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We've always been ahead of the fashion curve here at PTSOTL. Pretty much invented the whole fashion blogging trend when this site was founded back in 2002(ish). So it's sort of bittersweet to see famous designers like Tom Ford stealing our jokes, as Gawker pointed out just now, but sometimes that's the price you pay for trend-setting and churning out memes fresh on the daily.
"A man should never wear shorts in the city," Ford said in Another Mag. "Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach."
That sounds a lot like what we've always said, only minus weird non-sequitir seafood epithets, like in this old school PTSOTL post about shorts:
"Hey scallop pegs, what are you, four years old? Are your wittle legs all hot and sweaty? Too bad, junior, put on the long pants like a big boy. There are only a couple acceptable instances in which you can wear shorts: 1) You're performing some sort of exercise. 2) You live on the surface of the sun 3) You're a clueless dick."
Or this one about men's feet.
Or this one about walking around the city in flip flops: "I don't know, riding bare ass on the subway and eating fuzzy french fries out of the cushions of taxis are kind of the fresh moves right now. But what about taking it to the next level?"
I'm not saying Tom Ford stole my joke designs and passed them off as his own, I'm just saying he reads this site every day and maybe it sort of seeped into his subconscious. It happens. All the time.