I see that I have not ranted about any of my fashion hates since the dawn of time! That is not right and must be fixed immediately.
What, you ask, am I hating on right now? Here are two words that should never go together:
“Roman” and “sandals”
They’re also known as gladiator sandals and Greek sandals. They are abominations. And I’ve been seeing them everywhere here in sunny Sydney. They are an affront to my eyes!
And, I suspect, an affront to the person who’s wearing them’s calves. Seriously, look at how many spots there are for chafing and blisters. It’s been in the high 20s and low thirties for a while now and a bit humid.1 In short, it’s the kind of weather that makes you sweat and when you sweat wearing those things? I see a world of pain in your future.
They do not make you look sexy. They make you look like a galumphing gladiator. And the constant adjustments they call for—when you lean over and rearrange and hoick and twist and push at them—also not sexy.
Please to throw your pair away immediately, or remake them into a bridle, or something, I don’t care what just get them out of my line of vision!
What are youse lot hating right now in the land of fashion?
- Yes, I know, not nearly as hot as Melbourne and Adelaide. I do not complain. This is my favourite kind of weather. [↩]