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Old 01-06-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Why are velcro shoes associated with nursing homes? Why are those glasses that change colors in sunlight associated with middle school geeks? Why did big rubber boots never come in style? Why are truckers the only ones that wear overalls?

Someone help me! It seems like all the things that would be practical are fashionly disasterous.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:33 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Where did you come up with these misconceptions?

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Why are velcro shoes associated with nursing homes?
I associate them with kids.

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Why are those glasses that change colors in sunlight associated with middle school geeks?
They have nothing to do with middle school around here.

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Why did big rubber boots never come in style?
Becasue they are big rubber boots...

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Why are truckers the only ones that wear overalls?
I know many truckers (dad was one) and not a single one wears/wore overalls.
Many farmers in my area do though.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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Why are velcro shoes associated with nursing homes?
I suppose when they look like these,



instead of these.




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Why are those glasses that change colors in sunlight associated with middle school geeks?
I suppose when they aren't mounted in frames like these;







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Why did big rubber boots never come in style?
Surely you jest?

Rain Boots for Men Women and Kids | Hunter Boot Ltd

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Why are truckers the only ones that wear overalls?
What were you saying?

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Old 01-07-2013, 04:12 AM
 
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I have shoes that I just slip on. They have laces, but no way of tying them. You just slip them on and off. Hell they weren't even in a box. Just hanging on a clip for $20. The most easiest to wear and comfortable shoes I've ever wore. Almost 2 years old now. Screw fashionable. Lol
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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I wear what I feel most comfortable in and never allow the 'fashion police' to dictate my decisions.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I never allow the 'fashion police' to dictate my decisions.
Same here.
What is fashionable in one place may not be in another, so... What I wear must be fashionable somewhere
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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FASHION!! Is that a natual thing, or some idiot's idea of what will be possible to sell a couple of years from now???

The Style of the Day doesn't happen overnight, you know. It has to be planned well in advance of being made, put in stores and sold. Someone decides what will be fashionable, and then it becomes fact whether anyone like it or not.....they still buy it because someone else decided that it would be fashionable.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Denver
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FASHION!! Is that a natual thing, or some idiot's idea of what will be possible to sell a couple of years from now???

The Style of the Day doesn't happen overnight, you know. It has to be planned well in advance of being made, put in stores and sold. Someone decides what will be fashionable, and then it becomes fact whether anyone like it or not.....they still buy it because someone else decided that it would be fashionable.
And they've figured out that if they ever made convienient clothing fashionable, it would never go out of style and they would never make money
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Places like L L Bean have always made the practical, not the fashionable. You are never quite in style with L L Bean---but you'll be warm or dry or whatever else you want.

Lately they've had to bow to fashion a little bit and now they even sell doggie beds and household items but they still have some of the basic clothing that they started out with 100 years ago!
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