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Subject: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/31/15 at 12:03 am

For both guys and girls. What would a trendy girl wear in 2002? What about a guy?

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/31/15 at 12:46 am

Low rise jeans for girls?  ???

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Arrowstone on 08/31/15 at 5:48 am

Something like this?

http://www.glamour.com/images/fashion/2014/06/xtina-w724.jpg

I remember men having plain crewneck sweaters;
and when I walked, I regularly stepped on my jeans, but I can't remember if that was the thing back then.

Also the "punk" look of Avril Lavigne.
Lots of alternative people, having wide-legged pants.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/31/15 at 8:36 am

You know, for a lot of people here who are early 2000s kids, especially mqg96 and ocarinafan96, they can probably tell what men wore as fashion in 2002 maybe.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/31/15 at 9:11 am


You know, for a lot of people here who are early 2000s kids, especially mqg96 and ocarinafan96, they can probably tell what men wore as fashion in 2002 maybe.


I can remember all of 2002 very clearly, but as a young kid I wasn't aware of the fashion for the youth & adults at the time because I didn't pay attention to it or care about it at that young age yet, but I do have some pictures of me from the time and maybe that can help.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/31/15 at 9:18 am


I can remember all of 2002 very clearly, but as a young kid I wasn't aware of the fashion for the youth & adults at the time because I didn't pay attention to it or care about it at that young age yet, but I do have some pictures of me from the time and maybe that can help.


Okay. I wasn't really into the 2000s fashion too. I thought you might answer OP's question since you really love 2002 a lot.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: bchris02 on 08/31/15 at 10:43 am

For guys, A&F or American Eagle t-shirt.  Short haircut, possibly spiked up.  Cargo pants were still in style.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/31/15 at 11:56 am


Okay. I wasn't really into the 2000s fashion too. I thought you might answer OP's question since you really love 2002 a lot.


Yeah, I have many fun memories from 2002 when it comes to the vacations I went to, the family events, the football/NBA games, and the pop culture geared towards kids. However, when it comes to fashion or any pop culture geared towards teens or young adults I wasn't into that obviously then. Same goes for 2003-2005, 2006 for my personal life & summer.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/31/15 at 12:32 pm


For guys, A&F or American Eagle t-shirt.  Short haircut, possibly spiked up.  Cargo pants were still in style.


I remember seeing a picture of one of my cousins from '02 (it was a headshot though), and he had shaggier hair. He was 19 or 20 years old. Was he just lazy or was the longer hair look cool in '02?

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/31/15 at 12:32 pm

The idea is to make the 2002 girl and guy look as outdated and out-of-touch as possible in comparison to today's fashions. As if they became vampires and thought fashion stopped dead the day they did. Any more ideas?

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Catherine91UK on 08/31/15 at 1:07 pm


The idea is to make the 2002 girl and guy look as outdated and out-of-touch as possible in comparison to today's fashions. As if they became vampires and thought fashion stopped dead the day they did. Any more ideas?


The 'fashion' of these girls from a 2002 UK reality TV show looks pretty awful now:

http://perso.wanadoo.es/e/girlsaloud/photos/popstars01.jpg

More photos here: http://cherylsoldier7.tumblr.com/post/34160037255/dailycheryluk-popstars-the-rivals-first

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/31/15 at 1:41 pm


I remember seeing a picture of one of my cousins from '02 (it was a headshot though), and he had shaggier hair. He was 19 or 20 years old. Was he just lazy or was the longer hair look cool in '02?


Yeah, I actually do think there was a bit of a shift in hairstyles (at least for white kids) that began to happen around 2002. I had short spiked hair during my freshman year in 2001-02, but started growing it out longer in 2002-03. I think it had something to do with the decreasing popularity of Nu Metal, and the rise of indie rock groups like The White Stripes and The Strokes during the 2002/2003 time period.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Howard on 08/31/15 at 2:27 pm


The idea is to make the 2002 girl and guy look as outdated and out-of-touch as possible in comparison to today's fashions. As if they became vampires and thought fashion stopped dead the day they did. Any more ideas?


You mean the "goth" look? ???

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/31/15 at 2:39 pm


You mean the "goth" look? ???


Goth was a '90s thing. Don't you remember? You should be telling me this!!

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/31/15 at 3:19 pm


Goth was a '90s thing. Don't you remember? You should be telling me this!!


Well its more of a late 90's/early 00's thing. The core 90's was all about the Grunge look, while the core 00's was all about the Emo look.

Anyways to answer your question and from what I remember from the fashion around that time (having older siblings and cousins born in the 80's & early 90's).

For girls, jean skirts, low rise/flared jeans, trucker hats, no back shirts, neck tie belts, basketball jerseys, chocker necklases, glitter, peasent tops, jean jackets & camoflouage cargo pants were very popular.

For guys, baggy jeans, cargo shorts & pants, basketball jerseys, Nike Air Force Ones, fitted caps, popped collars, spiky hair, moon pants/JNCOS, Jean Shorts, Abecrombie, & FUBU shirts were popular.

Hairstyles for girls included dread locks, straight hair, the very late 90ish curly hair, and ombre hair were popular.

Mens hairstyles included, buzzcuts, frosted tips, cornrows, or just plain # 2 haircuts were popular.

I could link you a couple videos to show you more of the trends that were popular at the time if you are interested:

cQcf3q03iFA

KOXnRsUP0Q4

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/31/15 at 3:44 pm

I have that covered. I was already in late childhood by then, so I payed attention to fashion from family and what I saw on TV.

