Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > The Academy > Tilted Life


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-12-2009, 06:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
part of the problem
 
squeeeb's Avatar
 
Location: hic et ubique
glasses on the back of the t-shirt

what is the point of hanging your sunglasses on the back of your tshirt? along with the guy fieri sunglasses on the back of the head look, this is just something i fail to see the benefit of. and it looks kinda stupid to me (i can't talk about fashion though, i generally look like a homeless guy), and makes me want to take the glasses and run.

is there some reason or benefit that i just don't know about?
__________________
onward to mayhem!
squeeeb is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 07:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
Sitting in a tree
 
Location: Atlanta
I'm thinking it's along the line of muscle shirts.
wooŠs is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 07:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
A Storm Is Coming
 
thingstodo's Avatar
 
Location: The Great White North
Why do people drape sweaters over their shoulders or tie them around their necks?
__________________
If you're wringing your hands you can't roll up your shirt sleeves.

Stangers have the best candy.
thingstodo is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 08:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
zomgomgomgomgomgomg
 
telekinetic's Avatar
 
Location: Fauxenix, Azerona
Quote:
Originally Posted by squeeeb View Post
what is the point of hanging your sunglasses on the back of your tshirt? along with the guy fieri sunglasses on the back of the head look, this is just something i fail to see the benefit of. and it looks kinda stupid to me (i can't talk about fashion though, i generally look like a homeless guy), and makes me want to take the glasses and run.

is there some reason or benefit that i just don't know about?
This one isn't even hard...it is better than hanging them on the front because you can bend over forwards without risking them falling on the ground. It is better than putting them on the front or back of your head because you don't get hair product on them.

What obvious superior alternate are you suggesting, that you consider this to be a fashion 'no'?
__________________
twisted no more
telekinetic is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 10:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
part of the problem
 
squeeeb's Avatar
 
Location: hic et ubique
Quote:
Originally Posted by twistedmosaic View Post
This one isn't even hard...it is better than hanging them on the front because you can bend over forwards without risking them falling on the ground. It is better than putting them on the front or back of your head because you don't get hair product on them.

What obvious superior alternate are you suggesting, that you consider this to be a fashion 'no'?
i was thinking maybe wearing them or carrying them in a case. how often are people bending forward that they have to worry about them falling or can't hold them in thier hands when they do bend over? i don't wear hair product, so it never occured to me that is actually a problem.

---------- Post added at 12:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:59 AM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by thingstodo View Post
Why do people drape sweaters over their shoulders or tie them around their necks?
either because they are a 65 or more years old woman, or their name is "biff" or "chad, " they have a yacht, and they want someone to kick thier ass.
__________________
onward to mayhem!
squeeeb is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 10:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
Junkie
 
Location: My head.
Quote:
Originally Posted by squeeeb View Post
... either because they are a 65 or more years old woman, or their name is "biff" or "chad, " they have a yacht, and they want someone to kick thier ass.
I'm neither 65 year old woman nor do I own a yacht and my name ain't "biff/chad", but I love rockin' the sweater over shoulders thing. It works for me.

This might be related but I do want to own a yacht some day so hey .... :shrug:

As for the glasses thing, I really thing it's stupid to wear them anywhere else besides your eyes.
Xerxys is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 10:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
Darth Papa
 
ratbastid's Avatar
 
Location: Yonder
I think it's because people want to draw them like He-Man.

By the power of Grayskull.... I HAVE THE GLASSES!!!!!
ratbastid is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 11:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
Tilted Cat Head
 
Cynthetiq's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Manhattan, NY
I used to keep my custom made purple raybans on the back of my collar like that.

reasons:

didn't fall off top of my head/didn't fall out of shirt pocket - i had about 4 pairs of regular raybans chip or break from the short fall of bending over to pick something up.

didn't mess up my hair

i knew EXACTLY where my sunglasses were at all times, unlike the breast pocket if they fell out I wouldn't know about it until much later in the day. Just like my wallet in my back pocket, I know exactly where it is because I can feel it.

At the time, I couldn't keep a pair of sunglasses past 1 single season/year. After I put them on the back of my collar, I kept them for almost 11 years. How did I eventually lose that pair? Moving. They got packed up or lost in the move. I know that they weren't on my collar.
__________________
I don't care if you are black, white, purple, green, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, hippie, cop, bum, admin, user, English, Irish, French, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, indian, cowboy, tall, short, fat, skinny, emo, punk, mod, rocker, straight, gay, lesbian, jock, nerd, geek, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent, driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist, either you're an asshole or you're not.
Cynthetiq is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 11:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
Sitting in a tree
 
Location: Atlanta
I do occasionally use my shades as a hair accessory. But that's as far as it goes.
wooŠs is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 11:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
She's Actual Size
 
CinnamonGirl's Avatar
 
Location: Central Republic of Where-in-the-Hell
Yeah...I've never gotten this, either. Cyn and Twisted have shed a little light, but... sorry, guys, I still think it looks silly.


