black Frederick’s of Hollywood vintage spandex disco pants, I just wanted to mention that I now know that disco pants were still being worn as late as 1989. I thought they were pretty dead by that point and perhaps they were dying out around that time but they were not gone yet. I remember having seen an episode of “Married With Children” where Peg Bundy was wearing gold ones.
Hers fit amazingly perfect! Unlike my gold pair which is a little on the loose side. But hers look great whether she’s sitting or standing. These pictures are small and upon a quick search I couldn’t really find anything better. I need to get me a better fitting gold pair. Better=tighter.
Anyways not knowing anything about this episode I was surprisingly quickly able to find out that it was first broadcast in November 20, 1988.
I came across another video on YouTube of an Italian singer named Sabrina Salerno performing a song called ‘Sex.’ There’s no info on the video but the song was a 1989 release so the performance must be from that year as well. In the video Sabrina is wearing a skintight shiny black pair of disco pants. I’m not sure where she was performing but she was singing in English so it’s possible it was in the US.
But the point of all this is to show that SDJ’s were still around and being worn near the end of the 80s and not just by the unsavory types. But it was getting harder and harder to find any guys wearing them with the exception being Menudo, I guess.
This is just a short post because I am on my way out. I’ll be wearing my own spandex disco jeans today which will be the first time this year! In the meantime, here is the full episode of the Married With Children episode featuring Peggy Bundy in skintight gold disco pants.