04.28.2010

Ripped Tights?


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Everywhere I look I see young (and not young enough for an excuse) girls wearing ripped tights.  They are usually worn under a skirt or even worse, shorts.  Jean shorts.  Whyyyyyyyy??  How is this a good look?  I suppose it’s an attempt to bring back grunge, but aren’t the flannel shirts enough?  I’m no preppy square, but when you wear ripped tights, you look messy, gross, and dirty. 

Call me crazy, but I come from the school of, “if you get a run in your tights, you throw then out.”  It happens to the best of us, and it can happen quite often, but c’est la vie. 

And for such a delicate item of clothing, getting a run in tights is usually tragic.  I’m talking a $20 investment on one pair, at a minimum.  So instead of tossing my ripped tights, should I donate them to the Salvation Army?  Normally I would consider that rude (who could possibly benefit from ripped tights?) but now I imagine there is some hipster out in Wicker Park scouring SA’s for such commodities. 

Another disturbing look that seems to accompany these tights, is the sheerness of them.  Sheer tights are not a problem, but when you wear them to serve as leggings, they ARE a problem.  I don’t want to see your pale fleshy thigh through ripped tights because you chose to wear a short tunic with them.  You should have chosen leggings.  But I guess those aren’t as easy to rip. 

I guess I’ll have to chalk this up to another sad hipster attempt at starting an awesome trend.  Here’s a trend to try–dressing like a normal person instead of dressing like every other hipster in an attempt to show the world your non-conformist views…

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