I read something today that reminded me of a conversation I had earlier this week about a subject that I am really not qualified to weigh in on since I am just not cool enough. I bought my boyfriend some t-shirts from American Apparel for Christmas because he really likes them and I’m a nice person. I went to the store by my apartment, in a neighborhood so close to where I lay my head at night that I can actually walk there. (This is to make the point that I live close enough, meaning, I have a right to shop there.)
I guess I missed the memo somewhere down the line that says you can’t have a professional job, dress somewhat comfortable and preppy on a regular basis, AND shop at American Apparel all at the same time. It’s simply not allowed in the hipster culture. Since when do you have to have a “cool card” to shop for plain t-shirts? Who made up this rule that unless you’re an underachieving slacker, you’re not allowed to step foot into a store that sells overpriced clothes without being looked at like you don’t belong? I want to slap that person in the face.
I also want to tell their fashion buyer people that despite their efforts to force the female population to retreat so far back to the 80s that they’re stepping out in metallic leggings worn under a strapless bodysuit with hot pants, the consensus on the street with everyone who isn’t under the influence of drugs and really horrible noise that some people call “music” is that we will be sticking to the re-emergence of grunge style over disco and Jazzercise apparel.
I was given a catalog to look at when I was buying my presents, and when I got home to flip through it, I was a little put off by the display of women wearing all those really odd looking clothes. Even more, the pictures of men with porn ‘staches posing in their underwear wasn’t really turning me on, either. Both the men and women look like they’re strung out on the big H and that they just got back from an STD infested orgy. It’s…gross.
I only have one question regarding this hot topic: Who wears this stuff??!!