Fashion’s Most Overrated 2012

Menswear and men's fashion (that's finally the same shit, right?) inched further into the mainstream in 2012, and even though not caring about fashion is the new caring about fashion, some shit was pervasive enough even to seep into the otherwise endless stream of cats and poetry that is my Tumblr dash. But before you get your meggings in a bunch, remember that overrated doesn’t necessarily mean bad, just that the perceived value of a thing is inflated compared to the actual value—a couple infallible examples being, “The Knicks are the most overrated basketball team of all time,” and “The Beatles are the most overrated band in history.” Overall, it was a positive year for style—dudes got over themselves a bit and started to remember the sense of humor that should accompany getting dressed—but a quite few things got a little bit more play than they deserved in 2012.

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

  • kevin

    VERY on point. especially Saturdays (lol)

  • Nate

    The digs on Saturdays is getting old. Write something new. Hate me.

    • ROCCO

      I couldn’t of agreed with you more Nate.

  • ceelos

    g shit i was on a flight from ft lauderdale to pr last month and there was this japanese dude rocking supreme and dropcrotch pants lol

  • http://www.lloyday.tumblr.com Lloyd

    “But hey, if slapping a backslash logo on clothes that otherwise look like a Gap collection happens to land you an actual Gap collection, then more power to you.”

    Fucking amazing.

  • curious bloke

    NOW I FUCKS WITH THIS LIST. I APPLAUD YOU FOUR PINS. I AM NOT DISSAPOINT.

    • lawrences

      You’re insane, bruh bruh.

  • Nico

    best post ive read in a while, tru on all accounts. still tempted to try hakama for s13

  • ROCCO

    THANK YOU!!! Thank you for bringing to light the Ridonkulessness of over prices sneakers & SATURDAYS. I really don’t understand the hype behind the brand.

  • Jerms

    You guys call some of these overrated yet insist that some of these are “essentials” in a later article, particularly the Nike running shoes and the kimono.

    • JuvenileTrendsetter

      Maybe that’s because those articles were written by different writers who express different perspectives on certain matters. That’s what the “opinion” tag is for.