Remember a few years ago—think hard, the memory's probably repressed—when our Blogspots clogged undersea Internet cables with the words "buy less, buy better"? We thought: "Look at all this timeless Americana, ma. I know those Quoddy boat shoes cost four Benjamin Franklins, but I can wear them the rest of my life." We were so full of shit that if we got an enema we would've fit into a matchbox. No, ace boon coons, we grew tired of that look. Our eyes wandered. The style gland, like the stomach, wants a varied diet. "Buy less, buy better" turned into "buy better, flip later," and all our old trends have been laid to rest in the graveyard of our closet floors, or given a Viking funeral down the East River. So, let's look back, now, on #menswear’s fallen trends a la the buzzkill portion of the Oscars.
Rick Morrison is a writer living in North Carolina. Follow him on Twitter here.