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What things are painfully outdated but still too current to be retro or vintage or quaint/old-fashioned?

I'll start:

Dark blue, boot cut jeans.

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This thread.

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My entire wardrobe after I dropped 15 lbs in a couple of weeks (ill - couldn't eat) and had to go back 10-15 years to find something that fit because I hadn't yet bought anything new.

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Would you be so kind as to describe some of the items in your outdated​ wardrobe r4?

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Newsboy caps. I swear seeing them everywhere in 2003.

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I think you better hold on to your "fat" wardrobe.

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The Star Wars frenchise

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The thing I was most acutely aware of were the bootcut jeans - already mentioned (not dark blue, weathered). Plus they were hanging on me. Navy track pants with the white stripes up the side. The clothes were so old that they didn't even retain their original shape. I didn't have these around, but square toed shoes were pretty bad from that time period.

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CDs and DVDs

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iPods. T shirts with logos or slogans. Paper diaries or planners, especially for school.

I still wear my boot cut jeans. Give it a year or so, they will be fashionable again.

by Anonymousreply 1105/28/2017

I never owned a pair, but acid washed jeans... They seemed to have made a brief comeback a few months ago, yet again... - shudder -

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Trans and nonbinary.

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Landline answering machine.

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Tribal tattoos

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What the hell is wrong with dark blue bootcut jeans? What other kind of jeans are there? That's the modern classic.

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Worrying about other people's clothes or possessions. Incredibly passé.

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iPods are outdated? What do you listen to your music on when you exercise?

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Tattoos of any kind, on any location of the body.

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Is the urban lumberjack done yet?

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I meant:

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The other day I saw a guy my age, early 40s, crossing the street. He had long hair in a ponytail at the nape of his neck and a goatee. He was wearing wire rim glasses, light blue straight leg jeans and a long black trenchcoat. It took me back to all the guys who dressed like this at my community college in 1993.

by Anonymousreply 2305/28/2017

Dark blue bootcut jeans are NOT out of style. It's the best seller currently at American Eagle, Gap, Old Navy, Nordstrom, H&M, Uniqlo, Abercrombie. Just check their websites. OP is so out of touch.

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^ Exactly.

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The Rachel cut.

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Lobster "mac" and cheese

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A CD music collection and DVD movie collection.

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Athletic shoes with white as the dominant color.

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Urban lumberjack was painfully outdated before it existed.

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Uh oh, r24 recently spent a small fortune on several pairs of "classic" boot cut jeans in varying shades of blue and black.

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R31 is out of touch too and has never stepped foot into a Foot Locker or any shoe store recently.

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So what jeans are in now?

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Can anyone really tell which jeans are bootcut or not. I never notice.

by Anonymousreply 3705/28/2017

R33, so why are all those stores selling bootcut jeans if they're so out of style? None of those stores sell cargo pants anymore because those are really out of style. Not so with bootcut jeans.

by Anonymousreply 3805/28/2017

A nice complement to the fauxhawk would be the fashion mullet, circa 2002/3.

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R22 - A classic example of growing a hipster beard to cover up the ugly. Doesn't succeed though.

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White sneakers are not out of style, R31.

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Oh dear God...anyone here actually involved in the bootcut jeans debate (pro or con) has no business talking about trends.

Probably a Russian troll...

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Granite countertops, out.

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Leather jackets, flannel, shaved heads, earrings, flip flops, button downs, baseball caps, facial hair, walking a dog, Starbucks

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Yoga, yogurt, frozen yogurt

by Anonymousreply 4505/28/2017

So what kind of counter top is in?

by Anonymousreply 4605/29/2017

R46, not sure about anywhere else, but here in Australia it's composite quartz/stone. Matt finishes and concrete look colours are the current trend.

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R46 - Yes, as R47 stated, it's all about quartz

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Perhaps OP is thinking skinny jeans are in and boot cut out?

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OP is a moron.

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R48, I thought those were granite countertops. What does granite countertops look like then?

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Not that I give a shit because I still wear them but this is the second or third time in the past couple of months that I've seen mention of boot-cut jeans being "Outdated."

When did this happen? What"Replaced" them? Jus' curious

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R52, it's because there's a bootcut troll here who constantly posts about them being outdated.

