18 Horrible ’00s Men’s Fashion Trends

I might be guilty of one (or more) of these fashion crimes.

1. Von Dutch/trucker hats

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Biggest offenders: Justin Timberlake, Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears and Paris Hitlon; all of whom helped spread this trend like it was herpes.

2. Layered polos with the collar popped.

Biggest offenders: Bros who thought they were hot shit. Instead, they looked more like Kennedy cousins rejects, whom I am sure ladies wouldn’t trust to leave their drink unattended with.

3. Baggy camo cargo shorts

Biggest offenders: Everybody and there’s a good chance that there might be a pair of these shorts hiding in the back of your closet.

4. Leather “dress” sneakers

Biggest offenders: Anyone looking to dress up their look, but didn’t actually want wear dress shoes.

5. Ed Hardy

Biggest offenders: D-bags with really gaudy taste.

6. Squared toe shoes

Biggest offenders: Kenneth Cole, they kept making these shoes way past their ‘90s heyday.

7. Abercrombie & Fitch

Biggest offenders: The cool and popular kids in high school (or at least the ones that could afford it). Also, no matter how much you washed their clothes you could never get the stank of ‘Fierce’ cologne off of it.

8. Velour jumpsuits

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Biggest offenders: Eminem, he spent most of the decade in jumpsuits and white t-shirts.

9. Heavily embossed designer logos

Biggest offenders: Louis Vuitton, Burberry (their check pattern), Fendi and Gucci; these labels all produced some really gaudy clothing and accessories.

10. Bootcut jeans

Biggest offenders: Everybody!

11. Silicone causes bracelets

Biggest offenders: That guy who wears a collection of them on his wrist - he really wants you to know that he cares about finding a cure.

12. Visors

Biggest offenders: Bro’s and puddle heads.

13. Man capris

Biggest offenders: Ashton Kutcher! Also, guys who couldn’t commit to pants or shorts.

14. Studded belts

Biggest offenders: Teens, they thought they were soooo punk listening to Sum 41 and Good Charlotte.

15. Soul patches

Biggest offenders: Fred Durst, Ty Pennington, and Apolo Ohno, all of whom helped revive this vile facial trend.

16. Pimp belt buckles

Biggest offenders: That guy at the club who probably wasn’t doing too well with the ladies.

17. Fedoras

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Biggest offenders: Justin Timberlake and Diddy. It is really difficult to pull of a fedora (unless you are Frank Sinatra) without looking like you’re trying too hard.

Also, ladies there are some good reasons why you shouldn’t date a guy who wears a fedora.

18. Fauxhawks

Biggest offenders: Top Chef and American Idol contestants.

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