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Why are Houndstooth scarves and neon "glasses" so popular?

Asked by creativejuices (490points) June 11th, 2009

Please, let me in on the appeal…

*edit: plastic, “day glow-neon” sunglasses…
*further edit: example:

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The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Neon glasses aren’t popular.

As for the scarves, I see a lot of that where I live except they aren’t houndstooth scarves. It is a kaffiyeh.
Hipsters love to identify with the Palestinians.

Clair's avatar

..i wasn’t aware those were popular.

ubersiren's avatar

I’m with @Clair. Apparently I’m not hip to the latest trends.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic: I was trying to find an image of the kaffiyeh, good score! Echo… echo… echo. Neon glasses are, oh I don’t know. heh.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@hungryhungryhortence The kaffiyeh and neon sunglasses look is definitely relevant to essieness’ embarrassing fashion question.

creativejuices's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic : ! wow. so people took a anti war statement and turned it into a “fashion” trend… & I caught that too!! I guess I need to look at recent questions before I post. But I wanted to ask this all day!!

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@creativejuices It was a good question. I gave you lurve. I saw that on the way into work today.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@hungryhungryhortence As for the neon glasses, fashion cycles every 20–25 years. So yes, unfortunately the 80’s are back.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic: I know. My own sister showed up here in Jan. with a kaffiyeh, White Ray Bans and high waisted skinny jeans

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@hungryhungryhortence It may be time for an fashion intervention

Likeradar's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic Yeah, I blame the 80’s revival. I like a lot of it, but the neon glasses are just redonculous. I see lots of people wearing them around here (Denver) but they’re always people who just generally look like they’re trying too hard.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@Likeradar You won’t like it when you start seeing parachute pants.

Likeradar's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic Lol, so true! But some magazines have been pushing them… I really hope it doesn’t catch on. :) I’m all for off the shoulder shirts, the occasional bit of neon, and leg warmers on the rare people who can pull them off.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@Likeradar May the Flashdance look never again rear its ugly head.
You know you’ll see parachute pants again. It’s going to be on some kid who worships Pete Wentz.

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hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Okay. If parachute pants come back, especially the metallic polyester/rayon ones then I’m going to cut my ass length hair into a buzz with a rat tail and spiked side rails.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

This question is starting to feel more and more like a John Hughes film.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

We just went on a class trip and EVERYONE got those glasses!

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i’ve seen the increase in popularity in both of those things – mostly in the teen, myspace crowd – and i guess it’s because of the same reason anything gets popular. a few people start it, they’re in magazines (or on catwalks), and the trend weeds down into magazines, and finally stores like forever 21 where they’re sold to a lot of people who will buy it regardless of whether they actually like it or not.

Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

Yeah on the catwalk, on the catwalk, i do my little turn on the catwalk….

Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

Cause for some trendiness is more important than good taste.

PacificToast's avatar

A couple people do it to get attention, and it trickles down into the mainstream.

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