Normally I wouldn’t rag on people who have terrible styling habits, but… okay I’m lying. I totally would. This one, however, is just an awful misuse of clothing, and it’s origin might make your typical “tough guy” think twice before rocking this “look.”
From CBS News
Working in a retail store, I see this trend pretty frequently. I cringe every time I see it and I’m often tempted to express how preposterous I think it is, but I like having a job so I keep my mouth shut.
From ABC News
”Housing” or “low-riding” your jeans has been around for quite a while, but it didn’t originate as a fashion trend, which most people are unaware of. It made its first appearance in American prisons, where belts were taken from inmates to prevent suicide.
As you probably know (unless you currently live under a rock), many inmates resort to homosexual activity or rape in the absence of women.
Here’s the good part:
Inmates who were willing to participate in sexual activity would “house” their pants, exposing the top of their underwear as an invitation to other prisoners. Eventually the trend spread out of prisons and onto the streets, where guys thought it was “hard” and/or “fashionable.” As it turns out, it’s neither.
I wonder what Lil’ Wayne would think…
As the origin entertains me, the look is still atrocious. So, boys, here’s some advice:
Buy a belt. No one cares about your man panties.
Choose your trends wisely.
Until next time,
Alright, I’m a slacker. I havent blogged in a while, but I swear I was really busy. I went to Indiana all weekend to visit my sister and my pretty princess of a niece, plus I just had a meeting in Ft.Lauderdale and am currently in the car on the way back to Tampa. Of course I’m not driving.
Aside from my excuses for falling off the face of the earth, I wanted to address the masses on what I witnessed at the airport this past weekend. Now at first I thought I was just being too judgmental, but I’ve convinced myself otherwise.
So my flight was at 11am and Indianapolis was cold, so I wore some Express jeans I’ve had since my freshman year of college, a Forever 21 blousy top, lace-up boots from G by Guess and a random jacket from who knows where. So I’m at the terminal and I see this lady in pink pajama pants with white flowers all over them and a white tank. She actually looked like she just rolled out of bed.
So don’t get me wrong, I totally understand being comfortable, but pajamas?? Is anyone else with me on this or did I miss the memo about this being acceptable? I’m not suggesting dressing up for the prom to get on a plane, but it’s still a public setting. There are ample choices for comfortable clothes that don’t give off the lazy vibe. Leggings, jeggings, and linen pants are casual, light, and moveable. They can also be worn with plain tanks and tees that are equally snug and you can get off the plane and go out in public without being secretly scrutinized. It’s no wonder airports have been enforcing dress codes or kicking people off flights for being under-dressed.
Flying used to be for the well-to-do’s, dressing up in their best suits to sit in first class and flirt with the attendants. I saw those people, too. They remind me of the people in the 50′s and 60′s and I love it, but I’ll save that chat for another day.
So give me some feedback, what do you think is appropriate flight-wear and reassure me that I’m not just a mean girl.
Write you soon,