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Aaron Paul Was Secretly The Best Thing About The Early 2000s

If you didn't know him then, now you do.

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Before there was Jesse Pinkman, there was Aaron Paul of 2002.

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A raw human specimen.

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A true man of his time.

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He was fairly unknown, but special.

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He was the hat king.

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This hat got him through years of red carpets.

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And look at this mash-up of green and tan fabrics pulled together by a belt. It was incomparable to other men's fashion of this time.

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He wore red ties to prove he was a serious man.

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But it also proved he didn't understand how ties work. And that was OK, he didn't need to know about ties. Ties were for amateurs.

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At the beginning of the new millennium Aaron was so cool he hung out with Shane West...

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...and that dude from Everwood.

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But it was also a time when he was still evolving as a human.

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He was nervous about it.

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Would he be able to leave a legacy??

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Would his ripped jeans and popped collar get lost in the shuffle of changing fashions?

Would anyone remember the time he thought he was a band member in Sum 41?

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Even if they did forget, now we all remember together. To a young Aaron Paul, best man of 2002–2003.

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The End.

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