It’s 2018, but the ’90s grunge fashion is showing no signs of ever becoming obsolete. The casual and playful combination of clothes and accessories is actually a product of generation Y’s desire to break free from the restrictive bonds of society and express individuality.
Today, grunge fashion is being reinvented to combine it with modern sensibilities. And if you want to keep the grunge fashion alive, you can sell your vintage clothes online or at secondhand stores. That adds authenticity to a real grunge lifestyle. Remember that grunge fashion is about nonconformity.
How does one pull off the grunge look? We’ve got you covered with these helpful tips:
The economic upswing experienced in the 1980s ushered, in the ’90s, the rise of capitalism, a system where the means of production are owned by private entities. A lot of people then, the youth especially, resented the idea that human values were defined by materials and money.
As a reaction, some people decided to go against the ideal. They didn’t care about brand names. They cared about comfort and functionality. It’s no wonder then that the clothes were mixed and matched haphazardly. The silhouette was deemphasized, and the focus instead was on an androgynous look, which went beyond gender-biased fashion taste.
Music influenced fashion, as bands had their own merchandise and key musicians like Kurt Cobain created their own clothing aesthetics. Band shirts were paired with distressed jeans. Flannel shirts were worn over graphic tees or, when the weather was hot, tied around the waist. The older and more distressed your clothes were, the better.
The denim jacket was the go-to clothing item because of it’s versatility.
Footwear and Accessories
High-top sneakers and chunky combat boots were the usual footwear. Converse and Doc Martens were popular brands then.
Bracelets with metallic details like studs and spikes, round sunglasses, and slouchy beanies were the typical accessories. They were unusual choices but went well with a person’s overall look, exuding an effortlessly put-together outfit.
What may be unkempt for some is actually trendy for others. Scruffy hair, dyed blond or in crazy colors like purple or orange, gave the appearance of someone who just got out of bed. This may have looked dirty to some, but it was not unclean.
While grunge is considered a trend now, it actually started as a non-trend, a resistance to the conventions of previous generations. The seemingly careless and random choices of clothes and accessories ultimately expressed a generation’s need for self-identity, as well as their frustration and disenchantment over a society that placed a high premium on materials and excessive profit. Grunge transcends clothing choices; instead it reflects a lifestyle that rebels against loneliness and fights for social rights.
Captain Morgan Ugly Holiday Sweaters Are All Kinds Of Awesome
You will be the envy of all your friends when you walk into that holiday sweater party wearing one of their cozy, comfy holiday sweaters, with your head held high and your knee in the air. Heck, they’ve even got an awesome light up sweater, so you can be the light of the party!
If that’s not enough, they’ve also got a glorious two-person sweater. Walk in wearing this bad boy, and you and your Captain partner in crime will be the most talked about costume. Sure, it might be tough eating and drinking with this on, but it will be totally worth it.
And check out this awesome Captain Morgan funsie onesie (modeled by Captain Morgan Chief Party Officer Adam Devine), it’s perfect for lounging around in and watching Elf for the 47th time. If you live somewhere cold, this warm and cozy jumpsuit might be a better option.
There’s no better time than the holidays to live, party and dress like a Captain. So order your Captain Morgan holiday apparel now, and get ready to turn some heads!
Who’s Ready To Step Up Their Wrist Game With Watch Gang?
If you’re a watch fanatic like me, you have got to check out Watch Gang, an innovative watch club that brings the monthly subscription box model to watches, sending you up with a sweet new watch every month… at a substantial discount.
Pretty neat, right? Here’s how it works. You simply choose one of three membership tiers, tell Watch Gang a little bit about your watch preferences, and then patiently wait for the mailman to surprise you with a brand new watch each month. The mystery is part of the excitement, not knowing which watch you’re going to end up with.
There are three membership tiers you can choose from, with something for every budget:
- $29 Original Tier – Offers stylish and fashionable watches worth $50-$150 in value.
