Gigantic Sunglasses People
As someone who grew up in the 1970s, I always laugh a little when I see pictures of myself as a pre-teen, walking around in orange and green plaid pants, with hair covering my ears and velour shirts on. Yes, I was fronting back then – but part of me wonders if anyone realized just how ridiculous everyone looked. I mean, it’s obvious in retrospect that there was some pretty bad fashion going on, but did anyone but old codgers recognize it?
This is how I feel when I look at the Gigantic Sunglasses People. Am I an old codger for thinking that, in not very long, people will be appalled that they looked like this. (Stupid small dog accessory not required.) I ride the bus every day, and every day attractive women get on with their face looking like Jeff Goldblum from The Fly. It took me years to realize how gorgeous Sophia Loren is and was, mainly because I kept seeing gigantic sunglasses every time they showed her face. Do the women wearing these shades do it for fashion, or do they genuinely think it looks good? Granted, some of them can pull it off – these tend to be the smaller glasses, of course, but the big deal about sunglasses is that not every style works for every face.
I know this, and I’m a guy.
So, what’s going on here? Granted, it’s probably not as pervasive a fashion debacle as The Big Pants People. That’s lasted much longer than I thought it ever would – and again, the bus provides a lot of insight to people wearing jeans that are approximately 15 waist sizes too big for their owners. I’m just not sure how they aren’t draped around their ankles at all times, but then I’ve never tried to put on jeans designed for a 400-lb person.