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Most everything hipsters are into. Not that a lot of what they wear, how they decorate their homes, the artisanal food they eat or the furniture they buy is all bad. Problem is, they're woefully unoriginal, yet will never admit it.

They co-opt everything from so many past eras, yet still can't make any of it their own.

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R54 I agree hipsters are out or should be. They are a hodgepodge of past eras and in many cases they have coopted the worst of those times.

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So, are you saying I shouldn't order the Awful Salad today? Scuse (typo), the Offal Salad?

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Bootcut still exists because a lot of people look awful in skinny. Straight is usually doable. Don't get me started on women's high-waisted skinny clown pants. Even the models look like shit in them. It should be turning around though. The skinny/straight has been ascendant since 2010-ish.

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What are you supposed to wear if you want to wear boots? Asking for a (very unfashionable) friend.

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Some ideas for the clueless boot cut clingers...

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They don't have to be ripped...

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Are those leggings?

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Or you could put your boots away. It's summer.

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Not "leggings," not "skinny."

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These styles are in the chain stores too...

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Skinny jeans make your ass look huge.

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^ Only if you have a huge ass.

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Just because white sneakers and boot cut jeans are still sold in stores doesn't mean they're still in style. It just means some people still buy them. Also, the less stylish clothes tend to be CHEAPER.

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Hair extensions on women.

I'm still waiting to hear what people use instead of an iPod when working out.

I had to buy a pair of white running shoes because they were the only ones that gave me enough support. I'm hoping that since the look is to wear white Adidas tennis shoes with jeans and white Supergas with sundresses my white running shoes will come back in style.

I'm surprised older women are wearing the ripped jeans trend. I did that back in high school so I feel silly repeating that style now.

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[quote]walking a dog

I got rid of my dog because I felt so unfashionable walking him

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^ People have been able to play music on their smart phones for some time now. I get it that your iPod is smaller and lightweight and probably easier to deal with when working out. But people used to go jogging with walkmans in the 80s and 90s.

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Burning files to a CD to share with somebody.

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Ah, I was thinking there was something new and wonderful besides the iPhone for music. (And yeah, I don't like using mine because it's heavy and drains the battery.)

I'll be the outdated one working out in my white running shoes with the iPod clipped to my shirt. Too old/Don't care.

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At my CrossFit, everyone wears white sneakers from Nike and Reebok. Not outdated at all.

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I use my iPhone for music at the gym because it has Spotify and that's where my playlists are as well as providing easy access to songs that I don't own and I want on the spur of the moment. My iPod is in the drawer and exists mostly as a backup now. The battery is only seriously drained when I play video. Half the time I'm texting or checking Social whatever between sets anyway.

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Nail polish in warm colors like red, pink, mauve, orange, rust, etc.

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Ed Hardy

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People stream music now. You can use your phone to stream music on spotify, Pandora, soundcloud, etc. No need to pay for music on iTunes and listen to it on an iPod.

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1990s nostalgia. And with little to nothing from this century to be nostalgic for, nostalgia is officially dead.

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I put all my music (CDs) on my computer, and listen to it that way, wirelessly and otherwise. I tried Spotify, but realized I hated it when they arbitrarily removed everything by Lucinda Williams except what was already on my computer. Fuck them and their capricious "contract" bullshit.

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[quote]And with little to nothing from this century to be nostalgic for, nostalgia is officially dead.

[quote]The best of times is NOW

Only one of the above can be true, R82.

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They're not wrong. I know from personal experience that all the exercise in the world won't matter if you negate it with junk food. And if you ever see anything marked "low-fat" it usually means "high-sugar." Of all the bad ideas executed in the 1970s that looked good on paper, the myth that fat makes you fat, a quirk of the English language not shared by other languages who have separate words for dietary fat and obesity, was by far the worst and we are still paying for it today.

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Mommy bloggers

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The Secret

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Was this hairstyle ever acceptable?

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No, R89. But when exactly did Donald Trump start packing on the pounds?

