Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fashion, Turn To The Left! Fashion, Turn To The Right!

Some of the interesting fashion choices that I've seen at work, late at night:

I saw a guy wearing shorts and it wasn't exactly warm enough that night to wear shorts. He was doing this basically because he wanted to show the ink on the back of his legs, which initially looked like humongously bad birth marks, ala Gorby. Well, what do you know? He a tat on either leg, of the ubiquitous mud flap girl.

At the end of last week, I saw a guy on a bike that was channeling Howard Hughes, Clark Gable and John Waters, all at the same time. We're talking a suit from the mid-30's, complete with riding boots and jodhpurs.

Last night? It was fairly warm and there was a girl wearing snow hat complete with ear flaps. A Pendleton plaid lumberjack shirt, a yardstick that was shaped like an Irish hurling stick in a quiver, fur-lined snow boots, and of course, a denim mini-skirt up to there. I was trying to figure out if she was making a fashion statement, or was she simply using some odd-camouflage to confuse guys that wanted to hit on her?

15 Comments:

Blogger Quin said...

this is the time of year when fashion fights itself. you see shorts and sleeveless tops fighting for time next to someone dressed totally in wool.

personally, i don't trust anyone who wears those crocs.



even though i have three pairs myself, i stopped wearing them when they stopped becoming comfortable and started becoming a fashion necessity....and when i saw a man on the 3 train, who had them on over his shoes.

Thu Oct 25, 12:57:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Beth said...

And I thought I spent my day as a Glamour No when I (accidentally) wore navy blue tights with my black dress and black shoes.

Jodhpurs might work, though ...

Thu Oct 25, 03:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger BeckEye said...

That girl you saw is pretty much a standard-issue hipster chick around these parts.

Thu Oct 25, 04:27:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bubs said...

Beckeye's right about hipster-girl. I've never seen one, though, with a hurling stick. That's pretty cool.

I would have loved to see your biker. Wonder where he was going?

Fri Oct 26, 06:43:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Dale said...

You're describing yourself in each of those scenes aren't you? We know you're a fashion plate. Wear your jodhpurs, mudflaps and snow hat with pride.

Fri Oct 26, 07:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Quin,

Welcome, I love your 6S stories!

"this is the time of year when fashion fights itself. you see shorts and sleeveless tops fighting for time next to someone dressed totally in wool."

People that wear shorts in San Francisco outside of the first couple of weeks of Septemeber and aren't jogging, get blue legs, regardless of the time of year.

"personally, i don't trust anyone who wears those crocs."

You can trust this guy...kinda.

Beth,

"And I thought I spent my day as a Glamour No when I (accidentally) wore navy blue tights with my black dress and black shoes."

Sounds like standard college issue.

"Jodhpurs might work, though"

On this guy? He pulled it off, though he had that air to him.

Becky,

She just seem confused, like she was cruising for lumberjack architects.

Bubs,

I'm wondering if it was customizied.

"I would have loved to see your biker. Wonder where he was going?"

As far as I know, there were no film festivals or major conventions. I will delete a file on my phone and take a pic if he goes by again.

Dale,

"You're describing yourself in each of those scenes aren't you? We know you're a fashion plate. Wear your jodhpurs, mudflaps and snow hat with pride."

You and your maple syrup benders, man.

Sat Oct 27, 09:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger jewgirl said...

Those are hilar ensemblays and I do mean ensemblays

Sun Oct 28, 11:53:00 AM PDT  
Blogger jewgirl said...

ps: the word verification for my previous comment was ufnun. I took that to mean un-fun-nun

Sun Oct 28, 11:54:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Katie-lah,

"ensemblays"

I don't think "Mr. Mudflaps" is ever going to get lucky, but you never no.

Word verification is a trip.

Mon Oct 29, 08:24:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Quin said...

writer...

backatcha.


my word verification is vnwbb

this time.

i never get them on the first try, so, it will change... oh, yes, it will change.

Mon Oct 29, 04:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Quin,

"my word verification is vnwbb"

"Vine webb?"
"Vino webb?"
"Vane webb?"
"Vain we be, be?"

Mon Oct 29, 08:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger angel said...

oh thats hysterical! i dress a little strangely sometimes too- i just like people to stare...

Tue Oct 30, 12:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Angel,

It's good to stir people up on occasion, though I imagine that lumberjacks do not abound in South Africa.

Tue Oct 30, 08:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Coaster Punchman said...

What would you do for entertainment if you didn't live in SF?

Thu Nov 01, 05:11:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Coaster,

I'd probably go insane...

that, or write more.

Thu Nov 01, 07:33:00 AM PDT  

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