What clothing item do you wish could be banned?
Submitted by Mike E.
This is a question fraught with danger. So many people can be insulted. So many misunderstandings. So many misguided opinions. So many harsh words and sharp blows. So many tears and bitter recriminations. So many families split. So many divorces.
But what else can you expect – when one person's couture is another one's ipecac?
So let's start:
Now, in a climate colder than the one I am cursed with, these are necessary objects. I understand that. I know that many of my Vox neighbors live in Canada, and other places that feature cold, and that white stuff. (And I don't mean the stuff you can find in the storage freezers at Chateau Marmont.) In fact, I think I'm being a little harsh here, but I can't help it. This question reaches out to a pain that is fundamental: a labyrinth of despair that cannot be uprooted.
So I'll continue. I'm not talking about the pretty, frothy caps; or ones made with a broad, cable knit. Or ones with the cute strings draped down on each side. Or the oversized ones which are just right for you if your face has the same amount of flesh as a 16-year old gamine.
I'm talking about the tightly-knit, tightly-fitting, unadorned caps, drawn close over the eyebrows…making the thought of an exposed forehead nothing but an idle dream.
Like I have said, there are many situations where these head socks will come in handy.
But here in Los Angeles, they are apparently worn to make a point, as a legitimate fashion statement. An idea which makes me laugh until the blood gushes out of my eyes.
Here, the only statement they make is one of guilt.