Saturday, November 04, 2006

Skinny pants! Booty! Crotch! Now, that I have your attention...

I would like to take this opportunity to revisit the whole skinny pants/boot controversy that a previous post incited.

No, I do not live under a rock. I have been watching leg-warmers, leotards, and sweater dresses return to the shelves. (Thank you, Terranova.) I am a Jersey Girl, hello, so I fondly remember all of these things. In fact, I believe we were still wearing most of these styles well into the 90's. Anyway. This is all by way of saying that I am not opposed to new trends or old trends that masquerade as new trends. In fact, when jelly bracelets made their long-awaited return, I wept just a little. (Gads, I loved those things. Remember twisting them into a belt around your waist? Wasn't that cool?) And I am not morally opposed to skinny jeans or jeans that you can neatly tuck into your boots. I have seen many women do this with style and flare. However. When your crotch is denied its life-affirming oxygen supply, it's time for a rethink. I think.

As I've said before, this style is endemic to Sarajevo and never, completely, goes out of fashion.

I realize the picture I posted does not do justice to this crime. (And I am not going to go around Sarajevo taking crotch shots of women, pervs.) You must take my word for it.

And, ladies, I don't want to be that intimately acquainted with your lower regions. Buy a bigger size.

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Hmm. That was going to be the end of the post. Nice zippy ending, blah, blah, blah, but I know there's more bubbling beneath the surface: style, sex appeal (my definition/theirs), how women in the region are treated by men, feminism (or lack thereof)...I promise to return to this thread when I have more time. I'm finishing a Halloween costume for tonight, so I'm a little pressed at the mo. Being serious is difficult when you're trying to craft an oatmeal container into a bongo drum.

I will leave you with this shot of a Sarajevo tram. It has nothing whatsoever to do with skinny pants, but I just loved the hippy-dippy save-your-environment message. That no one ever practices.


Blogger traveller one said...

Oh Gosh I LOVE that message on the bus! Great photo!

10:18 AM  
Blogger Kamsin said...

I tried to get a photo of this tram the other day but by the time I faffed around trying to get my camera out of my bag it had rattled off on it's way downtown! Entertaining blog, btw!q

10:32 AM  
Blogger montchan said...

and for a second I was hoping for a revealing picture of a camel toe. And got a tram instead.

5:20 AM  
Blogger J. said...

Well, sweetie, I like to keep things interesting...

8:09 AM  

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