Tuesday, 3 July 2012
These Hipsters are Barefoot Now?
When visiting a new major city it's always interesting to see what the Hipster look du jour is. Whilst wandering around the area of Mitte in Berlin where our fashion forward friends congregate, it was interesting to see what this summer's trend was.
Last time I visited East London in the freezing winter months I was perplexed to see the new look shoe-wise was loafers without any socks accompanied by rolled up jeans. If you didn't do this must have look then I assumed you dropped multiple rungs in the coolness ladder, for shame. All this said, I am a creature of comfort and the idea of my ankles getting frost bite in the name of fashion did not appeal. I mean bitch, it was minus 5 outside.
Yet this fashion statement was nothing compared to the mind boggling en vogue I happenstanced in Mitte. To be a la mode here the trend was your feet in the nip, nude, barefoot, nada, zip, bupkiss. Apparently shoes are too mainstream now. I had seen this once or twice before yes, but never had I seen so many all congregated in the same place, all completely barefoot. And I am sorry but how clean are the streets in Berlin? I can't imagine very! This is the right way to a venereal disease my androgynous friends. Seriously, what the fuck? How long does it take for your feet to get accustomed and callous enough for you to be able to pull off this look without looking ridiculously uncomfortable? Actually don't answer that because this is one trend I won't be following.
I'm sorry to rant but come on guys, wake up and smell the ridiculousness and feet are kinda gross.