Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kids These Days

No, those are not the Jonas Brothers. (You can tell because the piercing screams of 3,400 11-year-old girls have not shattered my camera lens.) They are, however, two teenage boys dressed in matching fedoras, hoodies in varying shades of purple, and tight, tight pants. One of which is pink.

It's a clear sign that I'm old, but I find this very odd. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I grew up at a time when teenage boys were cool if:
a) they didn't shower
b) wore excessive amounts of flannel
c) exposed yards and yards of boxers from the top of their pants

I'm definitely not saying that was better. In fact, I'm a little jealous of all the teenage girls these days who get to deal with boys who at least bathe (unless they play sparkly which case, maybe not so much). But what about those pants, ladies? Honestly, doesn't it bother you just a little that they're probably tighter than yours? I mean men, you know, should have some bits to squeeze in there.

But then again, I had a childhood that proudly displayed this as the ultimate symbol of manliness:

Sadly, I could not find a full-length picture, but his legs do in fact end in furry boots.

So maybe we've just come full circle after all.


  1. Hubba for reals! I love that teenage boys can now wear pastels with total impunity. I want a do-over!

  2. What about the big striped, european carry all?