12. Dressing Like a 1920s Drifter
What Your Son Will Say: Is that my great-grandther? (You: No, it's Uncle Jeff.)
What We Say: At least the lads in Mumford & Sons have an excuse: They play old-timey string instruments. As for the guy hanging out at the bar at Applebee's wearing suspenders and a bowler hat, who the hell knows.
Yes, the early 20th century working class lived a luxuriant life filled with tuberculosis and beatings doled out by Pinkerton strike-breakers, but do we need to romanticize them to the point that half the guys on the L Train are dressed like chorus boys from Newsies?