In his Daily Quirk humor column, James Lileks writes:
Target’s back-to-school catalog for college students gives you an idea of what’s new and fresh in popular style. Ready for a shock?
The ’60s and ’70s appear to be coming back!
That’s right: The most overplayed and tiresome decades, which were momentarily out of favor on Oct. 14, 2002, between the hours of 1:17 p.m. and 6:39 p.m., have come roaring back to assert themselves as the Look That Cannot Die Until Every Boomer Has Been in the Grave for 30 Years. And even then, the style will return, because it will remind people of that cool stuff their grandpa wore in 2003 (a golden age of peace and love and prosperity before the Squirrel Flu of ’34 ruined everything).
The past is everywhere in the catalog.