Fashion Update: Tee Hee Hee ...
I think fashion - season-by-season fashion - is ridiculous. Oh, look, a skirt for $1,800! Why, I'll take one in every color! And tell me, are they disposable? Because they'll be "out" in a couple months.
Of course, I could certainly pay a little more attention to my wardrobe. I confess that I trend toward boring. And working from home is certainly no incentive to shop. I'm currently wearing what I slept in. Well, I slept in the sweatshirt. I pulled on my yoga-y pants when I got out of bed because my office is an outside room and a bit chilly these days, even with the heat on.
But a story out of Milan caught my eye today: The new fall must-have for men? Leggings. Yeah, you heard me. Leggings. LEG-GINGS. Oh, puh-leeze.
OK, girls, I know what you're thinking: Men in tights! Why else do we go to the ballet? Alas, the designer is one modest step ahead of our depraved little minds. These leggings appear to be plenty snug around the legs but not around the, uh, hips and male frontal region.
Of course, these are the trend for fall. When it's colder outside. Which probably helps the situation, if you know what I mean.
But I ask you: What man is going to jump on this fashion train?
I know some men who can wear the hell out of Armani, but are they gonna be caught dead in these? Yeah, I don't think so. I can't help but think that the only boys who are going to wear barn-red leggings are the models being paid a few grand a day to wear 'em on the catwalk.
Every other guy I know would fear the revocation of his man card if he stepped out of the house in leggings. Hell, they'd probably even be ridiculed by their wives. Or girlfriends. Or partners. Or pets, for that matter.
Not that I expect all men to wear 501s. A long time ago, I fell in love with Iva Davies wearing jodhpurs in an Icehouse video. Dear God, that was a good look on him. Not that I expect men to start sporting jodhpurs off the polo field, but men + leggings = absurd. And check out the loafers with no socks. Can Miami Vice-wear be far behind?
Please, my fashion-conscious friends, let this one pass you by.