Post Number: 526
|Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 11:59 pm: |
Maybe it's because I'm 50. Maybe it's because watching the Cream ReUnion made me feel old. Maybe it dawned on me I'm listening to only oldies stations.
I'm not sure about the above, but I'm real sure about this: When did the uniform of the day for middle-aged male musicians turn into these damn Hawaiian shirts? Everywhere I look, guys my age are wearing them at every gig I go to, and lots of cats are wearing them on stage on video and DVD for gosh sakes!!
Am I the only one seeing this? Is this the male equivalent of 'Mom Jeans'? Is this the end of civilization as we know it? Is the AFM mandating this?
I feel like the kid in the Bruce Willis movie . . . "I see Hawaiian shirt people . . ."
(The-I-Don't-Have-Any-Hawaiian-Shirts) J o e y
Post Number: 2181
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 12:12 am: |
Brother and friend Joey
I am ashamed and I plead guilty ...I DO love Hawaiian shirts.
Though I am kinda picky in taste.
I like the type Tom Selleck wore in that HAwaii police thing (...huh ...I have THAT age too).
Nice once -in my taste- are hard to find!
Once I bought a nice one -well THAT time I Liked it- in two tones roze with blue, green and yellow flowers and parrots.
I weared this shirt until it fell into pieces off my body. My wife and kids held a family party with songs of praise and glory and champagne the day I throwed it away!
(The-I don't-have-a-Hawaiian-shirt-anymore) Paul TBO
PS tough I NEVER wore one on stage! Mostly I am wearing a suit with T-shirt.
(Hehehe ...the T-shirt CAN have an unusual writing over the front like: THE SITUATION IS HOPELESS BUT NOT SERIOUS)
Post Number: 470
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 12:26 am: |
I'm with you Joey. Highly dodgy.
Post Number: 922
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 3:24 am: |
Paul, hopefully that shirt fell apart from your body into the hands of a groupie. I'm neutral about Hawaiian shirts but do like them better than the dental smock looking shirts that were the middle age rage awhile back.
Post Number: 1496
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 4:55 am: |
While I don't care for Hawaiian shirts, I wear the biker equivalent: those (usually) black, button-down, silken S/S shirts that have flames, skulls, bikes, babes, etc. on 'em. I've got Hendrix, Dead, and guitar ones as well. It's either that, or it's tye-dyed tees, LOL! H*ll, I think even hawaiian shirts are better than what I see most bar bands wear...shorts, sneakers and crappy tees.
Post Number: 500
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 5:39 am: |
My hypothesis: As color drains from our hair, it morphs into phoenix-like colors in our wardrobe. Wait until 2010 Joey. Someone will bring back dashikis and/or Hawaiian pants. (Ooh ... gimme two) j/k
P.S. I have two that are in my regular stage attire rotation, along with several Alembic Ts.
Post Number: 42
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:37 am: |
Could be worse. I play in a 30's/40's-repertoire big band. A few years ago there was minor swing revival, and we all had to wear zoot suits regularly.
For those of you unfamiliar with this fashion anachronism, here's a picture of us, ca. 2004. Give me a Hawaiian shirt anytime.
Post Number: 307
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:39 am: |
Thank God..I thought it was only me !
Being a bit old school/never a fashion hog, I'm still doing jeans, t-shirts, sweat shirts, flannel, and the occasional leather. I'm very comfy in my Sherman and Peabody sweatshirt and Yes/Close to the Edge t-shirt thanks.
Athough I do admit owning one brite orange Hawaiian shirt that I like to break out in the middle of winter and wear to the local biker bar.
I'm also still scratching my head over the look of pants 2 sizes to big with your underwear hangin out.
But then again, I've never been the crispiest chip in bag.
Post Number: 261
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 7:19 am: |
I must confess to owning two, albeit rather tasteful designs(my wife has a much better eye than I), fortunately for me she's not keen on being seen with a gigantic, chromatically challenged, fruity cocktail.
In my neck o' the woods, it's more prevelant to run into someone with a just a garish NASCAR or "Rubbie" Harley tee...
"hawaiian" shirts are banded at my office, even on "casual Fridays" (which is another dicey topic altogether...Scott Adams was right).
I'm just waiting for the baggy work-out pants to come back in style, I'd hate to think I've been keeping mine for no reason at all...
Post Number: 61
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 7:37 am: |
The only place to go for real rock and roll footwear:
Post Number: 527
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 11:19 am: |
That link and those clothes are just too FAB for words!
I had one of those 'Chesterfield' (Nehru jackets, my God I'm a fossil!) jackets. Now if only I could have shot a video in a field with all those tanks from Her Majesty's armed forces . . . but then, I've had to find another girl . . HELP!
J o e y
Post Number: 501
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 11:34 am: |
Careful or you're gonna lose that girl, so you've got to hide your love away. Then you'll need a ticket to ride.
..."uh - straights of Dover?"
Post Number: 471
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 1:54 pm: |
Bring back the safari suit!
Post Number: 308
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 3:27 pm: |
No flourescent lime green leisure suits please..or the white patton leather accessories !
Post Number: 30
|Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 5:06 pm: |
Hey, I'm 31 & I wear those Hawaiian shirts when the weather is warm of course. Although I did start wearing them when I started vacationing down in Akumal, Mexico. My plan was to really stad out as a tourist! HA HA.