Tumblr’s Urban Oufitters-esque confabulation of what the 90s were like and how people dressed is very Americanised and bears very little resemblance to how I remember them, namely:
Speak truth to power!
Even the Tumblr version of the American 90’s is complete bullshevik. Yes we had neon bicycle shorts and peace signs but we also had neon orange Lee press on nails and spiral perms with big bangs and knock off Bart Simpson t-shirts and that one way overpriced Hypercolor t-shirt that stopped working after your mom dried it that one time.
Maybe all that was just me.
Or maybe it’s a regional thing and the small town South never got that cool but it really wasn’t like this. People didn’t dress like C+C Music Factory or Deeeeelite unless they lived in a big city and even then it was a shitty facsimile. If you really and truly want to see how people dressed in the ‘90’s, skip the music videos and go straight to the Real Sex specials on HBO and MTV and look at the street interviews.
Everyone is so so so embarrassing to look at.