History DeaderThanDisco / Fashion

7th Jun '16 6:23:37 PM Doug86
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* The fashions of UsefulNotes/TheEdwardianEra, with their high waists, flowingly slim silhouettes, velveteen kimonos, hobble skirts, harem pants, draped designs, feathered turbans, bright colours, and Oriental motifs, were considered exotic and revolutionary due to the endeavourous Edwardian sensibilities, [[UsefulNotes/NoMoreEmperors Oriental]] [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan exports]], and the success of Paul Poiret removing the [[OfCorsetHurts steel-boned s-bend corset from women's wardrobes]]. That said, if the [[UsefulNotes/RegencyEngland 1810s]] was considered [[AncientGrome Groman]], then the 1910s was considered [[UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire byzantine]] due to its exotic flavour and ornate designs. Flash forward to UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, and out of necessity they were replaced by simpler cuts, more somber shades, lowered waists, and a wider skirt with higher hemlines. Pre-1914 silhouettes, including hobble skirts, were considered impractical and ridiculous due to more women getting more active roles and thus needing a longer stride. Even Poiret, the pioneer of the silhouette, was ridiculed for it after the war and eventually lost his business. Although the fashions of the 1910s went out of vogue during TheRoaringTwenties and the following decades, only to be inspired in the [[TheForties late 1940s]] due to the "New Look" phenomenon, the impact of removing Victorian undergarments like boned corsets, hoopskirts and bustles stayed.

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* The fashions of UsefulNotes/TheEdwardianEra, with their high waists, flowingly slim silhouettes, velveteen kimonos, hobble skirts, harem pants, draped designs, feathered turbans, bright colours, and Oriental motifs, were considered exotic and revolutionary due to the endeavourous Edwardian sensibilities, [[UsefulNotes/NoMoreEmperors Oriental]] [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan exports]], and the success of Paul Poiret removing the [[OfCorsetHurts steel-boned s-bend corset from women's wardrobes]]. That said, if the [[UsefulNotes/RegencyEngland 1810s]] was considered [[AncientGrome Groman]], then the 1910s was considered [[UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire byzantine]] due to its exotic flavour and ornate designs. Flash forward to UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and out of necessity they were replaced by simpler cuts, more somber shades, lowered waists, and a wider skirt with higher hemlines. Pre-1914 silhouettes, including hobble skirts, were considered impractical and ridiculous due to more women getting more active roles and thus needing a longer stride. Even Poiret, the pioneer of the silhouette, was ridiculed for it after the war and eventually lost his business. Although the fashions of the 1910s went out of vogue during TheRoaringTwenties and the following decades, only to be inspired in the [[TheForties late 1940s]] due to the "New Look" phenomenon, the impact of removing Victorian undergarments like boned corsets, hoopskirts and bustles stayed.
6th May '16 12:31:58 PM HighCrate
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* Overlapping with the TropeMaker, [[TheSeventies 1970s fashion]] had been a symbol of rebelling against the uptight fashion statements of the time, and called for equality, individualism, and a naturalistic attitude. [[SeventiesHair Afros, wispy long hair, sideburns]], [[AbsoluteCleavage extremely low necklines]], bell-bottoms, earthy colours, high contrast prints, ethnic motifs, [[NiceShoes platform shoes]], metal- and punk-influenced looks, and going commando was the thing for this decade, especially during the night dancing at the clubs. The opposition of "New Conservatives" for the overdecadence, the escalating tensions of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, and the large distaste for disco were three of the factors that made the fashions more practical and business-minded by the next decade.
* [[TheEighties 1980s fashion]], in turn, was supposed to cover up the outrageousness of the last decade and to empower all places of business, from politics to business to music to home, but the uptightness and the concept of powerdressing [[GoneHorriblyRight went up to its head]] and [[FullCircleRevolution came to grow just as outrageous]] as the decade progressed. Exaggerations were everywhere, the most notable being in [[EightiesHair the hair]], [[ShouldersOfDoom the shoulders]], and [[UncannyValleyMakeup the makeup]]. Neon was so prevalent that it made lots of people looked like they just walked off the set of ''Series/MiamiVice''. Volumes for music, subliminal advertising, and prints went UpToEleven. Then came October 1987, and the crash on Wall Street gave realization for the excessive amounts of detail on everything, which were expressed on fashion trends, and people scoffed off the giant shoulder pads, neon bangles, incomprehensible neon prints, lycra suits, aerobic gear for everyday wear, and ozone-killing hairstyles as if they were a thing of the past. Before the decade was done, they'd started angsting up and putting on flannel, Doc Martens shoes, and more minimalistic clothing.