For girls:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a8/8c/3b/a88c3b7124f02c8b4a4067e0c1ced99a.jpg

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/bg/Carmen+Electra+2002+Teen+Choice+Awards+Arrivals+yGRZR0mIHtMl.jpg

http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/59ffadadd461371fb3369648751eb235/200463365/slide_0007.jpg

For guys:

http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr06/2013/5/7/16/enhanced-buzz-10607-1367959129-14.jpg

http://cdn.gurl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/fubu.jpg

http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/6672844_f248.jpg

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/31/15 at 4:06 pm


Well its more of a late 90's/early 00's thing. The core 90's was all about the Grunge look, while the core 00's was all about the Emo look.

cQcf3q03iFA

KOXnRsUP0Q4


I agree with you about the emo thing, but disagree with the grunge/core '90s thing. Grunge was really more of a 1992-early '94 thing. Here are two links regarding mid '90s fashion. You don't read any grunge here at all.

http://www.britannica.com/topic/fashion-society-Year-In-Review-1994
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1995-12-28/features/1995362131_1_fashion-houses-dressing-martha-stewart

I also watched the videos, and the comments in the first say that the clothes are a little more late '90s.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/31/15 at 4:15 pm


Something like this?

http://www.glamour.com/images/fashion/2014/06/xtina-w724.jpg

I remember men having plain crewneck sweaters;
and when I walked, I regularly stepped on my jeans, but I can't remember if that was the thing back then.

Also the "punk" look of Avril Lavigne.
Lots of alternative people, having wide-legged pants.


Yup, that whole look Christina Aguilera is wearing, was very in from 2001 to 2003!

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: bchris02 on 08/31/15 at 6:18 pm



For guys:

http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr06/2013/5/7/16/enhanced-buzz-10607-1367959129-14.jpg

http://cdn.gurl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/fubu.jpg

http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/6672844_f248.jpg


Are you sure this was 2002?  This looks more late '90s or maybe Y2K to me.

Here is 'NSYNC during the "Celebrity" era which was the album that was popular in 2001 and 2002.  This was definitely "in" fashion at that time.

http://stillnsync.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/11-28nsync.jpg

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/31/15 at 7:24 pm


I agree with you about the emo thing, but disagree with the grunge/core '90s thing. Grunge was really more of a 1992-early '94 thing. Here are two links regarding mid '90s fashion. You don't read any grunge here at all.

http://www.britannica.com/topic/fashion-society-Year-In-Review-1994
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1995-12-28/features/1995362131_1_fashion-houses-dressing-martha-stewart

I also watched the videos, and the comments in the first say that the clothes are a little more late '90s.


Well a few of them were but for the most part is was popular throughout the entire 1997/8-2002/3 era.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/31/15 at 7:26 pm


Are you sure this was 2002?  This looks more late '90s or maybe Y2K to me.

Here is 'NSYNC during the "Celebrity" era which was the album that was popular in 2001 and 2002.  This was definitely "in" fashion at that time.

http://stillnsync.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/11-28nsync.jpg


The white trash look was in in 2002!  8-P

Is that the stuff that you wore back in '02?

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/31/15 at 7:30 pm


Are you sure this was 2002?  This looks more late '90s or maybe Y2K to me.

Here is 'NSYNC during the "Celebrity" era which was the album that was popular in 2001 and 2002.  This was definitely "in" fashion at that time.

http://stillnsync.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/11-28nsync.jpg


Lol yeah this picture just screams early 2000's. BTW speaking about that time period here's the top 9 Best Disney Channel Original Movies from that time period:

6QmRxJCaf3U

Lemme know if this makes any of you nostalgic (It sure does for me!)

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/31/15 at 11:29 pm


The 'fashion' of these girls from a 2002 UK reality TV show looks pretty awful now:

http://perso.wanadoo.es/e/girlsaloud/photos/popstars01.jpg

More photos here: http://cherylsoldier7.tumblr.com/post/34160037255/dailycheryluk-popstars-the-rivals-first


Gosh, that's hideous!!  8-P

So Catherine91UK, what are fashionable young people wearing in the UK right now?

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: bchris02 on 08/31/15 at 11:35 pm


The white trash look was in in 2002!  8-P

Is that the stuff that you wore back in '02?


I had the same sweater Lance Bass is wearing in that picture.  Fashion changed a lot between 1998 and 2002, probably moreso than other aspects of culture. I would give more examples of how I looked, but finding examples of everyday average joe teenage guy fashion from the early 2000s online is not easy.

This look was pretty popular around that time as well.

http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2013-11/enhanced/webdr06/19/10/enhanced-buzz-29790-1384875687-21.jpg

2002, at least in my area, was the last year of the old skater or prep dichotomy and the last year before the beginnings of emo fashion began to appear for guys.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ArcticFox on 09/01/15 at 2:24 am


2002, at least in my area, was the last year of the old skater or prep dichotomy and the last year before the beginnings of emo fashion began to appear for guys.


What were the first hints of emo fashion of 2003?  Going from your experience, would you say 2003 has more in common with 2007 or 1999? If you had to pair up that year with either one and make an "era" which would you choose?

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: bchris02 on 09/01/15 at 9:18 am


What were the first hints of emo fashion of 2003?  Going from your experience, would you say 2003 has more in common with 2007 or 1999? If you had to pair up that year with either one and make an "era" which would you choose?


2003 has more in common with 2007 than 1999.

I remember the 2003-04 school year was the first time I heard people talking about emo.  Longer hair was in that year as well as darker clothing. 

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: mqg96 on 09/01/15 at 9:20 am


2003 has more in common with 2007 than 1999.

