20 thoughts on “Normcore 10 years on

    • Anonymous says:

      No. Normcore was a perfect example of millennials’ (I say this as one) obliviousness to any form of humor or aesthetic other than irony. Echoes of normcore are still reverberating strongly throughout the industry even though the trend itself is passed.

      Not even close to being good.

      so in hindsight what was the point of the trend? to be indistinguishable from boomer white dad’s/sex offenders while in your 20s or to look like you’d let Mac Demarco ram your pooper for a stale pack of Marlboros, an ironic trucker hat, a bump of coke and a depressing criterion movie.

      The point was to make yourself look like as much of a dorky 40 year old tourist dad/mom, even though you were 18 and hot just because it’s ironic and therefore cool.

      Didn’t normcore sort of coincide with the Hipster movement of the 2010’s too? Feels like it was the last organic trend from white society before the rot really set in badly. They were trying to preserve traditional styles despite the unwarranted hate they got at the time.

      >organic trend
      >preserve traditional styles
      moron, are you stupid? Normcore hipsters were invariably sjw culture warriors who were mocking white people out of white guilt.

    • Anonymous says:

      Quite right yes. The images in that famous the cut article changed my life.

      You can imagine my shock when this new trend (which I had presaged and already dressed like for at least a few years at that point) didn’t help me get laid at all.

  1. Anonymous says:

    so in hindsight what was the point of the trend? to be indistinguishable from boomer white dad’s/sex offenders while in your 20s or to look like you’d let Mac Demarco ram your pooper for a stale pack of Marlboros, an ironic trucker hat, a bump of coke and a depressing criterion movie.

  2. Anonymous says:

    it came during a time where large logos and hypebeast items were popular. it had alternative versions liek cozycore or whatever and all that shit got me a ton of asian pussy

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hold on, was this normcore? This looks like ironic hipster garb. I remember normcore being much more simple and… normal. Without ironic touches.

    • Anonymous says:

      This comes from the The Cut article about normcore. It was foundational, please at least pretend to have an idea about what’s going on.

      • Anonymous says:

        Another one from that article. This was probably the dominant style until quite recently among America’s young (and aspiring) cultural elite.

        Even now it’s popular, with designers like Aime Leon Dorè catering to that same late 20th century adult casual/"Seinfeldcore" tendency.

      • Anonymous says:

        i want to call you a gay but you or someone else did reference the article before that post.
        so this would be a rare example of contemporary /fashion/ being informative.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t normcore sort of coincide with the Hipster movement of the 2010’s too? Feels like it was the last organic trend from white society before the rot really set in badly. They were trying to preserve traditional styles despite the unwarranted hate they got at the time.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I remember feeling like it was a response to Lady Gaga and her attention-seeking weird style, which spawned figures like Brooke Candy, Grimes, Molly Soda (plain girls trying very hard not to look normal). Tumblr caused every millennial to begin thinking about their ‘aesthetic.’ Tons began identifying as queer around this time.

    I also think the rise of normcore was intertwined with the alt-lit scene that was gaining a lot of attention in 2012-13. The scene was vaguely anti-gay and frequently mocked people like Molly Soda. Alt-lit writers’ Tumblr blogs were usually a plain white background with black text and very few pictures.

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