I Want To Be Old School Cool

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Cats. Vinyl records. Retro vintage clothing. Mustaches….these are a few of hipster’s favorite things.

But did you know that hipsters did not start the 2000’s in Brooklyn? The word hipster and the subculture it represented actually first came from the 1940s and was linked to the popularity of Jazz music.

(There’s your fancy internet fact for the day.)

So it should come as no surprise that since there were hipsters defining cool since the 1940s, that there is a reddit board that celebrates the cool kids of generations past.

And honestly, going through these posts-which include everything from candids of rock stars to wedding photos of people’s grandparents-it’s easy to want to strive to make your instagrams look half as cool as the pictures. What filter will make my pictures look like this?

Many of them seem so hipster cool-it is hard to believe they are not just a photo posted yesterday on instagram.

Seriously. This is from 1932. It’s some dude’s grandpa.

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My grandpa never looked this cool. I’m pretty sure of it. I’ve never looked this cool. I’m definitely sure of that.

Here is a list of incredibly timeless Old School Cool photos that are cooler than my instagram will ever be. Though maybe I can get a few tips here.

#summer

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As user SpkyBdgr says “my parents enjoying the California sunshine in 1991. I will never be this cool.”

#instacool #music

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User lillithrose23’s grandmother in 1973 when she was 40!

#Bae&Me

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User chotchlos’ parents in 1978.

#caturday #yoga

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Jane Fonda doing Yoga with her cat

#squadgoals

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Kurt Cobain and Biggie in 1993

#beachplease

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Priscila Presley in 1970s

#diditfortheinsta

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Underwater wedding in San Marcos, TX 1954

#OOTD

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User’s Great-Grandmother modeling a wedding dress

#Coachella

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Marie Currie, Vicki Razor Blade, Cherie Currie-1977

#vape

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User startledgrey’s Dad in the late 60s/early 70s

#datenight

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User’s grandparents in Pen Hills, PA in 1967

#springbreak

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User hangyourharp’s stepdad in Mexico in the 80s
“Not pictured- My Mom”

#dormlife

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Vanessa Paradis in her bedroom in Paris 1989

#nyc

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Bill Murray in Times Square in 1979

#instacool

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Christopher Walken in the 80s

#candid

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Joey Ramone at the Sunset Marquis in LA 1977

#absworkout

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Bruce Lee in the 1960s

#bros

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Circa 80s

#aboutlastnight

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User plumsbitch’s dad in 1991

#RIPBowie

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User’s mom in the punk 1980s

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