MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 19308 posts, RR: 50 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5060 times:
On my recent trips to Spain, Italy, and South America I've been noticing a disturbing trend among young 20-something males. It appears that the mullet is making a comeback, not amongst the older or trucker set, but mostly the "metrosexuals". In Argentina apparently it's called the "Corte Cubano", which is Spanish for "fugly". What gives?
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 19308 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5026 times:
Quoting Diamond (Reply 1): We refer to it as a West Virginia Waterfall.
Yabbut this is less white trash and slightly more fashion forward but still an egregious crime against humanity. I've only seen it on Latinos really and it's usually accompanied by a messenger bag and sunglasses you know will be a bygone fad in 20 minutes.
Quoting Diamond (Reply 1): I'm anxious to see how it will look on you, Maverick. You are into the latest things, aren't you?
Please I'm so last-year that I'm back in style again. I don't even date guys that accessorize
Diamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4927 times:
" ... A stroll through one of Seville's abundant parks after school hours will reveal gangs of young people sporting mullets as proof of their good fashion sense. The Spanish mullet, known as the greita, is typically quite distinct from the type traditionally sported by the country singers and World Wrestling Entertainment wrestlers of American culture. Rather than a flowing mane, it is a sharply cut square with errant strands stretching toward the shoulders, always gelled to perfection ... "
"When I apply the phrase "one man's trash is another man's treasure" to my study abroad experience this semester in Seville, Spain, I would change the expression to "the cultural emblems of one country's rejected decade are another country's hottest fad." By this, I mean that those elements that characterize what we Americans look back on as a 10-year lapse of good taste, the 1980s, have been welcomed whole-heartedly into the collective embrace of Spanish pop culture.