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:: Thursday, January 06, 2005 ::

Who Gave Them Permission?

My sister and I sojourned out to the local Kohls to spend our gift cards on clothing. While we were there it was readily apparent why we had been given the cards in the first place - the clothing selection this year really sucks. The color combinations are atrocious; if I wanted to wear pea green I'd dig out my old Scout uniform, thank you very much. What I want to know is who gave the fashion industry the permission to take the Seventies out of the deep, dark hole they had been shoved into. I have it on good authority from people who were there that the Seventies were a really bad decade that no one should try to replicate. I've no need to see all those shades of brown and green and orange. The maroon shirts were all in horrid designs and the colors navy blue and forest green, my other two favorite garment colors, were nowhere to be seen. Are modern graphic artists and designers so lazy that they can't come up with new schemes and are forced to recycle the really atrocious stuff from the past?

Branching out into Zoolander-type conspiracy theories, might it be possible that the Bush administration's recent zeal for tanking the economy is a means of giving us a crappy economy like existed in the Seventies and therefore make people more likely to buy crappy seventies-style clothing? Or, have I confused cause and effect, in that the propagation of bad seventies clothing by the fashion industry has encouraged modern society to kill it's economy?

Or, I may just be bitter that all the clothing in the world sucks.

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