There’s some things that just don’t need to be said because they’re painfully obvious. The light is shining on the cab because he’s looking for a fare. If it’s Monday night in the fall, there’s football on TV. If you park next to a sign that says, “No Parking” you’ll probably get a ticket. Fat women shouldn’t wear spandex.
Getting to hang around a variety of places throughout the country while I’m waiting on the next gig to shoot, I see a lot of people who really haven’t figured out how to dress in public. They see something on television and they think it’s cool so they give up their ability to think. They copy the style or fashion – no matter how stupid it looks on them.
Ever notice the style of wearing pants that show your butt? News Flash! No one wants to see your butt, or watch you waddle around like some absurd penguin. The only good thing about it is that the cops have a better chance at catching you when you attempt to run.
How about the wingnuts that wear their ball caps crooked? Seriously, it makes you look like a thug, or simply somebody with a bad attitude. You don’t look cool, you look unapproachable. Same thing goes for guys who wear their hoodies on their heads all the time. Exactly what are you trying to hide or hide from?
Older than middle aged guys that try to dress like a metrosexual 20 year old. That’s the one that got me thinking about this fashion mess in the first place. At some time, somewhere they saw Tom Cruise with his sunglasses on top of his head like it was a hair band. On Tom Cruise it may look cool. On you it looks goofy. Especially if you don’t have any hair up there to hold back.
Jerry Nelson is a nationally recognized photojournalist and adventure photographer. His work has appeared in many national, regional and local publications including CNN, USAToday, Upsurge, Earthwalkers and Associated Content and he is a regular contributor to Huffington Post as well as OpEdNews. Nelson travels the country seeking out the people, places and things that make America unique and great. Nelson currently is in Washington D.C. pointing his camera at OccupyDC and freelancing for The Washington Times the second largest paper in the nation’s capital.
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