Are the 90s back? Vintage clothing has become the new trend in clothing wear for younger generations.
Clothing that was popular in the 90s, is returning to its glory with younger generations starting to dive into the older fashion and indulge into the retro culture parents of today grew up in. The sudden reach for new clothes has people looking out of place, and in the wrong time.
Vintage wear stretches from all types of items. Like brands such as Members Only, vintage Nike windbreakers, and T-shirts. The T-shirts range from old companies, old bands, rappers, or even just being made in the early to late 90s. The new business with vintage clothing is trading clothes and selling them with different prices depending on their rarity, year made, or even something as specific as stitch type/manufacturing.
At Southeastern Louisiana University students have begun to show off their new clothing with students wearing T-shirts with Tupac Shakur, old Disney World T-shirts, and even some vintage styles like corduroy or suede. Do the students have any interest in these vintage styles for their designs and logos showing or are they just the “trend” right now and will the 90s become left in the past?
“This new trend of wearing given clothes has given me a chance to live a part of my parents’ lives and reminisce with them about certain 90s fashion,” says student Wade Heap. “While I can make some money selling these clothing items, I can also find some at thrift shops and other vintage stores. This makes buying new clothes a lot cheaper and better for me.”
Thrift stores and other places like Goodwill have been skyrocketing because of this influx of young people coming in searching for hidden treasures like vintage clothing. Also people have begun to find old clothes from their parents’ wardrobe that if not stylish enough for them to wear have begun to be very profitable for them to sell on the market. The new business with vintage clothing is trading clothes and selling them with different prices depending on their rarity, year made, or even something as specific as stitch type/manufacturing.
“No joke, one day when me and my parents were looking in the attic for some old pictures I had, I found an old box with a bunch of my dad’s old clothes in it that was super cool. All of these items are now what fill my wardrobe, its cool being able to bring some of these pieces that have seen the light of day since 1992,” says Southeastern student Preston Scott.
All this sudden return of vintage clothing has younger generations excited to start looking for clothes but the real question is how do adults feel about this? How do some parents who grew up wearing these clothing items feel seeing their kid find them and wear them as an everyday outfit piece of clothing?
“It is nostalgic. Seeing kids wear stuff that I would wear when I was younger. Even going back and seeing some kids wear stuff my parents wore just blows my mind to see that some of these items still exist and are in such good condition,” says Marco Lemus, an adult seen around the Southeastern Campus. “It’s just funny to see my kids bring something home they found that shoots me back to 1992. Definitely shows me how trends can make it full circle and always be relevant.”
The 90s, which was once a glorious time, has begun to return with fashion being filled with vintage clothing and culture being brought back. This new style has adults happy to see their childhood being considered “cool.”