Normcore Heroes: The Seinfeld Cast

On a show about nothing, the Seinfeld characters’ style followed in kind. Jerry appeared like a relatable, everyday man. The snarky Elaine remained loveable thanks to her safe, librarian-casual threads. And George often donned clothes that underscored his motto: “Every decision I’ve made in my entire life has been wrong.” (Kramer was the lone exception, a ladies’ man despite his peacocking tourist style—itself ordinary in its inelegance.) Their dressed-down appearances only drew more attention to the characters’ searing insight, intriguingly inappropriate endeavors, and uncanny ability to navigate the most awkward social situations. Their comedic innovation has proven timeless, and so too, it turns out, has their fashion sense. Check out our street-style slideshow to see how Seinfeld foretold normcore. Then watch the entire series, now streaming only on Hulu.

Normcore Heroes: The Seinfeld Cast