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#1,165 ZAYN MALIK'S 90S MASH-UP
By Matt Glazebrook, 7 May 2017
Last week, we saw Zayn channel the 90s pub lad look to surprisingly elegant effect. But on Wednesday, the ex-Directioner dramatically switched sartorial allegiances to the 90s pub lad’s arch enemy: the grebo.
In truth, it’s mainly up top that Zayn embodies grebo steez: his sharp undercut contrasting with the floppiest of fringes; the whole thing dyed a grimy shade of green. Elsewhere, it’s a more eclectic mix of vintage references: a cool Public Enemy T-shirt where a Ned’s Atomic Dustbin top should really be, stone-washed jeans replacing baggy shorts, simple black suede boots without a hint of Tippex customisation.
And over the top, instead of a German army surplus parka, the very same black biker jacket he wore in his previous townie homage. It's like the great fashion wars of 1992 never happened.