Wide-Leg Jeans: The Weird Fashion Style of the 1990s

Wide-leg jeans, colloquially called baggy pants, are a style of clothing that were popular from the early 1990s to the mid 2000s. The quintessential brand of “hip-hop”-style wide-leg jeans comes from the Los Angeles-based JNCO (“Judge None Choose One”), although other youth- and ethnic-oriented clothing companies manufacture them as well.

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In the 1980s, baggy jeans entered mainstream fashion as the Hammer pants and parachute pants worn by rappers to facilitate breakdancing. In the 1990s these jeans became even baggier and were worn by skaters, hardcore punks, ravers and rappers to set themselves apart from the skintight acid wash drainpipe jeans worn by metalheads. They were largely an underground trend in the early 1990s, but took off in popularity in the mid-1990s.

The baggy jeans were very popular along with baggy bondage pants during the nu metal era which lasted from the late 1990s to the early-to-mid 2000s. They continued to be popular in the 2000s, but by 2003 baggy jeans started to be replaced by boot-cut jeans and trousers among white men. However, they continued to be popular among African-American and Latino men throughout the mid 2000s until about 2008.

Wide-leg jeans and pants are at least 20” in circumference at the hem. Wide-leg jeans differ from bell-bottoms in that the entire length of the leg is large in circumference whereas flare or bell-bottom jeans become wider below the knee. Super wide-leg jeans have a circumference at the hem of 23” to 26”; whereas extreme wide-leg jeans are as wide as 50”.








SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/wide-leg-jeans-the-weird-fashion-style-of-the-1990s/

Wide-Leg Jeans: The Weird Fashion Style of the 1990s

Wide-leg jeans, colloquially called baggy pants, are a style of clothing that were popular from the early 1990s to the mid 2000s. The quintessential brand of “hip-hop”-style wide-leg jeans comes from the Los Angeles-based JNCO (“Judge None Choose One”), although other youth- and ethnic-oriented clothing companies manufacture them as well.

h/t: vintag.es

In the 1980s, baggy jeans entered mainstream fashion as the Hammer pants and parachute pants worn by rappers to facilitate breakdancing. In the 1990s these jeans became even baggier and were worn by skaters, hardcore punks, ravers and rappers to set themselves apart from the skintight acid wash drainpipe jeans worn by metalheads. They were largely an underground trend in the early 1990s, but took off in popularity in the mid-1990s.

The baggy jeans were very popular along with baggy bondage pants during the nu metal era which lasted from the late 1990s to the early-to-mid 2000s. They continued to be popular in the 2000s, but by 2003 baggy jeans started to be replaced by boot-cut jeans and trousers among white men. However, they continued to be popular among African-American and Latino men throughout the mid 2000s until about 2008.

Wide-leg jeans and pants are at least 20” in circumference at the hem. Wide-leg jeans differ from bell-bottoms in that the entire length of the leg is large in circumference whereas flare or bell-bottom jeans become wider below the knee. Super wide-leg jeans have a circumference at the hem of 23” to 26”; whereas extreme wide-leg jeans are as wide as 50”.








SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/wide-leg-jeans-the-weird-fashion-style-of-the-1990s/

This UFO Spaceship McDonald’s Used to Exist in Alconbury, England in the 1990s

For many kids, getting a McDonald’s on a long drive would be the ultimate treat. And if you grew up in or around Cambridgeshire in the 1990s, you’ll probably remember getting a Happy Meal at the spaceship McDonald’s just off the A1 at Alconbury, near Huntingdon.

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Originally built in 1990 as a Megatron, the restaurant was going to be the first of many in the chain. But the plans never happened, and instead the building became a McDonald’s in 1993.


The UFO Maccies sadly closed in 2000 due to soaring maintenance costs. It then remained empty for a number of years before it was demolished in 2008.


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/this-ufo-spaceship-mcdonalds-used-to-exist-in-alconbury-england-in-the-1990s/

Red, White, Blue and Awkward: 20 Hilarious 4th of July Family Photos From the 1980s and 1990s

Some people celebrate the Fourth with fireworks, others celebrate by taking the most awkward family photos of all time.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/red-white-blue-and-awkward-20-hilarious-4th-of-july-family-photos-from-the-1980s-and-1990s/

Candid Photos Show Fashion Styles of Teenage Girls From the 1990s

Fashion in the 1990s was defined by a return to minimalist fashion, in contrast to the more elaborate and flashy trends of the 1980s.

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In the early 1990s, several late 1980s fashions remained very stylish among both sexes. However, the popularity of grunge and alternative rock music helped bring the simple, unkempt grunge look to the mainstream by 1992.

The anti-conformist approach to fashion led to the popularization of the casual chic look that included T-shirts, jeans, hoodies, and sneakers, a trend which continued into the 2000s.

Additionally, fashion trends throughout the decade recycled styles from previous decades, notably the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/candid-photos-show-fashion-styles-of-teenage-girls-from-the-1990s/

Angelina Jolie at 1995 Marcel Indik Photoshoot

It was 1995, and as a young starlet set to appear in her first leading role, she was on the cusp of fame and fortune. And in this photoshoot, Angelina Jolie proved why she went on to become one of Hollywood’s most sultry superstars.

