yes, it was in jest. no offense intended, just having some fun, and i'm glad you picked up on it.
@ 'the disturbed gypsy look'
you're correct, btw, re the patched looked being revived by some punkers. i haven't seen it on shirts, but i've seen it very well done on pants. pants were additionally rolled-up a bit.
also, recently i've seen argyle socks worn with shorts and sneakers.