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Forgotten Irish 'Fashion' trends from when you were a teen

  • 06-07-2021 6:31pm
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    Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 9,295 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iamstop


    What trends do you remember and shudder to think back on? What trends do you still do or think could still be decent today?

    I remember when 'step' haircuts were a big trend. Sorta silly looking now. Never looked right on me with my cows lick fringe anyway.

    Bomber Jackets.

    Doc Martins

    X-Worx Jeans

    LA Gear


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  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 9,295 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iamstop


    Actually LA Gear with the 3 sets of laces.
    White, Black and whatever matching day-glo colour the runners (runner-boots) had.
    Massive tongue sticking up too. Silky tracksuit tucked behind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,792 ✭✭✭ Archeron


    Moon boots. Big padded basketball type boots but in silvery and gold space suit colors. I vaguely remember wanting a pair so I'm guessing about the mid eighties.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 9,295 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iamstop




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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,612 ✭✭✭ appledrop


    Tracksuit bottoms with popper buttons all up the side.

    Eclipse and X Work jeans.

    Nike Air Max, which are back in fashion now!

    Chokers, which are also back in fashion.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,224 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    iamstop wrote: »
    Naff Naff jackets.

    These have come back

    https://naffco54.com/


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,649 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore


    Bermuda shorts with day glo colours.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Road chinos/cords, Hobo hoody, Air Max = Ready for Irish college


    God be with the days


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,034 ✭✭✭ Blaaz_


    Boy racers

    Though its great to see it coming back again....everyone should have a hobby


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  • Registered Users Posts: 310 ✭✭ 3wayswitch


    Petro Motion jeans, New Rock boots and wallet chains.

    Kinda tempted to get a pair of Dr. Martens again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,887 ✭✭✭ mistersifter


    The Kickers and Fila shoes with the buckles on the front, and the wool jumpers with the brands written across em.

    going back even further, Troop runners. Loved em. Think they were expensive though so only ever had one pair. I spent a long time wearing those ones from Dunnes with the different colour laces in them, Air Force I think they were called.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,510 ✭✭✭✭ padd b1975


    Grey slip-on shoes with white socks.
    Leather ties.

    Hello ladies!


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,543 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk


    Global Hypercolor t-shirts.
    That stupid curtain style haircut boybands had in the 90s which became popular.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,445 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    Teenager through the 90s and jeans couldn’t be too baggy. Joe bloggs top. The rocker lads wore hi-tech league runner boots.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,227 ✭✭✭ The J Stands for Jay


    appledrop wrote: »
    Tracksuit bottoms with popper buttons all up the side.

    Eclipse and X Work jeans.

    Nike Air Max, which are back in fashion now!

    Chokers, which are also back in fashion.

    Too much 90s stuff is back and it's weirding me out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,957 ✭✭✭✭ the beer revolu


    When I was in my late teens, people started deliberately ripping their jeans.
    I knew it would never catch on!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,227 ✭✭✭ The J Stands for Jay


    The Kickers and Fila shoes with the buckles on the front, and the wool jumpers with the brands written across em.

    Even at the time I thought that look was terrible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,240 ✭✭✭ Jimbob1977


    There was a shop in Dublin named Peggy's.

    It was the place to go for Doc Martens in the early 1990s. I think it was near Mary Street or Capel Street.

    Maybe not a shop - more of a temporary shack.

    Dubarry deck shoes and grey or green bomber jackets.

    Armani Crew raver jeans


  • Registered Users Posts: 965 ✭✭✭ SnuggyBear


    Too much 90s stuff is back and it's weirding me out.

    I love to see it, epic decade.


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    Man bags
    Those stupid hipster jeans, you still see the odd straggler in them. Buy new jeans.
    Beanie caps, ditto.

    There was a brief period of lads wearing a t-shirt, preferably with a nice graphic, over a short-sleeved shirt, happened around 2005. I was one of the culprits. Every comment that night was "did you get dressed in the dark?"


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,445 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    Jimbob1977 wrote: »
    There was a shop in Dublin named Peggy's.

    It was the place to go for Doc Martens in the early 1990s. I think it was near Mary Street or Capel Street.

    Maybe not a shop - more of a temporary shack.

    Dubarry deck shoes and grey or green bomber jackets.

    Armani Crew raver jeans

    Behind the ilac?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,543 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk


    It seems young wans these days are all wearing Doc Marten's again, the types who'd go to college. Where I live I see girls wearing these kind of slippers with a big fluffy ball like a rabbit on the front of them, they are the most ridiculous things I have ever seen.


  • Registered Users Posts: 50 ✭✭ DarkJ


    20+ years after my 1st pair of Docs I'm back in them and I love them. Do ye remember when PLO (?) scarves were all the rage with the bomber jackets? Oh the shtyle was mighty. Found a Joe Bloggs T-shirt in the attic from my college days, 'tis huge.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,240 ✭✭✭ Jimbob1977


    salmocab wrote: »
    Behind the ilac?

    Somewhere like that. The kind of place you'd find flower sellers and hawkers.

    I was young and not familiar with the area. Definitely on the Northside and close to the City Centre.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,543 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk


    salmocab wrote: »
    Behind the ilac?

    I think I remember this. Back when you could go around there and buy 200 cigarettes, a hunting knife, and some German bangers all for about a tenner.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,115 ✭✭✭ black & white


    Tan coloured Winstanley shoes with steel tips, cheesecloth shirts and parallel trousers worn with a Levi jacket (mid 70's), moved on to Docks and Jeans after that with Lizzy/Rats/Gallagher T shirt but the Levi jacket stayed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,543 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk


    Does anyone remember "crepes"? Christ.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,516 ✭✭✭ YFlyer


    Bale twine belts.


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