** Ditto for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farthingale farthingale]], a type of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pannier_(clothing) pannier]] that was stylish during the XVI century and that was prevalent with variations in Spain for most of the next one, often complemented with no less overdecorated [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Diego_Vel%C3%A1zquez_032b.jpg hair styles]]. Now it's mainly know by Velázquez' paintings (''Las Meninas'') as well as souvenirs sold in Spanish gift shops.

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** * Ditto for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farthingale farthingale]], a type of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pannier_(clothing) pannier]] that was stylish during the XVI century and that was prevalent with variations in Spain for most of the next one, often complemented with no less overdecorated [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Diego_Vel%C3%A1zquez_032b.jpg hair styles]]. Now it's mainly know by Velázquez' paintings (''Las Meninas'') as well as souvenirs sold in Spanish gift shops.



* Bell-bottom jeans went from being cool in the 1960s and 1970s to being extremely ''un''cool in the 1980s. Since the 1990s the fashion industry has tried several times to "bring back" bell-bottoms and every time they've failed to catch on for very long. These days bell-bottoms are mostly worn only by sailors and members of hippie and stoner subcultures.
** Ironically, bell-bottoms long preceded the '60s. They first became fashionable for both sexes during TheRoaringTwenties, during which time the rationale for wearing them was exactly the opposite of that for doing so in the '60s -- namely, to be popular and to be respected by society [[TheManIsStickingItToTheMan (not that this didn't quickly happen to the hippies themselves, of course)]]. Bell-bottoms only ''seemed'' revolutionary in the '60s because of the PopularityPolynomial.
** Phat pants, a particularly notorious offshoot of bell-bottoms, were quite popular in the late 1990s up until the early 2000s. Design-wise, they took the shape of bell-bottoms to the extreme -- they were generally fitted at the waist, but grew wider and wider as they descended to the point where the bases actually obscured the wearer's shoes. Credit is largely given to ravers for popularizing them and the NuMetal scene for spreading them much further, but when nu-metal died, bondage pants (Tripp in particular) took over until they also died off around the end of the 2000s. Phat pants have returned to active production in the wake of a general '90s revival, but it's too early to tell if they will overcome their "stuff that you wear with your badly-faded Ozzfest '01 shirt" stigma and make a comeback as anything more than a nostalgia-fueled curiosity.
* Speaking of the '20s, when TheGreatDepression hit, it also made an impact on the lifestyles of TheFlapper. Due to her hedonistic lifestyle, the gloomy atmosphere of the depression did not mix well with her, and in one season, [[GirlinessUpgrade she changed her wardrobe from a boyish drop-waisted silhouette to a longer, high-waisted, streamlined feminine curve, waved her slick bobbed hair, applied a more sensible layer of lipstick and eyeliner, and delighted in what a 1930s woman does.]] Of course, the flapper habits were still there, only more toned down and more sensible than outrageous.

