Friday, August 15, 2008

Poncho? Please.

I'm stuck in the airport so I figure this would be a good time to lament on the "comeback" of the poncho. Every year, I feel as though the poncho is resurrected, with little response from consumers. Again, today, writes about the stylishness of the poncho.

Here's where I stand: Ponchos are ugly. It's not about the fact that they're shapeless, made from itchy/unflattering fabric and just overall cheesy. It's the fact that every year, someone tries to make them cool. Why is that? Who actually thinks these things are good-looking? Even if you're into the whole Southwestern look--you know, turquoise, fringe, what-have-you--the poncho just looks plain ol' silly.

Capes, on the other hand, I love. Maybe it's because they cut more of a clean line, or maybe it's because the girls who usually wear them are insanely stylish, and usually French. Regardless, if for some reason you're aching to buy a poncho this fall, remember that a short leather jacket will last forever. A flimsy draping of wool, however, will not.


Molly said...

I completely agree with you Lauren! I watched Stage Door a couple weeks ago with Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers, where Ginger borrows a cape from Katharine, and it made me want one badly. Now I've started noticing capes all over the place. I've seen quite a few that I like on Mad Men.

Kamaldeep Dhillon said...

haha i agree

ponchos are nothing but a vomit stanined irritation that are sorley overpriced!

Anonymous said...

You've obviously never wore a *real argentinean poncho*.

Try them and re-write this post.