Friday, September 07, 2007

Affordable?

(Pardon me I've forgotten how to blog)

I see this show on tv yesterday as I was flipping de channels. De woman on de show was some sort of styler or stylist or something so and she was showing the people back-to-school fashions. Dem did look ranging from so so to alright in my opinion except there was this one model wearing a skirt that look like a purple garbage bag but otherwise I cant complain too much. the clothes din look too bad-deish. I wasn't going to be running out to buy nuttin them but they wasn't too bad still.

Sort of chic though if that is the word that I should be using, yes sort of chic. Fellas wearing slacks and nice sweaters and ting so. All in all a little above the usual gangsta gear I duz see alot a dese school men and women walking bout Scarborough wearing. Cause I think all dese youngstas bout hayso duz feel dem is badjohns but then again I feel that is a common Scarborough motif. I neva meet so many people pretending to be hard in me life till I life up this side.

Anyways as I was saying I watch this show. And the part that get me is that the woman de styler, stylist keep telling the host a de show about how affordable the clothes is. Then she buss out wid yes "that whole outfit can be put together for less that 500 dollars" . Well one was less that 300 the other less than 500 but she still use the word affordable for both.

Now I don't know bout how wunna stay financially but I know dat when I was a student that word student was a alias for, pockets on E, broke as hell. I wasn't wearing no 300 dollar outfits. In fact if I had 300 dollars and was actually willing to spend it all on clothing which I probably wouldn't it would have had to buy me about a week or two weeks worth a clothing not juss one outfit. And I know I couldn't have been the only one cause I know how students stay in general. Is like what bajansistren ask me when I tell she bout the show; "300 who? Wait we buying outfits for the whole class right?"

But back to this styler, stylist woman. She like she don't remember she student days at all. I don't know who she marketing 300 dollar outfits to as affordable. Or maybe I just missing the point cause I guess all these brand name things duz sell and as far as I can tell from the price tags dem doan be the most affordable even to a fella like me that holing down a steady job. Still I feel is back to school fashion not back to Wall street fashion. 300 dollars for one outfit look far from affordable to me.

That is why I like school uniform boy. Slap dem in some khaki pants and a shirt and forget all this brand name 300 dollar outfits.

12 comments:

Fiyah said...

Unless the school in Howard University in Washington DC. That place was model central ... trust.

Lene said...

was it on BET? i was shocked that she was telling these impressionable kids to dress like eediots. i was soo confused. because if i decided to take advice from television, especially bet, i dont think i would last for long in this world.

Leon said...

Hell no! Knowing these kids they won't even appreciate it. I'd buy some plain ol' jeans and tops and save the money for something important.

Abeni said...

Yeah..students I know doh have money unless rich parents bankrolling it

Brotha Buck said...

My vote is for school uniforms, too.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Bwoy I know I did bruk when I was in school. $300 pon one suit of clothes? Ah muss joke you a joke!

Mad Bull said...

Its shows like that which drive young people out to push drugs and things like that, in order to have stuff they can't afford.

Stunner said...

$300 outfit! That's how I know that show isn't for me at all!

Campfyah said...

Is a good thing dat I ein got nuh pickeney in school nuh more. but yes, School uniforms is the way to go..ccause deese pickeeny nuh work nuh wya tuh be wearing nuh outfit fuh $300.

princessdominique said...

They are on a different planet with affordability. Seriously I mean, who can spend that on ONE outfit?

Amadeo said...

I gave the same explanation to a co-worker who doesn't understand why men aren't as into shopping. Banana Repulic averages about 25 - 30 bucks for womens clothing then 40 - 50 for mens. If you can get two outfits for 100 and it costs me 200, I'm prone to be less interested and take much less time.

GC said...

there are students whose parents work their fingers to the bone so they can throw money away. I remember I went to hs w/ some of them. They would buy christmas presents for 50 of their closest friends, only to find out later their parents had a fruit & veg shop.