Monday, July 11, 2011
In the mid 2000s retro fashions inspired by indie pop groups and the 1960s counterculture became popular, including Converse All-stars, winklepickers, cartoon print hoodies (in contrast to the designer brands worn by the chav subculture), vintage T-shirts, slim-fitting jeans, Mod-style parkas, military surplus dress jackets and fitted 1970s style Western shirts with pearl snaps (popularised by blues-rock band the White Stripes).
In the late 2000s 1950s and 1980s fashions became popular: Letterman jackets, black leather jackets like the Perfecto, Hawaiian shirts, straight leg jeans, Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses, Ed Hardy T-shirts, houndstooth tweed jackets, motorcycle boots, neon colors inspired by rave music, geek chic inspired horn rimmed glasses, roll sleeve tartan flannel shirts worn with white T-shirts, cardigans and knitted V-neck sweaters.Popular footwear included Sperry Top-Siders, Keds, Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars in many colors. In the European workplace the cut of suits changed as the three buttoned jackets popular in the 1990s were replaced with suits comprising a two-buttoned blazer and matching trousers. These sometimes featured contrasting Edwardian style piping on the lapels and were often worn with slim ties and waistcoats.