Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Cyclical Trends

So let me start by saying that I try not to be judgmental. But I was in NYC around Spring Street last Saturday just walking around and picking up some art supplies when suddenly I started to realize that every once in a while people with those huge Dookie rope chains draped around their necks would pass. I kind of smirked to myself thinking that it was interesting piece of fashion that just happened to be making a come back. But, it did not stop there little by little I started to see more late 80's early 90's hip-hop fashion. Everything from the flip up multi colored caps to, high top fades, to those big rimmed glasses that Spike Lee used to sport in Jordan commercials back in the day.

Now, seeing all these fashion revivals separately I pretty much just dismissed it and kept it moving. Then, heading uptown I heard a rumbling of bass and the sounds of clapping behind me. I turned around to find a group of no less that ten full-grown men dressed like something straight out of Krush Groove. I felt like I was in a time warp, these people were decked out in what was the height of fashion…about two decades ago. And the bass was coming from a boom box hoisted upon the shoulder of the man that seemed like he was the pied-piper navigating his group merry human throw-backs through a crowd of people either shaking their heads or clapping.