Belt Buckle Week – Day 6: Cobra Class of ’87
The Bad Guys got in on the action in a big way in 1987. These are some seriously bodacious buckles, people. I suppose the villains are expected to be more ostentatious, but this year seems to eclipse them all in terms of style.
Cobra Commander puts on his first of quite a few cobra head accoutrements.
Croc Master is probably the most impressive in terms of effect, with a ginormous crocodile eye. I want one of these!
Crystal Ball gets all secret society like with an illuminati-esque number. And decades before Jay-Z and Beyonce. What a trend setter.
Even the drivers showed up to the party wearing bold and brilliant buckles: WORMS, Zanzibar, Ice Viper and Sea Slug all have something unique in their designs. Ice Viper’s is obviously a reference to an ice crystal, but I can’t quite make out what Zanzibar and Sea Slug’s are meant to be. Regardless, the year was the pinnacle in Cobra belt accessorizing. A fitting end to the inaugural Belt Buckle Week. Look for another theme week coming soon. Will Nice Pants make a comeback, or will something entirely new come about? Stick around and find out…