A lot of us are obsessed with vintage stuff nowadays, from clothes to music to generally wishing we had grown up in the 60s. We often forget, however, that our dear old parents were the ones who started all those trends we now admire.


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Internet users are now sharing photos of their parents when they were young and hip, and it's pretty much safe to say that they were about a hundred times cooler than us. Maybe it was all the psychedelic rock, Mustangs, and mullets. Maybe it was the fact that, as one user commented, they "played outside and didn't have memes." Either way, the days of peace and love certainly look a lot more blissful than where we're at now.

Scroll down to take a walk back in time, and if you've got photos of your parents looking too cool for school, add them to our list.

#1 My Mother Skateboarding Barefoot In California In 1974

My Mother Skateboarding Barefoot In California In 1974

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varwenea 1 year ago

Cool 😎 and hot. Can't beat that!

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#2 I Found A Photo Of My Dad Cooking A Barbecue On Top Of A Moving Submarine

I Found A Photo Of My Dad Cooking A Barbecue On Top Of A Moving Submarine

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Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

underrated definetly

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#3 My Dad Sculpting A Bust Of My Mom 1980s

My Dad Sculpting A Bust Of My Mom 1980s

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

I just think this looks so romantic.... It looks like a scene from a film...

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#4 A Friend Of My Father's, Telling Off A Klan Member. Auburn AL, 1985

A Friend Of My Father's, Telling Off A Klan Member. Auburn AL, 1985

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Mark Fergel 1 year ago

2017 - Still fighting these A**holes............

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#5 My Dad Skateboarding At Hyde School 1982. I Think He Was Cooler Than Me

My Dad Skateboarding At Hyde School 1982. I Think He Was Cooler Than Me

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Krish Malhotra 1 year ago

you think? just look at that pic son.

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#6 My Mom At 16 Yrs Old With Her Camaro In 1975

My Mom At 16 Yrs Old With Her Camaro In 1975

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EllieKaan 1 year ago

Wow, She's hot lol

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#7 My Dad Being Infinitely Cooler Than I'll Ever Be (1980)

My Dad Being Infinitely Cooler Than I'll Ever Be (1980)

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

More macho than those Old Spice Ads

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#8 My Mother When She Was A Tank Instructor In 1984

My Mother When She Was A Tank Instructor In 1984

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John L 1 year ago

That's a graduation picture, most likely from Armor AIT at Fort Knox. I had one almost identical to that when I finished AIT and went on to OCS. And that's not a tank, but an armored personnel carrier section in a studio. Note the lack of background.

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#9 My Dad, Taken For Surfer Magazine. Peru, 1977

My Dad, Taken For Surfer Magazine. Peru, 1977

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John L 1 year ago

Imagine the photographer having to be at the right place at just the right second.

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#10 Late 1960's, My Dad

Late 1960's, My Dad

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Ann Sinovsky 1 year ago

Do you need a stepmom?

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