Ewan Bremner Reckons 'Trainspotting' Invented The Skinny Jeans Trend

"They didn't exist before!"

As well as holding a place in the pantheon of nineties cinema with its unflinching portrayal of heroin abuse and listless youth culture, Trainspotting might also be responsible for men's skinny jeans... at least if one of its leads is to be believed.

Ewen Bremner, who plays Spud in the film and its upcoming sequel, has credited the film for popularising the look way back in 1996.

When asked by Time Out about what parts of making T2 were similar to the original, he replied: "In a lot of cases we were putting on the same clothes, the same trousers from 20 years ago.

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"Actually our costume designer Rachel Fleming basically invented skinny jeans for men with Trainspotting. They didn't exist before!

"She would take women's jeans and re-stitch them, or men's jeans and cut them apart and restitch them. That was down to her, that whole movement!"

Released on 27 January, T2 sees the film's original cast, along with director Danny Boyle, return to the mean streets of Edinburgh as the dysfunctional group battles middle age and fresh addictions.

Here's the trailer again, just in case.