People have been sharing their “fashion” experiences in Ireland and it’s incredible
This amazing thread is a reminder that whatever fashion notions you have, Irish people will always bring you crashing back down to earth.
It's happened to us all. You splash out on what you think is a nice piece of clothing and you're excited to show it off on a night out with your friends.
But then, either your friend, or worse - a complete stranger, makes a disparaging comment about your new attire and in one fell swoop, it is ruined forever.
And instead of being applauded for your style, all you have gotten for your trouble is a new nickname.
This painful in the moment, but in hindsight very funny kind of scenario seems to be a uniquely Irish situation, which is best exemplified by a recent Twitter thread kickstarted by @janky_jane.
In a post, she wrote: "Props to anyone who tries to be fashionable in Ireland. I wore a red beret once in Waterford and someone called me Super Mario."
Props to anyone who tries to be fashionable in ireland i wore a red beret once in waterford and someone called me super mario
— lady of sophistication (@janky_jane) August 15, 2021
This led to hundreds of comments and quote tweets from people sharing their own similar "fashion" experiences and the anecdotes are gas.
Here's some of our personal favourites.
There’s a fella in a village in West Limerick who’s nickname is “Shtyle” because he wore a leather jacket In the pub once about 15 years ago https://t.co/NX1rUvqDrT
— The Blindboy Podcast (@Rubberbandits) August 16, 2021
A friend wore a Superman tshirt walking down a street in Navan when a car slowed down and shouted "some Superman you are and you walkin"!!
— Chasing Breaking_Graham Macken (@ChasingGraham) August 16, 2021
Wore a t-shirt with a slogan in French in Clontarf once, a teenager shouted “oohlala ye c***” from across the street
— Evan O’Connell (@evanoconnell) August 16, 2021
One my colleagues had an ankle-length dark green serge greatcoat, and when he burst through the office doors one day, another looked up and said: "What news of Stalingrad?" ?
— Philip Nolan (@philipnolan1) August 16, 2021
Early 90s Omagh, bloke comes into the bar wearing a puffa jacket, 120 notes it cost, everyone is mocking him, barman says 'not sure why you're mocking him I've one of those at home...' lad getting mocked "See?" Barman continues 'aye its round the immersion heater' uproar
— Patrick Bogan (@Bogiesalterego) August 16, 2021
My sister wore a brown leather satchel bag to school one day & she could hear her students saying “Jaysus here’s Indiana Jones” as she walked towards the classroom
— Sinead Farrelly (@sinead_farrelly) August 16, 2021
Camouflage t-shirt once,
"Oooooh it's a floating head" was the response in the pub.
— Damien Sreenan (@damiensreenan) August 16, 2021
First time I went to galway, group of lads 18/19, we're in this night club and start talking to these girls, anyway some lad shouts over "thinks he great, Mr. Fucking Dublin" (the best bit) "with his ironed fucking shirt" I spit my drink out laughing and covered the poor girl.
— Dublin 8 lad (@LibertiesInfo) August 16, 2021
Wearing a suit on my way to a job interview, I was stopped and asked what charges I was up on. Also played football with a lad who was called Moses by all his friends cos he wore sandals once when he was 9. Another was called Barney for years after he wore a purple jumper.
— Brian Comey (@BrianComey) August 16, 2021
I wore a white, wool turtle-neck jumper to the match once and a fella in the pub said 'Where have you parked the U-boat?'.
— Eóin Ó Coileáin (@L20_MTN) August 16, 2021
— Laura Hannan (@LauraHannan7) August 16, 2021
fella in secondary school wore red jeans and a yellow top a couple times and got called winnie the pooh https://t.co/LxAEqcIxJs
— aoif ? (@aaaaoif) August 16, 2021
Wore a sleeveless top to training once in about 30 degree heat , got called Onslo for about 2 years.
— Tony Mulligan (@tinomull) August 16, 2021