Monday, August 16, 2004

Grunge is out!

The New York Times, our paper of record, says that grunge fashion is out. By which they mean punk fashion. By which they mean seductive preppy fashion. Actually, they used the word "grunge" to mean everything in their article, not realizing that the style had become a cliche, oh, I don't know, a gazillion years ago. But, here's the really alarming quotation:

"Michael Wood, the vice president of Teenage Research Unlimited in Northbrook, Ill., said the young people he surveys say they are simply sick of what is in their closets. "They're notoriously fickle," Mr. Wood said, "and they've moved on to something new. The last several years, necklines and waists were going lower and lower and showing more and more skin, and they realized you can't go any lower or show any more. The pendulum swung.""

It's Bush's fault! It's Bush's fault. Let me set the record straight: Ladies, you CAN go lower and show more. I'm absolutely sure of it! I only hope that John Kerry wins the election and shows us the way. There IS more. Let's have it!*

* The opinions expressed in this blog entry do not represent the opinions of the married blogger, if his wife is reading. Though she CAN show more. Hopefully Kerry will show her the way! But, uh, he better not get near my wife cuz I'd waste his sucka ass.


At 7:51 PM , Blogger tifanie said...

I don't know, Mike. I always feel bat when a see girls in hip huggers with a jelly roll. What more can be shown? Will the camel toe gain favor? Personally, I think sometimes less is more.

* Comment may be influenced by the fact that the author has gained s bit of weight herself, and is sick of seeing the rock hard abs of 20 somethings. Burkas for everyone!

At 9:07 AM , Blogger adriana said...

Well, further, what makes NO SENSE about that comment is that grunge was not even remotely about showing skin. Everything had layers, starting with the thermal underwear on out. If anything, I'm seeing a return to grunge lately, with girls in the malls here starting to sport flannels and the long sleeve shirt under the short sleeve shirt.

At 11:44 AM , Blogger Mike M. said...

Yeah, that's part of my point... The Times seemingly has no idea what "grunge" was or is and they've confused it with hip-hugger jeans and belly shirts which are really, well, not what grunge was about. On the other hand, I generally enjoy walking through crowds of women who are wearing hip huggers, little shirts and thongs. Because, see, I'm a pig.

At 12:45 AM , Blogger tifanie said...

No shame in checking out what's advertised. In SF, the girls wear skirts or dresses over their pants. At first it annoyed me, now I almost want to co-opt it. Almost. Luckily I will be leaving soon.

At 9:46 AM , Blogger adriana said...

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At 9:48 AM , Blogger adriana said...

that duh was for michael, not tifanie.

i constantly wear dresses over pants and have for many years. please don't smack me.


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