BOYS As a reaction to the self-imposed squalor
of the punky kids and the shameless fun hunting
of the indie-weirdo gang, the “slightly too smart
for their age” bunch are really upping their formal
dressing skills. The men’s polished brogues, sensible
trousers, high-quality shirts, and mature jacket/jumper
combos usually conceal huge tattoos and a predilection
toward excessive partying. This is a real relief after four
or five years of young people dressing like they are big,
hormonal, hairy three-year-olds with overdrafts and
ADHD. Seeing people under 30 years old who look like
they might actually be able to read is a treat.
Overall, I thought this was very cute. However, I wonder why this was the description
of how young men are styling themselves in London. Here are my thoughts, in question
- How many boys do you know who fit this description almost exactly?
- How many boys do you know who fit this description and live in London?
and, alternatively: How many boys where you live fit this description?
(round up to the closest thousand please).
- How pleased are we to find that once again, people under 30 don't mind looking
like they are able to read? (for more information, start here)
also- Does this finally signal the death, once and for all, of this nu-rave nonsense
of purple hoodies/mesh/orange/drug-dealer-meets-hobo-look?