I remember the 2003-04 school year was the first time I heard people talking about emo.  Longer hair was in that year as well as darker clothing.


Fashion wise right?

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: bchris02 on 09/01/15 at 9:36 am


Fashion wise right?


Yes.  I would say musically and culturally as well.  I remember even by 2002 some songs from 1999 sounded dated to me.

Of course, 2003 is in no way IDENTICAL to 2007.  There are some big differences.  2003 though was a significant year that began many of the trends that would peak in 2006-08. 

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: mqg96 on 09/01/15 at 10:34 am


Yes.  I would say musically and culturally as well.  I remember even by 2002 some songs from 1999 sounded dated to me.

Of course, 2003 is in no way IDENTICAL to 2007.  There are some big differences.  2003 though was a significant year that began many of the trends that would peak in 2006-08.


IMO 2003 was the transition from early 2000's to the core 2000's (end of millennial era), kinda like how 1997 was the transition from core 90's to late 90's (start of millennial era). Spring & Summer 2003 still had the true early 2000's feel to it like late 2001 & 2002 did, but by Fall 2003 the early 2000's was dying out and by the beginning of 2004 the core 2000's was in full effect. 1999 was the quintessential year of the late 90's. 2002 was the quintessential year of the early 2000's. Both years were part of the millennial era though.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: bchris02 on 09/01/15 at 11:02 am


IMO 2003 was the transition from early 2000's to the core 2000's (end of millennial era), kinda like how 1997 was the transition from core 90's to late 90's (start of millennial era). Spring & Summer 2003 still had the true early 2000's feel to it like late 2001 & 2002 did, but by Fall 2003 the early 2000's was dying out and by the beginning of 2004 the core 2000's was in full effect. 1999 was the quintessential year of the late 90's. 2002 was the quintessential year of the early 2000's. Both years were part of the millennial era though.


2003 was definitely a transition year.  By the summer of that year though, a lot of things that would define the core '00s were falling into place.  The early '00s feel lingered though until the summer of '04 in my opinion.  Since this thread is primarily discussing fashion, it had come a long way since 1999 and 2003 was actually closer to 2007.  Personally, I wasn't wearing anything that year that I wore in 1999, but some clothes that I bought in 2003 I actually wore until 2008.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 09/01/15 at 11:03 am


IMO 2003 was the transition from early 2000's to the core 2000's (end of millennial era), kinda like how 1997 was the transition from core 90's to late 90's (start of millennial era). Spring & Summer 2003 still had the true early 2000's feel to it like late 2001 & 2002 did, but by Fall 2003 the early 2000's was dying out and by the beginning of 2004 the core 2000's was in full effect. 1999 was the quintessential year of the late 90's. 2002 was the quintessential year of the early 2000's. Both years were part of the millennial era though.


Yeah I agree with this! But idk, 2003-2004 still had that early 2000's feel to it since Cartoon Network, Toon Disney & Nickelodeon were still in their Golden/Silver Ages, Music like Pop Punk & early 2000's style R&B were still popular, 90's shows like FRIENDS & Frasier were still on the air, millennial tween shows like Lizzie McGuire & the 00's version of All That were still on the air, SNICK was still on the air, the N64 & PS1 were just now starting to become discontinued, we were still in the GameBoy Era, 90's like toys like Pokemon Cards & Bop It & early 2000's ones like YuGiOh Cards & Hitclips were still popular, we were still in the post dot com bubble atmosphere economic wise, we were still in the Web 1.0 Era of the internet, AOL & AOL Keywords were still commonly used, while DVD surged past VHS there was still a option for both formats, social media wasn't mainstream & chat rooms were still very popular, HD tvs haven't become a norm to society yet, etc.

While the 2003-2004 school year was most definitely a transitional year as we started seeing more core 00's trends like, Crunk rap, Emo music, ipods, the popularity of PS2, reality shows now getting bigger than ever etc.

2003-2004 is still more early 2000's then people give it credit for.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: mqg96 on 09/01/15 at 12:32 pm


Yeah I agree with this! But idk, 2003-2004 still had that early 2000's feel to it since Cartoon Network, Toon Disney & Nickelodeon were still in their Golden/Silver Ages, Music like Pop Punk & early 2000's style R&B were still popular, 90's shows like FRIENDS & Frasier were still on the air, millennial tween shows like Lizzie McGuire & the 00's version of All That were still on the air, SNICK was still on the air, the N64 & PS1 were just now starting to become discontinued, we were still in the GameBoy Era, 90's like toys like Pokemon Cards & Bop It & early 2000's ones like YuGiOh Cards & Hitclips were still popular, we were still in the post dot com bubble atmosphere economic wise, we were still in the Web 1.0 Era of the internet, AOL & AOL Keywords were still commonly used, while DVD surged past VHS there was still a option for both formats, social media wasn't mainstream & chat rooms were still very popular, HD tvs haven't become a norm to society yet, etc.

While the 2003-2004 school year was most definitely a transitional year as we started seeing more core 00's trends like, Crunk rap, Emo music, ipods, the popularity of PS2, reality shows now getting bigger than ever etc.

2003-2004 is still more early 2000's then people give it credit for.


