Saturday, June 23, 2007

Fashion Police

Now I'd like to preclude this post by saying I am not under the misimpression that I know anything at all about fashion. The only time I am in style is when the style is T-shirts and jeans from Walmart. So, I've never been in style. But I don't really care. Clothing trends generally annoy me. I would also like to add that nothing in the clothing world annoys me more than adults wearing overalls. Nothing. Overalls are to be worn sparingly and only if you fall into the following categories:
  • you are 5 years old and under
  • you are pregnant(and I'm really still on the fence with this one)
  • you are a house painter(these overalls are to be painter specific and not OshKosh)

If you do not fall into one of those three categories and you still wear overalls, take them off, put them in a box and burn them You look ridiculous.

But where is this endless, extremely judgemental preclude leading you might ask? It's leading to this. While I was attending a CFL preseason football game last night, I happened to glance behind me, as I often do because I have a very short attention span. What? Chocolate? Where?....See? Anyways, I was almost about to start focusing on the game again when my eyes settled on the couple sitting almost directly behind me. I literally did a double take. The man, built like a biker, was wearing not only overalls but cut off overalls which, not having any fringe on them, looked as if he may have cut them off on the car on the way to the stadium. I glanced up in disbelief and found that I hadn't even seen the best part of the outfit yet. One overall strap was hanging saucily open in the style of the early 90's, and draped over the front of his...wait for it...hairy chest because, yes, he was not wearing a shirt. I was so shocked that I actually shook my head in disbelief. I am still reeling. If only I'd had a cell phone with which I could have taken a picture...and the guts to do it.

Now you're just going to have to imagine it yourselves.


Working From Home Today said...

Ew, ew, ew. That is just not right.

I'm a no on maternity overalls. Convenient, probably yes. Flattering, no.

But it's certainly more understandable and forgivable than the image you've painted which I will now spend the rest of the day trying to cleanse from my head.


Tricia said...

Wow, I'm so jealous, I've never seen a hillbilly up close like that. It's like seeing a unicorn or a leprechaun or something.

May-B said...

Dude. I totally saw him that day somewhere else. That is hysterical.

Terri said...

I don't think overalls are really that convenient. I mean if you have to go to the washroom it is way more difficult to manoeuvre to keep the overalls from falling on the floor or perhaps, god forbid, a shoulder strap could fall into the toilet! And they aren't flattering for any particular body shape, especially if you are pregnant! I'm not speaking from experience, but I'm sure somedays you feel like you're the size of a house and then you put on some overalls and presto – you are the size a small bungalow!! And painters? They should be wearing coveralls. You know… the ones that cover all so that you don't get full of paint! What is the point of only covering your legs and not your arms and perhaps part of your chest? Only children under 5 should be allowed to wear overalls. Although, I think I still have my pair from the late 90s at my parent's house.

Jack said...

I can't wait until you people get pregnant and then we'll see how quickly fashion becomes the least of your concerns.

notquiteawake said...

If I ever become pregnant, and have the choice of wearing overalls or a giant plastic bag, I would without a doubt pick the bag.
Go ahead, judge me. I don't care.

Jack said...

We shall see, yes, we shall see. -insert smug evil laugh here-