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I've lived in New York City for 20 years, and I've never lived in a less fashion-conscious era. When I look around on the train, it's utilitarian. It's easier to see trends in men's fashion than women. The tapered leg trouser suit, for example. Women put more into their accessories, like nylon Longchamps bags, Hunter Wellingtons - and even then it's not a real trend. Canada Goose winter parkas came along a few years ago and bumped Northface off the top of the winter gear list, but that's about it. There are non-fashion trends, but fashion itself appears really subdued, and that's across the board, including hair. People wear what they want. I do see a 90s look at least once a day on someone. The influence Girls and Lena Dunham had on the style of heavier girls has subsided. Little girl fashion is basically printed or patterned tights with anything at all shoved over it. I see a lot of people rotate a few items and they stick with it. I know women who do the black tights, tunic and boots thing over and over.

I think it's just become too much trouble to try and put clothes together. A lot of the mass production stores have just misfired over and over (Banana Republic, J Crew - even Madewell). Every once in awhile I'll buy something from Anthropologie, but their stuff is a general bohemian look that doesn't date to any one period, and despite this, they're not super trendy. Maybe a few girls are buying jumpsuits.

I know one girl who works in marketing - she shops mostly at Zara. She's tiny, skinny, friendly and pretty, and when I see what she wears (recently ankle length palazzo pants) it reminds me of when certain looks would catch fire, and fashion was affordable and fun. I think sizes are all over the place, design makes no sense, and unless you want to get a personal shopper at Nordstrom or Saks, people go the path of least resistance now.

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Whatever happened to class?

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bootcut jeans are the mom jeans now

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I still wear my iPod to the park and leave my phone behind. I figure if I get beat up and robbed, they won't get anything they really want

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Small elite liberal arts colleges.

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Fine if bootcut jeans are out, but skinny jeans have been around for about 10 years now and surely aren't cutting edge fashion either.

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Here's the amusing thing about skinny jeans that a lot of people don't get - you have to be skinny to wear them.

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If I see one more bearded hipster with a porkpie hat, oops too late - there he goes.

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I still keep a landline. It's so much nicer than talking on the mobile.

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I'm beginning to think marble is becoming unfashionable

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I listen to my iPod in my car-- I don't want to run down the battery in my phone listening to music. I can leave my iPod in the car and not worry about it.

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They've been predicting the demise of the whole hipster aesthetic for sometime, but it's still sticking around.

Maybe it's somewhat toned down now, but it still seems to be alive and well.

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Nobody has been predicting that, R102.

It was around already in the 80's, I know, I was in Park Slope and Williamsburg and it was already a thing at the end of the 80s.

It's permanent.

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Showing bulge never goes out of style

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I'm sick of black and white sneakers

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I think the hipster trend has toned down a LITTLE because I don't see as much in the park. In general, I see a lot more trends on guys than on women. On Bedford in Williamsberg the porkie/tatoo aesthetic is alive and well but is taking a backseat to a worse trend, the flamboyantly bohemian wool scullcap and scarf. 30 Rock spoofed that look on Daniel Baldwin's character years ago and yet it persists (Daniel's character played an actor who was going to play Alec character in a tv movie).

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R106 it was William Baldwin

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Amen, R97, and hopefully young.

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Who cares, prissy sissy r91?

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I want to stick a Roman candle up R91's snatch and blow that twat out of the DL.

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Chick lit, like R91's post.

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Full-sized Sedans

small-sized pickup trucks

Formal dining rooms

Saddle-bag living room furniture

Banana-print fabric and wallpaper

Black appliances

Lawn art

by Anonymousreply 11405/29/2017

edison bulb decor. at least 10 years old. can a retro trend itself become retro?

by Anonymousreply 11505/29/2017

I live on the Upper East Side. There's this 50ish mom who works out every day and she's very fit.

However, she wears dark-wash boot-cut jeans that are practically bell-bottoms. She wears them with platform-style shoes or chunky sneakers. She has a fantastic body but she looks ridiculous.

What I THINK is that the wide bottom makes the rest of the leg look slimmer in comparison.

She's one of the only women I know who wears this look. It's cheesy.

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R93: Yeah. I always think of Lorelei Gilmore - except this time the Moms have the better end of the deal.

They really are more flattering to more body types.