Well that's from a kid's viewpoint, but you also gotta think of what the teens and young adults at the time felt about the time period as well. Including the fashion/clothes/hair style and the political world we live in. I've noticed that A LOT of people have mixed opinions on whether 2003 was a core 2000's year, the last year with late 90's influences, the last year of the early 2000's, or the first year of the mid 2000's culturally. 2002 is no doubt still the early 2000's and as I already stated 2002 was the quintessential year of the early 2000's culturally and politically. 2003 was very transitional though, a lot of things that debuted that year would define the core 2000's, as well as 2004 as too, however, I consider 2004 as the first full core 2000's year because 2003 was transitional and it was all in full effect by 2004. Depending on what you followed your opinions on the year 2003 might be different though. It makes since because even mathematically 2003 is not a full early 2000's year. I found this quote from a poster on personality cafe, and this guy shows a perfect description of how the 90's or late 90's influences died out from 1997-2003. Or how the early 2000's went into the core 2000's. Anyways, let's stay on 2002 fashion for now.

http://personalitycafe.com/generation-y-forum/158952-when-did-you-feel-like-90s-ended-14.html#post8165826



Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ArcticFox on 09/01/15 at 1:29 pm

Here was emo in the early 2000's:

http://cdn.theawl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Screen-Shot-2014-04-04-at-11.22.15-AM.jpg

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/dailypix/2002/Jan/08/il01a.jpg

I wonder if this look was mainstream back then..

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 09/01/15 at 2:05 pm


Well that's from a kid's viewpoint, but you also gotta think of what the teens and young adults at the time felt about the time period as well. Including the fashion/clothes/hair style and the political world we live in. I've noticed that A LOT of people have mixed opinions on whether 2003 was a core 2000's year, the last year with late 90's influences, the last year of the early 2000's, or the first year of the mid 2000's culturally. 2002 is no doubt still the early 2000's and as I already stated 2002 was the quintessential year of the early 2000's culturally and politically. 2003 was very transitional though, a lot of things that debuted that year would define the core 2000's, as well as 2004 as too, however, I consider 2004 as the first full core 2000's year because 2003 was transitional and it was all in full effect by 2004. Depending on what you followed your opinions on the year 2003 might be different though. It makes since because even mathematically 2003 is not a full early 2000's year. I found this quote from a poster on personality cafe, and this guy shows a perfect description of how the 90's or late 90's influences died out from 1997-2003. Or how the early 2000's went into the core 2000's. Anyways, let's stay on 2002 fashion for now.

http://personalitycafe.com/generation-y-forum/158952-when-did-you-feel-like-90s-ended-14.html#post8165826


But the examples I gave to you weren't just kid centric...

Also I am not disagreeing with you, 2003 was most definitely a transitional year. But so was 2004. Remember for much of 2004 we were still in the Web 1.0 era. But I agree for the most part 2004 was the mid 00's both numerically and culturally. All I was saying is that the late 2003/early 2004 period was the latest stretch of early 2000's culture, hence why I usually consider the 2003-2004 school year the last early 00's school year (culture wise).

So IMO 2003-2004 was the first mid 00's school year numerical wise. But the last early 2000's school year cultural wise. I think everybody could agree that the 2000's school years probably were like this:

2000-2001 Late 90's Culture

2001-2002 Early 00's Culture

2002-2003 Early 00's Culture

2003-2004 Early 00's Culture

2004-2005 Mid 00's Culture

2005-2006 Mid 00's Culture

2006-2007 Modernish Mid 00's

2007-2008 Late 00's Culture

2008-2009 Late 00's Culture

2009-2010 Late 00's Culture

2010-2011 Late 00's Culture

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Arrowstone on 09/01/15 at 2:08 pm



http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/dailypix/2002/Jan/08/il01a.jpg

I wonder if this look was mainstream back then..


Those are totally mid-00s jeans.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Catherine91UK on 09/01/15 at 2:09 pm


Gosh, that's hideous!!  8-P

So Catherine91UK, what are fashionable young people wearing in the UK right now?

I don't pay much attention to what people are wearing, but there are a lot of big glasses and bushy beards, i.e. hipster fashion!

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 2:12 pm


I don't pay much attention to what people are wearing, but there are a lot of big glasses and bushy beards, i.e. hipster fashion!

http://hdwallpaperhub.net/wallpapers/m/65/men_glasses_graffiti_beard_smiling_hats_m64581.jpg ?

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 09/01/15 at 2:13 pm


Are you sure this was 2002?  This looks more late '90s or maybe Y2K to me.

Here is 'NSYNC during the "Celebrity" era which was the album that was popular in 2001 and 2002.  This was definitely "in" fashion at that time.

http://stillnsync.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/11-28nsync.jpg


Oh. I must have got one of the wrong photos; however, everything is accurate. I recall seeing all of the fashion from that year.


Well that's from a kid's viewpoint, but you also gotta think of what the teens and young adults at the time felt about the time period as well. Including the fashion/clothes/hair style and the political world we live in. I've noticed that A LOT of people have mixed opinions on whether 2003 was a core 2000's year, the last year with late 90's influences, the last year of the early 2000's, or the first year of the mid 2000's culturally. 2002 is no doubt still the early 2000's and as I already stated 2002 was the quintessential year of the early 2000's culturally and politically. 2003 was very transitional though, a lot of things that debuted that year would define the core 2000's, as well as 2004 as too, however, I consider 2004 as the first full core 2000's year because 2003 was transitional and it was all in full effect by 2004. Depending on what you followed your opinions on the year 2003 might be different though. It makes since because even mathematically 2003 is not a full early 2000's year. I found this quote from a poster on personality cafe, and this guy shows a perfect description of how the 90's or late 90's influences died out from 1997-2003. Or how the early 2000's went into the core 2000's. Anyways, let's stay on 2002 fashion for now.

http://personalitycafe.com/generation-y-forum/158952-when-did-you-feel-like-90s-ended-14.html#post8165826

I think I can answer that. From a teen/young adult's view, it was a patriotic time considering that 9/11 had occurred a year prior. At that time, people were proud of being American until the talk about the Iraq War happened. Politically, the world was much different from the pre-9/11 days now that security was tighten; we entered a war with the Middle East and the infamous statement used from Bush 2 being "You're with us or against us!" Culturally, 2003 was the same as 2002. I remember witnessing the fashion styles that people were wearing in both years. In addition, there were some trends from the pre-9/11 2000s that were still in effect in those years.

