When I began planning my trip to Paris with my sister, I went through my wardrobe looking for what might be comfortable for all the sightseeing we had planned and managed to pull together enough for the week. While I am sure my fashion choices did not scream tourist, they also did not attract any positive attention from Parisians with more fashion sense either.
Attention however, is not always a good thing especially when what you are wearing is so atrocious that it garners sneaky glances from people passing by like the woman in the sunglasses on the left. Double click on the image and check out the expression on her face. I find it ever so ironic that her hair resembles Meryl Streep’s when she portrayed a character in The Devil Wears Prada, based on Vogue fashion editor Anna Wintour.
I happened to catch sight of the serious fashion faux pas above while walking down a side street near the Paris Opera House where the fashion greats have had models strutting their stuff during Fashion Week. I’m willing to bet that no one invited this guy to attend any of the events.
I had to sneak a quick photo of him so that the next time I travel I can remind myself not to worry so much about what I take to wear as I can never splash out quite like the guy pictured above. After snapping a picture or two, I turned my sister and said, ” I sure hope he’s not an American.”
I am guessing he’s an American!!! Paris pics please…oh, how i love Paris…i sit and look at how much long term rentals are in Montmartre…hope you had a wonderful time!!!
Oh dear. And a mullet too?
But look at what he’s reading…some classic or otehr. Whereas the lady channeling Meryl Streep might only stretch to Paris-Match. You guys were hot and sticky…he doesn’t look anything but (physically) cool. Hmmm. As one who often looks like this guy I think there is another side to the story too…but somehow he strikes me as Aussie or Kiwi, in fact, not an American. Not sure why.
This is just too funny! Great eye – that you spotted him!
You know it is funny, I agree with Mariellen. I wouldn’t mind at all if he was American….but for some reason I imagine Aussies to be more travel minded then our American beachy/hippy variety. And wouldn’t it be fun to find that he was some “out of the fashion box” Frenchie. Does that sound bad to say? This reminds me of when we did ministry in France (’97) as college students we were informed by our group leaders about what differences to expect culturally. And we were informed that there may be the Paris of fashion mags, but true Parisian style was less tucked, belted and tied (shoes) than American style and that it wasn’t odd to see a French pal wear the same outfit a couple of days in a row….hey, it was still clean. And, I did notice this with some of the locals we came to meet and fully appreciated it…to each his own.
I love! getting sneaky shots like this one!!!! Fantastic!
If my son had gone to Paris recently, I could say this might maybe be him. It’s the same way he wears clothes.
But he has a Master’s degree and good job with benefits, a loving wife.
All kinds of people live in our world, and I am so grateful.
LOL! That’s hysterical. Not what I would expect to see on a street in Paris at all. Even if he’s not American you can bet everyone thinks he is. GAWD-awful!
Love that photo! So much to think about here. But I know if I were choosing one or the other to have lunch with, I’d choose him. Fashion is overrated. 🙂