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Author Topic: Please Stop Silly Fads  (Read 2353 times)
J. Wilhelm
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« on: March 27, 2018, 09:37:32 pm »

This could probably fall in the Gah! thread, But it's probably a good repository for the vituperation of idiotic fads. While we belong to a subculture, quite frankly not all subcultures and fads are same, and noting that fads are by definition much less than a subculture, both because of their fleeting nature and lack of theory and substance.

So let's start the vituperation, shall we?

1. The Extreme Distressed Jeans look A/K/A the "mostly missing fabric" in jeans fad. Could fashionistas please stop telling young women and teenagers that ripping most of the material out of the legs of jeans is cool? Today at work, a young woman, a customer, walked into the shop with a look similar to this. It took me a second to realise that I didn't have to call emergency services or paramedics. Frankly she did not look good or sexy. I felt like pointing to the sign which read, "no shirt, no shoes, no service!" But the sign read nothing about missing pants.


I've seen this look on supermarket tabloids and some fashion websites. Look, I get it that ripped jeans look cool. I get that showing skin is sexy. But there's a difference between having slashes and rips on jeans which make them look like they're well worn, and actually ripping out 80% to 90% of the material between the pant leg seams, making it look like you just survived a terrorist bomb attack or a nuclear blast!



This is the stupidest thing I've seen, and given my age I have seen a lot.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 11:52:37 pm »

Waste of a perfectly good pair of jeans!
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 02:25:48 am »

That is really, really funny!
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 03:21:18 am »

That makes my knees cold just looking at it.... Jeans are supposed to  protect your legs from the elements. I'm glad my boys are not swayed by whatever nonsense that is considered "in" at the moment.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 04:20:49 am »



 The look is reminiscent of  the clothing cut away in a hospital emergency room
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 05:05:24 am »

No Mas Pantalones!
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 01:23:09 pm »

It might come in handy when you have itchy knees.
I don't want to have the tanline these pants will give. I have a persistant tanline on my feet from wearing sandals all summer of 2016.  Grin

I do like a good worn down jeans, I usually start out with a new, fresh jeans and wear them through the stages of wear and tear.
Nowadays, the jeans fabric seems to be wors then way back in the 80's. Not strong enough to be worn down.
The alternative is a pre-worn down jeans where the knees seem to be a few inches off.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2018, 01:20:33 am »

It might come in handy when you have itchy knees.
I don't want to have the tanline these pants will give. I have a persistant tanline on my feet from wearing sandals all summer of 2016.  Grin

I do like a good worn down jeans, I usually start out with a new, fresh jeans and wear them through the stages of wear and tear.
Nowadays, the jeans fabric seems to be wors then way back in the 80's. Not strong enough to be worn down.
The alternative is a pre-worn down jeans where the knees seem to be a few inches off.

I don't know. I always be loyal to a good pair of Levi's. I've also had good luck with Wrangler. But you're right. Most stuff out there is garbage nowadays.
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2018, 10:28:25 am »

It's hard to tell whether jeans are new or old ;p
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2018, 01:04:47 pm »

Yes. Jeans are practical working clothes turned into God knows what.

(hehehe, although have us jeans always were more than clothes. well, it is, by the way).

But there remain the usual work pants, tough, durable, with big pockets.
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2018, 05:32:59 pm »



Mr Straus would be spinning in his grave
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2018, 07:52:12 pm »

This is hilarious! I cant imagine what the heck the special mind who came up with could have been intoxicated by, but its no good lol
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2018, 11:12:23 pm »

This is hilarious! I cant imagine what the heck the special mind who came up with could have been intoxicated by, but its no good lol

 It must have been a bad trip
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2018, 04:40:33 pm »

Severe case of Emotionally Distressed Jeans.
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2018, 01:11:01 pm »

Remember, it's just a FAD
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2018, 05:22:24 pm »

This is hilarious! I cant imagine what the heck the special mind who came up with could have been intoxicated by, but its no good lol

 It must have been a bad trip

They must have fallen into a shredder...
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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 02:13:55 pm »

I have a pair of jeans I've had for the past 8-ish years. Still in great condition. Secret? Don't wash them more often than once a month and when you do, turn them inside out.
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 05:10:31 pm »

I have a pair of jeans I've had for the past 8-ish years. Still in great condition. Secret? Don't wash them more often than once a month and when you do, turn them inside out.
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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2018, 02:15:55 am »

Too frequent washing will wear out the fabric. Smiley

Just stick them in a freezer overnight every few days and you will be fine.
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« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2018, 06:51:14 am »

...Right.


So... ladies and gentlemen: Do any of you have another fad in mind that perhaps you might want to vituperate?

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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2018, 01:25:06 pm »



while we are on pants - Harem pants.

 the modern harem pant is stupid and ugly . Its not the  bohemian  eastern garment of the 70s  - and why are guys wearing "harem" pants  !!!
 they look  like they restrict movement  and leave the wearer  with the appearance of having  had an unfortunate accident   Embarrassed




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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2018, 07:33:20 pm »

That must be related to the well known low rider pants worn in gangster culture. For a while I thought that a new species of human was evolving....

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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2018, 09:17:48 pm »

That must be related to the well known low rider pants worn in gangster culture. For a while I thought that a new species of human was evolving....


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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2018, 09:35:23 pm »

Homo gangsteris

As for the harem pants, yeah it really looks stoopid. Extra space for something? Perhaps a form of bragging?  Roll Eyes  And it's catching up in Asia. UGH.. But this is not new at all. In fact I suspect MC Hammer from way back in the late 1980s had something to do with it...


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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2018, 06:37:57 am »

Homo gangsteris

As for the harem pants, yeah it really looks stoopid. Extra space for something? Perhaps a form of bragging?  Roll Eyes  And it's catching up in Asia. UGH.. But this is not new at all. In fact I suspect MC Hammer from way back in the late 1980s had something to do with it...


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 Thoughts of hammer pants did dance through my mind.   The pants remind me of child's nappy or diaper.  One would  have presumed though, that the mens version would have been  marketed under something more  swashbuckling than  "harem".   Sultan pants perhaps. Maharajah.   Sheikh  your booty
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