1980s Men’s Clothing. Leather, denim, silk, and even disco ball fabric were what framed the men’s clothing styles around the 1980s. Examples of styles that took men’s clothing in the 1980s to the next level include strong suits and mullet haircuts. If you are asked to wear clothing from this era, you might call it an 80s style. the 80s' fashion for men was like a mixed bag that had skinny tights, leather pants, and jackets, parachute pants (or hammer pants), leg warmers, very short shorts, ripped and stone-washed denims, frilly puff-sleeved shirts, oddly striped shirts, skinny neck ties, hawaiian shirts, jams, nylon tracksuits in neon colors, members-only jackets,.