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* Bell-bottom jeans went from being cool in the 1960s and 1970s to being extremely ''un''cool in the 1980s. Since the 1990s the fashion industry has tried several times to "bring back" bell-bottoms and every time they've failed to catch on for very long. These days bell-bottoms are mostly worn only by sailors and members of hippie and stoner subcultures.
** Ironically, bell-bottoms long preceded the '60s. They first became fashionable for both sexes during TheRoaringTwenties, during which time the rationale for wearing them was exactly the opposite of that for doing so in the '60s -- namely, to be popular and to be respected by society [[TheManIsStickingItToTheMan (not that this didn't quickly happen to the hippies themselves, of course)]]. Bell-bottoms only ''seemed'' revolutionary in the '60s because of the PopularityPolynomial.
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Phat pants, a particularly notorious offshoot of bell-bottoms, were quite popular in the late 1990s up until the early 2000s. Design-wise, they took the shape of bell-bottoms to the extreme -- they were generally fitted at the waist, but grew wider and wider as they descended to the point where the bases actually obscured the wearer's shoes. Credit is largely given to ravers for popularizing them and the NuMetal scene for spreading them much further, but when nu-metal died, bondage pants (Tripp in particular) took over until they also died off around the end of the 2000s. Phat pants have returned to active production in the wake of a general '90s revival, but it's too early to tell if they will overcome their "stuff that you wear with your badly-faded Ozzfest '01 shirt" stigma and make a comeback as anything more than a nostalgia-fueled curiosity.
* Speaking of the '20s, when When TheGreatDepression hit, it also made an impact on the lifestyles of TheFlapper. Due to her hedonistic lifestyle, the gloomy atmosphere of the depression did not mix well with her, and in one season, [[GirlinessUpgrade she changed her wardrobe from a boyish drop-waisted silhouette to a longer, high-waisted, streamlined feminine curve, waved her slick bobbed hair, applied a more sensible layer of lipstick and eyeliner, and delighted in what a 1930s woman does.]] Of course, the flapper habits were still there, only more toned down and more sensible than outrageous.



* For most of the 20th century, hats (not caps) were an essential piece of clothing for men, to the point that going out in public without one made you look strange. But around the late 1950s and early '60s, wearing a hat became entirely optional. By the '70s, wearing a hat was seen as old-fashioned. These days, apart from the aforementioned baseball/trucker caps, the men's hat is almost never seen in public. The reason that hats fell out of fashion is often debated, but some of the more popular theories include UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's supposed refusal to wear a hat during his inauguration (he did wear a hat) and the rise in popularity of sunglasses. It's also worth mentioning that dress styles in general have gotten a lot more casual over the last 50 years; prior to the '60s it was standard for men to always wear a suit in public. These days jeans and t-shirts have become the norm.
** One theory is that the military draft, in place from 1940 to 1973, had a lot to do with men's hats going out of fashion. Having to wear a hat under threat of punishment if you don't -- ranging from confinement to quarters to loss of pay up to and including incarceration -- is almost guaranteed to give you a bad case of "anti-hat-itis". The problem with that theory is that, in the military, the headwear people forced to wear are generally caps and helmets, not hats. Another is that the wearing of hats was in and went out of fashion at the same time in countries which had the draft longer, such as France and Germany.
** Cars have also been blamed, along with the modern city plan they inspired. A hat serves no purpose inside a car (and gets blown off in a convertible), and auto designs from the '60s onwards tended to have lower rooflines than the earlier norm. As "walking outside" became limited to short hikes across parking lots, a man ended up putting on his hat, walking for maybe one minute, then taking his hat back off indoors. And as the mall and big-box store replaced the small shop with its few customers and convenient hat-rack, the hat became not only useless, but a hand-occupying nuisance.
* Slap bracelets were a fashion accessory that consisted of a flexible steel band covered by a layer of fabric or plastic that came in a large variety of colors and patterns. People would slap the straightened band against their wrist, causing it to spring back into a curve that encircles the wearer's wrist. For a few years in the late '80s and early '90s, slap bracelets were a popular fad among children and teenagers. Then schools started banning them after reports of students being injured due to improper use. Once schools started banning them, slap bracelets quickly fell into obscurity.
** As per the PopularityPolynomial, they're making a sort of comeback as wristwatches. Having a thicker silicone coating might help.



