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#1 2015-08-15 02:57:53

Beestonplace
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2000

Silk Cut Purple
Loaded magazine
3 Button SB suits from TM Lewin which weren't THAT bad
Open-plan offices, but what the heck
Every investment bank, every consultancy was hiring
Everything was possible, all options open
Tramp's
Bentley's model range: Arnage, Continental T, Azure
Papworth's briefcases in "London Tan"
No clue that 9/11 will change the world 12 months from today

 

#2 2015-08-15 07:39:40

Worried Man
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From: Davebrubeckistan
Posts: 15921

Re: 2000

I was a college kid with a cell phone I rarely used and I was getting laid frequently.  I drove a candy apple red 1976 BMW 2002.  I was also making cheap and frequent trips to Moline, Illinois using AirTran's student standby program and and then driving to Grinnell College in Iowa.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F20g7Y0SDpc


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#3 2015-08-15 08:42:37

doghouse
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Posts: 5083

Re: 2000

This thread is hitting close to home. One of my college roommates passed away unexpectedly last week, and my FB has been flooded with lots of pictures from that era. I'm pretty unsettled emotionally at the moment.

But, to the thread, I was a long haired surfer, wearing surf stuff and flip flops.


Hide thy infants, hide thy Lady, and hide thy husband, alas they art forcing sexual intercourse upon the entire populace. - Wm Shakespeare

 

#4 2015-08-15 09:42:54

Martyn
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Posts: 232

Re: 2000

I was 10, it was all bike rides and Pokemon cards which nobody knew how to play.

 

#5 2015-08-15 09:49:36

Armchaired
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From: Old England
Posts: 7286

Re: 2000

Was the year my daughter was born and my life was never going to be the same.


“My therapist told me that I over-analyze everything. I explained to him that he only thinks this because of his unhappy relationship with his mother.”

 

#6 2015-08-15 10:00:31

formby1
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From: Hauteur Extraordinaire
Posts: 1039

Re: 2000

I spent the year 2000 looking impeccable.


"Dressing, like painting, should have a residual stability, plus punctuation and surprise." - Richard Merkin

Souvent me Souvient

 

#7 2015-08-15 11:11:02

Worried Man
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Re: 2000

http://media.giphy.com/media/ZiDnfvNB4PjVu/giphy.gif


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#8 2015-08-15 11:11:51

Worried Man
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From: Davebrubeckistan
Posts: 15921

Re: 2000

Sorry to hear about the bad news, Doggie.


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#9 2015-08-15 11:16:46

formby1
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From: Hauteur Extraordinaire
Posts: 1039

Re: 2000

Where's his tie....? Scruffy fucka...


"Dressing, like painting, should have a residual stability, plus punctuation and surprise." - Richard Merkin

Souvent me Souvient

 

#10 2015-08-15 12:20:01

Beestonplace
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Posts: 1351

Re: 2000

and Speed Garage, 9cm ties, Submariner worn with a suit

 

#11 2015-08-15 12:20:37

Bop
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Posts: 7661

Re: 2000

Yeah, dandruff is the last of his worries...get a bloody tie!

 

#12 2015-08-15 16:34:41

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 5807

Re: 2000

Beestonplace wrote:

No clue that 9/11 will change the world 12 months from today

My father died in the spring of 2001, when 9/11 happened I remember thinking 'at least he wasn't around to see this'.


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#13 2015-08-15 19:46:38

Chévere
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From: Baltimore
Posts: 811

Re: 2000

In 2000, already 45, with a 14 yo daughter and a 13 yo son, trying really hard to figure out and transition my practice from mainly reconstructive stuff to a higher end cosmetic practice in a city I had no connections. At the time Paul Simon's lyrics used to echo constantly in my head "Why is life getting harder when I'm getting soft in the middle".
And life did get even harder, but so did I, as we all do inevitably.
Then one day you find yourself enjoying it not really quite knowing why it got to this, but being grateful for just for being here.

Last edited by Chévere (2015-08-15 19:47:04)


Cógelo suave, pero cógelo.

