Dirty Looks 

A quick look at Atlanta's fashion sense

From the parking lot of Turner Field to the delta blues pockets of Atlanta's cool, from the tragic artists' underbelly off DeKalb Ave. to the bowels of Moreland Ave., it is time to take a look not at what hipsters and yuppies are wearing, but what those worlds away from Marni think is "cool."

These guys beg the question: "Should we look at fashion as only what hipsters are wearing, or do societal subsets have their own version of style?" The guy on the right explained the look that both he and his buddy rock: "We are totally NASCAR."

A tweed jacket that your philosophy professor would give his left thumb for, non-offensive khakis and a mock turtle neck all combine to remind you that fall is here. (After all, our resident fashionista said tweed jackets were in this season.) You wish your fat dad would lose some weight and get some style like this dude.

This guy sports a brown bowler cap and smokes hand rolled cigarettes. He is more Tom Waits than Tom Waits because Tom Waits is a millionaire who could afford to wear Gucci if he wanted. This is the genuine look of the new "new economy," where fast money and good luck are as rare as civil liberties under John Ashcroft.

I love bluesmen, especially their straw hats and beat-up guitars. Notice the yellow-checkered shoes reminiscent of early-'80s BMXers. Perhaps, he has the "Vans knockoff blues."



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