* The fedora seems to be heading in this direction. After spending many years as an iconic piece of GoodGuysGarb (there's even [[FedoraOfAsskicking a trope]] about it), the hat and its derivatives have developed an increasing association with the creepier varieties of nerd and hipster (likely in imitation of said trope), as well as an increasing association with {{He Man Woman Hater}}s and {{Hollywood Atheist}}s. Say "fedora" these days, and the quickest thing to pop into most people's heads is less likely to be Franchise/IndianaJones or [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon Humphrey Bogart]] and more likely to be someone like [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/550/251/3e2.jpg this guy]].
** Though the hat most people on the internet seem to think when you say "fedora" (including the one in the picture above) is actually an entirely different hat called a trilby. The actual fedora is still mostly associated with Humphrey Bogart or Indiana Jones (mostly because it's not very commonly worn by anybody, likely due to looking rather silly unless you're properly dressed). Of course, most people on the internet are not experts in measuring the width and depth of a hat's brim (the main difference between the two) and therefore lump one with the other.
* Watches came ''dangerously'' close to becoming this in the wake of cell phones. With a cell phone giving an exact digital display of the time and not having the consequences of a battery going dead or needing to be wound up, watches became seen as an unnecessary extravagance. However, watch manufacturers wisely went upmarket and changed their marketing from "practical way to tell the time" to "stylish status symbol" (hence the ProductPlacement of Omega watches in Film/JamesBond films) and seem to be doing reasonably well. In addition, smartwatches like the Pebble have positioned themselves as companions to smartphones, being more convenient and socially acceptable to check rather than pulling a phone out of your pocket, and also able to do things like receive text messages and run simple apps.
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* The fedora seems to be heading in this direction. After spending many years as an iconic piece of GoodGuysGarb (there's even [[FedoraOfAsskicking a trope]] about it), the hat and its derivatives have developed an increasing association with the creepier varieties of nerd and hipster (likely in imitation of said trope), as well as an increasing association with {{He Man Woman Hater}}s and {{Hollywood Atheist}}s. Say "fedora" these days, and the quickest thing to pop into most people's heads is less likely to be Franchise/IndianaJones or [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon Humphrey Bogart]] and more likely to be someone like [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/550/251/3e2.jpg this guy]].
** Though the hat most people on the internet seem to think when you say "fedora" (including the one in the picture above) is actually an entirely different hat called a trilby. The actual fedora is still mostly associated with Humphrey Bogart or Indiana Jones (mostly because it's not very commonly worn by anybody, likely due to looking rather silly unless you're properly dressed). Of course, most people on the internet are not experts in measuring the width and depth of a hat's brim (the main difference between the two) and therefore lump one with the other.
* Watches came ''dangerously'' close to becoming this in the wake of cell phones. With a cell phone giving an exact digital display of the time and not having the consequences of a battery going dead or needing to be wound up, watches became seen as an unnecessary extravagance. However, watch manufacturers wisely went upmarket and changed their marketing from "practical way to tell the time" to "stylish status symbol" (hence the ProductPlacement of Omega watches in Film/JamesBond films) and seem to be doing reasonably well. In addition, smartwatches like the Pebble have positioned themselves as companions to smartphones, being more convenient and socially acceptable to check rather than pulling a phone out of your pocket, and also able to do things like receive text messages and run simple apps.
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** "Flat-top fade" haircuts among African American men (think ''[[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Fresh Prince]]''-era Creator/WillSmith), though in true PopularityPolynomial fashion, this one has started to make a comeback.



*** Sideburns, especially muttonchops.
*** Handlebar mustaches (except perhaps of the biker variant)
** Male ponytails. Especially if the top is balding.

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*** Sideburns, especially muttonchops.
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%%** Handlebar mustaches (except perhaps of the biker variant)
** Male ponytails. Especially if the top is balding.
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* It can be argued that the ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' girls are partially responsible for killing off pantyhose, especially among younger women.
28th Apr '16 4:15:10 PM ArJayKay
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* It can be argued that the ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' girls are partially responsible for killing of pantyhose, especially among younger women.