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I recently saw a woman, probably in her forties, with a 1980s style dress. It was a cream background with cherries print. She wore it with a bolero style cardigan and fifties style peep toe shoes, it actually looked really chic and put together. Is 80s stuff old enough to be retro?

by Anonymousreply 11805/29/2017

There appear to be a lot of fashion obsessives in this thread. Isn't the entire idea of fashion to wear what looks good on you and not follow so many ridiculous trends? Ripped jeans look disgusting, add the fact that high end stores are passing off ripped and dirty jeans as chic, this shows people will buy anything you stick a high price tag on.

I've worked in graphics my entire career, in the fashion and music businesses. The best looking styles are ones which have a classic element to them, those styles never go out of style. A classic look with a bit of a trendy element, is what usually works for most people who consider themselves fashion conscious.

I realize many people are sheeple and haven't an original idea in their heads. There are many styles which even look absurd on men and women who have nice bodies. Besides looking ridiculous, even on normal weight people, unless they're made with some sort of stretch material, skinny jeans can be a heath hazard.

Create your own trends, that shows you are truly 'fashion forward'. One of my close female friends started wearing vintage tapestry and carpet coats over 10 years ago, people were always stopping her on the street asking where she got her coats, now I've noticed these coats are all over the high end fashion mags. Of course, thousand dollar versions of her coats! My friend was also wearing bangs many years before they came back into style. This woman has always worn what works for her, that's the best advice anyone can give about fashion. If you can pull off a style, then it works for you.

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No, R119, that's the entire idea of STYLE. The entire idea of FASHION is, in fact, to follow ridiculous trends.

R97 - thanks. Yes, Billy Baldwin of course, not Daniel. Despite 30 Rock sending up the actor wrapped in woolens look, there's a picture of Lin Manuel Miranda from last year wearing not just the wooly cap, but a SLOUCHY wooly cap, that of course covered all of his hair and was pulled down so his face looked like something out of South Park, and he had the matching oversized scarf.

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Oh pfft! zzzzzzz

R120, "fashion" "style", it's all semantics and you know if. No need to correct me. Eight years of two prestigious art schools, here and abroad, studying graphics, photography, fashion, 'STYLE' and other things related to pop culture has taught me that most people are clearly clueless most things. That's why some idiots are paying hundreds/thousands of dollars buying VINYL shoes designed by Stella McCartney! LOL

You knew EXACTLY what I was talking about. Now go put on your ridiculous 'skinny' jeans.

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[quote]What things are painfully outdated but still too current to be retro or vintage or quaint/old-fashioned?


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[quote]The entire idea of FASHION is, in fact, to follow ridiculous trends.

The entire idea of fashion is to START ridiculous trends.

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The problem with fashion, music and most pop culture in general, it's all been done before.

The so-called 'arbiters of taste' are always bending over backwards trying to come ups with something new when basically, especially in music and fashion, there is nothing new, just constant re-hashing of past trends.

Anna Wintour's latest Met Gala was an epic failure. Anna supposedly honored Rei from Commes de Garçons, yet invited clueless empty people like the KarTrashians, who came to the gala half naked. Those clueless trashy idiots did not honor Rei. Only a handful of celebs actually wore anything close to Rei's avant garden vision. Rei is actually anti-fashion.

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"Avant garde" vision...what's the deal with DL's auto correct? Even after I correct DL's correction, I still get the wrong spelling. Weird. I've noticed this in others posts too.

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[quote]Most everything hipsters are into. Not that a lot of what they wear, how they decorate their homes, the artisanal food they eat or the furniture they buy is all bad. Problem is, they're woefully unoriginal, yet will never admit it.

[quote][R54] I agree hipsters are out or should be. They are a hodgepodge of past eras and in many cases they have coopted the worst of those times.

Speaking of painfully outdated, STILL criticizing hipsters is at the top of that list.

[quote]What are you supposed to wear if you want to wear boots? Asking for a (very unfashionable) friend.

Whatever the fuck you want to man.

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[quote]some idiots are paying hundreds/thousands of dollars buying VINYL shoes designed by Stella McCartney!

Made from old, melted-down Beatles LPs?

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[quote]what's the deal with DL's auto correct? Even after I correct DL's correction

DL has its own autocorrect?

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Facetious profile text on a social media account or blog.

