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When I was 15
is probably a good answer actually. But at that point i was adamant that hawaiian shirts were cool. I was incredibly wrong. Tell me your own mistakes.
Remember getting to the Next sale early to get my prime choice of horrific shirt on the cheap
terrible quality. flappy short sleeves
to wear at T In The Park - it was this terrible brown and orange thing. While I was in the queue to buy it, a woman came up and asked me where I'd picked it up, still don't know if she was taking the piss or not.
Had a blue one which I got from Burtons. Looked like an utter cunt in it (more so)
that would have been contary to my ill-advised 'goff' phase.
...a blue hawaiian shirt from Tesco that I really loved. I went to the park once and a fat guy with a hairy chest who must have been about 50/60 was wearing it unbuttoned so that the sun could make his belly glisten. I never wore it again after that.
A denim trilby that I owned (fine, still own) when I was fifteen was probably the highlight.
And what are the crucial steps to becoming rude?
i went through a period of trying to dress like a character from "dawsons creek", that was a good look
the white tshirt and undone shirt combo. a classic.
even worse news. literally a poor man's dawson
I remember a girl at school once said I was dressed like Dawson and it was probably the happiest day of my 12 year old life.
Bottoms and matching top. Was utterly incredible. Felt like Jack Daniels.
Please kill me and shit on my grave.
If you had a bucket hat and circular coloured shades
but had the obilgatory adidas trackie top/gazelles/ian brown swagger down to a T
then stopped wearing them Oasis era.
What's more, I bought mine solely because I wanted to wear it whilst watching Happy Mondays at V99. A decision seemingly vindicated when some pissed up Mancunian fella started dancing next to me during said live performance saying "Y'allite mate - yer hat looks focking BOSS". It made me feel like a BIG MAN.
He then preceeded to whip his cock out and have a piss RIGHT in front of me. Some of it went on my shoes. It was about 7 o'clock in the evening.
that was a bad one.
And he wore a massive matrix coat and huge boots. Everyone used to make high school shooting jokes at him. I didn't to try and curry favour with karma in case he ever, y'know, did.
then i realised i looked like Spike from buffy the vampire slayer.
with the red and yellow flames at the bottom. Baggy black jeans. key chain. Spiked hair.
odd (unmatching) shoes - why?
beard-no-moustache - why?
that tight t-shirts never died for one 28 year old man. that's... not TOO bad right?
tight clothing is just generally better than baggy clothing. no one wants to go around in stuff a size too long.
it was getting dangerously close to the wire for a while there
I'm a bit worried about myself on that front- really need to sign up for those boxing classes I keep talking about as I could do with getting stronger as well.
/oversharing on the internet/
It'll get you very fit and learn how to take a punch, but strength you need to do resistance training
I'll have a look at resistance training then, as well as a few other things. Cheers!
Resistance bands. You can get them dead cheap off ebay/amazon. Look up some work outs on youtube, and you can do it in your bedroom
rowing machine at gym + resistance bands at the mo
Looked up a workout on youtube I was like piece of piss
Went bright purple the first time I did it
i used to have my shoulder dislocate every year due to weakness so after surgery had to use them to build my shoulder muscles. it was hell
any good workout tips? can you actually build up strength of them like with weights etc? (up to a pint obviously)
I think my top one is the equivalent of like 60lb (never used it LOL) but you can even get them up to 100kg
I do 15 reps of
alternating bicep curls
alternating tricep curls
occasionally do the above with the lowest resistance and don't take gaps between each exercise to do it as a kind of cardio
I looked like fucking Alien Ant Farm or something
You look like a suspect in CSI:Redneck
Cradle of Filth/Emperor/Mayhem shirts, combats and long black hair. I didn't know about hair straighteners yet though so I just used to absolutely plaster it with hair gel.
This time next year, I shall be saying the same thing.
Got home, opened the bag, and said *What was I thinking?* and never wore it
and as IF you didn't wear it out, likely to The Junction in Harrow.
There I would've worn my two tone purple shirt* and white silk tie combo
* I had to stop wearing the purple shirt after a story got out at sixth form that my gf had given me a hand job and I jizzed all over it (true)
I felt like the Pope of Chillitown bowling round with that thing on.
like nirvana, green day ect ones
They used to come down to my knees.
naf naf/naf co jackets
sweater shop jumpers
Even though they were quite fashionable at the time I was much to tall to make them work, so I just ended up looking like Big Bird.