I'll show you some examples.

Fashion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tq6kYHpkdc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf1Q9IHOPP4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeFGLCo4PVc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmANEFrDimQ

Technology

http://kr-tech.net/wp-content/uploads/iMac-Bondi-Blue-1998.jpg

http://slm-assets3.secondlife.com/assets/6179005/lightbox/cd_player.jpg?1346450843

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/j/x/n/c/R/U/a-blue-old-style-mp3-player.svg

http://uniquephoto-weblinc.netdna-ssl.com/images/products/processed/EKC2548.zoom.a.jpg

Social sites

http://asset3.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/so/aol7/sc.gif

http://www.rackspace.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2002-yahoo.png

http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/archive/winsupersite.com/content/content/127269/reviews/msn8x.gif

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Howard on 09/01/15 at 2:35 pm


http://hdwallpaperhub.net/wallpapers/m/65/men_glasses_graffiti_beard_smiling_hats_m64581.jpg ?


He needs a trim.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Howard on 09/01/15 at 2:37 pm


Oh. I must have got one of the wrong photos; however, everything is accurate. I recall seeing all of the fashion from that year.
I think I can answer that. From a teen/young adult's view, it was a patriotic time considering that 9/11 had occurred a year prior. At that time, people were proud of being American until the talk about the Iraq War happened. Politically, the world was much different from the pre-9/11 days now that security was tighten; we entered a war with the Middle East and the infamous statement used from Bush 2 being "You're with us or against us!" Culturally, 2003 was the same as 2002. I remember witnessing the fashion styles that people were wearing in both years. In addition, there were some trends from the pre-9/11 2000s that were still in effect in those years.

I'll show you some examples.

Fashion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tq6kYHpkdc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf1Q9IHOPP4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeFGLCo4PVc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmANEFrDimQ

Technology

http://kr-tech.net/wp-content/uploads/iMac-Bondi-Blue-1998.jpg

http://slm-assets3.secondlife.com/assets/6179005/lightbox/cd_player.jpg?1346450843

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/j/x/n/c/R/U/a-blue-old-style-mp3-player.svg

http://uniquephoto-weblinc.netdna-ssl.com/images/products/processed/EKC2548.zoom.a.jpg

Social sites

http://asset3.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/so/aol7/sc.gif

http://www.rackspace.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2002-yahoo.png

http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/archive/winsupersite.com/content/content/127269/reviews/msn8x.gif


Yahoo and MSN sure have changed over the past 15 years.  :o

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Mat1991 on 09/01/15 at 8:34 pm

I would not give as much credence to what celebrities wear like I would to what ordinary people wear if you want to get a feel for the fashion trends of a particular era.

That being said, I was 10-11 years old in 2002, and I was crazy about spiky, messy hair. I styled my hair that way many times and I remember spiky hair, sometimes bleached, being very popular with guys.

As for women, I want to say hair highlights were very popular, as were low-rise jeans, but take what I say with a grain of salt.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: KatanaChick on 09/01/15 at 11:22 pm


You know, for a lot of people here who are early 2000s kids, especially mqg96 and ocarinafan96, they can probably tell what men wore as fashion in 2002 maybe.

Among the teen and 20 something age groups baggy was in. Teenage boys wore athletic clothing often, or looked preppy in some store logo t-shirt and hemp or white bead necklace. Alternative boys wore baggy black pants, either jeans or the kind with the straps hanging from them and black t-shirts. Ball chain necklaces and wrist bands were popular among them. Grown men weren't as daring or put together like now and just t-shirts, jeans, and hoodies was about it.


Well its more of a late 90's/early 00's thing. The core 90's was all about the Grunge look, while the core 00's was all about the Emo look.

Anyways to answer your question and from what I remember from the fashion around that time (having older siblings and cousins born in the 80's & early 90's).

For girls, jean skirts, low rise/flared jeans, trucker hats, no back shirts, neck tie belts, basketball jerseys, chocker necklases, glitter, peasent tops, jean jackets & camoflouage cargo pants were very popular.

For guys, baggy jeans, cargo shorts & pants, basketball jerseys, Nike Air Force Ones, fitted caps, popped collars, spiky hair, moon pants/JNCOS, Jean Shorts, Abecrombie, & FUBU shirts were popular.

Hairstyles for girls included dread locks, straight hair, the very late 90ish curly hair, and ombre hair were popular.

Mens hairstyles included, buzzcuts, frosted tips, cornrows, or just plain # 2 haircuts were popular.

I could link you a couple videos to show you more of the trends that were popular at the time if you are interested:

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Ombre hair was a thing last year. Mine isn't long enough to do that way, but I think it's a nice look if it's not drastic.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ArcticFox on 09/02/15 at 1:05 am

I found a picture:

http://cbssacramento.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/1672809_8.jpg

Gross!

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: KatanaChick on 09/02/15 at 6:26 am


I found a picture:

http://cbssacramento.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/1672809_8.jpg

Gross!

