OK, so, for this post I’ve decided that I’m gonna write on Guys Going Grunge. And no, I don’t mean grimey… and no, I don’t mean alternative rock. (Although what I am talking about relates to both of those on some level.) But no, I mean the fashion. Grunge Fashion.
For anyone who doesn’t know what grunge is, it’s basically as stated below:
A deliberately untidy and uncoordinated fashion style.
Grunge in a nutshell. And, really it was basically fashionable in the 80’s. But, here in 2015 we’ve put our own spin on it. Women have been killin’ grunge the past few years, with clunky boots & knit sweaters, but FINALLY men have caught on, and are being just as’ grunge’ as the ladies.
Some “grunge” celebs include The 1975
And Evan Peters
Ok, so grunge is nearly always layered: flannel, denim, and leather jackets. Skinny jeans. Bandanas. Cross necklaces, boots, graphic tees and knit sweaters. Sometimes, men even wear rings.
Long hair is always approved of, but never longer than a few inches.
Rip your jeans if ya wanna look really fly. Nobody’s ever gotten in trouble in the fashion world for a pair of torn up skinnies, I’ll promise you that! Interestingly enough, baggy ripped jeans, with tapered ankles are also considered grunge… Just a thought.
Whatever you do, just don’t wear too many colours. One coloured piece is more than enough when going grunge. Black, browns, and greys are highly admirable; a mute red can pass off too.
Anyone grunge loves faded clothes. Old, torn and faded jackets and layers are too cool when trying to look grunge. It never hurts to tie a plaid shirt around your waist either.
Anyway, I think grunge is super-duper cool. If you don’t wash your hair the day before you’re going grunge, that’s cool too! 🙂 Anyone who dressed grunge daily is certainly the proud owner of at least one tat.
Ok, so what do I think?
I love grunge. It’s very rare that I dress grunge, but when I do, I go all out. A typography tee, a denim jacket and black skinnies. If I owned a killer leather jacket, I’d wear that on my grunge days. But I don’t. If you own one, and wanna go grunge for a day, I recommend that.
I understand, grunge looks a bit greasy, dirty and sketchy, but it’s totally trendy. It’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea. But, it clearly is for some people (including me) because not only was it a trend in the past, but it’s back again. How nice is that?
What are your opinions on grunge? Do you think it’s gross, and unneeded? Innovative and chic? Hot and right on trend? Totally dirtbag-y?
I’d love to hear. Drop me a comment below on whatcha think, and also if you ever do, or ever will dress grunge. How do people react to your grunge-y look? Do they love it? Or tell you to go back upstairs and get changed? (Yes, I’m talking about all the mothers) Until the next post!!!!!!!!!!!