I remember that look! The big plastic belt buckle sort of thing that you fed an edge of the shirt through and pulled it to gather to the side. Or, simply tied a knot in it!
I was one of those people who cut shoulder pads out of everything (where possible, some were between the lining and the outer construction, so those remained). I never liked the linebacker look. :D
One of the many reasons I wear my "uniform" of pleated front trousers (with or without cuffs) and long or short sleeved oxford style shirts. I may or many not use a blazer/jacket (Florida doesn't give you many opportunities) and that's about it.
I hate clothes that are too tight, made of manmade fabric, so thin they are see through, without pockets... It's miserable trying to find clothes.