She looks very washed out in those colors.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 09/02/15 at 9:33 am


Yahoo and MSN sure have changed over the past 15 years.  :o
They sure have. I remember those pages as my family had internet at that time and those sites were being used most often.


I would not give as much credence to what celebrities wear like I would to what ordinary people wear if you want to get a feel for the fashion trends of a particular era.

That being said, I was 10-11 years old in 2002, and I was crazy about spiky, messy hair. I styled my hair that way many times and I remember spiky hair, sometimes bleached, being very popular with guys.

As for women, I want to say hair highlights were very popular, as were low-rise jeans, but take what I say with a grain of salt.


This in the bold. While celebrities do start some fashion trends, everyday people are the ones who define them. It's easier because folks can recall fashion of what their friends, peers and family wore than what celebrities wore.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Howard on 09/02/15 at 2:32 pm


She looks very washed out in those colors.


Is that Brittany Murphy?

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Howard on 09/02/15 at 2:33 pm


They sure have. I remember those pages as my family had internet at that time and those sites were being used most often.

This in the bold. While celebrities do start some fashion trends, everyday people are the ones who define them. It's easier because folks can recall fashion of what their friends, peers and family wore than what celebrities wore.


Now I use Yahoo and MSN for reading news.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Shemp97 on 09/02/15 at 7:21 pm

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Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ArcticFox on 09/03/15 at 2:41 pm


Yes.  I would say musically and culturally as well.  I remember even by 2002 some songs from 1999 sounded dated to me.

Of course, 2003 is in no way IDENTICAL to 2007.  There are some big differences.  2003 though was a significant year that began many of the trends that would peak in 2006-08.


Since this is a 2002 thread, would you say from your experience 2002 has more in common with 1999 or 2005? Also, would it make sense to say 2003-2007 is one era?

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: bchris02 on 09/03/15 at 6:28 pm


Since this is a 2002 thread, would you say from your experience 2002 has more in common with 1999 or 2005? Also, would it make sense to say 2003-2007 is one era?


I think 2002 was culturally closer to 2005 than 1999.  It was still early '00s, but fashion, music, and politics had come a ways since 1999.  The late '90s optimism and the dot-com craze had been replaced by the post-9/11 patriotism wave and terrorism scare.  We were definitely in the Bush era.

I consider 2003-2007 to be the core '00s.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: mqg96 on 09/03/15 at 6:51 pm


I think 2002 was culturally closer to 2005 than 1999.  It was still early '00s, but fashion, music, and politics had come a ways since 1999.  The late '90s optimism and the dot-com craze had been replaced by the post-9/11 patriotism wave and terrorism scare.  We were definitely in the Bush era.

I consider 2003-2007 to be the core '00s.


Yeah, 2003 is debatable though whether it's a core 2000's year or not, honestly I feel like 2002 and most of 2003 aren't that much different. That's why I feel like 2004-2007 are the core 2000's years and everything that defined the 2000's occurred around the time, once again this is my opinion, but I realize that half of the people consider 2003 as a core 2000's year, while the other half of the people believe that 2003 is not a core 2000's year, still strictly early 2000's, and it's the last year of late 90's influences. This is from what I've read on so many other forums and blogs BTW. It's not clear whether 2003 is a core 2000's year or not. Kinda like how 1997 was transitional and it's not clear whether 1997 is a core 90's year or a late 90's year. We have a similar situation here. Everybody agrees that 2004-2007 are the core 2000's years no doubt.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 09/03/15 at 10:08 pm


I think 2002 was culturally closer to 2005 than 1999.  It was still early '00s, but fashion, music, and politics had come a ways since 1999.  The late '90s optimism and the dot-com craze had been replaced by the post-9/11 patriotism wave and terrorism scare.  We were definitely in the Bush era.

I consider 2003-2007 to be the core '00s.


You make some good points, but music wise wasn't 2002 still all about Pop Punk, Nu Metal, Post Grunge & the last remnants of the bubblegum style of music? If thats the case then I think music wise 2002 was slightly leaning more towards 1999 than 2005.


Plus you still had a lot of late 90's/early 00's fashion trends popular in 2002, so even fashion IMO atleast is still leaning more towards 99'.


Also I know you didn't mention it, but technology in 2002, while more advanced than 1999, would still be leaning more towards that time period as well since we were still in the Web 1.0 Era & Dial Up was still very common (though this was the breakthrough year for broadband internet), VHS was still the standard in home video and if I'm not mistaken I am pretty sure that DVD overtook VHS in 2003, while the ipod was out, CD Players & regular MP3s were still very common in that year, and CRTs were basically the only kind of tvs you could buy in 2002 while in 2005 HDTVs started to become mainstream (although for much of the mid 00's, CRTs were still more common).


Now in the realm of tv, 2002 could go either way as well. For instance you had quintessential 2000's tv shows that year like Survivor & American Idol, but at the same time you still had a lot of 90's shows on the air like The X Files, FRIENDS, & Frasier. And of course millennial tv shows like, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson's Creek, 7th Heaven, The Amanda Show & Lizzie McGuire. So if I had to choose while there were definitely influences in both years I still think 2002 was more like 99 when it came to TV


Now I do agree in the area of politics, 2002 would be leaning more to 2005 rather than 1999. However, you still have to take into account that in 2005 it was all about the Housing Bubble, Hurricaine Katrina, & the unpopular Iraq War.


2002 didn't have any of these things, heck from what I remember it was considered taboo to hate Dubya back then. I think the whole backlash of Bush didn't really start to get big until late 2003 and throughout 2004 with the growing unpopularity of the Iraq War and the controversial Bush Tax Cuts. But from late 2001 through late 2003, Bush was seen as a respected leader. So in a way I honestly don't think 2002 really belongs with 1999 or 2005 when it came to politics because both were TWO COMPLETELY different political climates.


