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{Fashion} Crimes against humanity!

By JessP - 8 July 2011 31

I would like to point out some of the fashion crimes that are being committed every day in Canberra.   I am aware to all Rioters are well dressed, fashion forward (or at least age appropritae) but what is going on with the rest of the population?

Crimes include:

    — Leggings/jeggings/tights worn as an item of clothing, without a covering top of a modest length!  They are not jeans people!  We do not need that much information about you….ever!
    — Girls in overcoats/scarves/gloves with bare legs and strappy shoes in the day time!   If its that cold you need something warmer on the legs ladies!!
    — Those tags on jackets and coats which proudly proclaim that the said item of clothing is made of wool/cashmere or whatever months/years after item was purchased.  They are not a symbol of honour (oh look – I am wear a jacket with wool in it!!) they are a tag that should be removed!!
    — Acid wash jeans. Need I say more?

Come on Canberra – its time to make Canberra the fashion capital of Australia!!

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31 Responses to
{Fashion} Crimes against humanity!
gooterz 7:46 pm 08 Jul 11
fernandof 6:38 pm 08 Jul 11

I read the post and was about to comment, but then I saw comment #1:

Solidarity said :

Get a life.

Thank you Solidarity, you pretty much nailed it.

gospeedygo 6:03 pm 08 Jul 11

astrojax said :

“why should i care, if i have to cut my hair / i’ve got to move with the fashion, or be outcast” pete townshend (from the scintillating ‘quadrophenia’)

Where’d you get those blue blue jeans?

astrojax 3:22 pm 08 Jul 11

“why should i care, if i have to cut my hair / i’ve got to move with the fashion, or be outcast” pete townshend (from the scintillating ‘quadrophenia’)

canberra will never be the fashion capital of australia with such a small population – the fashionista only ever stand out in large populations or get swallowed up by the bogan australian mainstream… nonetheless, the things some people choose to wear are a hoot. not sure the government could fund fashion police, but perhaps there could be chaser-like citizen-issued tickets, payable to op shops?

and on op shops, when did sickson salvo’s clothing bins go??

Jane Proxy 3:00 pm 08 Jul 11

It wouldn’t be worth dignifying this if I wasn’t procrastinating, but I am, so:

First: I would like to offer a cookie to the Rioter who can come up with the most creative way to wear leggings in some other way than as an item of clothing.

EvanJames:” It’s amazing how many very fat females think that leggings are trousers, do they not have eyes?”

So it would be less of a crime if the ‘female’ wasn’t ‘very fat’? Or is it that because they are ‘very fat’ you require them to be more conscious of the way they look so as to not offend your sense of aesthetics?

Finally: On what do you base the underlying assumption that all of these ‘crimes’ are exclusive in some way to Canberra?

BellaK 2:58 pm 08 Jul 11

JessP you might enjoy this leggings ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ I came across the other day…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwAMJbRB0hQ&feature=fvwrel

Calamity 2:54 pm 08 Jul 11

This one did make me laugh though….

Those tags on jackets and coats which proudly proclaim that the said item of clothing is made of wool/cashmere or whatever months/years after item was purchased. They are not a symbol of honour (oh look – I am wear a jacket with wool in it!!) they are a tag that should be removed!!

Calamity 2:52 pm 08 Jul 11

Actually, now I think of it I was forced into this one only recently:

“Girls in overcoats/scarves/gloves with bare legs and strappy shoes in the day time! If its that cold you need something warmer on the legs ladies!!”

Some occasions require a gal to wear a cocktail dress & stockings – even when these occasions take place in the middle of winter. If you think it’s uncomfortable to look at, it’s a lot worse from my side – but if I’d showed up in dress pants and a nice jumper, you can bet your bottom dollar I’d get a hell of a lot more comments on that!

Sigh…

Gantz 2:51 pm 08 Jul 11

Sounds like the kind of hate spewed from a jealous woman unable to wear said clothing, is a little past her Best Before date, and unable to understand a generational gap.

carnardly 2:50 pm 08 Jul 11

waste not want not. I still have all my clothes from the 80s and they still fit. So i still wear them. You don’t like it? don’t look.

If there’s nothing wrong with them, they fit, I’ll wear them.

who made you fashion god of the week?

bye!

Calamity 2:47 pm 08 Jul 11

Whilst I’m not guilty of any of the above ‘crimes’, I know I fail in the fashion stakes quite often – know why? Because I couldn’t give a rat’s arse if you like what I’m wearing. I like it, and it’s appropriate, and that’s enough for me. When other women feel the need to point out items of my clothing and make negative comments on them, I feel the strong need to reply ‘Well, some of us don’t need to try quite so hard to look good – we just pop some clothes on and we’re awaaaaaaay’.

DarkLadyWolfMother 2:47 pm 08 Jul 11

“Fashion is something so ugly we have to change it every six months.” – Oscar Wilde

I’m inclined to say every three months these days.

PrueAlexandra 2:40 pm 08 Jul 11

I don’t think there is such a thing as a fashion crime! Seriously… if we all conformed to the homogenised idea of ‘fashionable’ then this town would end up winning – not the fashion stakes – but the boring stakes! Diversity in style should be celebrated… at the very least, if you dissaprove look away!

EvanJames 2:30 pm 08 Jul 11

Oh, the dreaded leggings disaster. There is a girl who works near here who committs the most heinous legging crimes. I swear one pair she wears are actually stockings, they look like stockings, you can see her arse, her underpants, everything through them. And she wears them like trousers with nothing covering said arse.

It’s amazing how many very fat females think that leggings are trousers, do they not have eyes?

Another Canberra dressing disaster is those long curly shoes young men are wearing. And not-so young men. They look dreadful, but even worse when they get scruffy.

And people, even coats need to be cleaned. Yes really. Anyone who catches public transport will have experienced the delightful musty odors of mothballs, mildew, cooking smells and smoke on the coats of some people.

Ladies! Those stilettos look amazing (you don’t though, while tottering along) but when the heels get all scuffed and shredded, take them to the shoe fixing place. They are those places with lots of shoes and keys in them. Have them fixed.

Solidarity 2:18 pm 08 Jul 11

Get a life.

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