 

#14 2015-08-16 03:53:44

4F Hepcat
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Re: 2000

Beestonplace wrote:

Loaded magazine

I had already made the jump to the American magazine Details by then, as I remember Loaded quickly degenerated into laddish porn. There was also Bizarre at the same time. Those of you old enough to remember, will recall LM which stood for either "Lloyd Mangram" or "Lively Magazine" which was a short run magazine aimed for urbane apprentice members of The Style Council back in 1987. A great lads magazine with articles on The Monocled Mutineer and Carlsberg Special Brew won the best lager beer award followed by Budweiser. Sadly, the magazine folded after a few editions. Happy days, it wasn't all like Shane Meadows This Is England series of films, I mean Thatcher's Britain, sometimes it had a wonderful dynamic, the pop music videos of the era capture it well IMCO.

2000: I had nice little number during this year performing quality audits for a division of a large UK based Group that had recently merged some companies and rebranded itself. Little did I know that behind the scenes corruption and false accounting was going-on, but that didn't come to light for a few years after that. By late in 2001 the rumours were everywhere, a bad year on many fronts, especially with my grandfather's death. 2002 saw me back where I had started in the fabrication shops, but I made my jump into hyper-space, never to return to England's shores.


Vibe-Rations in Spectra-Sonic-Sound

 

#15 2015-08-17 15:32:43

An Unseen Scene
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From: Nottingham, UK
Posts: 427

Re: 2000

2000 started with relief that the software changes i had sold to the industry to avoid energy systems not working had worked.  Remember Y2K compliance orogrammes?

2000 was a blur, new first house, young son, one on the way, ace work, travel, being paid to drink in the day the norm still, loads of fun, internet still fairly new, socialising all the time, no time to stop and contemplate, clothing was just something was all did without thinking.  The 1990's had been an anti style decade it seemed.  It wasn't until I got to 40 I looked at !yself and felt I needed to become myself stylistically again.

As 9/11 hit I was listening to the radio over the tannoy at a holiday camp where we and friends had taken our by now collective of four kids.

By 2004 I was in Rus5!a advising on some serious stuff best not described here that had me wondering how to get out.  Life is strange.

Last edited by An Unseen Scene (2015-08-17 15:41:45)

 

#16 2015-08-17 17:10:09

stanley s. hall
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From: Hollywood Sportatorium
Posts: 112

Re: 2000

Worried Man wrote:

Sorry to hear about the bad news, Doggie.

Yah mon.


Let's take the cheese.

 

#17 2015-08-18 07:39:32

doghouse
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Posts: 5083

Re: 2000

Thanks fellas.


Hide thy infants, hide thy Lady, and hide thy husband, alas they art forcing sexual intercourse upon the entire populace. - Wm Shakespeare

 

#18 2015-08-19 14:20:45

Beestonplace
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Posts: 1351

Re: 2000

Beestonplace wrote:

Silk Cut Purple
Loaded magazine
3 Button SB suits from TM Lewin which weren't THAT bad
Open-plan offices, but what the heck
Every investment bank, every consultancy was hiring
Everything was possible, all options open
Tramp's
Bentley's model range: Arnage, Continental T, Azure
Papworth's briefcases in "London Tan"
No clue that 9/11 will change the world 12 months from today

In London, offices started to buy blondewood furniture
A pint at lunch was still ok

 

#19 2017-04-30 12:11:38

Beestonplace
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Posts: 1351

Re: 2000

To quote Thetrad:

1990. Lloyd's of London. Mind the gap. Covert coats. Hermes ties. "only old men wear contrasting collars, mate."

Watery coffee and digestive biscuits. "Did he put a line down?" Slip cases. Black cap toes. DB suits. Side vents. Standing on an air conditioning vent. Blue waiter great coats in a sea of grey and navy suits.

Smoking by the lav. Lunch at Ball Brothers. G&T. A starter. A pudding. A Packet of B&H Golds and Triple X mints. Walking back. Steel taps on concrete. Brollies. Your bits and pieces. Office drinks at the Lamb. Can't figure out the pay phone. Are they all on drugs? Hard to say.

 

#20 2017-04-30 19:05:57

Berkeley_Breathes
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Posts: 578

Re: 2000

Of course 9/11 was a horrific event that changed the world forever... But I can't help feeling that 2000 itself was an innocence-killer. Something about the (anti?)climax of Y2K... Starting the new millennium with either fear or disappointment... I love 80s prep and its extension, 90s yuppies... something innocent about both... Both died in 2000, in my opinion.


Trust but verify

 

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