Then again, I regularly use my sunglasses as a headband when I'm inside. I don't have to worry about "product," though, and anyway, my sunglasses are of the cheap gas station variety.
__________________
"...for though she was ordinary, she possessed health, wit, courage, charm, and cheerfulness. But because she was not beautiful, no one ever seemed to notice these other qualities, which is so often the way of the world."


"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
CinnamonGirl is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 11:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
Tilted Cat Head
 
Cynthetiq's Avatar
 
Administrator
Location: Manhattan, NY
I don't care if it looks silly. While my friends kept losing glasses after glasses, I still have mine.
__________________
I don't care if you are black, white, purple, green, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, hippie, cop, bum, admin, user, English, Irish, French, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, indian, cowboy, tall, short, fat, skinny, emo, punk, mod, rocker, straight, gay, lesbian, jock, nerd, geek, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent, driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist, either you're an asshole or you're not.
Cynthetiq is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 12:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
We work alone
 
LoganSnake's Avatar
 
Location: Cake Town
I've never seen it....

Always have mine on the front of my shirt. I'd be too paranoid to leave them out of my sight on my back. Too easy to have them stolen and mine aren't cheap.
__________________
Maturity is knowing you were an idiot in the past. Wisdom is knowing that you'll be an idiot in the future. Common sense is knowing that you should try not to be an idiot now. - J. Jacques
LoganSnake is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 12:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
pig
pigglet pigglet
 
pig's Avatar
 
Location: Locash
I still do this - I picked it up as a habit from hanging out at the beach and from my days playing soccer. The reason I developed this is that I frequently wore t-shirts (and still do) or a soccer jersey, and there frequently is no front pocket. I don't carry my sunglasses case all the time, and when I do have it with me (say in the car) I'm not going to carry it around in my pocket all day. Just like cyn, I've found that by developing the habit of sliding them behind my collar in the back, I always know where they are when I walk outside into the sun, and they aren't creating extra jumble in the front pocket. I usually have a bunch of pens and pencils up there (by the way, I'm looking for some pocket protectors, but no one carries them in stores any more...), and this also avoids a lot of scratching. It's easy and convenient.
__________________
You don't love me, you just love my piggy style
pig is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 12:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
Broken Arrow
 
Vigilante's Avatar
 
Location: US
If i wear glasses, it's usually safety glasses when I'm in the garage/shop or building something with power tools. In that case, I swap them around to the back of my head to keep them from falling when I bend over to cut something by hand or pick it up. I don't keep them on my face at all times because I don't wear glasses normally, so they bug me and sometimes fog up.

If I'm wearing sunglasses, it's usually when I'm driving. If I swap them to the back of my head, it's not for fashion but so I can see, like if I get out and walk in a building for a moment. If I'm out of the truck for more than a minute, they typically stay in the truck.

That said, people that wear glasses on the back of their shirt don't bother me. However one might be considered a douchebag for doing it. Same with the gay sweater thing and quite possibly owning a yacht. We don't do that down here, and we laugh at people that do. If you actually tied a sweater around your neck like some yale graduate or whatever group does that sort of thing, you'd probably get mugged and then jeered at by said muggers.
__________________
We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-Winston Churchill

Last edited by Vigilante; 07-12-2009 at 12:46 PM..
Vigilante is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 02:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
Eponymous
 
jewels's Avatar
 
Location: Central Central Florida
I clip mine to my shirt front and my cleavage holds an arm of my glasses in place, which keeps them from falling when I lean forward. Maybe those guys don't have enough cleavage for that.

A choker, a bracelet, a purse or a collar ... If it works for someone, who cares if the Fashion Police haven't yet outlawed the practice?
__________________
We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.
Mark Twain
jewels is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 04:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
Getting it.
 
Charlatan's Avatar
 
Super Moderator
Location: Lion City
I can see the reasons for doing this, as outlined above, but just don't like the look. I have to carry my case with me all the time because my sunglasses are prescription. I carry the case because that way I have somewhere to put my glasses when I swap them for sunglasses. The case lives in my bag.

If I have to take them off to read something they get hooked to the front of my tshirt so I don't loose them (or sit on them).

As for the sweater thing, the whole point of the sweater on the shoulders is that it gives you somewhere to put your sweater when you aren't wearing it. You go out and it's hot. You go into a mall where it's cold and you need a sweater. Viola! You have one handy. I suppose you could also tie it around your waist but you'd look a little skate punk in doing so. I very rarely tie a sweater around my shoulders as I keep my sweater in my bag.
__________________
"My hands are on fire. Hands are on fire. Ain't got no more time for all you charlatans and liars."
- Old Man Luedecke
Charlatan is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 05:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
... a sort of licensed troubleshooter.
 
Willravel's Avatar
 
They're not just glasses, they're rockets.
Willravel is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 05:43 PM   #18 (permalink)
Junkie
 
SabrinaFair's Avatar
 
Location: Louisville, KY
I wear mine on my head, personally. I'm much less likely to lose my head than my shirt.

