Friday, September 16, 2011

Awkward German Fashion Observations

So people.
I have been paying attention to what people in Germany have been wearing lately.
In almost all cases, the fashion trends are really similar to those in the states. Nothing wildly out of the ordinary.
I have been noticing an abnormal amount of people wearing fanny packs lately.
Fanny packs, people. 

I saw one guy walking around with one in the supermarket and shrugged it off as random happenstance.
But then I saw another
and another 
And a couple walking down the street, BOTH with fanny packs. I tried to get a picture of that one, but I came off as creepy and had to abort. 

I really don't know what to think about this.
I am so confused.
The majority of my brain is going right back to the year 1996 and screaming NO. NOT OKAY.
and then the other part sees this:

And I start thinking it's actually pretty cute.
I need your opinion!
Speak people. 


Emma Frances said...

Hahaha! I love this post. :] So funny. But I honestly don't know how I feel about this one. That last one really does look pretty good. But all other ones I would probably say "DEFINITELY NOT!" You'll have to let us all know what you decide and post a cute pic if you do decide to get one. Haha.

San said...

Mmh. I thought fanny packs were totally "out", but I guess they're making a comeback :)

I think it really depends on the fanny pack.... some are absolutely not ok, but others might actually look cute :)

Lynnette said...

All the 'cute' fanny packs can easily become a clutch or purse, i still think fanny packs are a no, its sheer laziness that someone doesnt want to hold the bag or have a strap. There is no need to put a cute bag on a belt and wear it when it looks even better over your shoulder or in your hand. The last pic is cute, but add a small strap and its just as cute and just as easy to carry

lindsey chase said...

hahah too funny.
that is craziness though! i really don't think i'm on board with bring back the pack, however cute they may be.

Reccewife said...

haha, that's funny. But really, is that second last one much different than a belt clip for your cell phone? I saw as long as they don't go back to being neon coloured, bring them on :)

apockylypse said...

I've been seeing a fanny pack comeback in some stores in the states too. It makes me shudder...guess I haven't found the right one to peak my interest.

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

Um, no. The fanny pack was NEVER cool. As a former card-carrying member of the fanny pack-wearing crowd (you like 3rd grade), I absolutely demand that everyone CEASE and DESIST this madness.

Some trends...should stay forgotten.

ana said...

oh man. i can't believe this trend is making it's way back. i don't think i've seen one yet i'd be willing to wear :)

Penny and Sierra said...

I think I have seen some fanny packs as well, but for some reason they did not look strange enough for me to notice. I think they would be practical, especially when riding a bike; yet I am not sure I would were one otherwise.

Daryl said...

I LOVE these comments, everyone! So many different opinons! :)

I know people say a shoulder bag is just as easy, but honestly I was at the fair tonight with a small shoulder bag and it was getting in the way quite often...having the bag around my waist would have prevented that problem significantly!

but still I am unsold. Maybe the world isn't ready to bring back the pack.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

see...i'm sort a fan of the fanny pack. my friends and i wore them in austin at a music festival a few years and just referred to them as "hip bags". made it feel less 1996ish.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

*a few years ago


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