Sunday, December 21, 2008

Top Three Bad Holiday Fashion Sightings.

Tis the season for gaudy, perplexing, holiday-themed garb.

1. World Gym: Man, in his sixties and skinny, strolling the weights area in clingy red workout pants and a Santa hat.
2. Ferry Building: Man, in his fifties, wears a light brown work shirt adorned by a red, glittery tie, a bit too short and a bit too wide.
3. Tres Agaves: A group of men in their thirties and forties, accompanied by women, parade into the restaurant wearing the worst holiday sweaters you've ever seen. I don't know who dreamed up the theme for this type of gathering (maybe inspired by Bad Sweater Guy?), but my (Santa) hat is off to him or her.

Personal example: When I was in grade school I had a red and green plaid, pleated wool skirt that I saved to wear for the holidays. I LOVED it. If I remember correctly, it also had thin matching suspenders in the same material. I also had a small, knitted wreath pin that I liked to wear. It was green with a little red ribbon affixed to the top.

Have you worn or witnessed any special holiday ensembles?

Music: "Last Christmas"


  1. Anonymous9:45 PM

    I didn't have a set outfit, but it was usually a Laura Ashley dress and a headband. My dad always wore turkey pants for Thanksgiving and Nantucket Reds with blue whales for Christmas. My little brother would wear velvet lederhosen -- he looked adorable. I wanted my sons to wear lederhosen, but Jackson was really against it. I usually put them in some critter pants. We're preppy, what can I say.

    This Christmas, my six year old wants to wear a tie for the first time. We bought a rep tie, and he wore it Sunday (not to church but during a Patriots game). He rocked it. He had on jeans, an untucked white oxford and a purple and black rep tie.

    My three year old will be in new cords with bears on them.

  2. Hahahah, love it! All kids get a free pass. If only we knew to appreciate it when we had it.

  3. Anonymous11:37 PM

    Do you still have the matching plaid skirt/suspenders outfit? Sounds naughty..


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