I meant to blog about this last week when I witnessed it, but time got away from me. However, it bears discussion.
I see, um, interesting fashion choices. I work on a university campus, with other institutions nearby. Student fashion is always creative and different. For example, students wearing flannel pj bottoms in pink with little sheep all over them in public. Often even worn to class, which for students is their “job” for however many years. Not something the vast majority of the world could get away with wearing to work unless you worked from home. But it’s university/college society, so students get away with a lot more because it’s not “real” society yet. It’s an opportunity for them to explore who they are and who they want to be, and this often gets manifested in what they choose to wear. There was a guy at my college that discovered he loved wearing skirts, he found them airy and much less confining than pants, so he wore them for a good 3 1/2 years. But when he started interviewing for jobs, he wore a suit. University/college life vs. the real world. My sister shaved her head during college because she knew it was a time in her life that she could do that and not have it held against her. People kind of expect university/college students to do crazy things.
There are some things, however, that are always an abomination. I see Ugg boots everywhere, and they’re bad, but not an abomination. Flannel pj bottoms in public are not an abomination; hell, at least they’re covered by their clothes. Don’t get me started on the mini skirts and girls that don’t know how to bend over and pick something up without flashing their panties to the world. But the other day, on my walk home from work, I witnessed footwear that made me want to gouge out my eyeballs:
Black. Patent. Leather. Clogs.
Yes, CLOGS in black patent leather.
In general, black patent leather should be reserved for formal occasions. It reminds me of the fancy church shoes I had as a child, in a Mary-Jane style. But to make a CLOG out of it is, well, disturbing. Disturbing and wrong.
Wrong. So many shades of just wrong. A shoe abomination. The person wearing them needs to be put in a room and subjected to reprogramming regarding appropriate footwear. Somebody call Stacy and Clinton of TLC’s What Not To Wear before I take matters into my own hands.