The wool sport coat with a sweater under it, and tweedy wool-look pants are the masculine look. Argyle sweaters with Argyle socks, reminiscent of the 50’s, are for both men and women.
The masculine look uses button-down collars with tie bars and narrow ties. Colors are dark, rich, red-brown, dark burgundy, greys, heathery, almost muddy.
M-TV shows inspire clothes that are bright and shiny. Cotton chintz is made up in shirts and matching ties of bright colors. Shirts will have asymmetric closures. Shoulders may be pleated outward at the sleeve seam, giving a vested look. This is quite common in outerwear. Parachute pants in bright nylon material is a popular novelty.
Today’s fashion reflects the old with petticoats, and lace, and cords and sweaters, but no matter what style or look it is all new in the mirror of 1983.