Ghetto Gowns: Fashion Trends Gone Wrong
How many of us are guilty of being part of some horrible fashion trend of yesteryear that at the time we thought was a real good idea? Now be honest here and really think about something you wore back in the day and how much of a stupid idea it was. You definitely thought of something, didn’t you?Well relax now that you’ve subdued your fashion sense, grown a bit, and become a little wiser to passing trends. For there’s now a whole new generation that feels the need to commit further atrocities to snowboarding fashions. Hopefully some day they’ll look back and then smack themselves in the head and say, “WTF was I thinking!” But for now they’ll provide those of us that bare witness to their fashion sense some humor.
With all trends there are those that take it to the extreme for 0ne reason or another (probably due to one too many bong hits or being dropped on their head as a baby). In recent years Tall Tee’s have gone this route, with everyone trying to outdo each other with who has the longest shirt.
Photo: P. Dzierba
So here is a prime example of someone that has taken it to the next level. This is no longer a tee shirt or even a hoodie. What prompts someone to wear something that isn’t functional for snow sliding at all? This also prompts the question of where in the hell do you find something like this?
One conclusion we have come to is that theft of women’s night gowns is occurring all over, which would make sense with all the guys wearing their girlfriends/sisters pants (androgyny reigns supreme in snowboarding these days). The other is that it is nothing more than a snuggie sewn together to give him comfort and ease of movement when lounging fire side at resort lodges world wide. The final conclusion is that Mr. Hanky is now the Rasta Snowboarding Poo, but even with Southpark only being an hour away from where this photo was taken I still find this highly unlikely.
Needless to say the new term for a Tall Tee is Ghetto Gown. So when you see a perpetrator of this horrible fashion faux pas make sure to ask them if their mother knows they’re borrowing her nightie. Ask them if they’re wearing any leggings under their dress and where you can find one for your girlfriend or yourself. If you’re a victim of this fashion trend, there’s just no hope for you except to get older and wiser.