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Friday, September 08, 2006

Emo Pants Banned at Hoover High School?

I have recently become fascinated by the Emo pants trend. I found a great site called Urban Dictionary that gives a few notable definitions on what Emo pants are.

Here is a particularly good definition.

A style of jeans usually worn by emo boys. They are skin tight, occasionally distressed, and found in the girls department of most stores. Worn with converse all stars, black and white specs, and a black tshirt, they complete the classic emo look.

Emoguy 1: Check out my new jeans!
Emoguy 2: Dude, those are the best emo pants.
Emoguy 1: yEah, I saw Taking Back Sunday with 'em on.
Emogirlfriend: Hey, are those my pants?!

So now that we are on the same page. I was told today by a co-worker that her son attends Hoover High. He is a fan of the Emo look. She was told the principal had recently outlawed Emo pants. She stated that the principal was banning guys from wearing girls pants.

Here is the link to Hoover's dress code if you want to check it out. Http://www. I checked but I can't find any mention of banning these pants. I'm curious how they would word the ban. Are they going to ban tight pants? They already have rules agianst saggy pants. Or are they really going to ban guys wearing girl pant?

While I find the Emo pant trend silly I can't support a school determining what gender of pants one can wear.


Blogger Adam said...

Especially considering that the gender of pants, specifically jeans is absolutely arbitrary. I mean, really, all the girls that wear pants are wearing an item of clothing originally made exclusively for men. Even now, many of the newer cuts in women's pants are derived from mens cuts, hence the phasing out of 80's and "mom" jeans.

If the dude wants to wear tight pants, let him. It's his issue when the ass rips while bending over to grab his sweet emo bag.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Monticore said...

Couldn't agree more. No Fashion Police at school.

Ps: thanks Adam for always responding to my posts

10:34 AM  
Blogger edluv said...

i guess they could word the dress code so it would reflect the non-fitting nature of the tight jeans. like, they have to cover your whole rear or whatever. i mean, they word teh dress codes already to be so specific, i'm sure they can figure this one out too.

but, i do wonder what's the motivation behind it? i remember when we in school, the changing dress codes were usually trying to prevent gang stuff, or to keep chicks from being all hooched out. this seems to just be about style preference, not safety, distraction, etc.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Ann Thrope said...

Come on guys, you're not recognizing the very real threat posed by The Emos.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Sure thing Heather. Positive reinforcement is my game.

7:09 PM  
Blogger The Jay said...

What are Mom Jeans?

1:22 PM  
Blogger Monticore said...

jeans highlighting the flat curvature of the 40+ buttocks. Similies: upside-down-heart shaped-butt. Commonly seen aacompained with front butt. Extremly high waist, and always a crappy shade of blue or black. Usually found in Kohl's or Mervyn's.

"Susie, now that youve had 10 kids, lets get you into some mom jeans.."

3:14 PM  
Blogger Monticore said...

Or try this definition

Often seen on the 40+ crowd, mom jeans are too high, too tight, tapered leg jeans which manage to showcase any bodily flaw the wearer has. Possible outcomes: The butt will be compressed so it doesn't stick out, it will instead be pushed to the sides, making it look far wider than it actually is. The genital triangle will be emphasized and outlined (see camel toe or FUPA). The hips will look wider because of the butt compression and the tapering of the legs.

In addition, mom jeans are often light in color, which further emphasizes the outcomes mentioned above. They also come in the elastic-waist variety which further defines the genital triangle.

"Honestly, you would think after years of telling their kids how to dress, women would figure out that those mom jeans they have on just aren't flattering."

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that emo pants look cool. They usually wear them down a foot from the waistline, and then you can see their cool underwear. Also usually worn with a silver studded belt. It looks well cool and I am starting to dress like them. The whole idea with pannts is great.

7:21 AM  

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