Definitive Proof of the Chickification of America

 

My Hero, Rush Limbaugh, used to say that America was being Chickified by the 1960s radicals running the education system, and the media in our country.  This weekend, I can say that I have seen definitive proof of that assertion.  Every once in a while, my Saturday/Sunday WSJ comes with a free advertising insert, called Reside, a slick magazine aimed at wealthy homeowners, featuring expensive homes and pastimes.  This week’s issue contained a story on “men’s fashion”.  And, believe me, the scare-quotes are totally warranted.  Below is what today is presented as men’s High Fashion.  No joke, real stuff.

I had to look three times, to confirm that the people depicted in this outrageous getup were actually male.  I believe there is actually some question about that.

In any case, no one dressed like that will ever be allowed within a mile of me, if I have any say about it.  My bet is that none of the real Men here on Ricochet would be caught dead in that garb.  Would they?

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  1. Sam Rhody The Insane Member
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    RushBabe49:  My bet is that none of the real Men here on Ricochet would be caught dead in that garb.  Would they?

    It depends on the bet. 

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  2. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    @CliffordBrown

    Those look like fashion crimes, but they are tame next to 2020 men’s skirts and dresses on the fashion runways:

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  3. OmegaPaladin Moderator
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    @OmegaPaladin

    The outer two look like school-age boys wearing pajamas with other garments, like a prep-school prank.  The one in the middle looks he chopped up curtains to make into shorts.

    The dresses picture is just wrong – it’s not even drag queen level.

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  4. Stina Member
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    @CM

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    The outer two look like school-age boys wearing pajamas with other garments, like a prep-school prank. The one in the middle looks he chopped up curtains to make into shorts.

    The dresses picture is just wrong – it’s not even drag queen level.

    Prep school? I was thinking hobo chic. Patchwork and rags.

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  5. Kozak Member
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    Actual Men don’t pay any attention to High Fashion.

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  6. Kozak Member
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    Sam Rhody The Insane (View Comment):

    RushBabe49: My bet is that none of the real Men here on Ricochet would be caught dead in that garb. Would they?

    It depends on the bet.

    Paging @peterrobinson 

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  7. Stina Member
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    @CM

    In all fairness to the flaming homosexuals that spit out high fashion designs, post-modernism’s cultural attempts to reinvent the wheel of art while avoiding anything resembling a trope or derivation provides an incredible challenge to aspiring designers of men’s fashion.

    What is to be concerning is that any straight male would pay close enough attention to high fashion that they would dress like this willingly (and not under duress by a gay stylist or female lover).

    So yes, it is safe to say that any man caught dead wearing these atrocities without irony has absolutely no idea where he lost his balls.

    Thankfully, men have always approached fashion in a utilitarian manner. Does it hide the private bits and is it suitable for what I need to do today? In which case, men at work will make different choices. The closest to fashion trends they get (which isn’t high fashion still) is in formal or business attire. So as long as we keep men at work, they should keep their masculinity.

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  8. Percival Thatcher
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    @Percival

    Unplug it and then plug it back in.

    See if that helps.

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  9. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    Stina (View Comment):

    So yes, it is safe to say that any man caught dead wearing these atrocities without irony has absolutely no idea where he lost his balls.

    We need a Ricochet “Quote of the Year” competition so I can nominate this quote. 

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  10. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    So yes, it is safe to say that any man caught dead wearing these atrocities without irony has absolutely no idea where he lost his balls.

    We need a Ricochet “Quote of the Year” competition so I can nominate this quote.

    Seconded.

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  11. Stad Coolidge
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    Stina (View Comment):
    So yes, it is safe to say that any man caught dead wearing these atrocities without irony has absolutely no idea where he lost his balls.

    If he had any in the first place . . .

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  12. Marythefifth Member
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    Might as well have been photoshopped, exchanging the models heads for men’s heads. But then the mag would have to pay twice the fees.

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  13. Miffed White Male Member
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    The thing about mens “fashion” of that type is the the only ones who pay it any attention are already homosexual.

     

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  14. She Reagan
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):
    So yes, it is safe to say that any man caught dead wearing these atrocities without irony has absolutely no idea where he lost his balls.

    If he had any in the first place . . .

    There’s a song about that, one my mother–who knew more vulgar songs than anyone I’ve ever known–used to gleefully sing on the rare occasions that she undertook any sort of housework.

    RushBabe49: My bet is that none of the real Men here on Ricochet would be caught dead in that garb.

    None that are still here, anyway. LOLOL.

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Those look like fashion crimes, but they are tame next to 2020 men’s skirts and dresses on the fashion runways:

    Oh, this gladdens my heart.  A few more sashays down the catwalk in fishnet stockings, and “he’ll” be ready to throw in the towel.  There are a (very) few discomforts I’m willing to put up with in the name of feminine vanity or because of some alleged “come hither” quality.  Fishnet stockings have never been one of them.

