Trends & Relics from 1992 to Yonder: For the Love of Flannels

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The '90s was a memorable, incredible decade. Apart from the founding of Lomography and the community, there were other fads and pop culture icons that made noise, forever etching in the minds of many. Remember flannels? You have to thank Nirvana for that.

The '90s was the year of the grunge, and in 1991, Nirvana released their iconic album "Nevermind" ('Smells Like Teenage Spirit' remains as one of the anthems of the angsty) with its members donning lumberjack fashion, long and messy 'dos, and most importantly, the flannels. The following year, they became poster boys for 1992.

Like CK waistbands and distressed jeans, flannels were everywhere, completing the whole heroin chic fad.

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. Image from: Stuff from the '90s

These square patterned garment often came in red and black and was a staple of youth culture in the '90s. It gave kids a sense of anti-authority, a split from poppy, bubbly, neon colorful fashion of the '80s. Like flannels, grunge served as the antithesis to the disco-and-synth music.

To nail down the whole aesthetic, one must be a master of being unkempt. To never give a care. Cynicism has never looked as cool.

Credits: lomographics, patrix, jfeldman211, knalbert, blue071 & roxyvonschlotterstein

Did you wear flannels in the '90s? Do you still wear them today? Share your opinions by commenting below!


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5 Comments

  1. ekeupratama
    ekeupratama ·

    flannels is essential to me for lomowalk

  2. lizkoppert
    lizkoppert ·

    Still have a couple of flannel shirts in my arsenal…

  3. srcardoso
    srcardoso ·

    Oh yeah... those were the good old days.

  4. evansabahnurd
    evansabahnurd ·

    I'm wearing flannel right now.... and I was born in '96 so I guess it makes sense since I'm a child of the era

  5. srcardoso
    srcardoso ·

    @evansabahnurd 96 was a great year. And 98 too. And 94. And 92. :-)

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