Neither are exactly a polished look, but to each his/her own. Replacing sunglasses gets very expensive. (as I know all too well)
__________________
"With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."
-Desiderata
SabrinaFair is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 05:45 PM   #19 (permalink)
Broken Arrow
 
Vigilante's Avatar
 
Location: US
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charlatan View Post
As for the sweater thing, the whole point of the sweater on the shoulders is that it gives you somewhere to put your sweater when you aren't wearing it. You go out and it's hot. You go into a mall where it's cold and you need a sweater. Viola! You have one handy. I suppose you could also tie it around your waist but you'd look a little skate punk in doing so. I very rarely tie a sweater around my shoulders as I keep my sweater in my bag.
I think of the sweater around the neck as a northern thing. No one down here does it, seriously. Only place I've seen that done is on tv or in a movie from the 80's.

People do tie sweaters around the waist here though. It's common for girls of any social group to do this. Guys either wear or don't wear, but don't often take them off or put them on based on weather change. If it'll warm up later, you wear a jacket and leave it somewhere when it warms up, or simply go cold in the morning. Only the snobbiest of the snobs would actually wear that down here, seriously. I'm not trying to put anyone down, that's just how texans are.
__________________
We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-Winston Churchill
Vigilante is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 06:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
 
ring's Avatar
 
Location: ❤
If you wear your glasses on your back,
you can spot those lurking gay sweaters,
sneaking up behind you.
ring is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 07:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
Addict
 
DaniGirl's Avatar
 
Location: Fucking Utah...
Quote:
Originally Posted by thingstodo View Post
Why do people drape sweaters over their shoulders or tie them around their necks?
that is mind boggling, now why do some guys wear there pants below there ass, also confusing. I've even seen guys wearing belts do this, isn't the purpose of the belt to keep your pants from hanging down?
DaniGirl is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 07:53 PM   #22 (permalink)
Forming
 
Punk.of.Ages's Avatar
 
Location: ....a state of pure inebriation.
Why does anybody really need a reason to do any of the things mentioned in this thread?

It's all just styles some enjoy rocking...

My question is why do these things bug others so much? Nobody's telling you to do it...
__________________
"The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion..." - Henry Steel Commager

"Punk rock music is great music played by really bad, drunk musicians." -Fat Mike
Punk.of.Ages is offline  
Old 07-12-2009, 08:56 PM   #23 (permalink)
Sitting in a tree
 
Location: Atlanta
Quote:
Originally Posted by ring View Post
If you wear your glasses on your back,
you can spot those lurking gay sweaters,
sneaking up behind you.
lol
wooŠs is offline  
Old 07-13-2009, 12:45 AM   #24 (permalink)
Getting it.
 
Charlatan's Avatar
 
Super Moderator
Location: Lion City
Quote:
Originally Posted by luciferase75 View Post
I think of the sweater around the neck as a northern thing. No one down here does it, seriously. Only place I've seen that done is on tv or in a movie from the 80's.
I see people in the south of France sporting the sweater over the shoulders thing, all the time. The weather shifts from sunny and warm to sunny and chilly quite quickly (it comes from living on the shores of the Mediterranean I suppose).

I don't see it as frequently here but I can tell you that most women have a shawl or pashmina tucked into their bags. Stepping out of equatorial heat into freezing malls is not pleasant. Hell, I wear a jacket at my desk all day because of the bloody freezing air conditioning. I carry a light sweater with me to the movies.

Chacun son gout.
__________________
"My hands are on fire. Hands are on fire. Ain't got no more time for all you charlatans and liars."
- Old Man Luedecke
Charlatan is offline  
Old 07-13-2009, 06:28 AM   #25 (permalink)
Devoted
 
Redlemon's Avatar
 
Donor
Location: New England
I have never seen nor tried the "sunglasses on the back collar" thing, but after reading Cyn's reasoning, I'm willing to try it out.
__________________
I can't read your signature. Sorry.
Redlemon is offline  
Old 07-13-2009, 05:30 PM   #26 (permalink)
MSD
The sky calls to us ...
 
MSD's Avatar
 
Super Moderator
Location: CT
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaniGirl View Post
that is mind boggling, now why do some guys wear there pants below there ass, also confusing. I've even seen guys wearing belts do this, isn't the purpose of the belt to keep your pants from hanging down?
It's a trend. It started among ex-cons to prove their street cred. When you're booked, they take your belt so you can't hang yourself. Because gang members had already adopted baggy pants as a way to conceal guns, drugs, and anything else they wouldn't want spotted easily, their pants would sag to between their hips and knees. When they got out of jail, they sagged their pants as a way of showing that they had done time. Naturally, younger and less experienced members of the social group, in this case the gangs, did it. Once a few rappers adopted the style, it spread to urban areas. Once Yo! MTV Raps awakened white suburban youth across the country to rap music, it became nearly universal among young men. Once a simple trend that anyone with pants can join in on starts, there's no stopping it.
MSD is offline  
 

Tags
back, glasses, tshirt

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:25 AM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360