So overall I think 2002 was still more like 1999 than 2005 for the most part with the exception of politics which IMO wasn't really similar to either eras. But then again since I was only a kid at the time, I would like to hear your opinions since you was old enough to remember a lot of these core elements

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: #Infinity on 09/03/15 at 11:26 pm

Musically, 2002 was predominantly closer to 1999.  Even though '02 already had key noughties acts like Avril Lavigne, Jimmy Eat World, and System of a Down, there were still far more artists, musicians, and musical styles in 2002 that already existed in 1999 than stayed alive by 2005.  Even some things usually associated more with the 2000s like Eminem, Blink-182, 3 Doors Down, and Britney Spears all got their start in 1999, and were all declining in popularity in 2005, even though they made comebacks towards the end of the decade.  The Neptunes were huge at the time, but even in the late 90s, they produced occasional songs like Lookin' At Me for Mase and Superthug for Noreaga; it wasn't until the emergence of crunk in late 2003 that urban music began to truly distinguish itself from its millennial era incarnation.  The only notable difference between the music of 1999 and that of 2002 was that 1999 was the peak year of teen pop, while 2002 had only *NSYNC's Gone and Girlfriend, plus LeAnn Rimes' Can't Fight the Moonlight.

Television-wise, I'd say 2002 was closer to 1999 overall.  Again, quite a few key 2000s shows actually premiered around 1999, such as Family Guy and The Sopranos, while most of the huge millennial series were not gone yet in 2002, whereas they would be in 2005.  Nickelodeon was definitely still in the middle of its Klasky Csupo era (the overwhelming majority of the era's shows, including Pre-Movie Spongebob, ended in 2004), while Cartoon Network was still at the height of its Cartoon Cartoons era, long before the days of Camp Lazlo, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, and My Gym Partner's a Monkey.  2002 was not the strongest year for 1999 phenomenon Pokémon, instead being the prime for Yu-Gi-Oh!, but the series picked up in popularity again after Ruby & Sapphire came out (they had already been released in Japan in 2002).

In terms of gaming, 2002 is probably closer to 2005, since both years are predominantly sixth generation years, although even in 1999, you had the Sega Dreamcast, which brought certain gamers into the sixth generation early.  Online gaming was also much more established by 2005, though it was definitely catching on by 2002 or even 1999, again thanks to the Dreamcast.

I'd say it's harder to decide fashion, since although several 90s styles survived by 2002, the advent of Avril Lavigne and the bleaker climate due to 9/11 were already starting to reflect themselves in clothing.  I'd still say '02 was closer to '99, however, because '05 had none of the 90s leftovers and had completely established the 2000s looks.

In terms of popular movies, I think 2002 was more connected to 2005 because several key 2000s blockbuster franchises were on their way by that point, such as Lord of the Rings, Shrek, The Fast & the Furious, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, and Harry Potter.  However, 1999 did have The Phantom Menace, as well as The Matrix the latter of which bridged the year directly into the coming millennium.  That said, 1999 was also remembered for gross-out comedies like American Pie, which had plenty of sequels in the 2000s but was certainly no longer the standard for teen comedies like in the past.  Disney was still wrapping up its Renaissance period in 1999 with Tarzan, while DreamWorks had not yet finished developing its identity; a movie like The Prince of Egypt (released at the end of '98 but still in theaters during early 1999) would have never been the studio's biggest hit during the 2000s, although its 2002 feature was Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, which certainly fits with their early style.

Technologically, 2002 was closer to 2000.  Portable CD players were still completely dominant in 2002, whereas they'd be completely replaced by iPods by 2005.  The Internet was still in its broadband era and had not yet developed many new key websites, whereas 2005 was a huge year for MySpace.  iTunes was also much more established by 2005 than it had been in 2002.  DVD's were rising in popularity in 2002, but VHS tapes were also still very prominent, whereas by 2005 they were very much a dying trend.

Geopolitically, 2002 was closer to 2005, but not to a necessarily gigantic degree.  The election of Bush, the dot com bust, and 9/11 had completely eradicated the late 90s zeitgeist by 2002, but the patriotic resurgence that dominated 2002 was not really significant anymore by 2005, when people were more upset about the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Abu Ghraib fiascos, as well as Hurricane Katrina than anything else.  Al-Qaeda had also already been a significant threat to the US since 1998, when they attacked the American embassies in Nairobi, even though they attained a whole new level of notoriety after 9/11.  In the UK, Tony Blair was the Prime Minister during all three years, while in Canada, Jean Chretien was still Prime Minister in 2002 but had been replaced by Paul Martin by 2005.

Overall, I think 2002 is closer to 1999, albeit to a fairly small degree.  It's definitely a 2000s year, but at the same time, I can see why so many people lump it together with the millennial period instead.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 09/04/15 at 10:26 am


Musically, 2002 was predominantly closer to 1999.  Even though '02 already had key noughties acts like Avril Lavigne, Jimmy Eat World, and System of a Down, there were still far more artists, musicians, and musical styles in 2002 that already existed in 1999 than stayed alive by 2005.  Even some things usually associated more with the 2000s like Eminem, Blink-182, 3 Doors Down, and Britney Spears all got their start in 1999, and were all declining in popularity in 2005, even though they made comebacks towards the end of the decade.  The Neptunes were huge at the time, but even in the late 90s, they produced occasional songs like Lookin' At Me for Mase and Superthug for Noreaga; it wasn't until the emergence of crunk in late 2003 that urban music began to truly distinguish itself from its millennial era incarnation.  The only notable difference between the music of 1999 and that of 2002 was that 1999 was the peak year of teen pop, while 2002 had only *NSYNC's Gone and Girlfriend, plus LeAnn Rimes' Can't Fight the Moonlight.

