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    22 Male Fashion Trends That You Totally Rocked In The 2000s

    But maybe now wish you could forget.

    1. Popped collars (on collars on collars).

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    The more the merrier. Turn 'em up.

    2. Hair so spiky that it added three inches to your height.

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    Bonus 2000s fashion points for the visor.

    3. T-shirts claiming you were a member of an "athletic club."

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    Where is this "athletic club" you always speak of, Abercrombie? WHERE, I SAY.

    4. EXTREMELY distressed jeans.

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    If there wasn't at least one hole that exposed your underwear, they weren't distressed enough.

    5. Ed Hardy anything.

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    The less blank space, the better.

    6. Unnecessarily large diamond earrings.

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    Definitely more of a niche trend, but the diamonds were so large that they seemed to be everywhere.

    7. Hair bleached beyond all recognition.

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    Bleached and spiked? Ethan Hawke was on his game.

    8. Trucker hats, especially from Von Dutch.

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    Also be sure to notice the brightly colored sunglasses.

    9. Humongous cargo shorts.

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    These were actually the most convenient things. You could fit everything in them. So useful. Miss them :(

    10. Patchwork denim jackets.

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    Notice Justin with the classic two-tone denim and Chris with the leather/denim combo.

    11. A perfect fauxhawk.

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    +1 for bleaching the tips of the 'hawk.

    12. Livestrong bracelets.

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    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.

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    To round out your rebellious skater look.

    14. Belts with at least three rows of studs.

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    Possibly purchased at Hot Topic.

    15. Blindingly white Air Force Ones.

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    Gotta keep 'em clean.

    16. Soul patches.

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    Affleck really breaking away from tradition here and making the patch his own.

    17. Turtlenecks with jackets over them.

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    Nice color combo, Coolio.

    18. Large button down shirts opened to reveal a plain undershirt beneath.

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    All about exposing that undershirt.

    19. Or just wearing these kinds of undershirts as your actual shirt.

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    To help show off your *muscles*.

    20. Nylon or velour pants, likely from Adidas.

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    Rock that tracksuit.

    21. Really tight shell necklaces.

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    So ~beachy~

    22. And basically everything in this picture.

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    Aaron Carter, the epitome of men's fashion in the 2000s.