Feelin Like A Pimp...Go On Turn That Collar Up (?)
The other night I was out with dwellis and his zinger of a friend from home at Fontaines. An acquaintance who is by no means a friend of ours, we will just call him KB, came into the bar with a tough meathead i kick asses and take names look all over his face. Then I heard a little giggle and a murmur behind me coming from the bartender. giggle giggle...look...haha...his collar.
Thats right my friends, KB was rockin the popped collar.
The popped collar look is making a tragic come back. I dont know if its a geographical thing, a tough guy thing, a fonzie is cool and i am too kinda thing, but this fashion disturbance needs to be halted, maimed, beaten, and thrown in the attic faster than a redheaded stepchild.
Its happening all over the country. Read what one Penn Business School student had to say about it:
Boys with pastel colored polo shirts, collar turned up in that "I'm-trying-to-look-like-I-don't-care-but-it-took-more-time-to-arrange-this-damned-collar-up" way.
-- Charlene Ong, Wharton 2006
excerpt from thirtyfourth street magazine, philly
Thats right Charlene, its a travesty. Check out this coked out, washed out actor you might recognize from waynes world, tommy boy, or west wing.
I cant stress enough the need to get rid of this look. Or at least laugh out loud at the people who are trying to revive it when you see them again in a bar. No hitting a guy with glasses? aww horeshit, this guy needs one in the mouth and one in the stomach.
- Funny article from another college campus
- Some words from the opposing viewpoint...real intelligent
- An Entire Online Club devoted to hating on Popped Collars
- A Little History Lesson from someone a little older, a little more in tune.
The Fonz was a cool guy. We all know that. But his time has come and gone. People who pop their collars need to let it go. Just let it go, bra.