Things That Make You Go Hmmm... Fashion

June 25th, 2009
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Hey! It's Thursday! And you know what that means!? Nothing really... but it's a good excuse to make up yet another game to add to our partay ova hea... Somebody stop me! 8)

It's called "Things That Make You Go Hmm..." and it's an homage to the song that the great 90s group C&C Music Factory put out by the same name. Put dem tissues away, it's time to get back to bidness!

The WWE version of "Things That Make You Go Hmm..." this week is all about fah-shone. Here's your opportunity to dish anything fashion that makes you scratch your noggin'. Can be stuffs from the old school or nu skool. No mattah. Just as long as she makes you go hmmm... Ready? Hurr we go!

One thing that always made me go hmmm can best be described by the phrase "He wears short shorts." Is it just me or do men's shorts get shorter with age? Don't wanna mention any names, but I've been noticing that the older peeps here at work (after working out) wear some of the shortest daisy dukes you've ever done seen. My guess is that it's a combination of just plain having short shorts, and hiking up their pants Steve Urkel style (which is another interesting trait of old peeps, FYI).

Compare this with the youngans these days with their baggy, Hammer-like pants that fall halfway down their butt to show off either A) their boxers or B) their plumber's crack (Say no to crack!) to the rest of the free world...

I'd like to think that I'm in the "cool" age group that knows what length shorts are supposed to be, though some of the shorts I've purchased years ago, are starting to feel a bit too long. Eek! Am I going to be in the "He wears short shorts" category before I know it? Let's hope not!

So that's my "TTMYGH", yo. What are the fashion styles that make YOU go hmmm...?

40 Responses to “Things That Make You Go Hmmm... Fashion”

  1. Coconut Willy:

    I think the shorts seems too long cause we Asians have short legs. I can't do the shorts at mid calf thing. At the knees or just below is my comfort zone. But I guess you would consider me an older peep.

    I never got the low cut jeans with the g-string showing. But then again it depends on who is wearing it. Some could make a rice bag look good. (Uh-oh, showing my age again. Talking 'bout when rice bags used to be made of cloth, not paper)


  2. Matt:

    "things that make you go hmmm..." aren't really there for me. "things that make me go "holy #### gouge my eyes out now!!!" well, there are a lot of them (walk around vegas in the summer a couple of years ago when the low rise jeans thing was really going...)

    there is one, though. When I was at my last company,I traveled a bunch. went to tokyo and walked up Takeshita Dori (in 95 degree summer heat) as my wife and cousin went from shop to shop looking for bargains. I just grabbed an ice coffee and gawked at the people walking by. kids dressed as babies. a guy in full motorcycle leathers and a horse head mask (full sized). blue hair, orange hair, red hair, green hair. whatever, the people from the homeland are crazy sometimes.

    fast forward a couple of months and i found myself in a chicago suburb at a small shopping plaza anchored by marukai market. it pretty much was japantown for the area. I walked outside and found myself amid a sea of polychromatic hair choices, odd clothes and weird makeup (guys and girls). thought I was back in Tokyo except that these were all midwestern haole kids who had somehow adopted the Shibuya culture/styles. they were hanging out, reading manga and dressed like freaks. hmmm


  3. Kel Sr.:

    Aloha Ed,

    Hmmmmmm..............I don't really care for dem low riding shorts that dem youngsters wear that go below their knees, you know the ones that are worn long but show their butt, with their BVD's either worn lower or probably the bikini style, again Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.... WHAT? to show off their butt and valley? Gross!

    Yes, I believe it is true that as you age that you do shrink, how much, I don't know. Is it because you no longer walk tall and stand straight? Any medical guys out there that read Ed's blogs, please chime in!

    Since you are hitched now, do you still dress the way you used to? Or, has your significant other placed her perception of style upon you?

    To you and all your bloggers, take care and do have a wonderful and cheerful day, and wear whatever makes you happy, just don't get arrested for indecent exposure! If you're still young and buff, flaunting it is not a problem with me, but if you're old and out of shape, cover up man!


  4. M:

    Good Morning Ed! :)

    I remember back in high school those PE shorts were short shorts. The shorts I wear goes to my knees or a little below.


  5. frankie:

    My shorts always pass the knees, son! I'm not one for exposing the bleavage (butt + cleavage).

    I think I have a pic of Ed in his Niu Valley Intermediate PE booty shorts somewhere. *writes extortion letter* Ha!

    One of the reasons why people get "shorter" as they age are vertebral compression fractures.


  6. kuya.d:

    @frankie- almos' shot some milk out my nostrils with the "bleavage"....ahahahahaha!!!


  7. Danielle:

    Hi Ed,
    I know exactly what you're talking about, having been a guy watcher my entire life.
    I find the older guys, as the opu expands, have a harder time finding their belly button. So they pull up their shorts to get to the belly button and that leaves less room for the legs.

