Alright, if you read my reply to the HOF post, here we go. If you didn't read it, don't worry... you aren't missing too much. OK, so on to the topic at hand. Maybe this phenomenon is exclusive to the college crowd. For all of your sakes, I hope so. But, if you have seen it, please give me your thoughts. Here's what I'm talking about. We're all familiar with the polo collar. It makes a slight distinction from a plain tee-shirt. Not saying that either one is better looking. Honestly, I don't care. I do care that the (I assume) Abercrombie-minded circle has now decided that taking said polo collar and flipping it up is considered "stylish." Lemme try to paint a picture for you. A typical polo collar would form the shape of an inverted parabola. When someone flips his up, it sticks straight up, looking somewhat how a collar made of light fabric would in a strong breeze. Mental pictures, everyone? Good. Moving on. The only scenario I can think that this would be acceptable -- or reasonable -- is not on a polo shirt at all. Think back to in The Godfather when Al Pacino is waiting outside the hospital after visiting Marlon Brando. He's wearing a jacket, the weather looks chilly, and he turns his collar upward. Makes sense: it's cold out -- Al's neck needs a bit of protection from the elements. A similar time I've seen it done is with pea coats on sailors. Personally, I think - with a coat or jacket - it can look kinda cool. Plus, it has a function. But I really find it ridiculous with a polo. And I doubt that it's to combat the winter. Maybe that's because I've viewed it in the middle of August in New Orleans. Or because it's done by the same type who wear the "trucker hats" since they're following the lead of Ashton Kutcher. Who knows? I want to know what you guys think? Or if you have even viewed it at all... Thanks for any feedback.
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10/8/03 at 11:05pm