As human beings, we’re pretty much programmed to have a huge thing for nostalgia.
Luckily, the OldSchoolCool subreddit exists.
These 19 pictures are of people from the past. Some famous, some not.
All ridiculously cool.
Everything about this picture is perfect.
The hair! The eye makeup! The earrings! The oversized coat.
Sure, this could be a guy from the ’70s.
It could also be your hipster roommate at his Brooklyn apartment in 2018.
Ah, the mid-’80s.
Chunky necklaces, chunkier belts, and the flowiest linen pants in the world. Perfect.
Imagine being at this dinner party!
I’d definitely make them do the dishes just for this photo opp.
The next one is also truly iconic…
People watching the series finale of Seinfeld in Times Square, 1998
Remember the days when there were only so many TV shows that the finales of the biggest ones were literally broadcast into the air in Times Square? Yeah, me neither.
Listen, Bob Dylan is a legend, but here, he looks like the older brother of my friend who just got home from college and has a lot of big ideas and is a little scary to talk to.
There are some serious Little Rascal vibes going on here.
Kids didn’t always play on their phones, you know. They used to play outside on rusty, abandoned vehicles. Those were the days.
Bless your heart, 1992.
The year when this was not only acceptable, but it was actually kind of cool.
There was a lot to love about the ’80s, but I’d say the massive shift toward putting wheels on the bottom of our shoes and using that as a form of transportation is up there.
The next picture looks like it’s from a magazine…
Looks at how glamorous!
Love that ’60s neckline.
Remember when people got dressed up to travel? I don’t know if I would have survived in the ’60s if I couldn’t wear my traditional plane outfit: leggings, L.L. Bean slippers, and my college sweatshirt.
Truly a legend in a three-piece suit.
Side note: The real star of this photo is the Chock Full o’ Nuts logo, which hasn’t changed in over 50 years.
I wonder what they’re whispering to each other about. I hope it’s like, “We’re going to take this world from men one day. Let’s topple the patriarchy.”
Man, I used to wish I was alive in the ’20s for flappers and flagpole-sitting, but now I just want one of these creepy ass portraits of myself.
The next one takes us back to the 1800s…
We’ve all heard it, but it’s always true: It always pays to be super rich.
No matter when you are in history, rich people have it made.
There are so many wonderful things about this photo, but…that hair.
That hair holds all the secrets of the universe.
Look how beautiful and carefree they are!
This must be after World War II.
Well, it just doesn’t get any cooler than this, folks.
We should have given up on trying to be cool in 1985. I know I did. And I wasn’t even born until ’89.
Oh, wow. I don’t even know where this photo came from. I just looked up “badass” in the dictionary, and it appeared.
Share this with someone who’d appreciate a walk down memory lane!