What's black and blue and worn all over?

What's black and blue and worn all over?

There are 17 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 17, 2009, titled What's black and blue and worn all over?. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

We're all guilty. More than we'd like, we default to the Chicago uniform: black shirt, blue jeans, black shoes.

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inouterspace

United States

#1 Jan 17, 2009
NOOOOO to the leggings.... and especially, no stirrup leggings (that's for the blonde suburban crowd who like Orvis). When the 80's ended, leggings and shoulder pads were buried in the fashion graveyard. Please do not exhume them under any circumstances!
MessyONE

Bloomington, IL

#2 Jan 17, 2009
Hmmm. Sounds kind of boring, truthfully. Surely we have a little more imagination than to sling on an outfit that makes us look like a waiter in a rib joint? All jeans and a black shirt needs is a pin that says, "Maybelline, would you like fries with that?"

No, accessories don't count. Even if you load up on nifty things to go with your black and jeans, it still says, "I have no imagination, so I just grabbed something colorful on the way out the door."

I wear my jeans with either colorful sweaters or various shirts that I've accumulated from Thomas Pink or Faccionable (sp?). Since jeans really do go with everything, why settle?
Sage

Frankfort, IL

#3 Jan 17, 2009
Get lives.
Rob Wilson

United States

#4 Jan 17, 2009
>> What's black and blue and worn all over? <<

I was going to say Urlacher.
Jodi

Lincoln, IL

#5 Jan 17, 2009
No leggings, please, god, no leggings.

The horrible scrunched boot is "back" now, too, and it really shouldn't be.
NMM

Chicago, IL

#6 Jan 17, 2009
Does anyone else find it ironic that she has a black top on in her photo?
MisterCurious

United States

#7 Jan 17, 2009
And people wonder why newspapers are going out of business.
Please

Western Springs, IL

#8 Jan 17, 2009
This is the dumbest article I've ever read!
JMO

Melrose Park, IL

#9 Jan 17, 2009
Judging by the accompanying picture and headline I thought this was going to be about battered women.

Though I guess in a way it is...women battering each other over their choice of clothing. You all need to get a life. And the rest need to get in shape. It doesn't matter what you're wearing if you yourself overwhelm the clothes.

Glad to see the Barbie-syndrome is alive and well at the 'new' Tribune.
urban grrrl

Wheaton, IL

#10 Jan 17, 2009
anyone who takes this seriously deserves to look the way they do, bleah
next

Lafayette, IN

#11 Jan 18, 2009
i actually see this article as a companion piece to the interview with lars ulrich of metallica. just some fashion suggestions to spruce up the guys before they hit the road. it would be grand to see them add a little flair to black and blue. maybe some leggings, scrunched boots and oversized belts are just what the boys need.
youre not helping

Royal Oak, MI

#12 Jan 18, 2009
JMO wrote:
Judging by the accompanying picture and headline I thought this was going to be about battered women.
Though I guess in a way it is...women battering each other over their choice of clothing. You all need to get a life. And the rest need to get in shape. It doesn't matter what you're wearing if you yourself overwhelm the clothes.
Glad to see the Barbie-syndrome is alive and well at the 'new' Tribune.
Really... you're saying "the rest of you need to get in shape" and then complaining about the "Barbie syndrome"? Way to be a hypocrite. And an ***hole.

Since: Jan 09

Rockford

#13 Jan 18, 2009
inouterspace wrote:
NOOOOO to the leggings.... and especially, no stirrup leggings (that's for the blonde suburban crowd who like Orvis). When the 80's ended, leggings and shoulder pads were buried in the fashion graveyard. Please do not exhume them under any circumstances!
I concur! Leggings look good on no one! If you are not toned, nothing shows that off like leggings.
The realist

Evanston, IL

#14 Jan 18, 2009
Wendy, you obviously have never waited for a Brown Line in your life.

Stick with anything with "North Face" on it.
Clinton

Pleasanton, CA

#15 Jan 18, 2009
The problem with leggings is that it's always the wrong people who wear them. Leggings or tights are fine on women who are tall and thin, but sadly, too many short, fat women mistakenly think they can carry off this look. Instead, they should be carried off--to a 360 degree mirror.

Since: Jan 09

Rockford

#16 Jan 18, 2009
Clinton wrote:
The problem with leggings is that it's always the wrong people who wear them. Leggings or tights are fine on women who are tall and thin, but sadly, too many short, fat women mistakenly think they can carry off this look. Instead, they should be carried off--to a 360 degree mirror.
First of all, tights are not the same as leggings. They are a warmer alternative to pantyhose. I have seen plenty of tall thin women that look hideous in leggings. They are just not flattering and look tacky.
MessyONE

Bloomington, IL

#17 Jan 19, 2009
An elderly client once told me that people who wear black and blue at the same time look like bruises with feet.....

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