When it comes to fashion many eras come full circle as we look to the past for inspiration. 2018 has been the biggest year to date for the resurgence of 1990’s fashion and looking to the future there are no signs of this trend being left behind.
Nineties vibes exude relaxed yet explorative fashion, from loud and vibrant prints to sporty casual wear. For both men and women, the 90’s is considered to be the decade of bold trends that we’ll see repeated in time again and again.
Not only do we look back in time for fashion ideas, but we also look at the cultural trends of icons from the big screen. We take a look at ten of the most influential films of the 90’s for men’s fashion.
1.Wayne’s World (1992)
Okay, given the goofy nature of this film, it may seem odd that we’ve included it as a place to go for fashion inspiration. However, slouchy, light-coloured ripped jeans, plaid shirts and graphic tees were prominent throughout, and we’re seeing these staples return to the wardrobes of many stylish men today.
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2. Juice (1992)
This 1992 classic film portrays some of the biggest trends of the nineties and is still paving the way for fashion in hip-hop culture now. Style highlights showcased throughout this influential piece include dungarees, denim trucker jackets and sporty sweaters.
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3. Dazed & Confused (1993)
Although released in 1993, the fashion in this film is much more 70’s throwback. But because the iconic slack and messy layered looks are still very much seen in men’s fashion today, we’ll allow it to slip through. We’re talking baggy graphic tees, the tightest skinny jeans and garish patterned short-sleeved shirts and we love it.
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4. Pulp Fiction (1994)
From Marcellus Wallace’s turtlenecks, to Pumpkin’s Hawaiian shirts and Butch’s bomber jackets, this film has iconic statement piece after iconic statement piece throughout the full feature. This movie covers the full spectrum of nineties trends and provides a plethora of inspiration for men’s throwback fashion.
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This may be one of the biggest and best chick-flicks of all-time, but it certainly isn’t short of statement style takes for men. Hip-length jackets, high-waisted trousers and tight fitted crew neck t-shirts are among just some of the iconic 1990’s-esque looks worn throughout the film.
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6. Romeo + Juliet 1996
Dark sunglasses with tinted lenses, neck chains, flamboyant ‘beach-bum’ shirts and baggy denim shorts are sported by the Montagues and the Capulets favour leather, zips and dark reds in this 1996 take on the most renowned Shakespearean play. Romeo + Juliet is the epitome of whacky 90’s fashion.
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7. Trainspotting (1996)
This film is the quintessential masterpiece of pivotal 90’s British fashion. With the grunge look of bleached hair and bomber jackets, tank tops, track tops and short shorts, as well as a whole host of sports-wear-as-casual-wear, this film is a defining asset to cult men’s fashion of this decade.
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8.The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Big Lebowski makes sloppy dressing look couture, styling The Dude head-to-toe in hippy-chic 90’s staples. His slacker tendencies are represented in his clothing as he sports sweat shorts, loose-fit t-shirts with contrasting long sleeves, relaxed paisley-patterned trousers and some eccentric knitwear too.
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9. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
In this adaptation of the esteemed Hunter S. Thompson novel, the costumes are again big on the bold-patterned short-sleeve shirt trend. Although set in the 1970’s, it makes its way into our top ten influential films of the acclaimed 1990’s as it depicts further fashion classics of the decade with bucket hats galore, yellow-tinted aviator sunglasses and pastel-coloured chino shorts.
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10.Fight Club (1999)
Loafers, distressed denim and biker jackets are among just some of our favourite style pieces worn in the scenes of Fight Club. This film gives smart casual a whole new definition, combining contrasting elements to make a standout outfit.
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