Ways to Know You're Retro Cool

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By: UponRequest    
30-Mar-2011

Introduction:Feeling a little "uncool" when it comes to today's kids, fashion, technology and undecipherable language? If you grew up in the 1970s, just remember you were so cool when...

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    You Owned Keds

    You're retro cool if you had Keds decorated with permanent marker. You're "wowie kazowie" cool if you had a pair for every day of the week! Who needs $100 athletic shoes anyway?

  • 02

    You Wore Angel Flights or Dittos

    Long before it was "cool" to wear your pants down at your knees or show two-thirds of your underwear, you were retro cool, wearing Angel Flights (for guys) and Dittos (for girls). And the phrase "camel toe" was born...

  • 03

    You Ate Your Jewelry

    Well sure, you could add rhinestone bling to huge pendants around your neck, but if you were retro cool, you slipped on a candy necklace (or turned it into a bracelet)so you had something to snack on in class. Puka shells and Italian gold horn necklaces - also retro cool.

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    You Wore Levis

    You were retro cool because you wore your Levis till there were literally places that threads no longer held together. You patched them with flower power appliques, military patches, or embroidered iron on patches with funny phrases like "Sock it to me". Who needs True Religion? Levis were your religion if you were retro cool.

  • 05

    You Got a Rush From...

    You were retro cool if you got a rush from jumping your bike over dirt piles in a vacant lot, with ramps made from old two-by-fours and by watching lions and tigers stalk their prey on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.

    Who needs YouTube videos of stupid crashes or beating up the homeless anyway?


Final Thoughts

Of course, the best part about being retro cool is knowing that the age group that is rolling their eyes and laughing at you now, will become their own version of "retro" soon...very soon.

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