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Old 04-25-2014, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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So many great posts here explain it better than I ever could! But what I find funny is this. Back in the early to mid 90's I thought the 80's was so far gone as far as fashion goes. But looking through my high school year books fashion was mostly the same from 90 to 93!(as it was from the 80's) and watching shows like "The nanny" makes this point too. Even Mid to late 90's fashion kind of brought back the 60's with some new mixed in but still hints of the 80's exist... but at that time we though the 80's was ancient history.
One thing different in the early 90's as far as guys fashion goes...I remember mullets were in style my middle school years 88-90. Then guys started cutting the back of the head and letting the top grow out and some got the"bowl cut" and some just had longer hair on top and tapered the sides. Then mid 90's the Ceasar look came in style!!!Thank you George Clooney!

 
Old 04-25-2014, 06:04 AM
 
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So many great posts here explain it better than I ever could! But what I find funny is this. Back in the early to mid 90's I thought the 80's was so far gone as far as fashion goes. But looking through my high school year books fashion was mostly the same from 90 to 93!(as it was from the 80's) and watching shows like "The nanny" makes this point too. Even Mid to late 90's fashion kind of brought back the 60's with some new mixed in but still hints of the 80's exist... but at that time we though the 80's was ancient history.
One thing different in the early 90's as far as guys fashion goes...I remember mullets were in style my middle school years 88-90. Then guys started cutting the back of the head and letting the top grow out and some got the"bowl cut" and some just had longer hair on top and tapered the sides. Then mid 90's the Ceasar look came in style!!!Thank you George Clooney!
I remember the bowl look. I was in fifth/sixth grade. It seemed like at one point, every boy had that hairstyle and some teenagers did too. All of a sudden it just went away, it was weird.
 
Old 04-25-2014, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Does this week still feel like last week?
 
Old 04-25-2014, 08:56 AM
 
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Does this week still feel like last week?
Yeah, dammit! It never ends!!!
 
Old 05-03-2014, 10:23 PM
 
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'90-Mid '92 was an extension to 1989.
'93- Mid '95 was most like the fall of '92.

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Old 05-03-2014, 10:25 PM
 
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So many great posts here explain it better than I ever could! But what I find funny is this. Back in the early to mid 90's I thought the 80's was so far gone as far as fashion goes. But looking through my high school year books fashion was mostly the same from 90 to 93!(as it was from the 80's) and watching shows like "The nanny" makes this point too. Even Mid to late 90's fashion kind of brought back the 60's with some new mixed in but still hints of the 80's exist... but at that time we though the 80's was ancient history.
One thing different in the early 90's as far as guys fashion goes...I remember mullets were in style my middle school years 88-90. Then guys started cutting the back of the head and letting the top grow out and some got the"bowl cut" and some just had longer hair on top and tapered the sides. Then mid 90's the Ceasar look came in style!!!Thank you George Clooney!
Men were still wearing mullets in the spring of 1991. Then came the undercut and the hockey hair in the fall of '91.

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Old 05-03-2014, 10:39 PM
 
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From mid 1990 to '92, African-American males wore "the Gumby" (Bobby Brown haircut) with a "rabbit tail" in the back. Every one had etchings in their hair. We were renting movies released in 1988-1989 during the early 90's. Polka dot shirts, Hammer genie pants, orange bandanas, bright neon pink shorts and tops were in fashion for men. Scrunchies, shirt clips, and shirts with the air-brushed boy names on them for women. People were ending words with "z's" and "x's". Everyone went to the Carnival in those days as it is evident in TV shows and movies of that time (Step By Step intro, Child's Play 3 end scene, Passenger 57 end scene). Young men were saying, "Peace in the Middle East" and "Word to the Mother" a lot. I remember my cousin playing with Koosh balls and Velcro Paddle Balls.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 02:16 PM
 
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Stereotypical 90s fashion surged into the media in 1991 (the straight hair, dark red lipstick, mild makeup/anti fashion look). But many people still hung on with 80s fashion trends up until 1994.

Music of the early 90s was still in transition. We had the godawful New Jack Swing genre that started with Paula Abdul and Michael Jackson (loved him, but I can't stand NJS), and it went up until 1992. At the same time, we had 'modern' sounding rock music like grunge - which still holds up today. Music genres didn't mix I noticed - rock was rock, electro was electro and R&B was R&B.

Towards the late 90s music started mix in genres (soul & rap with Fugees, pop and urban with BSB, electro/house and pop with Cher - akin to today).

Stereotypical 90s fashion didn't surge into the media until 1994, not 1991. We still had hair metal from 1990 to late 1992, it didn't die with the 1980s.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: brooklyn, new york, USA
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the walkman was more affordable. rap was more popular than classic pop. starter jackets displaced members only. video gaming had gone from atari to super nes and genesis. there were huge upgrades and differences.
 
Old 01-24-2015, 07:52 AM
 
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Default 1990 IS the 80's, and 1980 IS the 70's, and yadda yadda...

People can think or count however they wish, even inventing new numbers, or lsnguages for that matter (::cough::Klingonese), but fact is fact and will always remain so. Numbers range from 1-10, excluding 0 because zero is the absence of anything. The 80's, in reality, are 1981-1990, as well as the 70's being 1971-1980, going from 1 to 10. People do a disservice to themselves and their intelligence by creating things they wish to be but are not based on rational fact. Much like today, January 24th, 2015, or at least since 1751, when Britains King forced the Colonies to convert to the Catholic Papal States Gregorian New Year; an order that created the suspicious seed of a Protestant-Catholic clergy alliance, and out of fear of becoming part of the Papal State, began what is now know as the American Revolution. However, you are still in 2014 when it comes to your daily life until the real Anglican New Year of March 25th, and taxes are the proof, as anything "new" CANNOT evolve from an extreme of something (eg. the Winter Solstice, extreme dark) but rather only can begin on neutral, balanced ground (eg. Lady Day equinox). This is why 9-11, which set the tone for the New Millie, was in 2001, as that is the 1st technical and factitious year of the New Century.

However, if you are speaking of pop-Culture and how things felt, than it becomes way more erratic than "90's" or "80's". For instance pop-Hippie and modern Rock culture was 1968-1973. Around '73-'74, people were getting so Artsy and mainstream that they could not picture the Beatles ever singing Twist and Shout, or The Who singing Substitute, as they had become pale reflections of themselves. Then comes 1976 with the Ramones, who not only resorted to a stripped down traditional Blues Rock, but fed it Black Beauties to speed it up, as well as dressing more 1950s than 70's. This era lasted in the underground until 1993-'94 and the rise of Grunge, but in mainstream died out around 1984, the marked year of the 1st Millennial births, to which Hair or Glam Metal, or Sunset culture, started to somewhat be noticed. The "80's" thst people think of are really just '84-92", and then the Thrash and Hard Blues Metal (Metallica and Guns N Roses) started taking over in 1988, the "Poison Years", although Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were more popular in the core culture, street circuit, as well as the Misfits, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, etc.

In short, the 60s, 1961-1970, all the way up to the beginning of the 1990s (starting in 1991-1993) were dominated by anti-Authoritarian Rock n Roll culture, while the 1990s (1991-2000) marked the beginning of Rap, with Grunge being the only Rock contender to suppress Hip-Hop to 2nd place until it died in the late 1990s (1998-2000), in which pop and Rap dominated, with a pathetic attempt by "NuMetal" to dethrone both of these groups.
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