18 Things Irish Men Used To Wear That Should Quite Simply Never Have Been Legal

By katedemolder

January 31, 2017 at 8:28pm


The noughties was a dreadful time for all fashion, but particularly men's. 

Now we're not here to judge, we've all been there. But now that we've lived through it and survived to see another day, we can certainly all have a laugh about it and hope to God it never happens again.

We live and we learn, guys. 

Now deep breath, this list is going to take you on the trip down memory lane that you never agreed to...

1. Anything Crosshatch

Dem jeans.

Photo cred: www.crosshatchclothing.com.au

2. Brown Wranglers

Just the thing to put that pep in your step.

Photo cred: www.wranglers.com

3. These T-shirts


Photo cred: www.shocktees.com

4. These runners

Asics: great for your feet, terrible for your eyes.

Photo cred: www.sportxbrands.com

5. Bootcut jeans

Sometimes, just sometimes, you can still see these around Dublin city centre.

And if you do, call the guards.

Photo cred: www.overstock.com

6. Pukka shell necklaces

Flimsy and pointless. 

Just, why.

Photo cred: www.gurl.com

7. Short-sleeved checkered shirts

In every bloody colour.

None of which were nice.

Photo cred: www.menstylefashion.com

8. Cargo shorts

So many pockets, so little time.

Photo cred: www.reddit.com

9. Zip-off trousers

Practical? Yes.

Hideous? Also yes.

Photo cred: www.millets.co.uk

10. Frosted tips

Long live the yellow blonde.

Photo cred: www.buzzfeed.com

11. No shoe was too large

The world just wasn't ready.

And it never will be.

Photo cred: globeskateshoes.blogspot.com

12. And no jean leg was too wide

Why did no one stop the madness?

Photo cred: www.newschoolers.com

13. Jean chains

Bitches love jean chains.

Photo cred: www.ebay.co.uk

14. This haircut

Spikes or die.

Photo cred: pooems.com

15. Showing 85% of your boxers

And point black refusing to look at, think about or put on a belt.

Photo cred: Esquire

16. Paddy caps

For a brief stint somewhere during the noughties, thanks to Fergie, paddy caps made their way into the Irish fashion scene again.

And it was the worst.

Photo cred: www.littlelids.com

17. Dubes

The upmarket brown Wrangler.

Photo cred: www.fm104.ie

18. And finally, these exact tracksuit bottoms

Worn until they were a light shade of grey. Ah, the good old days.

Photo cred: www.sportsdirect.com

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