42 thoughts on “Why do Gen X men have such shit aesthetics?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Looking good was considered cringe at the time. And not putting any or effort or thought into your appearance, based and virtuous.. Sensibilities change generation to generation, often as a reaction to the previous generation’s tastes and values.

    • Anonymous says:

      Pretty much this. Caring beyong the bare minimun hygienic requirements was considered vain and a thing for homosexuals. Bear in mind tgat by the turn of the century the coined the term metrosezuals for guys who put effort into their apperance and didn’t bother to hide it. And the average metrosexual back then put less effort into that than the average young guy today.
      >t. Xennial who was a teen in the 90’s

    • Anonymous says:

      The crazy thing is tho, I think this was literally unique to Gen Xers

      Like millennials cared about looking good/stylish, Zoomers care about looking good/stylish, and the Silent Gen/boomers generally cared about either looking ‘presentable’(wearing tailored suits) or pushing boundaries

      It seems like Gen X was uniquely stupid in this aspect, why?

      • Anonymous says:

        nah millennials didn’t really care until like 2010, they ran with the Gen X slacker ethos for almost 2 decades before that

        • Anonymous says:

          Can confirm, we kinda scoffed at the Metrosexual trend of the mid 00s but a few years later we went heck it. Fashion improved.

          • Anonymous says:

            Yeah man, anti-fashion was the thing in the 00s. It was a more plain version of what the hell Gen X was doing in the 90s. We had to turn it around become we were getting into real bum and featureless territory. If you weren’t emo, scene, or a hipster you were probably some jeans a t-shirt everyday npc. While I have nostalgia for it, shit was atrocious and I don’t understand people wanting to go back to that. The only good thing coming out of Y2K revival shit is women bringing back low rises and flares

            I think I’m going to stay early to mid 10s til I hecking die

        • Anonymous says:

          Can confirm, we kinda scoffed at the Metrosexual trend of the mid 00s but a few years later we went heck it. Fashion improved.

          Seconding this. I did not care about clothes till I was 16 and so did every older guy I knew. Some of them have been wearing the same band shirt/cargo shorts/skater sneakers for decades. Glad millennials went heck it and started caring.

      • Anonymous says:

        >It seems like Gen X was uniquely stupid in this aspect, why?
        You can’t generalise like this, there were those who cared and brought you Timberland & Docs depending which subculture they belonged, then if you post postpunks nerds well that was part of their ethos to look as normie as possible.

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    • Anonymous says:

      >Fast fashion wasn’t really a thing back then.

      Depeche Mode.

      Tell me you are a Zoomer without saying you aer a Zoomer. Please do your research – it is what separates the ignorant from the informed.

      • Anonymous says:

        What are you talking about? In the 80s and even the 90s in the US there weren’t a lot of options besides walmart, outside of major urban centers. And that shit was expensive.

        • Anonymous says:

          >In the 80s and even the 90s in the US there weren’t a lot of options besides walmart, outside of major urban centers.
          Wrong
          Even small towns had malls
          You could find at least 1 department store in any small town, or within driving distance of that town.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I remember there being a fairly strong anti-pretty boy sentiment amongst older people when I was a kid in the 90s, basically the ugly ones would call them gays out of jealously, the "pretty boys" would dress down mostly, no flair was really shown.

    • Anonymous says:

      his wardrobe was run of the mill outside of his custom wording, but plenty of people were making their own shirts at the time. the only insane thing about him was being a dipshit school shooter

        • Anonymous says:

          literally just google what it says and you get a bunch of results because people buy them https://www.redbubble.com/i/t-shirt/Aol-Where-Kewlz-Haxorz-Are-by-AidaKreps/107299062.FB110

    • Cecelia Drakensang In Seattle says:

      Where can I get this shirt?

      The only people who would "get" that shirt if you wore it, are people like me.

      I pretty much existed at the same age as those guys, same internet sphere. Mocking "3lit3 haxx0rz" and script kiddies who were on the AOL chat rooms. Then I would hang out in the WaReZ rooms on IRC.

      I also would use the word and spelling KEWL.

      Even back then his shirt would be obscure to anyone but white teenage males who spent a lot of time online.

      If we had been at the same SKOOL we would have no doubt have been good friends.

  3. Cecelia Drakensang In Seattle says:

    I miss my mystery PUA phase. I would wear this hat, pic related to go to the bars with to peacock.

    My pickup artist name was "sixty-nine" back then.

    I didn’t get much success, but I did get with one girl though, but admittedly she was ridiculously drunk. It probably didn’t help either when I kept getting her fresh orange juice from the bar to sober her up, but instead I kept slipping some vodka in there.

      • Cecelia Drakensang In Seattle says:

        >chick hanging out with me of her own free will
        >letting me purchase her drinks
        >rape

        Rape is running up to a stranger chick outside and dragging her onto a field and doing the dirty deed.

        Not your warped virtue signalling purple haired definition.

        If she is hanging out with me, and I am getting her drinks, that in itself is the go ahead she wants the D. And she got it.

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