Monday, August 14, 2006

This Way Forward

I've always had mild disdain for people who wear clothes just to make some statement about themselves (humorous t-shirts aside), mostly because I think its just posing that people shouldn't rely on superficial things to define themselves or try to come off as something they aren't. This veiw is probably largely due to my long standing habit of not caring about clothes or engineering a specific 'look'. This bias should perclude me from trying to get some 'look' that doesn't fit who I actualy am (whatever that is). But recently I've been wearing my Red Sox hat backwards which does an astonishingly good job of making me look more punkish and badass, which is my intention.

I've been wanting to update my look (and personality to a lesser degree) by being more punkish and badass (the tattoo is coming, trust me) mostly for the benefit of new freshman (especialy on the Cross Country team). This alone I don't have a problem with, but the whole hat thing runs against the grain a little...or at least I feel like it ought to.

The effect its had already (I've only been wearing my hat this way for a few days) is surprising. Walking down the crowded, suburban streets (filled mostly with old people) I feel all mean and rebelliously teenaged and more confident. I guess this is due to how I beleive people are perceiving me, which might be a bad thing (being defined by others' opinions).

But for now I'm keeping it, and sticking to my story that by looking meaner I'll dissuade muggers and other such undesirables.

6 comments:

dr_koopon said...

ummm... dude were in chautauqua and then simsbury. there rnt ne muggers going after u. ur reason sucks.

although i have to admit, i like the look.

The Juicy One said...

but if you're trying to look badass, dont you want to BE the mugger?

oh i cant wait to see this, the bad ninties white rapper imagery is already priceless...

SabilaK said...

It's not the muggers you need to watch out for; it's those deadly geriatrics. They may just pepper spray you for looking all badass and threatening...and that would be bad news.

justifiably_vertical said...

hmm...there are an awful lot of old people around...maybe I should get some super-hip shades (WWI pilot goggles are in right now, right?)

dr_koopon said...

omg YES.

The Juicy One said...

omg NO