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* It can be argued that the ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' girls are partially responsible for killing of off pantyhose, especially among younger women.
28th Apr '16 4:14:40 PM ArJayKay
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* Pantyhose, once a staple of women's fashion, faded from popularity in the '00s due to the bare legs movement started by the ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' girls.

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* Pantyhose, once a staple of women's fashion, faded from popularity in the '00s due to the bare legs movement started by It can be argued that the ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' girls.girls are partially responsible for killing of pantyhose, especially among younger women.
26th Apr '16 2:48:46 PM Cavery210
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* Silly Bandz were absolutely ''huge'' in the very early 2010s. But mere months after they debuted, no one seemed to even talk about them anymore, plain and simple.

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* Silly Bandz were absolutely ''huge'' in the very early 2010s. But mere months then a child was injured his hand after they debuted, wearing them for too long. After that, no one seemed to even talk about them anymore, plain and simple.
5th Apr '16 11:55:39 AM avon
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* Trenchcoats or longcoats amongst teenagers. Especially black trenchcoats. They became tarnished due to the Columbine Massacre and the group carrying it out was actually known as the Trenchcoat Mafia due to their tendency for Black longcoats. Older men can still get away with longcoats if they are dressed appropriately (age appropriate). Ironically, at one time, the trenchcoat was actually a shorthand image for the adult male pervert. Long leather trenchcoats are also increasingly rare due [[PopCultureOsmosis it being increasingly difficult ]] to wear one without looking like a cosplay for ''TheMatrix''.
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* Trenchcoats or longcoats amongst teenagers. Especially black trenchcoats. They became tarnished due to the Columbine Massacre and the group carrying it out was actually known as the Trenchcoat Mafia due to their tendency for Black longcoats. Older men can still get away with longcoats if they are dressed appropriately (age appropriate). Ironically, at one time, the trenchcoat was actually a shorthand image for the adult male pervert. Long leather trenchcoats are also increasingly rare amongst youth due [[PopCultureOsmosis it being to [[PopCultureOsmosis increasingly difficult ]] to wear difficulty]] in sporting one without looking like reminding others of a cosplay for ''TheMatrix''.
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5th Apr '16 11:49:47 AM avon
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* Trenchcoats or longcoats amongst teenagers. Especially black trenchcoats. They became tarnished due to the Columbine Massacre and the group carrying it out was actually known as the Trenchcoat Mafia due to their tendency for Black longcoats. Older men can still get away with longcoats if they are dressed appropriately (age appropriate). Ironically, at one time, the trenchcoat was actually a shorthand image for the adult male pervert. Long leather trenchcoats are also increasingly rare due [[PopCultureOsmosis it being increasingly difficult ]] to wear one without looking like a cosplay for ''TheMatrix''.
27th Jan '16 6:04:41 PM youngbond007
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* [[TheEighties 1980s fashion]], in turn, was supposed to cover up the outrageousness of the last decade and to empower all places of business, from politics to business to music to home, but the uptightness and the concept of powerdressing [[GoneHorriblyRight went up to its head]] and [[FullCircleRevolution came to grow just as outrageous]] as the decade progressed. Exaggerations were everywhere, the most notable being in [[EightiesHair the hair]], [[ShouldersOfDoom the shoulders]], and [[UncannyValleyMakeup the makeup]]. Neon was the buzzword colour scheme, and volumes for music, subliminal advertising, and prints went UpToEleven. Then came October 1987, and the crash on Wall Street gave realization for the excessive amounts of detail on everything, which were expressed on fashion trends, and people scoffed off the giant shoulder pads, neon bangles, incomprehensible neon prints, lycra suits, aerobic gear for everyday wear, and ozone-killing hairstyles as if they were a thing of the past. Before the decade was done, they'd started angsting up and putting on flannel, Doc Martens shoes, and more minimalistic clothing.