    I am always a bit conflicted about theories that what men wear signal the proximity of some sort of End Times.  Lord knows, there have been many periods in history when outrageous male fashion ruled the roosters and boggled the mind, both of their contemporaries and of us looking back in time.  What I find depressing is how badly-fitting, poorly-cut, and just plain trashy-looking most of today’s efforts are, in a time when those three things seem to be considered features, not bugs.  The only thing that’s really unforgivable these days, is to wear something that fits well, is cut properly, and looks classy–all things that indicate privilege and at least half a dozen “ists” and “isms” attributable to the wearer.

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  15. JimGoneWild Coolidge
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    RushBabe49:

    These are my Wednesday outfits.

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  16. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Disgusting, I would suggest a more manly look from Scottish fashion that starts at an early age.

    See the source image 

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  17. Percival Thatcher
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Disgusting, I would suggest a more manly look from Scottish fashion that starts at an early age.

    See the source image

    No fair! Two of them get claidheamh beags. What’s the other one supposed to do?

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  18. Bishop Wash Member
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    RushBabe49: My Hero, Rush Limbaugh, used to say that America was being Chickified by the 1960s radicals running the education system, and the media in our country.

    Adam Carolla wrote this ten years ago.

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  19. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    @Misthiocracy

    Not this old argument again!  High fashion is not a good indicator of social values on the ground!!!

     

    Just look at these effeminate fops, with their coiffed hair, their skin-tight trousers, and their silk stockings!

     

    Now, show me some photos of what the kids are actually wearing these days, and maybe I’ll wring my hands a bit (but probably not).  And I mean the average kids, not the exceptional ones who are already making a living from their Instagram accounts.

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  20. Captain French Moderator
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Disgusting, I would suggest a more manly look from Scottish fashion that starts at an early age.

    See the source image

    No fair! Two of them get claidheamh beags. What’s the other one supposed to do?

    Obey.

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  21. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Misthiocracy got drunk and (View Comment):

    Not this old argument again! High fashion is not a good indicator of social values on the ground!!!

     

    Now, show me some photos of what the kids are actually wearing these days, and maybe I’ll wring my hands a bit (but probably not). And I mean the average kids, not the exceptional ones who are already making a living from their Instagram accounts.

    It is now considered permissible for young people to leave their homes wearing their pajama bottoms and slippers. I see kids wearing flannel pjs in kiddie patterns all the time when I go shopping. 

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  22. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Gross!

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  23. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Those look like fashion crimes, but they are tame next to 2020 men’s skirts and dresses on the fashion runways:

    In today’s new “Woke Military”, that might be a photo for a future boot camp graduation…

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  24. Miffed White Male Member
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    Misthiocracy got drunk and (View Comment):

    Not this old argument again! High fashion is not a good indicator of social values on the ground!!!

     

     

    Now, show me some photos of what the kids are actually wearing these days, and maybe I’ll wring my hands a bit (but probably not). And I mean the average kids, not the exceptional ones who are already making a living from their Instagram accounts.

    That one on the bottom  left with the caption “Douglas Bull”?

    I was sure that was Gabe Kaplan when I first looked at it. 

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  25. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy got drunk and (View Comment):

    Not this old argument again! High fashion is not a good indicator of social values on the ground!!!

     

     

    Now, show me some photos of what the kids are actually wearing these days, and maybe I’ll wring my hands a bit (but probably not). And I mean the average kids, not the exceptional ones who are already making a living from their Instagram accounts.

    That one on the bottom left with the caption “Douglas Bull”?

    I was sure that was Gabe Kaplan when I first looked at it.

    Or Ron Jeremy…

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  26. Seawriter Contributor
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    RushBabe49:

     My bet is that none of the real Men here on Ricochet would be caught dead in that garb.  Would they?

    Maybe to a costume party. A masked costume party.

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  27. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):
    It is now considered permissible for young people to leave their homes wearing their pajama bottoms and slippers. I see kids wearing flannel pjs in kiddie patterns all the time when I go shopping. 

    That ain’t new. College kids have been doing that since at least the 1990s.

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  28. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Misthiocracy got drunk and (View Comment):

    Not this old argument again! High fashion is not a good indicator of social values on the ground!!!

     

    Now, show me some photos of what the kids are actually wearing these days, and maybe I’ll wring my hands a bit (but probably not). And I mean the average kids, not the exceptional ones who are already making a living from their Instagram accounts.

    Actually, I lived through that time, and men did really dress that way. In public.

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  29. Seawriter Contributor
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):
    Actually, I lived through that time, and men did really dress that way. In public.

    I didn’t. Trust me, if it still fit I could be buried in the suit in which I was married and it would not look out of place today.

    (Although I did have acquaintances – I would not call anyone with taste that bad a friend – who owned and wore baby blue and burnt orange leisure suits.)

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  30. Cosmik Phred Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Disgusting, I would suggest a more manly look from Scottish fashion that starts at an early age.

    See the source image

    There’s nothing wrong about wearing a kilt as long as one has the legs for it.  Sadly, I don’t have the legs or the proper ancestry.

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