Billy Madison: The Most Influential Menswear Movie Of A Generation

Billy Madison aka exhibit A when trying to convince today's teenagers that Adam Sandler was once funny, will be 20 years old next spring. Take that BuzzFeed, Vulture or whoever else was going to write some listicle or think piece on the seminal film's anniversary. We scooped you. But aside from being old enough to date me, and the most quoted film by dudes who were kids in the '90s, Billy Madison is relevant, like most things from the '90s, I guess, as a testament to the cyclical nature of trends. Haven't you learned yet that fashion is cyclical? More specifically than, like, chicks wearing faded mom jeans, Billy was onto some shit that you might actually see your favorite editor rocking tomorrow.

The volume of sports-related garments Billy and Co. rock is telling too. He's 28, but back in elementary school in the '90s. Most of the white dudes writing on this site about trendy sports-inspired gear are in their mid-20s and went to elementary school in the '90s. Both the movie, and the recent trends in menswear, are sentimental. But so is burning bags of shit on old people's porches, so let's not overthink it.

Angelo Spagnolo is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. Read his blog here and follow him on Twitter here.

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