Getting it

in his prime, parents thought elvis would inspire juvenile delinquency.
i've heard that ny-ers wear too much black.
i've heard that los angelenos are too casual.
i've heard that the olsens look like homeless slobs (isn't that a double slam?).
i've heard complaints about how people carry their purses.
their purses.
sometimes, you either get it or you don't.
i think it's important that even if you don't appreciate what someone is doing, it is fair to recognize that the problem might be yours, not theirs.

are there things you just don't get?


Carlene said...

Jumpsuits. Coveralls for work situations I get. One piece garments for civilians? Why?

Also, I will never get why (or how) people wear their pants hanging beneath their arses, and I say a quiet little prayer every day that this trend never works its way around to the front, if you catch my drift.

martha said...

Interesting. I am absolutely with Carlene on the low pants - and I absolutely felt entitled to judge and sneer (inwardly), until now. Until your post. Because there are plenty of things I enjoy, style-wise, that others "do not get."
Oh dear, I'm a hypocrite.
At the moment I appear to lack the imagination to identify other things I don't get, but I'm sure they exist. Maybe if someone else posts more, I'll hop on the bandwagon again.
There are things I don't ... like, but that's not the same as not "getting" it, kwim?

jakjak said...

I'm going to vote for the low pants craze too and the sad thing is I don't even want to get it, I just want it to stop!

Solitude said...

I don't get logos. From Nike swooshes to little polo players to LVs, it all seems to me like you're making yourself into a billboard.

Anonymous said...

I just don't understand fake n baking and hair extensions. My 18-year old cousin, who I saw over zee holidays, has succumbed to both and looks haggard and used, rather than fresh-faced and 18.




TravelGretta said...

Leggings as fashion. I don't get it.

And I echo Sabina's anti-fake-baking sentiments. Mystic tan is just about the most horrifying thing ever. And I've DONE it before. It makes you ORANGE.

Alexandra said...

Many, many. I cannot come up with anything off the top of my head, but I know there are many. I try not to judge but it's hard.

landis smithers said...




socks with sandals.

there, i said it out loud.

Candid Cool said...

M.I.A. I just don’t get it. AT ALL.

and this weird 80s stuff...were mom jeans and acid wash ever good?

and i hate crocs on anyone under 5 yrs of age.