18 Things Irish Men Used To Wear That Should Quite Simply Never Have Been Legal
Cargo shorts. What WERE we thinking?
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
2. Brown Wranglers
Just the thing to put that pep in your step.
3. These T-shirts
4. These runners
Asics: great for your feet, terrible for your eyes.
5. Bootcut jeans
Sometimes, just sometimes, you can still see these around Dublin city centre.
And if you do, call the guards.
6. Pukka shell necklaces
Flimsy and pointless.
7. Short-sleeved checkered shirts
In every bloody colour.
None of which were nice.
8. Cargo shorts
So many pockets, so little time.
9. Zip-off trousers
Hideous? Also yes.
10. Frosted tips
Long live the yellow blonde.
11. No shoe was too large
The world just wasn't ready.
And it never will be.
12. And no jean leg was too wide
Why did no one stop the madness?
13. Jean chains
Bitches love jean chains.
14. This haircut
Spikes or die.
15. Showing 85% of your boxers
And point black refusing to look at, think about or put on a belt.
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.
The upmarket brown Wrangler.
18. And finally, these exact tracksuit bottoms
Worn until they were a light shade of grey. Ah, the good old days.