I went to Urban Outfitters, found the widest pair they had. Went to try them on, physically couldn't get them past my knees. Ran out (put my trousers back on first though obvs)
I am a skinny man though so I think I'm ok.
Where to start...
Tracksuit tops that had things like ITALY written across them.
Bucket hat (kangol)
A sheepskin coat that I wore on a blind date to the cinema and the girl pretended she had to go to the toilet and just went home
'Mod' bowling shoes
Actually, loads of Lambretta/Merc clothes
An infamous libertines-esque jacket which made it onto national tv.
I basically couldn't dress until I was about 21.
mate you just admitted to buying a black shirt with flames on.
We can't all have a wardrobe full of 7 x checked shirts and 7 x blue jeans *finger snap*
are smiling and complimenting each other, all jokey, and then suddenly one of them picks up a bottle and the bouncers are running and the girlfriends are screaming
Paddy's bought me a whole new wardrobe with all that #profit
But the sheepskin coat story has broken me :D
It's hilarious looking back on it now, sitting there like a fat 18 year old del boy impersonator, watching My Little Eye, checking my watch every two minutes.
The worst part of it was it was part of a double date, so the girl my mate had taken out went home as well, purely because of my awful taste in clothes.
Once wore my jacket to Afterskool (RIP) and afterwards was walking from the bus at 4am to my then gf's house with her in Golders Green. I noticed some guy was kind of stalking us. I prepped myself for a ruck and told her to get ready to run. He got closer and closer until he tapped me on the back.
I spun ready for action
*Excuse me sir, is that a Harris tweed jacket?*
*Good. Nice to know there are still *SOME* civilised people around here*
Then he walked off
You dicks don't know anything about anything
I loved that jacket.
I went through every single phase imaginable. The worst bit was when I was 11 I tried to dress like Clarissa:
wait...that's not right....
I used to drink Stella stubbies when I was 15
just the taste of the stuff makes me want to vom. Not in a I LIKE REAL ALE NOT THIS CHEAP SHIT way, but in an actual FUCKIMGOINGTOBESIBLEURGH way
That's not embarrassing, is it?
not even one of the cool ones. just like Matt Damon from dogma - hoodie over jacket, anyone?
I have to say that the popularity of Cohen amongst the female half of the population is probably the only reason any girls have ever shown an interest in me.
Ah, 2003-2008. A vintage era.
green dms, purple chinos, living colour t-shirt.
The clothes were shit, but mostly because I'd not developed any sense of what cuts and fits suited me and because they got all sweaty and stretched while MOSHING. It was mostly the giant mop of black hair.
Although it probably wouldn't have mattered in my combat trousers phase because they don't fit anyone properly.
black shirt/white tie combo for a while in 6th form (couldn't wear casual clothes) after The Hives came out. Fucking hell I should never have opened this thread.
Also had a white suit that I bought for the A-Level leavers ball.
Or (wait for it) red ties with black shirts, because Green Day had just released American Idiot.
Then I started doing black shirt with red tie and people would like *Hives?* and I'd be like *Err no actually, this band called the Icarus Line. You've probably never heard of them*
To this day, I've never listened to an Icarus Line song
I once went into 6th form with a black and white pinstripe shirt, white tie, black trousers and black and white bowling shoes. If you're going to go all out to look like a bell-end, at least be coordinated.
The amazing thing was that people used to think I was well dressed!
Yet everyone seems to have thought it was a good idea at one point.
They had an elasticated waste and they made a swishy sound when I walked.
I would often wear these with, in the winter, a BRIGHT ORANGE woolly jumper which was dead tatty, or, in the summer, a tshirt (a horrendous "I Support Isle Of Wight Punk Rock" one) with a checked shirt over the top. I also had these fake Rivers Cuomo blue-tinted glasses I used to wear.
which listed various ways in which religions are shit (Catholicism, feel guilty for shit, Protestantism, work hard for shit, Rastafarianism, let's smoke some shit). I wish my parents would have told me no. I ended up feeling really bad about offending people are barely ever wore it.
At Reading Festival 2005 I bought an Army jacket as Libertines fans were wont to do. This actually went down a bomb at university (I teamed it with my Blue Peter badge), but in my second year I put on a lot of weight and stopped being able to squeeze into it. This is for the best.
