This wristband featuring the logo of your favorite band at that time:
Or those patches you’d sew haphazardly onto your Eastpak bag to clearly broadcast your taste in music:
And then you’d wear that same bag as low as you could, way down over your butt:
That Quiksilver wallet you used to carry around your bus tickets and what little money your part time job earned you:
Barely enough to afford all-ages pop punk shows on Friday nights.
Oh! And let’s not forget about the wallet chain. It was the only thing keeping that Quiksilver wallet secure
You probably spent a lot of time playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater:
More time than actually skating.
And those finger boards you used to practice when the weather was too nasty for you to go fall flat on your face at the skate park:
The pair of Etnies that you only removed before going to bed:
Etnies, DC Shoes, or Emerica, of course.
The very baggy jeans that your parents reluctantly bought for you:
“WEAR A BELT! I DON’T WANT TO SEE YOUR UNDERPANTS!”
And those ugly Billabong Bermuda shorts every sk8er boi wore every summer:
The leather wristband you bought with your savings to seem like a badass:
Your favorite movie:
Tied with American Pie.
Your sneaker sticker collection that you used to keep safe without ever sticking them to anything:
This legendary group whose logo you replicated on your school notebook:
And this other group, whose music actually made you feel something for the first time:
Your go-to fashion trick was to wear a faded, short-sleeve graphic t-shirt over a faded, long-sleeve graphic t-shirt:
Oh, and of course you had The Cut:
Or rather, the non-cut.
And finally, the same shapeless cap we all wore to complete the look:
What a time to be alive.