Friday, May 29, 2009

What's hot and what's not!

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not into fashion. For instance, among other garments, I have 3 light blue shirts and three black trousers in my wardrobe - often cause for confusion in situations I ask my wife “can you iron my light-blue shirt for tomorrow dear?”. I am someone who likes to stick with what I know and rarely experiment or try out the “in-thing”. But I believe that even I know a fashion-disaster when I see one. Now you may or may not agree with me, but I would like to put it out there and see what others think. So here is a list of what I think are fashion “no-nos” just like what Hulk-Hogan is to WWF.

Brown shoes or belt with black or blue dress pants
White shoes with dark pants (unless you are umpiring a day-night cricket match)
White socks with dark pants (unless your name happens to be Michael Jackson – even then it is not fashionable anymore)
T-shirt with dress pants
White pants or white dress shoes (unless you are a pimp)
Wireless mobile headsets worn in public – especially when not on a call (So far I haven’t seen women indulging in this)
Loosened neckties (I see this often at after-office gatherings - why not remove it altogether?)

Too much makeup
Ridiculously high heels
Tiger/leopard skin look-alike designs on garments
Straitened hair (still passable but might no longer be by the time I push the “post” button)

Shades worn on the forehead
Shades worn indoors (unless you have a medical condition)

I am certain I have missed out some. So have a go at it….


Anonymous said...

I have seen an uncle in late 50's or early 60's wearing a track bottom, office shirt tucked in to the track bottom and jogging shoes.. going to a
meeting carrying some documents.

- Dilan R

Jack Point said...

good list, agree 100%!

santhoshi said...

Hey the no no in the mens list is what the new metro man is flaunting around..

some more to the list
women in glittery bling bling stuff...
stone washed jeans... (ioo disaster)

You have been tagged..... check my post...

Kokila said...

Caps worn indoors, the metro-sexual look in general
actually the list is endless

Bimal said...

Dilan, that reminds me of Nigeria. Remember that?

Jack, I'm sure I've missed out some more obvious ones.

Santhoshi, I never understood the attraction of stone washed jeans - even when it first came out in the 80s.

Kokila, the cap I believe is generally to hide that bald-spot. Nevertheless, it is a bit too much to wear it indoors I agree.

Charith Welikala said...

how about traveling in a packed private bus wearing a beanie?
(in a hot, sunny, sweaty day in galle road)

This was sometime in late 90s. I was waiting to catch the bus in front of the Majestic City,
and there was these bunch of guys waring beanies with 'No Fear' on it!!!!

Bimal said...

Charith, yeah.. I can't believe I missed out the beanie. Cheers!

Sujeewa said...

Hmmmmmm, one's fashion is other's disgust. Or one's reject is other's pride.

You will be regretting this post in 50 years, if the post if found then...

Bimal said...

Sujeewa, they do say that fashion comes in cycles... you maybe right - wearing shades on one's forehead might become cool again one day. But then again that is what they said about "Bell-bottoms" too.