My boyfriend bought one probably from the SAME stall you did at Reading 2004. Never ever wore it as far as I know.
at an army surplus store in Stoke. Likely thought it was cooler as it was more 'authentic'
stone wash jeans with pony basketball boots
but i definitely wore a neat range of tesco own jean-looking trousers and various Joe Bloggs jumpers. usually teamed with some shit puffy anorak
(Orange Diadora tshirt)
and jeans where I'd obviously cut my own 'rips' into them.
of buying offensive t-shirts from Reading Festival and wearing them back home in suburban Middle England. Some choice cuts were:
- Dr. Shipman. What’s the worst that could happen?! (Next to a can of Dr. Pepper with Harold Shipman’s face on it)
- Carry on Doctor! (Again, next to a picture of Harold Shipman)
- You Never Forget Your First Pig
- Necrophilia: Nothing Like Cracking Open A Cold One
- I ? Seals
How we laughed.
*I shag pigs*? Is that the gag?
The ambiguity within is hilarious to a 16 year old though. Apparently.
I'm not proud
at the tender age of 21. He somehow manages to make it look alright. I think he's got some paisley trousers as well.
- I had a t-shirt from Tammy Girl that ha a little clear pocket on the chest where you put in a Polaroid picture....however I did not own a Polaroid camera so just folded up a big picture of my cat.
- I used to wear really baggy jeans showing my elastic band of my girl boxers but I did not like how they felt on my vag (uncomfy) so would wear another pair of knickers underneath which would sometimes be shown.
- used to wear a pinstriped skirt over pinstriped flares
God I was so fucking cool in the 90s
I'd always drag my parents in there. The one in lakeside is now an Ann Summers!
I only bought that top in there and some HUGE flared jeans!
Except for the ill advised - shoes, black jeans and farmer shirt phase of 2008 - 2011
Not full kit wanker or anything but heres me in my fave: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=80258292913&set=t.506596956&type=3&theater
was me digging up an old picture of 19/20 year old rob with a multicoloured pin stripe shirt, wooden necklace and lipring.
But for maximum points, here's me in baggy quicksilver jeans, converse, an Ernie Ball t-shirt, an undone and un-cufflinked dress shirt and a blazer jacket. And a belt that is like one of those airplane seatbelts.
And here's that dawson's creek look in band form
And here's me being emo
here's the photo that triggered this thread:
great necklace <3
I didn't mean it
but pale in comparison to some of the crimes listed here
I'm going to have to leave the office
Never knew youd played an ATP mate?
so here's my sister and her friends when she was about 10
so mid '90s
(warning, loads of Adidas poppers)
when i was 8: a bright yellow global hypercolour tshirt with snoopy on and 'don't worry, be happy', teamed with bermuda shorts and odd fluroescent socks.
when i was 13 - to a non-school uniform day: a full length maroon dungaree dress with a white tshirt underneath. cool.
ages 14 - 15: standard wear was long black skirt, DMs, white top and my dad's huge old denim jacket.
ages 15 - 16: i started wearing REALLY tight jeans. that was probably a bit slutty.
age 18/19: i thought long baggy jogging bottoms with high heels was a good look.
Which was 2 years ago.
and went to the cathouse)
shout out to Hellfire and the cathouse.
can't remember what its called but i remember thinking 'i bet thats where students all go'
also shout out to Mr Bens vintage shop where I bought a womans tartan cardigan aged 17. Got shrunk in the wash but I still wore it.
circa 1997/8, it was all about combat trousers for me.
Unfortunately it was also when everyone wore sportswear casually so I'd also wear a jumper with a HUGE Adidas logo on it.
Where it had been printed wonky which is a bit of an issue given that their logo consists of two straight lines
On the back it says BRISTOLI instead of Bristol.
I miss fake band merch.
After a Brixton gig I did. Also had a Deftones one which still had a Fruit of the Loom logo on it.
Grey Charlatans fruit of the loom zip up hoody knocking around somewhere. Literally just a grey zip up with THE CHARLATANS written across the right breast.
but back in the late 1980s light blue stonewashed jeans were all the rage, and they basically looked like they were covered in drops of cum. There were also soe garish college shirts with non-sensical slogans plastered all over them, and at least at one point I managed to wear all these whilst sporting a MacGyver mullet.
King Adora's "Absolute starfuck" one being a case in point.