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Pop punk. Avril Lavigne, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte etc.

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Brown lipstick.

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Network sitcoms. Do they still make them?

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Low-rise jeans for women and thank God for that.

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^ Dark blue and boot cut, no less.

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The Carolyn Style

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[quote]Speaking of painfully outdated, STILL criticizing hipsters is at the top of that list.

It's always hilarious when posters hit a huge nerve with DL's tedious twee hipster contingent. Too funny!

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Muslim-loving gays.

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The BDSM scene.

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"You go, girl."

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For men: beards and wacky sideburns like Martin Van Buren

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Ear stretching

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The brass fixture bathroom with equally horrid light fixtures.

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the fucking word "dude"

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Cupcakes, bacon, craft beers, fried eggs on burgers, pie slices, and fried chicken will never go out of style (except maybe the eggs on burgers) but their moment of chic has passed, at least in hipster zones like Brooklyn and the Lower East Side. It seems sort of poseur to order them now.

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The Atkins Diet

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Fried eggs on burgers' weren't stylish when they were stylish.

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TV cop shows.

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Hipster women dressing like the young Jane Birkin or the recently deceased and fabulous Anita Pallenberg.

by Anonymousreply 15406/20/2017

I was under the possibly mistaken impression that old school brass bath fixtures were fashionable again after people grew tired of bronze and nickel.

by Anonymousreply 15506/20/2017

I have psoriasis on my calves, and wear knee high tube socks with my almost-to-the-knees shorts. I have them in white and black. My fave shoes are white Rockports I got at their outlet store in 2001. The church I grew up in had their annual Homecoming 2 Sundays ago. I wore my blue and white striped seersucker suit, with a pink shirt, white tie, belt and shoes. I got lots of compliments.

by Anonymousreply 15606/20/2017

Pastel colored skinny jeans. Soooooo spring 2013.

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Red or orange pants in summer paired with a navy blazer. Still see it, but I think the original wearers (the rich country club set) have probably moved on now that they're worn by the bourgeois.

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[quote]Pastel colored skinny jeans. Soooooo spring 2013.

Let me correct that for you, sooo, 1960s. Originally manufactured by three companies which used to make affordably priced clothing, LEVI, Wrangler and LEE.

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^ The thread is about what's outdated but still current enough not to be retro/vintage. But thanks so much for the history lesson. We get it. What's old is new is old again.

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New DL threads with the words "I'll Start."

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Tie dyed t-shirts.

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Almost everything since 1994 has been like an attack on fashion and taste in theory and in practice.

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Summer holiday in Croatia.

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Trips to Cuba. Already boring.

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The current state of the US government.

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Step aerobics

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This thread.

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Estruscan style tiling, or Etruscan anything.

I know everyone is going to jump all over me but I believe granite and stainless kitchens are on their way out. They already look outdated to me.

by Anonymousreply 17106/24/2017

[quote]granite and stainless kitchens are on their way out.

The death of granite and stainless steel kitchens has been predicted for sometime now, but white or colored appliances are a tough sell.

Granite is now just another option for work surfaces and it'll be around forever too.

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I agree with the poster that mentioned formal dining rooms. I work at an antique store/auction house & no one wants these things. The same goes for wedding china. I have to break it gently to customers every week that their prized mahogany dining set probably won't sell for more than $100. Formal living is on its way out. Also- accent walls. Light colored woods are coming back though.

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I have a big Coach bag/briefcase/laptop bag. I'm a dude...I always carried a gym bag or a duffel and softsided briefcases. My friend gave me the coach bag....('ve had it for 7 years,,,I beat the shit out of it...and with a wet cloth it looks new. I wouldn't have bought it for myself...I'm into how things look and feel...the label or brand is crazy....btw when a girl sees my bag she tears into the inner linings....hidden inside is a secret "coach" sign that proves its authenticity.....ohhhh please.

by Anonymousreply 17506/25/2017

This haircut made a swift exit recently.

Meanwhile, I've put the dark blue "sexy boot" jeans I bought from Banana Republic eight years ago into the Goodwill bag.

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Dining tables with extensions for the huge family gatherings at Thanksgiving and Christmas seem mostly out.

