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August 17, 2010

Thursdays are for What the Hell is This?

Perhaps you've heard of Laver's Law.

Indecent 10 years before its time
Shameless 5 years before its time
Outré (Daring) 1 year before its time
Smart Current Fashion
Dowdy 1 year after its time
Hideous 10 years after its time
Ridiculous 20 years after its time
Amusing 30 years after its time
Quaint 50 years after its time
Charming 70 years after its time
Romantic 100 years after its time
Beautiful 150 years after its time

He forgot 5 years after its time: Redorkulous.

Paisley in fun fur, spotted at Nordstrom for $288!

This one's from the same company.

It's like a sane, decent sweater being attacked from the rear by another much uglier sweater. I don't think Laver has a law for this.


Knit Purl Gurl said...

When bad yarn happens to good sweaters.. ;p

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Sorry to repeat post - but the 2nd sweater looks like muppet roadkill.

Carolyn said...

Is that Puff the Magid Dragon attacking the gray sweater's sleeve? Or fungus from my fridge? Gack.

GinkgoKnits said...

It's really too bad that someone had to get "artsy" on that second sweater. That pony is sucking the life out of a beautiful cabled sweater. If I ever see someone with this, I might have to yell at them for encouraging this.

Gina said...

There ought to be a law forbidding such atrocities.

Elizabeth said...

I think the paisley sweater looks like 1985, which makes it 25 years past its time. I guess it's time for the 80s to be the new retro look, eh?

The second one, well... that one doesn't have a time. Its awfulness is timeless.

Dorie said...

OH, is that a pony on the second sweater? I see a fuzzy Cirque du Soleil performer draped across the shoulders. Scary!

Sharon said...

ohh, a pony. Man, I could not for the life of me figure out what that was supposed to be.
Actually, knowing that does not help.
As for that other sweater, I dunno, I see hairy bacteria or something.
Maybe these sweaters have some value after all in a rohrschach sort of way . . .

Sarah said...

That's a pony? Really? I thought it was an unhappy face over the right breast area.