During the mid to late Nineties, gothic style peaked in popularity amongst American, German and British teenagers seeking to interrupt from the mainstream. Black leather trenchcoats, frilly poet shirts, winklepickers, velvet blazers, long black hair, fetish clothing, and tight pants had been a standard sight on both sexes, and girls often wore Victorian impressed corsets, lace gloves, Demonia boots, and brief leather skirts. From 1998 to 2001, the unisex informal chic look gained mainstream appeal, with dark stonewash denims, shortalls, spaghetti strap crop tops, tracksuits, sweatpants, and other athletic clothing. Denim’s reputation was at an all-time excessive in Europe, with designer denim jackets and matching denims rocketing in costs. Other common, more reasonably priced brands included Mudd, JNCO, and Evisu, a Japanese denim brand which launched within the Eighties. The hottest trainers were white or black and manufactured by Adidas, Skechers, and Nike.