I just went to a sale of antiques last weekend. There were several dining sets of various sizes. One was a rare Monterey large dining table and eight or ten chairs, all matching, with sideboard. Perfect condition. Even the collectors at the sale wouldn't buy it. Too big. And the price was steeply discounted. What they did buy were small pieces, lamps and small side tables. Decor mostly, not furniture. (Monterey is out, again).

People think "midcentury" is only one particular style, in reality it is many styles. The picture below is similar in style, but the one they had was smaller than this.

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My iPhone 4s IS retro and quaint. I use it to run a JBL boombox of similar vintage that has great sound. I play Tony Bennett and Judy Garland at Carnegie hall, on loop, lowish volume, whenever I leave the apartment.

by Anonymousreply 17809/04/2017

Gawd damn it, OP, Clinton and Stacy told me dark blue boot cut jeans were CLASSICS.

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Network TV shows.

by Anonymousreply 18009/04/2017

Bemoaning 9/11.

by Anonymousreply 18109/04/2017

WHO here has the money to update countertops every few years? That shit is expensive. Do the countertop obsessives even know where the nearest Home Depot is? Do you know what a Phillips screwdriver is? Morons.

by Anonymousreply 18209/04/2017

A friend remodeled her tile countertops into granite a couple years ago. Should I tell her what I just learned in this thread?

by Anonymousreply 18309/25/2017

I thought the hokey ripped jeans were out but I see them now on teens with huge holes and lots of rips

I have never liked that look

I used to like the look of them a bit tattered round the edges but never full on rifle shot holes

by Anonymousreply 18409/25/2017

those 2007 long side fringe/bangs that girls all had.

by Anonymousreply 18509/25/2017

Do what thou wilt...

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Emulating Bettie Page.

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by Anonymousreply 18709/25/2017

Overweight, tattooed hipster girls performing burlesque shows.

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Spray tans

by Anonymousreply 19009/26/2017

This combination from the 90's: frosted tips, a perfectly manicured goatee, and a diamond stud earring in the left ear.

by Anonymousreply 19109/26/2017

'Underground' NYC sex themed parties permeated by Euro trash and flyover wealthy unemployed millennials. Someone needs to tell these assholes, it's already been done and by much cooler and talented people.

by Anonymousreply 19209/26/2017

Nothing screams "early/mid-2000's" to me more than:

1) chunky yellow highlights

2) babydoll dresses over jeans

3) ballet flats and wedge shoes

4) MTV and VH1 channels

5) Paris Hilton, and everything she did or wore during that period. We've gone from the era of Paris to the era of Kardashians.

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by Anonymousreply 19309/27/2017

R31 not only that but also huge bulky sneakers

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by Anonymousreply 19409/27/2017

^ with boot cut jeans or long yoga pants flaring out over the top portion of said sneakers.

by Anonymousreply 19509/28/2017

Lipliner that's darker than the rest of the lips.

by Anonymousreply 19609/28/2017

Pickup Artistry

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by Anonymousreply 19709/28/2017

The Playboy Philosophy

by Anonymousreply 19809/29/2017

You needed to pick a different example r35.

A man that sexy will never be outdated, even with a faux hawk.

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by Anonymousreply 20109/29/2017

But just to clarify......I would MUCH rather have her as Pres than that fucktard that got elected. -R201

by Anonymousreply 20209/29/2017

That huge bulky sneaker would make a better president than the Orange Menace, Duck Ass Dump!

by Anonymousreply 20310/05/2017

Do people even look at the hems of jeans that closely to see if they're boot cut or not? I have never even noticed if someone was wearing boot cut jeans or regular jeans.👖

by Anonymousreply 20410/05/2017

Michael Jackson impersonators.

by Anonymousreply 20511/10/2017

A Starbucks takeaway cup, a flip phone, and a dutch boy haircut.

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by Anonymousreply 20603/19/2018

Johnny Depp pirate memes and Jared Leto Joker memes.

by Anonymousreply 20703/20/2018

Tube tops

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Soul patch.

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by Anonymousreply 21004/24/2018

Funny how the boot cut defenders seem to think skinny jeans are the only alternative.

