The look of the Irish Part 3 - Fashion, Irish style 8 years ago

The look of the Irish Part 3 - Fashion, Irish style

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Damo & Ivor’s brand new television show, JOE takes a look at some unique fashion favourites! We’re a long way from the catwalks of Milan and Paris, but there are some clothing choices you'll only see in Ireland.

Double Denim


We think that, as a nation, we all know deep down who is to blame for the double denim fashion trend, nay, fashion epidemic that is currently sweeping the country.

That's right B*Witched, we're looking at you.

The problem is that double denim isn't even the worst thing. There have been reports of triple, quadruple and, in one particularly horrific case, a quintuple denim outfit spotted on some poor anonymous youth in Leitrim.


Has everybody lost their minds!?

JOE would try to physically remove the items of clothing but the denim brigade keep jumping up and down on the spot and shouting threatening things like "I fight like me da!" so we're going to leave them alone for the time-being.

Ah well, c'est la vie.

Hammer pants


Listen ladies of Ireland, MC Hammer called and he wants his pants back. All of them.

Here at JOE we're not sure who, what, or why these weird parachute pants made an unwanted return to the streets of Ireland in recent times, especially as the only time they've ever been popular is in 1990 when the iconic American rapper wore them (we're hoping as a joke) in the video for U Can't Touch This:

To be honest folks, they look like a discarded early prototype for a colostomy bag. Please don't wear them.


Irish Dancing Dress and Wig double combo

It's Feis day, your mammy's panicking, she can't find her competition programme, you're running late and you still haven't put on your dress and wig yet.

That's right JOE readers, the uniquely Irish, Irish dancing dress and wig combo:


We're not too sure how this particular Irish tradition started but, and we're 100% guessing here instead of checking any facts, it's the only sport in the world that requires the participants to look like the freaky love child between The Addams Family's Cousin It and The Muppets' Rowlf the Dog:

 But sure we wouldn't have it any other way.

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For more insights into Irish style, sort of, check out the new series of Damo and Ivor, which starts on MondaySeptember 16 at 10.00pm on RTÉ Two.

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