    I tried to get you to tell me jon Twitter where you are going, but I see you are keeping it a secret.
    Happy Trails.


  8. NeedaHobby:

    @frankie - bleavage! LOL!

    I agree with everyone's comments about the low-rider shorts. I don't need to be seeing a person's "bleavage", thank you very much!

    Supposedly, for us gals, the high-water jeans are fashionable. I'm talking about ones where you have the huge cuff, rolled up from the bottom of the jeans. Hmm?

    I'm not especially keen of the distressed look of jeans. Why do we buy new jeans that look old? Hmmm? Same goes for furniture, too.

    I don't know why, but the mention of PE short shorts (dove shorts!) reminds me of the shorts the players used to wear in the NBA. John Stockton, in particular, comes to mind. IIIRC, he still wore those short shorts even after everyone else starter wearing the longer ones. Ha, ha.

    I still see some guys wearing corduroy short shorts. I think they used to be made by OP?


  9. Rosette:

    yes well when I met my husbnad he was stuck in the 80's with his short short and his white sock so high ..I invited him for supper my two brothers laughing..I didn't get the joke because I was wearing short shorts just like him....so anyway some guys are too cheap to update their clothing so they still wear the short short and I wish to god I don't sit infront of them and you turn your head away the ding dong out...omg ..yes guys are cheap they hoard old clothes!


  10. Rosette:

    My friend and I look in our husband clothing closet omg she told me he hoard his old clothes he says he will still wear it omg funnyu ...so someday I will toss my hsubnad old junk when he is not looking.

    That is why when I buy clothes I tyr to stay neutral so I can wear them even as I age.


  11. Miss Pris:

    How about big girls who wear super tight spandex to the gym? YUCK!! Thats just wrong on soooo many levels. There's this one girl that goes to the same gym as me....she wears clothes like that to the gym everytime she goes. And guys/gals DO look at her...but I think its for all the wrong reasons....yikes!!

    Did I ever tell you about that time I seen this dude at the gym wearing super short white running shorts (just below the cheeks) and a white wife-beater tanktop with white sweatbands on his wrists? I was laughing so dang hard I had to stop exercising. I swear, he looked like one of the dudes in Olivia Newton John's video for "Lets Get Physical."


  12. skycastles:

    I really, Really, REALLY don't get this lady:

    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/popup?id=3897714

    Looks fake but she's in the Guinness Book.

    OMG, WTF?!?!?!


  13. Rosette:

    what you mean the Richard simmons short? Yes you make cash looking like that exercising!


  14. Rosette:

    yes my husbands friend keep saying my husband short is long but did he ever look at his short short and his fat stomach bulging out..omg YES I KEEP MY MOUTH close .....!


  15. Rosette:

    YES I HAD A RICHARD SIMMONS SHORTS AT ONE TIME! THEN ONE TIME HAD IDEA DRESSED MY HUSBAND LIKE MY TWIN WEARING TIE DYE and made him grow hair at the back of his head like Billy RAy Cyrus..omg WHAT HAVE I DONE to this poor guy his mother was not amuse!


  16. skycastles:

    Why do some girls insist on wearing stillies but don't take the time out to practice so they're all wobbling when they walk? It makes me sad to see them hobbling around like an injured animal.

    Why do girl undies cost a fortune for something that's barely even there and guy undies come by the pack for pennies on the dollar?

    And while we're at it, why do girls gotta do the matchy-matchy thing with their undies and bra? I can't explain this but it's like the rule. Where did we learn this?

    Why do most girls hear the siren call of shoes as soon as they walk into a store?

    Ok, got a meeting for work so I'll letchall ponder that. :)


  17. skycastles:

    Uh ok, I'm in moderation.


  18. Kage:

    I don't get the off center hats that the keeds nowdays wear. Everytime I see a guy with his hat barely on his head and crooked, I like go dea and slap it off his head and slap him too.


  19. tita leerz:

    there's nothing sexy about crack!

    remember dove shorts? even men wore the back in the day, huh? i don't even wear short shorts! and i aboslutely hate the hobo look. you know, lowrider jeans showing "bleavage" makes you wanna ask "don't you feel a draft?" THEN their pant legs are so long they're dragging on the floor. HOBO. keeds nowadays like look like BUMS! So, cuz da legs too long, dey gotta fold'em up to their knees. I'm like, so why you neva just by capris. Jeans' makers these days, I think they're stupid. it's hard to find a decent pair of jeans that aren't indecent.


  20. tita leerz:

    you know what I tink is sad...when i see moms running after their kids is said pants. dey can never catch up to their kids cuz dey to busy pulling up their pants to keep themselves from tripping over their pant legs or from keeping their pants from falling off the cliffs of bleavage!