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by Anonymousreply 21208/10/2018

I want to know if R4 got fat again...

by Anonymousreply 21308/10/2018

I have a big cabinet filled with DVDs and Blu-rays of obscure movies I can't get easily or at all on Aetflix or AmazonPrime. if they're out of date, who gives a shit.

by Anonymousreply 21408/10/2018

^ The producers of Hoarders might.

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by Anonymousreply 21608/10/2018

R134, you haven't been on Instagram for the last 2 years. Ugly 90's matte butthole liver lips has been back. Now like clockwork, the pendulum swings the other way to glittery glossy lips. The only reason why people still wear matte is because that shit stays on until it's gummy crumbs in your french fries after a long night of clubbing.

by Anonymousreply 21708/10/2018

Tshirts, jeans and button up shirts with elaborate embroidered graphics- skulls, Fleur de lys, and flames in thick yellow thread.

by Anonymousreply 21808/10/2018

Being a pocket gay I look even shorter in straight or boot cut jeans so I will wear skinny jeans till the day i die.

by Anonymousreply 21908/10/2018

That retro James Dean look that was popular for white dudes in suburbia in the early 90s. The Brandon Walsh 90210 look.

by Anonymousreply 22008/12/2018

That red-purplish burgundy hair color that was popular for a while in the late 80s to mid 90s. I thought it looked good on pretty women who wore their hair long. I remember oldish nanna types also dyed their hair that color too.

by Anonymousreply 22108/12/2018

Shoulder pads for women. A style that will never return.

by Anonymousreply 22208/13/2018

So much comes back into style, every generation discovers many past generations styles, especially in clothing.

Just pick up a high fashion mag like VOGUE or Bazaar, the past is always mined. These fashion designers are simply recycling old fashion styles by tweaking the cut to make it appear 'fresh' and 'new', when those who know better realize the 'new' styles are not new at all.

Hipsters are the worst offenders, all they do is appropriate something from the past, from their clothing, the 'artisanal' foods they eat, their furnishings to, well, everything.

So far, they've mined the 1950s, the 1960s and the 1970s. I assume at this point they are into the 1980s. Are they in Day-Glo, Flock of Seagulls hairstyles and New Wave clothes yet?

by Anonymousreply 22308/14/2018

I just finished reading a handful of "out of style" articles on fashion blogs and they all seemed to agree that bomber jackets are over.

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[quote] Shoulder pads for women. A style that will never return.

You mean: a style that will never date!

by Anonymousreply 22612/14/2018

The Burberry scarf.

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by Anonymousreply 22712/15/2018

Those often neon colored rubbery plastic clogs that were originally for gardening hobbyists.

by Anonymousreply 22812/15/2018

As a woman who wears a lot of vintage looks, I have to say, it seems like every decade has been revisited and done to death. I suspect thats why we are seeing a lot of schizo “ugly fashion” right now (i.e. Gucci), including the abhorrent street fashion (logos, sneakers, primary colors) that is ubiquitous these days. Anyway, to answer the question...that cutsie Zooey Deschanel look. I think hyper-femininity will be taking a backseat for a while.

by Anonymousreply 22912/15/2018

Man buns

by Anonymousreply 23012/15/2018

Hip Hop music

by Anonymousreply 23112/15/2018

Does camouflage clothing fit into this category? In any case, it has got to stop. Camouflage started showing up around the time the Vietnam war ended in the early 70's. I just don't get it. Are people supposed to think you were in the military and somehow that is chic? While it might still be sold in stores, for me it is, as OP put it, painfully outdated. Perhaps granny dresses should make a comeback?

by Anonymousreply 23212/15/2018

[quote]Perhaps granny dresses should make a comeback?

They already have! You're late to the party.

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Acid-washed jeans.

by Anonymousreply 23412/15/2018

Flip phones, and original Nokia mobile.

by Anonymousreply 23512/15/2018

Yoga pants, and leggings.

If you have just came from or are going to a gym or dance studio then they are fine but people who wear them all day?!

Ugg boots and coach bags. They were both insanely popular in the late 90s and early 2000s, but now just look odd.

Hipster glasses and androgyny, or rich kids who are Brooklyn or Philly transplants who are narcissists who try way too hard to be retro.

by Anonymousreply 23612/15/2018

Oversized breast implants. Big asses. Plus sized models.

