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The NBA Draft shows just how far men’s fashion has come since 2003

Apparently, America had a fabric surplus.
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June 2003: A time when 50 Cent’s “21 Questions” ruled the pop charts, Charlie’s Angles: Full Throttle ruled the box office, and young men favored very, VERY baggy suits.

Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since, as evidenced by this comparison that circulated on Twitter during Thursday’s NBA Draft.

That top pic is the draft class of 2003, featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, among others. Look at their suits! Look at their pants! The entire draft was either sponsored by JNCO jeans, or the John Gotti look was very much in style. Maybe both.

Now look at the bottom pic. That’s the draft class of 2017. Much less fabric involved, resulting in a much better look.

2003 was a special time, and we’re not done here. Here are some pre-draft portraits top picks posed for 14 years ago. “Iconic” is a word that comes to mind.

Kirk Hinrich.

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Darko Milicic.

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T.J. Ford.

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Chris Kaman.

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Reece Gaines.

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Carmelo Anthony.

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Sure, 14 years from now they’ll be roasting what the 2017 draft class wore on Thursday but for now, let us have our laughs. They’re good laughs.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/06/22/nba-draft-fashion/

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