  21. tita leerz:

    in college, we'd go surf down waiks. gotta pass by all these tourists to get to the water. made me wanna go ewwwww. just cuz it's da beach no mean you should wear ballhuggers. i didn't know men could look like camels too.


  22. Scott:

    One word-wiggers (and the fashion that accompanies them. I've actually seen white guys wear FUBU clothing. I feel sorry for them and their parents).


  23. Syxx:

    I must be one of the only women who hates shopping. I tend to walk and move really fast, and since clothing stores are always busy and full of slow-moving indecisive people, being in that kind of environment irks me to no end. 90% of the time I know if something will fit just by looking at it, so I grab and go.

    What bothers me is boys who wear really tight jeans and shirts, like they borrowed their little sister's clothes. Every time I see one of those kids I giggle a little 'cause I think of their "package" being smushed in those pants. Immature, I know. The whole "popped" collar thing annoys me too, it looks sloppy.

    In terms of female fashion, I don't like "boots with the fur" (mukluks?) It looks like they're going seal hunting or spearfishing. It would be cute if it was cold out, or if they paired it with other furred clothing, but shorts and mukluks? No thanks.


  24. Rosette:

    well so far so good my boys wear decent clothes...if I see a butt crack I BECOME INSANE MOTHER ..one time my youngest was in terrible foul mood because the night before I washed hsi faovrite tight pants..omg..he wore his big baggy pants just to make me mad...well end the end I talk him back to his senses....well I am not too crazy about his tight pants anyway he is testing my patience.


  25. Rosette:

    coming from me who was very difficult and rebellious in my day.....but butt crack I draw the line...


  26. World Wide Ed:

    First and Foremost, R.I.P. to Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett... :(


  27. World Wide Ed:

    * Coconut Willy:
    I never got the low cut jeans with the g-string showing.

    Yeah, I never got that either C Dubbs. To me, it's more skanky than sexy... No offense. ;)

    * Matt:
    went to tokyo and walked up Takeshita Dori (in 95 degree summer heat) as my wife and cousin went from shop to shop looking for bargains. I just grabbed an ice coffee and gawked at the people walking by. kids dressed as babies. a guy in full motorcycle leathers and a horse head mask (full sized). blue hair, orange hair, red hair, green hair. whatever, the people from the homeland are crazy sometimes.

    Ohhhh yeah!!!! Takeshita Doori is nuts yeah Matty!?

    * Kel Sr.:
    Since you are hitched now, do you still dress the way you used to? Or, has your significant other placed her perception of style upon you?

    Nah, wifey is pretty cool Kel Sr.. She let's me dress howevah I like, good or bad. :P Sometimes though, when she wears her cammo pants and brown top, she wants me to match her (cammo pants and brown T-shirt)! LOL!

    * M:
    I remember back in high school those PE shorts were short shorts. The shorts I wear goes to my knees or a little below.

    Same here Ms! Maybe it's just my co-workers!? LOL!

    * frankie:
    I think I have a pic of Ed in his Niu Valley Intermediate PE booty shorts somewhere. *writes extortion letter* Ha!

    Bwahahaha! B@stid! Bettah watch yo back frankie, or I'mma gonna have to pants you and show the world your bleavage! :P

    * Danielle:
    I find the older guys, as the opu expands, have a harder time finding their belly button. So they pull up their shorts to get to the belly button and that leaves less room for the legs.

    Ahhh, that's an interesting theory Danielle! Makes sense fo sho. And yeah, the WIH location is a secret... even for my friends! ;)

    * NeedaHobby:
    I still see some guys wearing corduroy short shorts. I think they used to be made by OP?

    OP! Oh Yeah Hobbz! LOL! I got corduroy shorts, but they are at the cool length. :)

    * Rosette:
    so anyway some guys are too cheap to update their clothing so they still wear the short short and I wish to god I don't sit infront of them and you turn your head away the ding dong out...omg

    What is this "ding dong" you speak about Rosey? 8)

    * Miss Pris:
    How about big girls who wear super tight spandex to the gym? YUCK!! Thats just wrong on soooo many levels.

    Gotta give props to the woman for her confidence though! LOL!

    * skycastles:
    I really, Really, REALLY don't get this lady:

    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/popup?id=3897714

    Looks fake but she's in the Guinness Book.

    OMG, WTF?!?!?!

    Woah! It does look fake though yeah sky?

    * Rosette:
    YES I HAD A RICHARD SIMMONS SHORTS AT ONE TIME! THEN ONE TIME HAD IDEA DRESSED MY HUSBAND LIKE MY TWIN WEARING TIE DYE and made him grow hair at the back of his head like Billy RAy Cyrus..omg WHAT HAVE I DONE to this poor guy his mother was not amuse!