It got handed down to me after years of wear. Thought it was the coolest thing ever, as it was probably my only 'branded' item of clothing.
It had a big zip pocket on the front that I used to keep happy hardcore tapes and smoking paraphernalia in. Great times.
i used to love it. going to scouts was a dream.
I always though it was fake, so it'd be nice to know it wasn't.
Me and my brother used to wear matching shellsuits because my Dad couldn't be arsed to buy us different clothes, but that doesn't count 'cause it was his fault. The issues came when I started asserting my individualism.
Between the ages of about 9 and 12 I was a huge Guns & Roses fan. I had a mullet, a black denim jacket with an enormous back patch, stonewash jeans that I ripped the knees on, and a rolling collection of G&R t-shirts that were at least knee length that I bought from ROCK 90 in Darlo. I also owned, and wore, a bandana. Frequently.
When I got sick of that, I cut off the mullet and left only a rat-tail of hair which flapped over my shirt collar and down about 8 inches. Then I got madly in to Wu Tang Clan, started buying Eclipse and Dready stuff from the Metro Centre, cut off the rat tail, eventually graduating when I was about 14 to my first and thankfully only FUBU American football shirt. It was enormous, and blue and yellow. I also bleached my spiked-up fringe (not my whole hair) and bought a bright orange padded gilet. I had a white Samuel L Jackson style Kangol hat. There's a photo of me from this period with my yellow hair, wearing yellow lens glasses, a yellow Helly Hansen t-shirt, yellow massive Nike basketball shorts and Yellow Nike trainers.
Then I rediscovered rock music and died my hair red. Then blue. Then I grew it out long and died it black. Like many of you, I put gel in it to get that unpleasant slimy head look. My trousers were huge, flappy and always hung down below arse level. I bought three different New Era caps (black, blue and, sadly, red). I was a fierce advocate of the long-sleeved t-shirt under short-sleeved t-shirt look, and had at least 4 Porn* shirts. I also owned and wore this, a lot:
For the more 'metal' gigs, I had a black fishnet long sleeve top which I would wear under black t-shirts and paint my nails black. Not for nothing, this was the time in my life where I was punched in the face in the middle of town at 2 in the afternoon for 'looking like a twat'. I was also a huge basketball fan and despite having no physique to speak of, I would occasionally try to wear my Penny Hardaway basketball vests in public.
I think that's the worst of it.
Still haven't made it past "matching shellsuits".
My and my brother in matching light blue Gola shellsuits, faces painted like the Legion Of Doom (I was Hawk), Dad rocking a purple Puma shellsuit (face unpainted).
and I would occasionally try to wear my Penny Hardaway basketball vest in public. the indie mans choice over shaq/jordan/schrempf
not a showboating, headline hogging superstar, but the hardworking guy pulling the strings. See also anyone who bought a Pippen shirt over a Jordan shirt, or a Stockton over a Malone.
These were my pride and joy in my brief spell as reigning Sainsburys Classic Cola 3-on-3 Teesside regional champion (we only had to beat one team, and were subsequently annihilated in the national finals):
I certainly wouldn't have been able to find them in the north east back then, but yeah, not cheap. It was a big haggling job which meant part of them were a birthday present and I had to make up the difference. Totally worth it though. I was still pretty shit at basketball but for the couple of minutes between stepping on to the court and tossing up my first wayward three-point attempt I looked like I meant business.
sports coat worn with aformentioned jeans (awful look).
I'm sure there's plenty of other things that looked disasterous mostly because they just didn't fit properly.
hardly a crime disaster compared to other admissions in the thread
Perhaps, it was the overall effect when paired with a marty mcfly esque down vest. I'll try and find a photo.
crime disaster :/
had some with various rips and fraying round the edges, all a little bit too clinical to be natural looking, and others with a mysterious brown look that i guess was meant to seem like they were dirty but just made you look like you had soiled yourself.
Even I wasn't that much of a cunt.
Because I may or may not be wearing something similar at the moment. And I have to say, it looks pretty good.
(I'm sure you look grand in it)
I want to know where he got it but a man asking another man where he got his clothes isn't really a done thing (unless the answer is Geordie Jumpers).
I bought one to try and `fit in` when going to nightclubs at university.
Wore it once - everyone ripped the shit out of me for it. Mainly because it was about 4 sizes too big.
