Acid wash jeans are such a widespread look these days. There are so many different ways to rock this style. Some jeans are almost completely whitened, others feature more of an artful patterning. This style has been around for a long time, but where exactly did it come from? Let’s take a little trip through time and see just where acid wash found its place in rock n’ roll history.
Acid wash has been around for a while, and it can be a little hard to pin down in terms of fashion. Is it hip hop? Skater style? Grunge punk? What about 70s and 80s rock? Yes, yes, yes and yes: it’s all of those things. So, where exactly does this style come from?
When we think of acid wash, the first thing that comes to mind is a man who needs no introduction: Jim Morrison. The self-proclaimed lizard king of rock n’ roll had a signature look: tight jeans, basic tees, classic aviators and, of course, a double-pocket acid-washed denim jacket. He wasn’t the first to rock the look, but he was the trendsetter that paved the way for all those who would follow. Like a line of dominos, this style has continued to drop throughout the decades. It’s what glam rock and heavy metal have in common, and it bridges the gap between alternative styles throughout every era.
In hip hop terms, when someone says ‘you better recognize’ they’re telling you to pay attention and respect to something. So it’s time to recognize; alternative styles share common roots. Nirvana’s biggest influence was Leadbelly, famed blues singer of the 1930s and a recognized father of later jazz and hip hop styles. The folk rock that defined the hippie generation and inspired Morrison drew inspiration from the same roots. Even Elvis took from the early blues singers.
Hip hop and alternative rock share the same need for expression born among a people who had to fight for their right just to speak. That’s why these trends have long stood for those who feel they have no place in this world, so they make their own. That’s why we love it. It’s all about being you and creating a world where it’s okay to be you. Your kids need that lesson and that confidence. So, you better recognize: alternative is more than edgy fashion. It’s a way of life.
Dress Your Kids Like Legendary Rockers
Whether you’re channelling Ziggy Stardust or Biggie Smalls, our fun alternative styles will look great as a part of your child’s wardrobe. Some people might think it’s setting a bad example, but we don’t agree. In fact, we think there’s no better example to set than one that encourages your children to break free from the mainstream and think on their own two feet. Even if those feet haven’t quite gotten the hang of walking yet! Our Toddler acid wash jeans are made for playing, so check them out today.
If you want to gift your children with the kind of confidence that makes waves and sets trends, shop all our styles at Nixon’s Closet. We ship throughout Australia, Canada and the United States and offer many payment options. This includes Zippay and Afterpay, and all payment terms for these programs are clearly outlined in our product descriptions.