Published Jan 17, 2017Danny Boyle's significant 1996 film Trainspotting had a massive impact on music and pop culture at large. According to one of its actors, it also changed the game for menswear.
Scottish actor Ewan Bremner, who plays Spud in the film, has now claimed that Trainspotting is responsible for the great skinny jeans boom among men.
Speaking with Time Out, he said that they've revisited their wardrobes for the forthcoming T2 Trainspotting. "In a lot of cases we were putting on the same clothes, the same trousers from 20 years ago," he said.
"Actually our costume designer Rachel Fleming basically invented skinny jeans for men with Trainspotting," he continued. "They didn't exist before!
"She would take women's jeans and re-stitch them, or men's jeans and cut them apart and cut them apart and restitch them. That was down to her, that whole movement!"
It's an interesting idea, although skinny jeans wouldn't become popular for men until some 10 years after Trainspotting was released. First, we had to endure wide-legged JNCOs and overly distressed bootcut jeans.