Upon sitting down he was asked where he got it and if it came in non-lesbian.
Basically: moleskin. Fucking moleskin.
That teamed with my huge black duffel coat was an excellent look, I thought.
which is a bit sad really
the only dodgy choice was a t-shirt that had a picture of a woman in a bikini on all fours on the front, but the picture was made up of lots and lots of little dots, so people close would see a field of dots, but people far away would see a scantily-clad woman on her hands and knees. i think i was 16 when i had that. even worse: my mum bought me that.
but squeezing into it again at age 19 was a bit off
you know one of those french hoopy things.
I thought it looked 'arty' I suppose
I'm quite glad Facebook didn't exist when I was a teenager.
I used to like wearing a band tshirt over a long sleeve tshirt of a different band, for twice the indie whammy.
Remember having lots of stripey jumpers as well, which were a bit too large.
And grey jeans. :S
This t shirt https://pbs.twimg.com/media/AvXIEBhCEAA-bXd.jpg:large
Prom dresses with trainers, before Lily Allen did it therefore NO EXCUSE
A navy beaded corset with gold stitching to go out in Sunderland when I was 16. Pulled. Every. Time.
However right now I'm wearing a black velvet skater dress and I have my hair in a side ponytail so I've not yet started to be fashionable. My day will come.
I think she was trying to reach out to me after I cut off all my hair and dyed it green.
It's fucking brilliant.
I looked absolutely batshit insane.
You should get these back out when you're 50
Note that my cap is backwards, as is the cool tradition. I was also wearing a Planet Hollywood t-shirt:
your brother looks photoshopped in
You're me, apart from with a baseball hat.
And, in keeping with the OP, went through a spell of buying terrible shirts, mainly for holidays in Newquay. Had one worryingly similar to this: http://charliebarley.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/blue20fish20shirt1.jpg
fortunately i realised how gross they were when i got home and that i could never wear them in public. they've sat in a cupboard for years and years, but a friend has said he'd buy them off me - and he's being serious!
I thought trucker hats were cool until I met a Belle and Sebastian fan and she laughed at me when I put it on.
this horrible skate t-shirt that had a picture of OJ Simpson on it and it said 'Honky'. I had no idea what that meant at the time.
Also went though a beige/brown skating gear phase. I think I saw Hanson on the big breakfast and tried to dress like them.
No-one got the reference and just thought I was mental.
I somehow convinced myself that they were shite. So I did what any reasonable weedy pale teenager would do and decked myself out entirely in tracksuit bottoms and cargo trousers.
It's the sort of stuff that wakes me up in the middle of the night feeling embarrassed.
at the time people smugly thought of bad taste as a thing of the past, but seems like the 80s have been largely vindicated where as the 90's have aged very badly. shame the window of time where there are the most photos of me and my friends was also the same window of time that we were likely to have been wearing fleeces
this is also an era where girls would wear three of four skirts over jeans
the pony express man is a business genius, he has rode every bandwagon to his fortune
I don't think I figured out how to dress myself properly until age 18 or so.
As a kid, I was a big fan of flared jeans, anything with a logo (DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, etc.) and over size band t-shirts. I was in fucking Tennessee wearing an XL Manic Street Preachers 'Louder Than Bombs' t-shirt with a pair of flared jeans. And I seriously wondered why all of my classmates thought I was a freak.
I was wearing giant oversized Smiths t-shirts in those days, too.
one of those things that looks really cool on the guy on stage being a rock star, not so cool on the guy wearing it to a systems analysis lecture (me).
i remember many a sweltering hot summer day wearing that out, looking like a total fucking idiot. even put on a scarf too, in july.
Terrible hair gel though. I had some terrible hairstyles. And beads. Fucking beads.
I had a PLETHORA. Cringe.
And the long sleeve top/tshirt thing was my raison d'être. I'm quite glad my parents didnt let me be cool in my teenage years when they were buying me clothes. As such I only had 3-4 years of crippling fashion sense before I wished up.
like, a full on rainbow one.
and nu-metal a bit, around 15 or so. I used to wear massive baggy trousers, skater shoes and hoodies all the time. I don't really know why that was the fashion, it is not like the bands themselves looked like us. I think we just wanted to separate ourselves from the trendies who liked R&B and dance music.
In Primary School I had that shaved head with a fringe thing going on. Life back then was hard work.