Skip to main content

I See Clothing


                 Image result for clothing to hide or emphasize

by The Urban Blabbermouth
~
It's Sunday afternoon and once again, I am sitting in Nordstrom's cafe, sipping Nordstrom's coffee, watching Nordstrom's shoppers.  After an hour or so of boredom, the people are much the same - shopping, walking around, mingling with friends - I begin to notice how women dress and how men dress.

Women's style is all about their body. I see Spandex to show off hourglass curves, low-cut blouse to show off cleavage, miniskirts to show off legs, short shorts to show off butt cheeks, tight jeans to show off both hips and legs at the same time, and yoga pants to show off ... well you know what. Then there are the women in sweats to hide their apple curves, long tunics to hide their hips, and baggy clothes to hide their weight.

Men's style is rarely about body unless you are a gym rat. Gym rats show off their six-pack abs and that's about it for men's bodies. That guy with the horrible and unhealthy beer barrel belly wears a tee and doesn't make any attempt to hide it.

Men's fashion is about a look. Men wear tees and jeans if they are going for the comfortable suburban simplicity, low thigh waisted baggy pants with long white tees if they are going for the urban look, football jerseys if they are going for the sport fanatic look, fitted suits --yes men still wear suits -- if they are going for the Mad-Men look, bow ties if they are going for the professorial look, and a sweater with dress pants if they are going for the outdated preppy look.

Fashion is hard on women. You name a body part and women are showing it off or worrying over it. Women can use fashion to cover up offending body parts if they want. Men have it easy. Men only care about one body part, the one that does all their thinking, the one where size matters, but, here is the dark side, there is no covering up a shortage there.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Subway Journey Home

by The Urban Blabbermouth. Comments are welcome! ~ There is a ritual to theNew York City subway system. Once there, you lose your humanity.  You are transformed into a savage, brutal and selfish automaton.  Savage in that you push and shove other riders out of your way to get into the subway car.  Brutal in that you never excuse yourself for any atrocities that you commit to get in the subway car.  Selfish in that you never give up your seat to anyone, no matter how crippled or old or pregnant they are.  Automaton in that you never look at any one else as a human being.

Now there are certain strategies that you can employ to be a successful subway rider.  You can stand by the door and obstruct the way just to be selfish and ornery.  That strategy is designed to increase your standing with your fellow passengers by impressing them with how vicious you can be pushing back at people trying to push into the car.  Whenever I see this strategy employed, I immediately piggy back on it.  I move …

Im gonna git u Sukkah

by The Urban Blabbermouth [who may or may not be shown in the photo above... - v-E] ~ True story. I am walking to my car and I notice a couple of Jewish fellows, twenty somethings, with the bouquets of what looks like bamboo or palm. I know they are Jewish for they look Hasidic. They are wearing long black jackets, wide brim black fedora hats, and have curly sideburns. In truth, I classify all Jewish who dress like this as Hasidic although they may identify themselves differently. They are standing near the corner canvassing passersby.

Encyclopedia Brown Bear

by The Urban Blabbermouth
~
At an age when other children decide to set up lemonade stands, Baby Bear decided to start a detective agency. His decision resulted from his experience in the Goldilocks home invasion. If you don't know this well-publicized crime case, Google Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Baby Bear wanted to become a policeman to help the other denizens of the Forest with their troubles and to maintain justice for all. Alas, the police did not accept children as applicants.

Baby Bear ran to his community library and borrowed the renowned guide, The Hardy Boys' Detective Handbook. Baby Bear spent the next twenty days, the library's lending period, studying the text. He chose the business name of "Encyclopedia Brown Bear Detective Agency" after his hero, Leroy "Encyclopedia” Brown. Baby Bear's dad hung the business sign across the garage door and opened a folding card table and four chairs in the entrance below.

On the first day, the Big Bad Wolf…