45 thoughts on “It was a different time bros…

      • Anonymous says:

        I’ve considered doing this. Last couple times I’ve gone to get jeans they rarely do them small enough in a skinny fit for me. Even when they do I can never find any in true black.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes and no. They were definitely guys who were very in touch with their feminine side, and hell, a lot of them even cross-dressed, so in that sense they were femboys. But I think what is seen as a femboy today is very different from what being a femboy actually is. Today, the femboy stereotype is basically just being a trap with a shit fashion sense, rather than simply being a guy who exhibits feminine qualities.

  1. Anonymous says:

    I experienced this cultural phenomenon growing up but was way too young to actually participate in it. I wish I was in my teens when this was at it’s peak. Even still, I’m very nostalgic for 00’s emo culture and now listen to pop punk music and straightening my hair

    • Anonymous says:

      I was the opposite, just barely too old for it (was in college when high schoolers got into the emo thing) and I was too busy hating the music and making fun of emos to notice how hot the girls were and go for the legal ones.

      • Anonymous says:

        Damm, literally same here. Even though I was more into the indie scene and mostly went after girls who looked like Avril Lavogne or Zoey Deschanel.

        • Anonymous says:

          Those emo girls were trashy as heck. Broken homes, cutting themselves, taking free drugs from shady dudes, failing all their classes, high-maintenance, tons of competition from the other scene guys including scene boys from other cities. These girls got around, too. "He forced me to suck it!" Endless hecking drama.

          • Anonymous says:

            Yeah, scene kids were a mess. Had I been born five years later I could have seen myself getting into that, though. Back in those days I was a mix of early pre scene emo and indie. Sometimes I wish I’ve kept all the stuff I wore, but I don’t know if I miss those days or being young.

        • Anonymous says:

          Hey at least you were in a music scene and going after girls, my whole life in those years revolved around my car and street racing with a bit of weebshit on the side. (I did at least get some cosplay pussy and a 5 year 9/10 cosplayer GF though.)
          I have a friend now who’s 33 but a very petite hapa who still looks like a teenager and never grew out of the emo thing, so hecking hot and really cool most of the time but way too hecked in the head to hook up with.

    • Anonymous says:

      I was in middle school around this time. I remember there was an older kid in my neighborhood who dressed like

      https://i.imgur.com/6CE4eRv.jpg

      I wish zoomers would bring back early pre-scene emo, but I guess it’s not gaudy enough for them, or requires a tiny bit of effort than hoodies and joggers.
      Emo nevercreally caught on in my country until it was a dead scene elsewhere. Back when I was in college the indie scene gayocited emo to the point it wasn’t considered its own scene, not even a subset of indie, but there was a lot of overlap. I dressed similarly to the guy in picrel, including glasses and haircut.

      I remember he wore rocket dog shoes you’d get at Mervyn’s, which I found odd cause you could get a pair of converses for around $20 back then.

      me stealing my sisters jeans because the krew tight pants weren’t tight enough

      I remember it was hard to find skinny jeans around that time. Eventually some stores started offering skinny fit jeans in the late 2000s and they would probably be categorized as slim straight today.

    • Anonymous says:

      I was 15 at the time during its peak, everyone who wasn’t emo thought it was a silly phase and mocked it but eventually they moved onto screamo afterwards, lost a few friends over it but that’s apart of teenhood and finding our niches. The style did certainly become its own and did warrant it becoming a subculture, a lot of people here in Australia started adapting the straightened hair look into their own in the later end of the 00s along with the skinny jeans which coincided with the indie/sleaze/minimalist uprising that I was apart of.

    • Anonymous says:

      >These people are in their 60s now

      Pffft try mid 70s if they are lucky. Most of them are just dead and have been for a couple of decades now.

    • Anonymous says:

      You’re insane. They’re in their late 20’s, early 30’s tops. It was just around 15 years ago and everyone who was a part of it was in their teens or early adulthood back then.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I wish zoomers would bring back early pre-scene emo, but I guess it’s not gaudy enough for them, or requires a tiny bit of effort than hoodies and joggers.
    Emo nevercreally caught on in my country until it was a dead scene elsewhere. Back when I was in college the indie scene gayocited emo to the point it wasn’t considered its own scene, not even a subset of indie, but there was a lot of overlap. I dressed similarly to the guy in picrel, including glasses and haircut.

  3. Anonymous says:

    >didn’t have rich/permissive parents and never got to go full stupid like these types and just wore cheap fishnet gloves and bracelets and swept my bangs in front of my eyes cause emo clothes was super expensive
    Kids now have such access to cheap clothes via Temu etc, makes me a little jealous.

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