Friday, April 10, 2009

Livin' the Thug Life

Did you know LL Cool J had a clothing line? Neither did I! I went shopping on Wednesday while Dillon attended a business luncheon. I found some LL Cool J jeans for 90% off. Woohoo! Who doesn't love $6 jeans? At this price, even the Ed Hardy-esque detail on the back pockets was appealing.


(settle down, Paul, those are your sister's butt cheeks)

I guess the rip-off attitude from hip-hop carried over to his clothing line.

They have crosses all over them too. Just below the hips on the leg is a cross rivet-type thing. It serves no functional purpose - that I could tell anyway.


I was playing with the one on my left side a bit to much I guess because it fell off at work. Damn-it! Pete Ashdown came to the rescue though and averted my wardrobe crisis.


He may have even been more fashionable on there than the cross. I will have to think hard about whether or not I want to repair this side or leave Pete.

The fly buttons have skulls and crosses.


Woah, these pants are so too hard-core for me.

All in all, I really actually like the pants. They are very comfortable and subtle looking at first glance.

(someone needs to clean their camera lens...)

And speaking of "hip-hop rip-off":

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"New"

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I have come to the conclusion that they expect you to grow out of hip-hop by the time you are 26 so they don't have to worry about fans recognizing the originals. Ask my 14 year old niece if she knows who A Flock of Seagulls is and she'll reply with something like, "You mean, those birds at the beach?" but she gets "low-low-low" with Flo Rida. Her dad, on the other hand may very well have had a huge man-crush on the guy with the hair that looked like an Aqua Net marketer's dream come true, but when asked about said hip-hop sensation, he would remark something like, "You mean the state? Why'd you put a space in the middle of it, idiot?" And then there's me, somewhere in between...

2 comments:

Miss Heather said...

HOT JEANS! I TOTALLY love them!

Finding Joy in the Journey said...

I would have never guessed those innocent looking jeans who have so much going on. I just got some jeans for $7.99, but not as bold as yours! I love finding great deals!