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Friday, February 10, 2006

London Underground Fashion Victims

Fashion Victims on the Tube

Here's my regular Friday look at commuters spotted on the London Underground who could be considered to be slaves to fashion. It's often people who have taken a fashionable look and "made it their own" (apologies to Louis Walsh off X Factor), regardless of whether or not it looks good on them. However, this week I'm going to start with one from National Rail but with a Tube connection.

Brand Boy

The guy below was very brand conscious, Apple iPod, tick, Nike jacket, tick, London Underground baseball cap, tick

Brand Boy with London Underground Baseball Cap


I've only ever seen one guy with one of these caps on before and people assured me then that they're very popular with the yoof of today. Although you can't really see from this photo, there's not a station name inside the Tube Roundel on the cap but the word "South" to signify what part of London he's from.

Metallic trainers and Diamond tights

It's probably just me here, but I just think this look is sooooo WRONG. As regular readers know, I'm not wild about metallic anything when it comes to clothing and footwear. But I didn't like this mix of the fairly casual trainers with the smart black trousers and the diamond tights added insult to injury for me. It's probably because I'm a socks with trousers kind of girl.

Metallic Trainers and Diamond Tights


Metallic Trousers and Platform Boots

Very weird look here, and just in case anyone thinks that the woman wearing these loose shiny trousers was Asian, she wasn't! I marvelled as to how she'd be able to walk in those platforms and on those heels.

Metallic Trousers and Platform Boots


The Low Slung Trouser Girls

Not really too much for me to say here, but a good example of Low slung waisted trousers working in unison. On the left we have the Low Slung Twiggy Shorts. On the right the more traditional length of low slung trousers.

The Low Slung Trouser Girls


To their credit though at least their G Strings or knickers weren't riding up above the waistbands of their trousers.

That's it for this week. The previous entry for London Underground fashion victims is here and all of them together can be seen on the following Flickr set.


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