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Please, Criticise Woodstock '99. But Leave The Nu Metal Clothes Alone

Please, Criticise Woodstock '99. But Leave The Nu Metal Clothes Alone
Esquire's style editor looks back on music's most maligned era

She had a tent to carry, after all, and Tupperwares of cold pasta my mum had organised, and a crate of warm Carling my mum had not organised.If this shirt was travelling first class to Charles de Gaulle, it'd be shotgunning a tin of Heineken to the thin whines of Alien Ant Farm via CD walkman – a band that, coincidentally, was blaring out of my sister's at that very moment in anticipation of their gig on the line-up.Nobody was listening to Alien Ant Farm anymore.Paul Natkin Since then, that flame shirt, sometimes tarred with Y2K tribal motifs, and almost always on the receiving end of a wince, has become a tattered flag of the frat bro rock/nu metal alliance.

In a place where skatewear and emo and Balenciaga converges, the frat bro rock and nu metal style is riding higher than ever – and I couldn't be more thrilled about it.Justin Bieber now Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin But despite this overdue reckoning of its behaviours, the dress code remains oddly current.

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