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Old 04-15-2018, 09:11 AM
 
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Ive definitely noticed the same thing.

You could literally pull an average group of people off the street today, put them in a time machine and send them back to the mid to late 90s, and they would NOT stick out at all.

It seems like we have plateaued for the most part, starting around late 90s/ early 2000s.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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The 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s all had distinct styles unmistakable for any other time, aside of course from a few years into a bordering decade. The 00s and 10s though, not so much? The only difference I notice is the 00s still had a lot more of the 90s left over, and weren't as influenced by the 80s which have made a partial comeback as 80s teens are now the current middle aged people.

Do you think the entire first 1/3 of the 21st century will more or less be similar to today? 2012 isn't hugely different from 2002 and it's hard to imagine 2022 being that different from now.

Do you think the 21st century won't be changeful enough you can tell what decade it is by the fashion, maybe just if it's early, mid or late 21st century?
Auto-tune has a lot to do with that. Auto-tune is software developed in the late 1990s that help people with bad or mediocre voices sound pitch-perfect. The music is artificial and highly computerized - spawned off of some server in a recording studio. By contrast, older music vocalists did not have the help of computers. Auto-Tune software did not exist in the 1950s to mid 1990s. This 1970s scene shows the dawn of the Apple desktop computer. Back then, there was no Google, Facebook, 64 bit operating systems, cloud computing systems, Java, Python, Informatica, Matlab, etc. The vocalists couldn't rely on computers to enhance sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxthr3fq-EI

Another factor is distinct social change. The 1960s had the youth counter cultural revolution with Anti-Vietnam War protests, the Civil Rights Movement, etc. The early 1970s had the same. The mid 1970s had discos. Much of the 70s to early 90s had heavy metal Rock N' Roll with roots traced back to the youth counter culture movement of the 60s and early 70s. The hip hop scene exploded in the 1980s and into the 90s.

Vietnam War:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEuCJFccAsI

Civil Rights Film - Native Americans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh-JoW_8qw0

The "British Invasion" of the 1960s led to a pattern of music being transplanted to the USA which continued in the 1980s with New Wave. Recall Kavanaugh's fight after the UB40 concert (LOL).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIpfWORQWhU

But from 2000 on up the music sounds pretty much the same. A song by Justin Timberlake a couple of years ago pretty much has the same tone and style of his earlier hit in 2003. Similar analogies apply. Music talent has suffered. There are exceptions, but it's not like it used to be.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:26 PM
 
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The 70s 80s and 90s seemed to have a common thread of progression, despite their differences in fashion and entertainment. The late 2000s to the present were a departure from the past, as the Internet really changed the culture and shaped the generations that don't remember the 90s and earlier.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:46 PM
 
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The 70s 80s and 90s seemed to have a common thread of progression, despite their differences in fashion and entertainment. The late 2000s to the present were a departure from the past, as the Internet really changed the culture and shaped the generations that don't remember the 90s and earlier.
I agree. Today, there are so many different types of SM platforms and apps that some of society follows through FB Twitter etc...so mind boggling and time consuming no one really has an excuse to feel alone anymore if they engage lol and are mentally able to do so...
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Ive definitely noticed the same thing.

You could literally pull an average group of people off the street today, put them in a time machine and send them back to the mid to late 90s, and they would NOT stick out at all.

It seems like we have plateaued for the most part, starting around late 90s/ early 2000s.
pretty sure they would just them trying to use old Pentium powered home desktops with windows 95 with 14.4K dial up internet and analogue cell phones.

To the peak and decline of Grunge to the move to more mainstream radio friendly Boy Bands, Brittney spears, Spice Girl era of mid 90's Pop to the height of East Coast and West Coast Rap/R&B music.

Add in clothes were a lot more loose fitting and comfortable then skinny jeans and stuff it would be a culture shock esp. the much more positive up beat attitudes towards the future.
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:09 PM
 
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Goths and Emos turned into SJWs and hipsters.

Hanging out at the mall turned into vaping with friends and texting.
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:53 AM
 
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SWFL_Native: "Goths and Emos turned into SJWs and hipsters." FACTS. Literally every emo/scene kid I saw in school eventually transformed into a hipster between 2011 and 2013. The hipster look is the default style and the youth image for this decade. It's everywhere, online and offline...
At least the hipster trend will not last too long!


After all, cannot really be a hipster if its the same style, fashion, as few years ago.
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Old 12-22-2018, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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The internet, especially social media, has blurred distinction and for the most part people are equally varied and nondescript across geography and time.
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Old 12-24-2018, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Oh the mens daft hairdos just now yes they have went a bit mad.... but clothes dont bother me so much now about style , its more how it looks on my body and if Im comfortable in what Im wearing..... Ive now taken to buying some second hand designer jackets from ebay.. got a leather jacket looks like new for £8, its a beauty.. made by. Ronit Zilkha.. a timeless piece.. that I could never have affored in a million years from the shop... in fact I have three of her jackets now.. and had loads of compliments about them.. Jaeger jackets too.. as Ive given on on catalogue jackets and coats.. they dont fit right or are poor in construction and material...
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Old 12-27-2018, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Inland FL
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Seems like people in the 90s wore baggier clothes and guys had longer hair. Some guys still had the mullet into the early 2000s.
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