I'm officially old enough now to have seen the styles from my "glory days" be recycled and updated for modern use.
For the most part, it is a nostalgic walk down memory lane. Yet, I can admit that in the past 20 years, people have started to dress better.
One cause of this could be my cultural paradigm shift in moving from the modest mid-west to the decidedly more dressy south.
Another reason for this could be shows like "what not to wear" or magazine articles telling us how to pick the best jeans to fit our body type.
The criteria for buying jeans used to be "as long as they aren't snug anywhere". Now, jeans are designed to hug, lift, cinch, and do the dishes. This of course all for the low, low price of ten times what they used to cost. (I'm told the cost is all about the technology that went into designing a gravity defying, leg lengthening jean. Those folks must have degrees in physics and engineering or something:)
All in all, I can't say I have a problem with the current styles. For the most part, I think people do look better in their clothes.
So why oh why, are we forced to see these things again....
No, don't adjust your screen. This is not an old photo of your friend in her brother's faded denim shirt, her favorite floral jeans and those shoes she should have thrown out years ago.
This is actually a picture courtesy of a cool but quirky clothing store, circa 2012.
I've only just now started to live down these type of photos from my younger years. Why are retailers subjecting us to this stuff again?
Weren't we supposed to be wearing space-age suits by now? Not stuff we donated back when we went off to college.
Please, say it ain't so...
Much love and many laughs and a few moments of chagrin,