If anyone was wondering, the scarf he is wearing with the trenchcoat is a striped garter stitch. It looks like navy and olive green or black and olive green. I KNOW I have seen a retro bag sewing pattern like his messenger bag, too.
And, everyone keeps thinking his shirts are velour, but I actually think they are printed peachskin fabric. How do I know this? Because I have some from the late 80s. It looks like velour, but is very, very lightweight and super super soft.
OK, back to your regularly scheduled bum, er, BEN looking.
Mr. T from the A-Team was a super popular celebrity back when I was a kid, which is the timeframe that Eric takes place (which is kind of funny that Ben is playing the dad of a kid in a time period when he, himself, would have been a kid). Mr. T's appearance is a great addition.