Apparently there was some kind of big fashion show or something like that this week past, at which Ralph Lauren showed, as part of his collection, a model wearing overalls.
I continue to be confused by the whole enterprise of "fashion". A certain look or group of colors or whatever gets declared to be "in" by one of a very tiny community of people in New York City, and then pretty soon everybody's wearing what they've declared to be "in". And then, gradually, those looks are replaced by newer ones, and the older looks are unanimously viewed as "out", and in some cases, the "out" looks get filed under "OMG what was I thinking!" And then someone comes along and declares the now-hated "out" looks to be back "in".
Now, if more people are wearing overalls six months or a year from now, fine by me, but I just figure, "Here's something that works for me and I'm gonna stick with it, thank you very much." I don't much care that they're "unflattering", whatever that means (especially as we seem to live in a period wherein "flattering" apparently means, "revealing of every single curve on our bodies"). It just amuses me that overalls were "in" during the 1970s, they never really went away in the 1980s, they came back big in the 1990s, they were "out" in the 2000s, and now Ralph Lauren has decided that they're back "in".
As for the overalls the model up there is wearing, in themselves, they're definitely more my speed as things go: they look more functional than designed. But I'll bet Ralph Lauren worked hard to get them to look that way, weathering them and distressing them in various places, when you can get the same look by doing an eBay search for "Vintage overalls" and spending, in some cases, a lot less than these Lauren creations are likely to sell for. Or you can just buy yourself a brand new pair, keep 'em for years and years, and just wait for them to look like this.
I just find the whole thing weird.