On August 15th, a Twitter user called @janky_jane shared a post calling out Irish people for their fashion commentary, saying: “Props to anyone who tries to be fashionable in Ireland, I wore a red beret once in Waterford and someone called me Super Mario”.
The sentiment obviously hit home for many as the post has already amassed 51.9k likes and counting.
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
Irish Twitter went above and beyond over the last two days, sharing the most cutting comments they’ve ever received because of their notions-fueled outfits.
Of course, the offending item might have been as simple as a leather jacket but when worn in a pub in West Limerick in the early noughties, that’s grounds for a life-long nickname.
A stylish jacket
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
I was called Inspector Gadget coz I put my phone in the front pocket of my denim jacket about 15 years ago
— Nicola Bardon (@NicolaBardon) August 17, 2021
Wore a diamanté encrusted canary tight yellow tshirt to the Spirit Store in Dundalk one night about 15 years ago and some lad kept on going “Here he is, Gianni Versace” whenever I’d go to the bar to get a drink
— Cian (@CianByNature) 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
Still traumatised about the time I wore a bandana in a pub in the 90s in West Kerry and one of the older kids shouted that I looked like Peig Sayers. https://t.co/KOa6kdj8n5
— Molly O’Dwyer (@Molly_odwyer) 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
Crowd pleasing shoes
I wore my purple Birkenstock ankle boots to The Celt pub and a man literally just started pointing and laughing asked what they were. Then brought all his pals over to look at my shoes. Ended up me and about 5 oul lads just laughing contagiously for about 30 mins.
— Úna Molloy (@TurningPirate) August 16, 2021
— King of the Coal Quay (@Conor_Neenan) August 16, 2021
I wore a blazer in an Irish bar in London last night and someone asked me what time the funeral was https://t.co/IB3g7M0Ai9
— Eoin Ó Catháin (@EoinKeane101) August 16, 2021
my brother came home for a wedding 10 years ago in a tan suit and pink shirt, and to this day my mam still complains about his “miami vice” look https://t.co/raODZgM42A
— Unregistered HyperCam 2 (@smallhashy) August 16, 2021
Was called Homer Simpson in a place I used to work coz I wore blue trousers one day. https://t.co/mlXrBvrQoP
— Jenn Gannon (@jennpops) August 16, 2021
Wore khaki trousers out once in Derry and someone goes ‘Aw look, it’s Kim Possible’ https://t.co/OHjicKqNZU
— Katy (@KatyNiC95) August 16, 2021
Secondary School Musical
Got a top like this in Penny’s when in College & spent most of the year being called “High School Musical” pic.twitter.com/WO5iR3Gm18
— Karl_Picard (@KarlosPicard) 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
In The Pub once and one of the regulars comes in sporting a new purple t-shirt. Anyhow, the lads along the bar all start referring to him as Barney, and then, when he asks why they’re doing so, they all start singing in unison – “I love you, you love me…”. Gas!
— Dublin By Pub (@dublinbypub) August 16, 2021
Was standing waiting for a lift in Belfast wearing a bright red faux fur coat and a guy walked past me and asked if I had skinned Elmo ?? https://t.co/K7EorqDcwf
— Kiera ? (@fleshfondue) August 16, 2021
Lad wore a vest to a nightclub in Bundoran about twenty years ago. Still called vesty.
— Jason O’Donnell (@MrJayOD) August 16, 2021
Also wore out a pink fake fur collar on a jacket one time and my friend told me I looked like I was being born ??????
— Áine Kav (@ainekavo) August 16, 2021