With the muffled bass of Boyz 2 Men reverberating back from the gymnasium doors and the scent of teen spirit masked by over spritzed Drakkar Noir in the air, I was witnessing the diverse melting pot of fashion being stirred in front of my spectacle free eyes at a school dance.
Green triangle branded premium Guess denim, outlandishly vibrant Cross Colours denim, and classic red tab Levi’s denim were some of the most diverse and highly coveted fashion pieces in the early 90’s.
Given my lack of finances, and lack of fashion sense, I awkwardly donned snug fitting stone wash Levi’s 501 jeans and a matching oversized Levi’s trucker jacket. And yes, of course my denim trucker jacket had excessively long sleeves.
Independently worn and with the right matching accessories, stone wash finish Levi’s are a pretty decent and budget friendly tag to pop. Unfortunately, unless you’re ridiculously Zoolanderesque handsome, the all stone wash denim outfit is pretty difficult to pull off.
At the time of wearing my said Levi’s ensemble, I was laced up in a pair of black suede high-top Filas with the velcro strap snugly secured. Imagine if I had a pair of all denim sneakers to match my full stone wash Levi’s jeans get up?
If I did, they probably would have looked like this pair of Li Ning Way of Wade 5s that you see below.
In retrospect, I think I subconsciously channeled a romanticized 90’s era when I purchased my Way of Wade 5s.
Sadly, I no longer rock my full Levi’s stone wash outfit. But like Drake once eloquently said, “She says they missed the old Zool, girl don’t tempt me.”
When I lace up my Way of Wade 5s in the all denim finish, is it wrong to get the urge to lightly mist myself in Drakkar Noir and awkwardly harmonize to a Boyz 2 Men jam?
Stay Solefullylaced and stay smooth on the harmony tip,