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If you had a fashion wand, which fashions(s) would you zap away with gladness?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26811points) November 7th, 2013

If you had the ability to wave a fashion wand and eliminate a fashion trend, or certain fashion trends out of:

• Tent sized jersey tops (both genders)
• Sagging pants (males)
• Sagging pants (females)
• Leggings as paints
• Shirt, tie, and sports jacket with jeans and sneakers
Which would it be?

I can say out of those fashions which bedevil more than a few, there is only one I found I can live with if worn by the people that can do them justice.

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OneBadApple's avatar

The fashionable but severely beaten-to-death expression “Move forward”....

talljasperman's avatar

polyester, suits.

Pachy's avatar

Every one of Miley Cyrus’ silly outfits!

Seek's avatar

Anything that beckons one to read someone’s posterior.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Overly tanned business. Think “The Tanning Mom”.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Out of your options, saggy pants on men.

I was more concerned with crocs, though. Thankfully those are no longer fashionable. Hideous shoes.

talljasperman's avatar

Anything that promotes plumbers butt.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Shirts that seem to be designed to show bra straps, clasps and all.

fundevogel's avatar

Meh. So long as it isn’t a bomb people can wear whatever goddman thing they like as far as I’m concerned.

talljasperman's avatar

Explosive vests… not a good fashion sense.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Explosive underwear.

fluthernutter's avatar

I’m not a PETA member, but I could without fur—for fashion.

If you’re an Inuit out ice fishing, that’s cool. Or maybe you like to wear the skin of the rabid bear that killed your father? I’m okay with that too.

Kardamom's avatar

Fedoras on any male less than 60 years old. This is Classy while This is Not

Really tight pants on really skinny men. Save the tight pants for girls between the ages of 8 and 11. Cute and Not Cute

Saggy Knit Hipster Hats on males or females.

Pants that are too tight, and show the shape of his wallet. Like This

Men Wearing Carpris Pants

Seek's avatar

^ That guy has so many problems other than his poorly worn hat.

I’m generally opposed to any “fashion” in which you spend a great deal of time and money to look like someone who was broke and drug-addicted in the 1980s.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

I guess that I’m in the fashion don’t pile for @Kardamom. I’ve worn a fedora (woman under 60). Waaa-waaaah.

Kardamom's avatar

@Mama_Cakes I said men wearing fedoras. The ladies look very cute in them. : )

Seek's avatar

^ I have a sparkly fedora.

Yay, Rocky Horror costumes!

Toucha-toucha-toucha-touch me!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Now hold on. My son, Chris, wearing a fedora!. And here. And here. And here. Wait… that last one wasn’t a fedora. ANYWAY, can’t automatically dis the fedora on the right guy! My dad always wore hats. Chris didn’t know him well, but emulate what little he did know.

Seek's avatar

^ He’s totally pulling off the Cagney

Kardamom's avatar

@Dutchess_III Hmmmm, I shall have to amend my answer. Your son is very cute. I think the thing about them that I usually do not like about young guys wearing them, is because, unlike your hottie son, they’re wearing sloppy hipster clothes to go with what is meant to be a fairly dressy hat. You know, the super skinny pants that are too short, no socks with gigantic square toed or extra pointy shoes, a ratty shirt and a fedora. Your son is wearing the full on outfit that truly goes with a fedora, that is how they’re meant to be worn! Good on him!

@Mama_Cakes Here’s Two for you. ; )

Blondesjon's avatar

Porkpie hats.

Fucking prokpie hats.

they’re fedoras with penis envy

Seek's avatar

* googling *

Seek's avatar

Oh sweet fucking lord. Those ARE awful.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@Kardamom totally He showed up on the back deck (our front door for family and friends) pushing the baby stroller with the baby, decked out like that. (Maybe he was prepping for his wedding. Usually he shows up like this. Guess he just threw on his leather jacket and hat and walked. Here is the baby. Like father, like daughter.

Kardamom's avatar

@Dutchess_III Awwwww, she’s so cute!

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Another way for Dutchess to get her photos in. ;-)

Dutchess_III's avatar

As a psuedo-photographer, I have no end of fascinating subjects! You betcha @Mama_Cakes!

Valerie111's avatar

Clear bra straps. We can still see them!

filmfann's avatar

Bryan Cranston wore a Pork Pie Hat in Breaking Bad

Tight clothes on overweight people. If the skin ain’t tight, don’t wear skin tight.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Bubble type skirts.

ucme's avatar

Those massively oversized military officer peaked hats the Russians & Koreans wear, you look like a twat!

trailsillustrated's avatar

Too much skin on women too old for it. Brassy dyed blonde hair for the too olds for it.

elbanditoroso's avatar

I would make all bras disappear.

Katniss's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Jerseys, as in sports team Jerseys?
Why in the world would you want to get rid of those?
I wear my Red Wings jerseys with the utmost pride!

@Dutchess_III Chris is hot!

Dutchess_III's avatar

He’s also married @Katniss! :D. Lucky girl!

Berserker's avatar

@fundevogel Meh. So long as it isn’t a bomb people can wear whatever goddman thing they like as far as I’m concerned.

Aye, this. :)

fundevogel's avatar

@Symbeline Though I’m not so indifferent as to overlook that Moondog was a total badass.

