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    "Seventeen's" 1999 Guide To Figuring Out If You're Emo

    Did you use the pickup line, "Blog here often"? If so, I'm very sorry for you.

    Try, if you will, to think back to the year 1999. Do you remember how you were grappling with an incredibly important question? The one that would become central to your identity: "AM I EMO?"

    Everything you needed to become emo in 1999:

    1. Black hair dye

    2. Backpack

    3. Striped shirt

    4. Discman

    5. Studded belt and bracelets

    6. Dark denim jeans

    7. Clunky shoes

    8. Fun socks

    9. Geeky glasses

    10. Vintage t-shirts

    11. Too-small sweaters

    12. Key chain

    13. Deep reads

    14. Sneakers

    Let's take a closer look at the highlights...

    Emos apparently had their own dating codes:

    No blondes allowed! Also, apparently emo kids were carrying around vinyl in their backpacks.

    This suddenly makes me very confused on the differences between emo and hipster.

    "Wear it janitor-style!"

    An emo's preferred accessory? "Deep reads." Which in no way sounds like a niche porn category.