What The Heck Is A Neck Pin?

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on January 30, 2013

in All About Me

Of course I know what a neck pin is because I wore one many times over the course of my 7th and 8th grade middle school years.

Why? Because it was the late 80s, that’s why. We all looked like big fat dorks with school picture laser backdrops in the late 80s.

Exhibit A:

7th grade LASERS

For reasons unknown, today I admitted on Twitter and Facebook that I wore a neck pin in middle school. More than a few people asked me what exactly a neck pin is.

You people. How did you grow up in the late 80s and 90s and not know what a neck pin is? Do you know Z. Cavarrici? Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts? Guess jeans? If you do, you should know the fashion statement behind a neck pin.

Or maybe I was just that much of a dork.

My neck pin was much like this one, only with just one non-working clock and more gold/brass chains. Because of course.

clock neck pin

Yeah, well, me and my knock-off boys Z. Cavarrici pants are going over with all the other dorks and play our band instruments.

black z cavarrici pants

What’s more interesting than any of this nonsense is that in my Google image search for a clock pin to prove to you just how fabulous I must have looked all snazzed up with my clock-that-doesn’t-actually-work neck pin, I thought a better search term would be “clock broach” only to discover that it’s not “broach” but rather “brooch” but pronounced BROch. What the crap, English language?

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1 Kim January 30, 2013 at 11:38 pm

A brooch? Yea, I know what that is! I thought a neck pin meant something like that dental headgear thing people used to wear. My grandmother and great gran wore them all the time, and now my mother has them. Most of them are made of solid gold or ivory. I’ll be selling when they’re mine, so you know where to find me.


2 Lovelyn January 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I spent most of the 80s wearing a fat belt and a giant lace bow on my head. Oh yeah, I was cool.
An Awesome post on Lovelyn´s blog … Aliens at the Home Show


3 thedavidcmurphy February 5, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I had to google neck pin (I’m male. Sorry), and I got results for neck pain? Are these in any way related?
An Awesome post on thedavidcmurphy´s blog … Our Last Dance Together…


4 GK Adams February 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

HAHA! Ah…the 80’s. The era where everything was flourescent. I remember even having a studded belt that you only looped through a few belt loops and the other half hung off your other hip. Good times! A part of me misses the 80’s.
An Awesome post on GK Adams´s blog … 8 Ways to Surprise Your Redneck Valentine


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