MOMENT THAT SHOOK THE BLOG
Fashion. How has Fashion evolved over the years. Let me reflect back. From a Lenz perspective, before I get lambasted.
Well I grew up in Lenz.By the way did anyone see that group on facebook called we hate LENZ. Ha Ha.ANYWAY I am a proud Lenasian I schooled in Lenz High which was like San Quentin. Fair Go’s after school,sabotaging peoples cars,breaking walls,cutting holes in fences.Getting a beating because I once called the principal a BuLL Dog. Mohamed Kaloo will verify that information.
I hope all is forgiven since its 13 years now lol
I entered High school and the netted Tie was in Fashion. Some lads took it to the extreme by donning a matching belt, and matching socks. So if the belt was red,so was the tie and the socks.
Then came the Eid days.I remember the black Jeans and Paisley Shirt,The Hooded Tops and the broad bottom Jeans. And oh yes how can we forget FREEDOM SHOES, The suede version,the brown and the regular. And If you had the one with the buckle on the side you were a MADE GUY DONNIE. The trips to City Outfitters to buy the bass Moc. Then boning or polishing it with a stocking. Steaming the Supega’s and chalking the Skid Grips. I spoke about the coloured jeans and metal caps. And the different colour of ALL STARS and diamond Jerseys by Lyle and Scott. Now as I said everything on this blog is never a lie. Let me take you back through one of my experiences. TRUE STORY.
I was walking up Yale Road at Wits. I bought a pair of All Star LOOKALIKES. In my accounts lecture earlier I seen this lad who was quite kitted up as you say. Anyways I took a long walk up YALE ROAD. This guy happened to be walking next to me. All of a sudden the owe lifted up his trouser and showed me his shoe. Now I have seen the guys in primary school wearing the Bata Toughee’s Idlers. This was like a Idler with a Shnitzer conversion and 32 inch MAGS, probably made out of PANTHER skin or something.
The owe says'” You see this shoe,R800 IN SOKRATES”. Now remember this is said to a LENASIAN Lity wearing Zocchi Jeans,checked shirt and an all star lookalike. Sokrates,I never heard of this place. and 8 kleep(800 rand) for a shoe that looks like a Bata Toughee. The only Sokrates I knew was the brazilian Ball player and a Greek god.
I didnt know what to say. I just lifted mt tite jeans up and said.”You see this here.R20 Doogies,All star replica, From the China Shop opposite my toppies shop“
Only later on did I see what Sokrates was and Now I buy all my shoes from Sokrates in Sandton,Only during the sale. On one occassion I met a chick who bought a shoe from Sokrates every month. I duely terminated this relationship.
Now back to the moment,I apologise for getting carried away there.What is the fashion these days.Any one knows. I went to my grannys house in the afternoon yesterday and checked my lity couzees plotting a lift to the Lake.When I got there , I heard this Gangster Song. I took my hand out to say EID MUBARAK and the lity greeted me by saying “AWEH ‘ and his hand was shaped like a Gun. He had a chain hanging from his neck with some charm on it, a bracelet that looked like wrangled chains. His cap was sideways and he had like a wrist band but it wasnt on his wrist but instead on his elbow. Maybe it prevents the sweating in the Sun.Who knows.
As the Durban owes says”I was ripped”. Hand shaped like a Gun and listining to Snoop. Mybe Im out of the times and have to accept that age is not on my side
What was the most outrageous though, I dont know.Maybe guys before my time can remind us of the Stone washed Jeans and Afro haircuts or fashion in the 80’s.
I know when Joe Dindars wife Rookshana did my Swoosh sign on the back of my head I was thrilled. Everywhere I went people gasped in awe.
Rookshana did a near perfect Nike Sign for me by hand.And thats why She will alays remain the Official Hair Stylist for me and Swoosh0018.
I still play tennis. Met couple of chics the other day and told them I still play Tennis with my Agassi Kit of the early nineties.They said never.”Swoosh We cant picture you in purple tites“. They told me please put it on the blog.A man true to my word I have.I put this pic up a while back.Me and my buddy Sollah playing in a doubles tournament. “Avontage Manuazeles”