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We're now 8 years removed from the first decade of the 2000s, and I can't really identify any styles, trends, fashions, slang, etc. that make the decade stick out like almost every decade before it.  How would someone "dress 2000s" or "speak 2000s"?  How would a "2000s party" look any different than a regular party now?  It seems like everything post '90s is all the same and there's nothing particularly distinctive about 2005 compared to 2015.  I guess everything now is defined by advances in technology - the type of phone you have, the popular social media site you use, etc.  The best I can think of to be 2000s is to use a flip phone and talk about your Top 8 on Myspace.  Pretty lame though.   

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Random things off the top of my head:

nu-metal, Eminem, the Tramp Stamp, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Lady Gaga, The Sopranos, Lost, 24, Lo Cut Jeans, WinAmp, Mean Girls, Ugg boots, Who Wants to be a Millionaire



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Mostly sad things-

9/11
2008 Market Collapse,automotive bailout
The dangling chads in the 2000 election

I'm embarrassed to say I still have my flip phone!

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Kriss wrote: Random things off the top of my head:

nu-metal, Eminem, the Tramp Stamp, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Lady Gaga, The Sopranos, Lost, 24, Lo Cut Jeans, WinAmp, Mean Girls, Ugg boots, Who Wants to be a Millionaire

There will always be pop culture things associated with a particular decade, but if you saw a picture of people in 2005 you wouldn't know it wasn't from 2015.  But comparing 1965 to 1975 to 1985 to 1995, you would know exactly what decade those people are from at a glance.



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Jersey Shore shit.

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srossi wrote: Kriss wrote: Random things off the top of my head:

nu-metal, Eminem, the Tramp Stamp, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Lady Gaga, The Sopranos, Lost, 24, Lo Cut Jeans, WinAmp, Mean Girls, Ugg boots, Who Wants to be a Millionaire

There will always be pop culture things associated with a particular decade, but if you saw a picture of people in 2005 you wouldn't know it wasn't from 2015.  But comparing 1965 to 1975 to 1985 to 1995, you would know exactly what decade those people are from at a glance.

In 2005, I would have said the same thing about 1995.

The other thing is that fashion eras aren't defined by ten year blocks, so we might just still be in the same era. Culture/fashion-wise, the '1960s' was only about 62-67, while the '1970s' ran from about 67-82.



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Kriss wrote: srossi wrote: Kriss wrote: Random things off the top of my head:

nu-metal, Eminem, the Tramp Stamp, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Lady Gaga, The Sopranos, Lost, 24, Lo Cut Jeans, WinAmp, Mean Girls, Ugg boots, Who Wants to be a Millionaire

There will always be pop culture things associated with a particular decade, but if you saw a picture of people in 2005 you wouldn't know it wasn't from 2015.  But comparing 1965 to 1975 to 1985 to 1995, you would know exactly what decade those people are from at a glance.

In 2005, I would have said the same thing about 1995.

The other thing is that fashion eras aren't defined by ten year blocks, so we might just still be in the same era. Culture/fashion-wise, the '1960s' was only about 62-67, while the '1970s' ran from about 67-82.

I feel like by 2005, certainly by 2007, the '90s had already established itself with the grunge/flannel stereotype.  I do however remember actually being in the '90s still and thinking that everything about the decade was fairly unremarkable fashion and music-wise.  It definitely takes a few years to be removed from it to see what sticks and defines the decade.

I guess it also depends on what you're personally into.  I was in high school when Kurt Cobain killed himself so I was the perfect demographic for that to be a life-changing event, but it didn't register with me as anything more than a big news story for the day.  I vividly remember I was still listening to Def Leppard's "Adrenalize", which had come out 2 years earlier and was already passe as fuck for most kids my age, but I had a circle of friends that I was able to talk about that type of music with.  I wouldn't own a Nirvana album during his lifetime, I think I finally got a few on clearance maybe 2 years later.  I never would've imagined that people would compare it to John Lennon's death or even JFK's.  But most of my high school was like a funeral, weeping and wailing like you wouldn't believe.  Kids slumped over in the lunch room and not able to go to class.  Girls had his picture from magazines clutched in their hands and were wiping their faces with it.  It was fucking crazy.  I was above it all literally the day it happened, and it's no less absurd to me 23 years later.      

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Smaller phones. I bought my first one in 1998. Each phone I bought after were smaller and smaller.

I'd say more edgier shows. HBO gave us Sopranos and Oz in the late 90s. In the 00s, there were more of a variety. Sheild, Sons of Anarchy, Wire, Deadwood, and many more came about.


Tats certainly became a trend. I remember growing up, most of the people with tats were gang members, bikers, and pro wrestlers. I got my only one in 2003 following the herd of others.

I'd say this decade was responsible for the meteoric rise of the UFC. TUF and awesome marketing certainly took the product where it is now. Fighters got more and more evolved towards the end of the decade.

I'd also say this decade raised everyone's awareness on that virus called radical Islam. 9/11, Madrid 3/11, London 7/05, and 2005 Paris rioting opened a lot of eyes.

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BlueThunder wrote: Smaller phones. I bought my first one in 1998. Each phone I bought after were smaller and smaller.

That's starting to reverse.  They're getting bigger, and there's a demand for even bigger.  I still miss my tiny iPhone 4.  The 6 is OK but just slightly too big, and then the 6 Plus I want nothing to do with.  Some of the Androids are getting as big as tablets.



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Benlen wrote: Vermont first same sex marriage state
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Those last 2 things happened in the 90s and I think Mad Cow even goes back to the 80s. 
One thing that stands out for me for the decade would be the complete disappearance of "rock" music from Top 40 stations. Even if you count junk like Twenty-One Pilots or X Ambassadors as a return the last couple years, the genre just died after the Nickelbacks of the world came around. I think I read somewhere that Shinedown had the last #1 song that is even considered rock in 2009.

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Okay, I've spent too long thinking about this, but...

In terms of fashion, definitely 2000s styles were long-sleeve t-shirts worn under under short-sleeve t-shirts, guys with 'frosted tips' (see Michael Cole in that era, and for girls, the tramp-stamp, the whale tale (g-strings in general) and gypsy skirts.



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Boxy 3 button suit jackets. With the short lapels, as promoted by Men' Warehouse.

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