September 14, 2010

What's more surprising, that these too are both officially stylish...

... or that they are a couple?

There's something unnerving about the extreme sexual dimorphism. The man looks like he's kidnapped a child.

42 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Some women like an older man that is serious since all life is a serious business. Letting other children lead children sounds less than wise. We are fast returning to the hard times when it takes two smart folks working together to survive. So style follows function deep in our subconscious.

TRO said...

Did you read the comments? I'm guessing I'm just a rube but I don't get all that "deeper meaning" these folks get from this photo. To me, it's just a pretty girl in a pretty dress walking down the street with a creepy looking guy wearing nerdy clothes.

Contemplating the deeper meaning in things like this is for people with way too much time on their hands.

Pogo said...

Hey, it's Moby and his daughter, the Hare Krishna cultist!

Clyde said...

Maybe he could buy her a sandwich. Or she could talk to Lady Gaga about getting some more meat on her bones.

Prosqtor said...

Well, living here in the midwest, it is good to know not EVERYONE is overweight. In fact, one might wonder if this couple is getting enough to eat. I would like to invite them out for some church suppers.

Pogo said...

Heroin is a helluva drug.

shoutingthomas said...

Hipsterism has become such a bore.

Anybody remember the Tubes song: "White Folks on Dope?"

Steve Richter said...

the term "fag" applies, I think. At least to the metro men. Maybe apply the term to both genders to take the homosexual epithet out of the term.

Salamandyr said...

The young woman is proof that young and pretty can make anything look good. The clothes neither add, nor detract from that.

The man, he could start by wearing clothes that fit. His look makes me think the real desire of the arbiters of "style" is to make us all look vaguely ridiculous.

MadisonMan said...

What? No comment on the entry from September 2?

Mitch H. said...

Is that his hair or a hat? And why is she wandering around in public in a summer nightgown?

Salamandyr said...

OK, on a further look at the pic, it's the pants and the hat. I despise skinny jeans, with their break somewhere around midthigh, making it look like you put on your girlfriends pants. And the hat? It looks like a small animal or extremely bad toupee. It doesn't cover the head. It's merely there to indicate "insouciance", which it mostly fails at.

But the girl; the girl is pretty. She looks like she should be wandering around a Ren Faire looking at fairy wings.

former law student said...

the extreme sexual dimorphism.

? They're both super skinny. It would take two of his arms to make a decent bicep. She could well beat him at arm wrestling.

He's bought into the idea that guys with receding hairlines look better with completely shaven heads. In fact, judging by his hairline, they're both about the same age. I'd guess by their clothes that they met in art school.

bagoh20 said...

I have no understanding of what women find attractive in men. I thought I used to, but time has removed all confidence. I'm not even sure if women are human anymore.

Pastafarian said...

She looks like death, by starvation, already wearing a burial shroud. He looks like a world-class douche, with his wee tiny hat perched on top of his acned shaved skull; his grandma's painting smock; his tight short women's pants and his prancy shoes with the garish buckle.

Jesus, what a tool. Why can't safes fall from very tall buildings like they do in the cartoons, just every great once in a while?

But to answer the question: Neither is surprising in the least.

Moose said...

...but he's got long pants on!

Wanderlust747 said...

i live in the city. i think they look fine/great. can we get back to other topics? [pick on lady gag if you need to go blackwell on us]

here.... a fashion blog for those of you not on either side of the coasts! now leave us city dwellers alone. ;) http://thecatorialist.blogspot.com/

Der Hahn said...

I'm not sure where 'kidnapped a child' comes from, other than the way she's dress. I'm with fls in guessing they are about the same age.

Seems to me that shaving your head is the new comb-over, and works about as well. I'm follicle-challenged too. You aren't fooling anybody.

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

How doe either one of them earn a living dressed like that?

Are those costumes 'work freindly' in their universe?

Irene said...

Wanderlust747, haha!

"The Case for Pushed-Up Sleeves, Milano."

lol

GMay said...

Who wants to be whether or not they're vegans?

dbp said...

The woman is either thin or too thin, but her dress covers so well that it is hard to tell. Her hairstyle as well as the long dress makes it look like she is going for the hippie-look.

The guy's outfit is fine until you come to his head. There, he has concentrated his fashion sins: A hat which might be okay is worn on the back of the head and looks stupid. Not to mention that it looks like a hat designed for warmth and NYC was hellishly hot if the picture is at all recent. As for the shaved head, fine--but keep up with it, the stubble is very concentration campesque. Don't even get me started on the multiple ear-piercings...

dbp said...

I'm with MM on the Sept. 2nd entry: How did that one fly under Althouse's RADAR?

Trooper York said...

Oh cool. So you have been watching the Rachel Zoe show.

I hope you go back to commenting on reality TV shows.

Because this political crap is awful freaking boring.

This place was a lot more fun when you were talking about American Idol.

GMay said...

Yeah, I don't share the Professor's borderline neurotic hatred for men in shorts, but that pic made me laugh.

Oligonicella said...

"The man looks like he's kidnapped a child."

No he doesn't. She looks like a young, adult woman.

peter hoh said...

speaking of the Jesus look . . . .

peter hoh said...

As for Althouse's post, yeah, they make a creepy looking couple.

William said...

It's so hard to meet the right girl when you run an out of the way motel and stuff birds for a hobby. Ditto with women who gave their parents forty whacks....Even as they have found true love, so can you if you sign up for Prisonmatch.com.

Ralph L said...

She looks like the folding back cover from Mad Magazine--a third of her body is missing.

What is the black line on the guy's forehead--shadow or hat brace?

WV - angstert - fits them to a T

The Crack Emcee said...

The thought, these two might reproduce, is disturbing.

Steve said...

He is very lucky he was kidnapped by such a babe.

FloridaSteve said...

TRO Thanks. You said it perfectly. She is lovely but hardly stylish. He looks like Golum with a hat.

It's hard to imagine any "hidden meaning" here.

Jenner said...

I think they're super stylish . . . in a Manson Family kind of way.

Joe said...

If that's extreme sexual dimorphism, I wonder what actual extreme sexual dimorphism looks like.

Oh yeah: http://www.harmonicminer.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/islam-child-bride.jpg

Kensington said...

You people...

I don't see it. I just see two relatively normal people, maybe a bit thin, but so what?

Kensington said...

On the other hand, the fawning comments at that other blog are ridiculous on the other end of the spectrum.

Ralph L said...

Most of those comments are blog-whoring, that's why they fawn.

Scot said...

I agree with Kensington. Their style is more innocuous than comments here or at the other site would indicate. They simply look like an average bohemian couple.

former law student said...

Sept. 9 post is a good example of the difference between style (which she has) and fashion (which she is out of):

http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/90910ninthAve_2566Web.jpg

jamboree said...

They remind me of the heroin couple at my college.

Drug Buddies are the Best Sex Buddies.

Wanderlust747 said...

p.s...according to the nytimes, longer hemlines are in. so she's months ahead in terms of being fashionable.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/fashion/16REVIEW.html?hpw