Being a rebel was cool back in the 90's, when the punk scene was getting incorporated by bands like Nirvana and Sex Pistols.
They brought the "too cool for school" look, with the ripped and shabby jeans, long shirts and crazy hair cuts.
As fashion only recycles, now-a-days this idea was transformed into a cool style that is made for the whole population, not only the punks anymore. Buskins were a symbol of the "dark forces" as well, but now we can wear them with our cute skirts or skinny jeans.
I love how we can wear what we like and still make our own statement!