    Woah. Sounds like he's your own little Ken Barbie Rosey! :P

    * skycastles:
    Why do girl undies cost a fortune for something that's barely even there and guy undies come by the pack for pennies on the dollar?

    LOL! Great to be a guy! :P

    * Kage:
    I don't get the off center hats that the keeds nowdays wear. Everytime I see a guy with his hat barely on his head and crooked, I like go dea and slap it off his head and slap him too.

    Woah! Stop the Violence Kagz! LOL! Nah! Sometimes, I'll wear my hat a little off center, but not ridiculously to the side. The ones who wear it barely on, I don't get!

    * tita leerz:
    just cuz it's da beach no mean you should wear ballhuggers. i didn't know men could look like camels too.

    Bwahahahahahahahaha!

    * Scott:
    One word-wiggers (and the fashion that accompanies them. I've actually seen white guys wear FUBU clothing. I feel sorry for them and their parents).

    Ahahahaha! The fashion isn't too bad Scotty2Hotty. It's sad when I watch them and they can't pull off the lingo and mannerism. Bet. :P

    * Syxx:
    What bothers me is boys who wear really tight jeans and shirts, like they borrowed their little sister's clothes. Every time I see one of those kids I giggle a little 'cause I think of their "package" being smushed in those pants. Immature, I know. The whole "popped" collar thing annoys me too, it looks sloppy.

    I agree with both Syxxy. The first makes me cringe (in pain). The second makes me laugh. Did you know that used to be a big fashion trend and "cool" in Japan. Maybe it still is? That's why when I see the tourist poppin' his collar when on vacation in Hawaii, I giggle, but slightly understand. Hehe!

    * Rosette:
    coming from me who was very difficult and rebellious in my day.....

    Hmmm... Do tell Rosey. Inquiring minds wanna know! 8)


  28. mcat:

    i never thought leggings would come back in style... or vests for that matter... but both of them did! pretty funny! i used to wear both of them before too!


  29. soogs:

    my shorts are still long, however, i'm at that age where i wonder if i'm supposed to start changing my look. cant be wearing baggy t shirts and shorts that go below my knees forever, can i?
    sometimes, tho' a change in fashion is due to necessity. with my ever enlarging tummy, i know only wear pullover aloha shirts and never tuck them in.
    the fashion style that really bugs me nowadays is how the skinny guy look is now the norm. its getting harder and harder to find baggy shirts/polo's cuz all the major manu's are going toward that abercrombie (not neil) look. really short sleeves and shirts that are skin tight are looks that a small percentage of us can do.


  30. tita leerz:

    you know what's funny about the abercrombie guys looks...not all guys can pull it off cuz now we know when you're cold! NHOs on a guys in not sexy.

    SYXX! I hate shopping too. Jus cus every store I walk into is tailored for ho hos to dress up their bleavages. Plus, I cannot stand the blaring music. Make me crazy.

    Dang, I'm old. I should just start dressing like my high school teachers and shop at Macy's second floor (near the parking lot entrance of Pearl Ridge Phase 1).


  31. kuya.d:

    @Leerz - NHO's, nerts!


  32. BananaFysh:

    Rosette said:

    but butt crack I draw the line...

    Really? You gotta "draw the line?"

    Mine was there from birth. :razz:

    banana .... wondering why Rosette no mo butt crack
    :?

    :lol:


  33. BananaFysh:

    @tita -- haha! yeah, NHO's on a dude are very very bad!!

    :lol:


  34. NeedaHobby:

    @Syxx - one of my friends bought those "boots with the fur". And yup, she was wearing her boots with shorts. Don't get why that would be fashionable in Hawaii???

    @tita - oh boy, your NHO comment was too funny!


  35. Ynaku:

    @BF Ahanakokoleilei :lol:


  36. BananaFysh:

    @Ynaku -- More like "no mo one okole"

    :lol:


  37. skycastles:

    Another thing that's just wrong is skinny jeans on guys. That is just not a good look.


  38. kuya.d:

    @Hobbz- aren't those boots called, Ugg's? No, seriously, isn't that the brand name?


  39. NeedaHobby:

    @kuya - yup, I think you're right. I think the brand name is Uggs.


  40. tita leerz:

    I start my morning with a laugh!

    Have a great day everybody! Guys, stay away from cold rooms if you got a tight shirt. nertz...hahaha I forgot about that word....nertz.

    ...no mo one one okole...peanut buttah jelay...
    oh no...visual...ok...ew! LOL!

    furry boots...what also confused me was furry denim jackets. seriously. waipahu was way too hot to be wearing them at school! even on the coldest waipahu day! den you get the hard core keeds who act like dey not cold and wear tank tops when everybody else wearing sweat shirts to school.

    just say no to crack! on all levels...