Skinny, Skinny Man

I’ve decided not to lament about fashion for too long, but since it’s what I’m studying, and it’s all around us, I will indulge once more. If you haven’t been around to those indie bars, rock clubs, and concerts the last few months, you’ve noticed another hot trend for the summer. The return or perhaps the climax of the skinny coloured jeans. I myself, am a fan of certain colours. I know people who own red skinnys and green skinnys. They look alright, I suppose. This morning, while waiting for the bus, I saw one of my ultra scenester neighbors sporting a black jumper with a canary yellow pair of skinny jeans.

This certainly crosses the line. I’m not going to go on and lecture for hours about the sheer fine line between too tight and not tight enough. What I do think is that it’s time we all thought about it. I’m 20somethingish. I’ve got a pretty small waist. I’m happy to admit that I wear a size 29-30. Yet, even I know the definition of too tight, and too ridiculous. Canary yellow is too ridiculous. What kind of example is this for the men of the world? That you shouldn’t actually fully develop and have any muscle because you will never fit into teenager girl’s pants? That being said, I’m currently on the look out for a pair of maroon pair to try on, just for the sake of comedy. Please help us, help you.

4 Comments so far

  1. Daniel (unregistered) on August 7th, 2006 @ 4:46 pm

    I have to admit, as someone who also works in fashion i find the whole skinny jean phase sick.

    Dammit we dont need more pansy ass mess with legs like peter crouch around, where are all the real men??

    *just jealous as im a normal 34 waist, 6ft tall and used to play ice hockey so me in skinny jeans just makes me look like a 70’s cop

    As for your tip, my stylist tells me to tell you to look in topshop in the ladies department next week. Then again admitting to wearing girls jeans isnt exactly rock n roll, but…

  2. matt (unregistered) on August 7th, 2006 @ 9:04 pm

    I just wish the guys that wear their size 26 jeans realize that they will eventually have to fit into real jeans. But to each is own. No hate to the scenesters. I know some kick A people who rock the skinnies hard.

  3. PFC (unregistered) on August 7th, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

    heheheh men bitching about clothes…


  4. cd (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 7:18 pm

    As a resident of a country that ends up succombing to your UK fashions, I beg you: stop the madness! Skinny pants are icky. They are trying too hard, they are awful, and they do not, I repeat, do NOT look good on 99.9% of the world’s bums and legs.

    They’re bad for girls and boys.

    And color doesn’t matter. The clothes make the man . . . look dumb.

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