1. Popped collars (on collars on collars).
The more the merrier. Turn ‘em up.
2. Hair so spiky that it added three inches to your height.
Bonus 2000s fashion points for the visor.
3. T-shirts claiming you were a member of an “athletic club.”
Where is this “athletic club” you always speak of, Abercrombie? WHERE, I SAY.
4. EXTREMELY distressed jeans.
If there wasn’t at least one hole that exposed your underwear, they weren’t distressed enough.
6. Unnecessarily large diamond earrings.
Definitely more of a niche trend, but the diamonds were so large that they seemed to be everywhere.
7. Hair bleached beyond all recognition.
Bleached and spiked? Ethan Hawke was on his game.
8. Trucker hats, especially from Von Dutch.
Also be sure to notice the brightly colored sunglasses.
9. Humongous cargo shorts.
These were actually the most convenient things. You could fit everything in them. So useful. Miss them :(
10. Patchwork denim jackets.
Notice Justin with the classic two-tone denim and Chris with the leather/denim combo.
12. Livestrong bracelets.
Way back before the truth about Lance came out.
13. Pants that were baggy enough that you could fit in just one leg if you wanted.
To round out your rebellious skater look.
14. Belts with at least three rows of studs.
Possibly purchased at Hot Topic.
16. Soul patches.
Affleck really breaking away from tradition here and making the patch his own.
17. Turtlenecks with jackets over them.
Nice color combo, Coolio.
18. Large button down shirts opened to reveal a plain undershirt beneath.
All about exposing that undershirt.
19. Or just wearing these kinds of undershirts as your actual shirt.
To help show off your muscles.
20. Nylon or velour pants, likely from Adidas.
Rock that tracksuit.
21. Really tight shell necklaces.
22. And basically everything in this picture.
Aaron Carter, the epitome of men’s fashion in the 2000s.