Berserker's avatar

By Odin’s Beard, never heard of him before, but I’m reading about him now, he sounds like he was awesome. Music based on subway and foghorn sounds. There’s something pretty epic about that.
Anyways if there’s ever a movie called ’‘The Last Viking’’, it should be about that guy. Then the sequel can be about Techno Viking.

OneBadApple's avatar

Moondog !! I’ve told this story before, but when I was about 19, with a couple of friends I met Moondog while he was selling his poetry late at night on 6th Ave in Manhattan. He was sitting on a wooden box, and wearing his Viking horns.

He told us that he was friends with Bob Dylan, and even performed between some of his shows in the East Village. Moondog was blind, so we smart-asses got to make “oh, yeah” faces at each other without detection.

Many years later, I discovered that his claims were absolutely true…

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@talljasperman polyester, suits.
They still make those somewhere?!?

@Pachyderm_In_The_Room Every one of Miley Cyrus’ silly outfits!
Could have said that but did not want to give her any more attention than she already craves.

@Seek_Kolinahr Anything that beckons one to read someone’s posterior.
Agreed, however, it happens more with females so they must be wanting someone to stare back there.

@livelaughlove21 I was more concerned with crocs, though. Thankfully those are no longer fashionable. Hideous shoes.
I forgot about those and was debating if those Ugg boots (however they are spelled) should have been on the list.

@Dutchess_III Shirts that seem to be designed to show bra straps, clasps and all.
Her, here here!!! Total agreement here.

@Valerie111 Clear bra straps. We can still see them!
Tacky too. Growing up you’d NEVER see a female with exposed bra straps of ANY kind.
Which is why @elbanditoroso had the 5 sextillion dollar answer; to make bras go the way of the T-Rex and no sight of them at all.

@talljasperman Explosive vests… not a good fashion sense.
Really? I think it would be da bomb~

fundevogel's avatar

@OneBadApple & @Symbeline He is without a doubt my favorite blind, homeless composer.

OneBadApple's avatar

@fundevogel Thanks, I really enjoyed that.

We bought some of his poetry that night…..wish I knew where it was now….

fundevogel's avatar

@OneBadApple it would be pretty cool to have something like that. I’d keep an eye out for it when you do your spring cleaning or comparable deeds.

talljasperman's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central You can get polyester suits at your local Value Village or Goodwill.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

^ Oh…...but who would want to?

Seek's avatar

Shit, it’s only 99 cents.

Dutchess_III's avatar

My husband is all dressed up for a meeting with his boss today. He has on a really nice tan, long sleeved dress shirt that he could wear with a tie if he wanted. It looks like something one would get at Dillards. I commented on how nice the shirt was, and asked where he got it. (He has a tendency to spend far more than I do on nice clothes and shoes, so I was kind of dreading the answer.)
He flashed a grin and said, “Goodwill!” He didn’t DO Goodwill before he met me! In fact, in our 12 years together he never started looking for any kind of serious clothes there until the last 5 months or so. I think he’s pleasantly surprised.

Seek's avatar

Woot!

I don’t remember the last clothing item I paid full price for.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Me either @Seek_Kolinahr. Well, underwear.

Seek's avatar

I even buy that on sale or clearance. ^_^

Berserker's avatar

Haha, I never buy new clothes, either. It all mostly comes from thrift stores.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Right on. Honestly, you can get some incredibly high quality clothing at Goodwill that you can’t get anywhere else, except in high dollar specialty stores.

For the first time ever I found a pair of tennis shoes….they were $5.00. They are Nikes. (Actually, though, after I wore them I found don’t really care for them too much. But they look good, so they will serve as my “dress up” tennis shoes!”)

Berserker's avatar

@Dutchess_III Yeah. Thing is you can find all sortsa stuff in thrift and goodwill stores. Some is totally yucky, some other is great. Just gotta hang around and fish, and be a little lucky. It has to be said though, I don’t care about fashion much despite my Gothic fashion heritage as a teen and early 20’s.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I don’t really care about fashion either, but I know nice stuff when I see it! My sister and her husband were always just mortified to learn that I shopped at Goodwill. Never understood that.

Kardamom's avatar

My Mom just bought me two really pretty blouses at our favorite thrift store. She got a cashmere sweater for $4.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Thing is you can find all sortsa stuff in thrift and goodwill stores.
Reminds me i picked up a very nice silk Oscar De La Renta tie at a thrift shop.

Which reminds me, who thinks bolo ties should be retired?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Um, I think they have their place, actually, if you’re a cowboy kind of guy. A bolo tie would have looked really nice with the shirt my husband wore today….but he needs new cowboy boots. Can’t have a bolo tie without cowboy boots, see.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

^ What about cowboy boots without a bolo tie?

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Yes, please. Bolo ties are hideous and no one under 70 should ever be seen in one.

fundevogel's avatar

@Dutchess_III “Right on. Honestly, you can get some incredibly high quality clothing at Goodwill that you can’t get anywhere else, except in high dollar specialty stores.”

And how. I altered a chic little pencil skirt I found at Goodwill that was just a hair too big and noticed afterward it was Armani. I’m glad I didn’t notice before, I would have been nervier knowing I was doing surgery on serious designer duds.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I got some lounge pants at Goodwill. Treated them like all my other clothes, throw them in the wash and the dryer, whatever. I loved them. Loved how they hung on me and they were SO comfortable and classy looking.
After about 6 months I noticed they seemed to be wearing out kind of oddly, so I checked the tag for the first time….100% silk. Well, hell! I should have been nicer to them!

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