"Modern" Fashion Trends That Will Look Ridiculous In The Future
Nov 13, 2013 14:01
Do you consider yourself as "fashion forward"? Are you constantly scouring through the pages of GQ and Esquire to copy what the models in the pages are wearing? Is your ultimate goal in life to someday appear on The Sartorialist? Then we have bad news for you.
The truth is that there's a big difference between being trendy and being a trendsetter. The former blatantly copies whatever trend is being manipulated by designers; while the latter come up with their own interpretation of what's currently trending and makes it work for them.
A recent thread on Reddit offered a couple of predictions on which of today's trends will end up making people laugh in the future. Below are some top picks, so be sure to clean up your wardrobe later and burn all the evidence after you're done reading:
"Nerd" fashion: "You're going to look at those old pics of you in floppy bowties and suspenders and think you were so so fresh, but everyone else is going to laugh," writes DidntClickGuy.
Oversized logos: The gigantic Polo Ralph Lauren horses and Lacoste alligators scream desperation and unrefined taste, notes toaharrison.
Flashy designer jeans: "What you mean you don't like ugly horse shoe detailing, giant boot legs, artificial-looking washes and contrast stitching so thick it looks like it's done with twine? Totally worth $300." writes karlosvonawesome.
Snapbacks: "Mark my words, flat billed SnapBack caps will be the bellbottoms of the 2010's," writes ClintonHarvey.
Silicone "cause" bracelets: "The modern 'friendship bracelet or Swatch watch,'" writes chaim-the-eez.
Brightly-colored skinny chinos: "People will look back upon that in horror," writes ruotwocone.
Neon ensembles: "It makes everybody who wears it look like event staff," writes KnifeSteakSwag.
Unnecessary fashion glasses: "As someone who needs glasses to see, nothing annoys me more," writes accostedbyhippies.
Vintage band shirts: "These are usually worn by people who have never listened to the band," writes callmesnake13.
Beards: "Everyone has a beard now and I have had one. I can see looking at pictures of myself in the future thinking 'What was I thinking?'" writes ass_kicker32.
Oversized watches: "Put Big Ben back right now!" writes theicecapsaremelting.
Fake tans: TartariaRu predicts these will look tacky to future generations.
"Urban Lumberjacks." "They look like Amish Civil War reenactors," writes Parhelic_Triangle.