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From Faux-Retro Flatscreen TVs to Retro Arcade Consoles

 - Dec 23, 2016
The irony about old-school gifts is that they often appeal to an unremembered nostalgia. Whether referencing fashion, technology, or anything else, old-school gifts often go to recipients who weren't a part of the generation they idolize. Nonetheless, connecting oneself to the past brings a simultaneous comfort and hip nonchalance.

Especially today, amidst constant sea changes in the field, technology is instantly connected to a retro past. Even technology from 10 or fewer years ago feels quaint and retro by today's standards, as a device like Samsung's W2017 flip phone shows.

Fashion is also a common font of retro nostalgia, as fashions that define eras tend to be distinct. For instance, Psychic Hearts' 'Enjoy This With' clothing line in inextricably tied to the styles of the new wave movement of the late seventies and eighties.