- $99 Black Tier – Offers affordable luxury watches worth $150-$500.
- $299 Platinum Tier – Offers super luxury watches worth $500-$1500.
Now I don’t know about you, but being able to score a $500 watch for $99 is a pretty good deal in my book! Watch Gang sources authentic, high-quality watches from reputable companies and watchmakers. Every watch comes with an 100% authenticity guarantee, and is guaranteed to be worth up to 5x the price of the membership.
But that’s not all. Watch Gang hosts giveaways for Rolex, TAG Heuer, and Seiko watches each week, and all members are automatically entered for a chance to win. Imagine watching one of the drawings live on their Facebook page and hearing your name called for a new Rolex, how awesome would that be?!
In addition, members get access to The Wheel of Watches, where you can spin an interactive wheel filled with watches you choose and have another chance to win a Grail (Tag, Rolex, etc.).
Our friends at Watch Gang hooked us up with a $99 Black Tier subscription so we could try the service out for ourselves, and I ended up receiving the Szanto ICON Danny Sullivan Signature watch, which you can see in these photos. It’s a pretty sweet looking watch, and this bad boy has a retail price of $295, so you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck.
While there are no returns if you don’t love the watch you received, Watch Gang members get access to a private Facebook Group (Watch Gang Exchange), where the over 27,000 members can buy, trade and sell watches with other members.
All in all, we think Watch Gang is a pretty genius idea, and it’s a great way for a budding watch collector to start building a collection without breaking the bank. I wish something like this had been around when I started collecting watches, as it would have saved me a lot of money!
So if you’re ready to discover new brands and styles of watches, head over to watchgang.com, and use the promo code GUYSGAB10 to save 10% off your order.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Watch Gang, and all opinions are entirely my own.
Introducing G-SHOCK G-STEEL Connected Carbon Bezel Watch
G-SHOCK recently added a new timepiece to their refined, tough and rugged G-STEEL collection, the Bluetooth® Connected (GSTB100XA-1A), which perfectly blends stylish details and brute strength, with a carbon fiber bezel, sapphire crystal and two-tone layered band.
As a car enthusiast, the carbon fiber accents immediately drew me to this watch. But don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s just for aesthetics. This is a G-SHOCK, after all. The lightweight, layered bezel is a mix of state-of-the-art TORAYCA® and NANOALLOY® materials that give the bezel outstanding shock resistant characteristics.
Highly scratch resistant clear sapphire glass is used for the crystal to enhance readability and appearance, while a sturdy urethane band produced using a bi-color molding process makes it possible to decorate the outer surface with a sporty pattern, and blue urethane for the inner surface. A metal band ring reduces the chance of band breakage due to abrasion.
As you can see from these photos, it all comes together in a sleek, fashionable design that embodies G-SHOCK’s Absolute Toughness. I especially like how the blue accent colors on the face compliment the blue of the inner band. It’s a subtle touch that really brings things full circle.
If that’s not enough, this watch is also equipped with Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology, allowing you to pair to your smartphone via the G-SHOCK Connected App and make sure it keeps accurate time anywhere in the world, among other features.
The GSTB100XA-1A also incorporates solar-powered charging capabilities (no need for bulky charging cables) and employs a super LED light and Neo-Brite luminous hands for maximum visibility in the dimmest of situations.
Additional G-SHOCK technology features include:
- 200M water resistance and shock resistance
- Dual Dial World time
- Daily alarm
- Stopwatch and countdown timer
- 12/24 hour format
- Battery level indicator
- New layered guard structure
Overall, I can’t say enough great things about the G-SHOCK G-STEEL Connected Carbon Bezel. This model is as sleek and sophisticated as it is tough and durable, an all-around perfect watch for the daily grind of work and play. And at $600, it won’t break the bank.
Visit www.gshock.com for more information on the G-STEEL collection.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Casio, but all opinions are my own.