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by Anonymousreply 23812/16/2018

Reality TV.

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Desktop computers.

by Anonymousreply 24012/16/2018

Man buns are just getting started r230.

Meanwhile, this look from the sheep wool collar to the long, swoopy bangs parted in the middle with moose is outdated yet not old enough to be vintage.

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Blonde wood

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R241 did someone say moose?

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Jennifer Lawrence.

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mutilating boys' penises

by Anonymousreply 24512/16/2018

Aerobics. Leotards. Leg warmers.

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🐢 necks

A Mc Cafe to go



Taylor Swift (I wish)





A President and First Lady you could respect, even If you did not agree with them.

by Anonymousreply 24712/16/2018

Sorry, but I enjoy picking out a DVD, popping it in the player, and enoying a quality image and sound with no loss of signal. Painfully outdated?

by Anonymousreply 24812/16/2018

Landline Phones

by Anonymousreply 24912/16/2018

Turtlenecks are very NOW

by Anonymousreply 25012/16/2018

Millennium Pink

2019 It’s all about Living Coral

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Millennial* pink

by Anonymousreply 25212/16/2018

Condoms! I am on PREP, neg, take on all cummers, and it totally protects me from all STIs!

by Anonymousreply 25312/17/2018

Microsoft Zune

by Anonymousreply 25412/17/2018

Skinny jeans

by Anonymousreply 25512/17/2018

Nothing's outdated if you pair it with a little thing called confidence.

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by Anonymousreply 25612/17/2018

I would have said mom jeans, but I saw them displayed in a store today.

by Anonymousreply 25702/12/2019

Politically correct speech and ideology.

by Anonymousreply 25802/18/2019

Oprah, she's so 1997 and people who used to hang on her every word now realise she was elitist and talked shit.

by Anonymousreply 25902/19/2019

Louise Hay/Wayne Dwyer/ Abraham Hicks people, now everyone is embarrassed they ever read that shit

by Anonymousreply 26002/19/2019

Daytime television....especially the one's home to watch anymore

by Anonymousreply 26102/19/2019

Shane Dawson

by Anonymousreply 26202/19/2019

Dignity, self respect, class, style, taste, manners, privacy, face to face conversation, morals, poise, talent, modesty, humility, hard work, intelligence, education, saving money

by Anonymousreply 26302/19/2019

Princess Diana, leave her in 1997, stop digging her up, we know what an unhinged loon she was now

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by Anonymousreply 26502/19/2019

[quote] Sorry, but I enjoy picking out a DVD, popping it in the player, and enoying a quality image and sound with no loss of signal. Painfully outdated?


by Anonymousreply 26606/05/2019

[quote]Daytime television....especially the one's home to watch anymore

Most people were never home to watch daytime soaps, yet somehow most people did seem to know what was going on. Not only hausfraus watched soaps. Lots of men, especially gay men, watched and still watch them. People used a VCR or TIVO to tape daytime TV. Cable boxes now have a DVR option to record what you miss while at work.

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by Anonymousreply 26903/30/2020

Network sitcoms.

I can't believe they still make them.

by Anonymousreply 27005/24/2020

Baggy pants... but not the very baggy ones, they're painfully outdated. They were painful even then.

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by Anonymousreply 27205/24/2020

Khaki shorts.

by Anonymousreply 27305/24/2020

The Karen bob. x

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by Anonymousreply 27505/24/2020

Those rubber plugs that stretch out your earlobes.

by Anonymousreply 27605/24/2020

Email addresses @, and

Meanwhile AOL, EarthLink and MindSpring addresses are now vintage.

by Anonymousreply 27706/18/2020

Email addresses @, and

Meanwhile AOL, EarthLink and MindSpring addresses are now vintage.

by Anonymousreply 27806/18/2020

Do the legs come with the jeans r61 because mine are not skinny and straight like that. Whole different look.

by Anonymousreply 27906/18/2020

1980s mom jeans

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I love my ipods. Especially my tiny ipod Nano. Who wants to carry a giant phone when they're exercising?

Porkpie hats. Shrunken Thom Browne suits. The classic 90's WeHo look of white tank tops, cut off denim shorts, white crew socks with yellow construction boots.

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