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* [[TheEighties 1980s fashion]], in turn, was supposed to cover up the outrageousness of the last decade and to empower all places of business, from politics to business to music to home, but the uptightness and the concept of powerdressing [[GoneHorriblyRight went up to its head]] and [[FullCircleRevolution came to grow just as outrageous]] as the decade progressed. Exaggerations were everywhere, the most notable being in [[EightiesHair the hair]], [[ShouldersOfDoom the shoulders]], and [[UncannyValleyMakeup the makeup]]. Neon was so prevalent that it made lots of people looked like they just walked off the buzzword colour scheme, and volumes set of ''Series/MiamiVice''. Volumes for music, subliminal advertising, and prints went UpToEleven. Then came October 1987, and the crash on Wall Street gave realization for the excessive amounts of detail on everything, which were expressed on fashion trends, and people scoffed off the giant shoulder pads, neon bangles, incomprehensible neon prints, lycra suits, aerobic gear for everyday wear, and ozone-killing hairstyles as if they were a thing of the past. Before the decade was done, they'd started angsting up and putting on flannel, Doc Martens shoes, and more minimalistic clothing.
9th Jan '16 10:46:38 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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** Curly afro style among White men. Sometimes known as the "Jew Fro" although one need not be Jewish, it was prevalent due to more curly hair amongst men of Jewish or partially Jewish heritage. May be accomplished with the help of perms. Former figures known for this style include Art Garfunkel, Gabe Kaplan of ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' fame, Creator/TomBaker and Creator/ColinBaker during their respective ''Series/DoctorWho'' tenures, ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'', Elliot Gould, and ''Slim Goodbody'' during TheSeventies and TheEighties.
** The long sideswept fringe (or 'wings'). Originally associated with the Emo subculture, the cut became popular in mainstream male fashion in the mid-to-late 2000s. By the middle of the Main/TheNewTens, public figures who had previously worn it, perhaps most notably Music/JustinBieber, had deserted it in favour of a clean-cut style.

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** Curly afro style among White men. Sometimes known as the "Jew Fro" although (although one need not be Jewish, Jewish), as it was prevalent due to more curly hair amongst among men of Jewish or partially Jewish heritage.heritage due to their naturally curly hair. May be accomplished with the help of perms. Former figures known for this style include Art Garfunkel, Gabe Kaplan of ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' fame, Creator/TomBaker and Creator/ColinBaker during their respective ''Series/DoctorWho'' tenures, ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'', Elliot Gould, and ''Slim Goodbody'' Goodbody'', who helped popularize it during TheSeventies and TheEighties.
TheEighties, but by the '00s it had come to be seen as a stereotypical {{nerd}} haircut, with ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' and Creator/SethRogen probably serving as the turning point in that regard.
** The long sideswept fringe (or 'wings'). Originally associated with the Emo {{emo}} subculture, the cut became popular in mainstream male fashion in the mid-to-late 2000s.mid-late 2000s. The downfall of emo in the '10s wound up taking the fringe with it. By the middle of the Main/TheNewTens, public figures who had previously worn it, perhaps most notably Music/JustinBieber, had deserted it in favour of a clean-cut style.
6th Jan '16 12:46:08 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** Ditto for the pannier, that preceded it during the XVI century and that was prevalent with variations in Spain for most of the next one, often complemented with no less overdecorated [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Diego_Vel%C3%A1zquez_032b.jpg hair styles]]. Now it's mainly know by Velázquez' paintings (''Las Meninas'') as well as souvenirs sold in Spanish gift shops.

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** Ditto for the pannier, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farthingale farthingale]], a type of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pannier_(clothing) pannier]] that preceded it was stylish during the XVI century and that was prevalent with variations in Spain for most of the next one, often complemented with no less overdecorated [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Diego_Vel%C3%A1zquez_032b.jpg hair styles]]. Now it's mainly know by Velázquez' paintings (''Las Meninas'') as well as souvenirs sold in Spanish gift shops.
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