The BAD Era

“Bad” how-to

So this time it’s about the recreation of probably our favorite Michael look – the one he sported in the Scorcese directed music video “Bad”.

That’s a really badass look, but it is also a very over-the-top one. The outfit may seem a bit overaccessorized, but that’s exactly what this look is about – buckles and straps, heaps of black and tight fit – but just the right amount to show who’s bad 😉

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Let’s start taking a jacket, like these ones:

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1. Steampunk Buckle Jacket
2. Rag Doll black cotton jacket
3. Multi Strap D-ring Jacket by Gareth Pugh

Next step is a black polo or plain short sleeve shirt:

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1. Basic polo shirt from Wet Seal
2. Black polo from Bon Prix
3. Organic ribbed top from New Look
4. Black linen-bland shirt from Old Navy

And now the key to this look – belts, the more the merrier:

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1. Banana Republic studded double-strap belt
2. Dorothy Perkins black strap waist belt
3. Charlotte Russe Wide Strip Belt
4. Dorothy Perkins black cross waist belt
5. Phi double buckle leather belt
6. Twenty8Twelve Black Double Strap Belt
7. Charlotte Russe Buckled Strap Belt
or layering thinner belts:
8. Rag & Bone studded black belt
9. Forever21 Polished Round Stud Belt
10. Dorothy Perkins black metal hinge belt

Now it’s time for some pants:

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1. Skinny tie-dye trousers by Felder Felder
2. Leather look trousers from New Look
3. Black D-ring strap skinny pants by Tripp

or you can play it safe with plain black leggings:

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1. Dorothy Perkins black slinky leggings
2. Forever21 Shine Panel Leggings
3. American Apparel Shiny Legging

and finally shoes, of course there are Balmain and Chloe multi buckle shoes, but here are some cheaper alternatives:

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1. Jeffrey Campbell Biz Buckle Bootie
2. Maud black leather buckle boot
3. Topshop Aztec-studded ankle boot
4. Ash Black Leather Strapover Hightop
5. Asos Leather Suede Buckle Boots


Michael Jackson at the 1986 American Music Awards — Worn During the Performance of ”We Are The World”


Onstage performance suit Michael Jackson wore to the 1986 American Music Awards, where he joined an all-star ensemble in performing ”We Are The World,” the multi-platinum song he co-wrote with Lionel Richie for famine relief in Africa. Four-piece suit includes pants, jacket, metallic belt with diagonal chest strap, and shirt. Black and gold suit was custom made for Jackson by classic Hollywood costume house Western Costume. Military-inspired jacket features gold color hardware. Pants have a gold cord stripe down the sides and a Western Costume label sewn in, stating they are a size 28. Gold cord belt has a leather lining and features additional gold-color metal hardware as well as an adjustable over-the-shoulder strap. Shirt is by Fabio Inghirami. Save for Michael’s makeup around the collar of the shirt, ensemble is near fine. One of the most famous stage costumes ever worn by the Entertainer of the Century. With provenance from Julien’s Auctions.

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Source: Nate Sanders Auction

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