Television-wise, I'd say 2002 was closer to 1999 overall.  Again, quite a few key 2000s shows actually premiered around 1999, such as Family Guy and The Sopranos, while most of the huge millennial series were not gone yet in 2002, whereas they would be in 2005.  Nickelodeon was definitely still in the middle of its Klasky Csupo era (the overwhelming majority of the era's shows, including Pre-Movie Spongebob, ended in 2004), while Cartoon Network was still at the height of its Cartoon Cartoons era, long before the days of Camp Lazlo, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, and My Gym Partner's a Monkey.  2002 was not the strongest year for 1999 phenomenon Pokémon, instead being the prime for Yu-Gi-Oh!, but the series picked up in popularity again after Ruby & Sapphire came out (they had already been released in Japan in 2002).

In terms of gaming, 2002 is probably closer to 2005, since both years are predominantly sixth generation years, although even in 1999, you had the Sega Dreamcast, which brought certain gamers into the sixth generation early.  Online gaming was also much more established by 2005, though it was definitely catching on by 2002 or even 1999, again thanks to the Dreamcast.

I'd say it's harder to decide fashion, since although several 90s styles survived by 2002, the advent of Avril Lavigne and the bleaker climate due to 9/11 were already starting to reflect themselves in clothing.  I'd still say '02 was closer to '99, however, because '05 had none of the 90s leftovers and had completely established the 2000s looks.

In terms of popular movies, I think 2002 was more connected to 2005 because several key 2000s blockbuster franchises were on their way by that point, such as Lord of the Rings, Shrek, The Fast & the Furious, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, and Harry Potter.  However, 1999 did have The Phantom Menace, as well as The Matrix the latter of which bridged the year directly into the coming millennium.  That said, 1999 was also remembered for gross-out comedies like American Pie, which had plenty of sequels in the 2000s but was certainly no longer the standard for teen comedies like in the past.  Disney was still wrapping up its Renaissance period in 1999 with Tarzan, while DreamWorks had not yet finished developing its identity; a movie like The Prince of Egypt (released at the end of '98 but still in theaters during early 1999) would have never been the studio's biggest hit during the 2000s, although its 2002 feature was Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, which certainly fits with their early style.

Technologically, 2002 was closer to 2000.  Portable CD players were still completely dominant in 2002, whereas they'd be completely replaced by iPods by 2005.  The Internet was still in its broadband era and had not yet developed many new key websites, whereas 2005 was a huge year for MySpace.  iTunes was also much more established by 2005 than it had been in 2002.  DVD's were rising in popularity in 2002, but VHS tapes were also still very prominent, whereas by 2005 they were very much a dying trend.

Geopolitically, 2002 was closer to 2005, but not to a necessarily gigantic degree.  The election of Bush, the dot com bust, and 9/11 had completely eradicated the late 90s zeitgeist by 2002, but the patriotic resurgence that dominated 2002 was not really significant anymore by 2005, when people were more upset about the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Abu Ghraib fiascos, as well as Hurricane Katrina than anything else.  Al-Qaeda had also already been a significant threat to the US since 1998, when they attacked the American embassies in Nairobi, even though they attained a whole new level of notoriety after 9/11.  In the UK, Tony Blair was the Prime Minister during all three years, while in Canada, Jean Chretien was still Prime Minister in 2002 but had been replaced by Paul Martin by 2005.

Overall, I think 2002 is closer to 1999, albeit to a fairly small degree.  It's definitely a 2000s year, but at the same time, I can see why so many people lump it together with the millennial period instead.



Yeah I 100% agree with this! It's most definitely 2000's but it's early 2000's. Now if someone said 2003/4 was closer culturally to 2005 then that would make much more sense

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: ArcticFox on 09/04/15 at 4:29 pm


I would not give as much credence to what celebrities wear like I would to what ordinary people wear if you want to get a feel for the fashion trends of a particular era.


Are you kidding me? Everything Americans wear is defined by what we see on celebrities, in magazines, on television, and in the stores. Just watch any modern television show, what the actors wear is exactly what normal people are wearing. In Scream the TV Series, although it's really bad, the clothing styles that the characters wear is exactly what young people are wearing today, so it's a perfect representation of the fashions of 2015. As a result, I don't question any TV show and the clothing styles in them. If anything, what celebrities wear is more important than what normal people wore, because normal people copy them.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: Mat1991 on 09/05/15 at 6:23 pm


Are you kidding me? Everything Americans wear is defined by what we see on celebrities, in magazines, on television, and in the stores. Just watch any modern television show, what the actors wear is exactly what normal people are wearing. In Scream the TV Series, although it's really bad, the clothing styles that the characters wear is exactly what young people are wearing today, so it's a perfect representation of the fashions of 2015. As a result, I don't question any TV show and the clothing styles in them. If anything, what celebrities wear is more important than what normal people wore, because normal people copy them.


Because celebrities seem to have access to expensive, more highly fashionable clothes that ordinary people do not have as much. That's why I pay more attention to ordinary people than I do celebrities.

Subject: Re: What would the "look" of 2002 be?

Written By: 97er on 09/13/15 at 4:44 am

2000s fashion was so trashy.

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