Shorts + Dungarees = Crime of Fashion

dungaree shorts

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It’s hard to imagine the thought process that goes into creating something like this. By that, we mean, it’s hard not to imagine it going something like this:


“Hmmm, I think I’ll design a pair of dungarees. Dungarees have never been cool, so, in making them, I’ll enable people to brag about wearing a “difficult” piece of clothing, and that will make them seem really hip and experimental, because they’ll be eschewing the usual “rules” of flattering your figure etc, and wearing something that indicates they don’t give a crap about how they look. Which will make them look even MORE hip and edgy. Then I will be the designer who made dungarees fashionable, and my name will be made! Yes, I will make a pair of dungarees!”


“Hmmm. Dungarees really ARE horrible. Also not particularly hip or experimental. Someone who was really into having fun with fashion, and being all wild and keerrazzeee and suchlike, wouldn’t wear an ORDINARY pair of dungarees, would they? They’d wear… dungarees with one leg missing! I will cut off one leg of the dungarees!”


“Loving the one-legged dungaree look, but there’s still something missing. It’s still not quite unexpected enough, is it? I know! I’ll slash it to the waist, front and back! Finally, my masterpiece is finished!”

OK, so it probably didn’t go anything like that at all. Seriously, what would we know? We buy our clothes on the high street, and one of our basic rules is that if it has legs, it must have two of them, or its no deal. But, of course, we’re not hip or trendy, and we definitely couldn’t be described as “experimental” (wouldn’t really want to be, either…), so this item is presumably not aimed at the likes of us. But there are people out there who are paying £123 for one-legged dungarees, and then they’re going out and they’re totally ROCKING that look.

More power to them.

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