While it’s always summer in Singapore, in the fashion world, Spring/Summer 2020 is fast approaching. This means lighter garments, brighter colors, and playful rebirths of past styles. This time around, the skater trend that shook the 90s is back stronger than ever. From neon shoes to baggy clothes, check out what the Mr. P SS20 collection has to help you achieve this throwback ensemble.
This Mr. P Striped Cotton long-sleeved t-shirt is a classic, cozy top that is essential for any 90s skater kid. Made with mid-weight cotton-jersey with a relaxed fit, this shirt can be your go-to top on the daily. You can wear it to work or after-work activities like hitting the bars or the ramps at the park. Layer it with a jacket for a smarter look or play around with your trousers to elevate this shirt to a new level.
When you think of the ’90s, you’d think of a lot of checkered shirts (a la Jordan Catalano from My So-Called Life). This particular checked shirt is unlike any other; it incorporates a woven pattern, taking inspiration from Japanese youths. Pair this olive and green checkered shirt with white chinos to make the woven pattern pop a little bit more.
The 90’s skate chic also includes a lot of grunge elements which means oversized pieces, washed-out colors, and anything else that symbolizes teen angst. These chinos from the Mr. P collection don’t only look comfortable but they’re also the quintessential 90’s item with its roomy fit and breathable herringbone cotton. Pair it with your skate shoes and a patterned sweater for the complete 90’s grunge vibe.
While chinos are usually the go-to trousers for skater kids from the 90s, these Mr. P Tapered Pleated Cotton-Twill pants can also do the deed. The hems end slightly above your ankles, giving you a chance to show off your quirky, novelty socks and your high-top sneakers. With its neutral sandy tone, it’ll be easier for you to pair it with bold patterned shirts or bright sweaters.
No skater outfit is complete without this very important essential - a pair of Vans shoes. The Vans Old Skool is considered a classic in the skateboarding world due to its design and ability to give skaters the proper support they need. The Old Skool offers a timeless silhouette with its suede and canvas body, adorned with the Vans signature white emblem and rubber soles. You can pair these classic shoes with literally anything, but to rock it in a 90’s skater way, chinos are the way to go.
This pair of Nike sneakers will carry you across town a la Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The purple, yellow, red, and blue neon body is synonymous with what the 90s kids used to wear in the streets. Even more so, this Nike Air Max is designed to mimic human anatomy, with the uppers made to resemble fibres inside your body. Wear these bad boys with a pair of acid wash jeans and a comfy shirt.
For something more subdued yet more haute-couture, you can consider copping these McQueen kicks. The slanted design of the sole is futuristic yet nostalgic as it resembles tennis shoes back in the late-90s. These Alexander McQueen sneakers have a white leather upper with a splash of black heel tabs to contrast. You can pair these shoes with all kinds of chinos and t-shirts, from monotonal to bold neon.
Patterns were a great deal in the fashion industry back in the 90s; that’s why these Converse sneakers are perfect if you want to emulate styles from that era. It has a full patchwork woven design on the upper, paired with the classic Chuck Taylors white soles. Let the exceptional patchwork design speak for itself by wearing nude trousers and tops.
If you dig all these items, check out MR PORTER’s extensive SS20 and Sneakers collections. They highlight the hottest men’s fashion trends for the summer such as tailoring, denim, 1970s styles, leather, graphic patterns, and of course, the 1990’s skate punk.