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The actress, then 19, ensured her role in 1995 film Hackers grabbed attention by stripping down for a series of racy images. Angelina appeared to be far from camera shy as she showed off her body in a series of seductive poses during the shoot with Los Angeles photographer Marcel Indik. With her luscious brown locks cut into a ruffled bob, the star strikes a series of provocative poses in a revealing black dress.




























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/angelina-jolie-at-1995-marcel-indik-photoshoot/

“In The Midnight”: Denny Busyet Creates Dreamlike Artwork Inspired by 80s and 90s Aesthetic Nostalgia Fuelled by Synthwave

Denny Busyet is a digital artist from Malang, Indonesia. Currently he is in love with 80’s Inspired design and synthwave music, he believes it’s starting to influence his art. Really cool and nostalgic!

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/in-the-midnight-denny-busyet-creates-dreamlike-artwork-inspired-by-80s-and-90s-aesthetic-nostalgia-fuelled-by-synthwave/

Cate Blanchett Photographed by Robin Sellick, 1994

Born Catherine Élise Blanchett in Melbourne, Australia, on May 14, 1969, Cate Blanchett began making a name for herself in theater soon after graduating from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1992.

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She quickly won roles with the Sydney Theatre Company, first in its production of Top Girls and then in Kafka Dances. For her latter performance, Blanchett won the Sydney Theatre Critics Circle Newcomer Award in 1993. She also received critical acclaim for roles in productions of Hamlet, The Tempest and The Seagull.

Her U.S. film debut was in 1997’s Paradise Road and she’s gone on to star in a number of lauded projects, including The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Aviator, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and two films about Queen Elizabeth I.

In 2005, she won an Academy Award for her role as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator. She received another Oscar in 2014, this time for Best Actress for her performance in Blue Jasmine, and earned additional acclaim for her role in 2015’s romantic drama Carol.

Here, these fascinating photographs of Blanchett were taken by Robin Sellick in 1994. Sellick is an Australian photographer who photographed some of the biggest stars through the 1990s. He is based in Adelaide, South Australia, so touring acts usually had a full press calendar in Sydney and Melbourne but would have free time when they were in Adelaide.













SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/cate-blanchett-photographed-by-robin-sellick-1994/

Selena’s Rare Coca-Cola Photo Shoot, 1994


Al Rendon/National Museum of American History

Selena was a singer-songwriter who came to be known as the “Queen of Tejano music,” a popular form of music originating in Texas and taking influences from polka, rock, conjunto, and mariachi.

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Al Rendon/National Museum of American History

An enormously popular singer in Latino communities across North America, her music crossed cultural boundaries to touch the lives of young and old alike. Selena would go on to sign with a major record label and the agency worked with her as a spokesperson for Coca-Cola from 1989 until her death.


Al Rendon/National Museum of American History

In the 1970s and 1980s, Latinos in advertising began advocating for the buying power of Latino consumers, leading to a transition in the advertising industry from mass market to targeting specific demographic groups. In that context, not only was Selena the new face of an iconic American brand, but she was proof of the importance of the Hispanic market in this country.


Al Rendon/National Museum of American History

The photographs collected here, shot by Al Rendon, capture Selena at the intersection of cultures and styles, marketability, and her true self. The ad campaigns created by the innovative and diverse advertising professionals at Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar & Associates not only reflected the growing influence that Latinos were exerting on the changing face of America but did so in a way that Latino consumers could relate to and embrace.


Al Rendon/National Museum of American History

Selena was shot and killed on March 31, 1995, 16 days before her 24th birthday, by Yolanda Saldívar, her friend and the former manager of her Selena Etc. boutiques. Saldívar was cornered by police when she attempted to flee, and threatened to kill herself, but was convinced to give herself up and was sentenced to life in prison with possible parole after 30 years.


Al Rendon/National Museum of American History


Al Rendon/National Museum of American History


Al Rendon/National Museum of American History


Al Rendon/National Museum of American History


Al Rendon/National Museum of American History


Al Rendon/National Museum of American History


Al Rendon/National Museum of American History

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/selenas-rare-coca-cola-photo-shoot-1994/

“Russian Riviera”: Resort City of Yalta in Stunning Photos by Martin Parr

Gay guys on the shore of the Black Sea

Images from a British photographer Martin Parr who visited Yalta, Russia, in summer 1995. At that time, Ukrainian Crimea was still absolutely Soviet, people on the photos look exactly like the ones from the Soviet epoch with lots of interest in all possible western stuff. However, the transformation had already begun and the author captured that vibe.

Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological[4] look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world. Previously featured here and here.

More: Martin Parr


Russian prostitutes in a hotel

Nightclub dancing

Mafia member and his family

State country house of Leonid Brezhnev, back then anyone could enter the house and spend some time there.

Brezhnev’s country house (dacha)



Dacha of Brezhnev




Russian arms dealer on the tennis court of an old sanatorium in Gurzuf.

Dacha of Brezhnev. Ex-training specialist of combat dolphins




Soldiers from a military sanatorium

Mercedes should be protected from the sun!

Dancers in the hotel “Yalta Intourist”

Former military sanatorium in Gurzuf


Local bandits

Brezhnev’s state summer house


Martin Parr – self-portrait



Mafia member and his security in the background

Tourists from Germany

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/russian-riviera-resort-city-of-yalta-in-stunning-photos-by-martin-parr/