Was reading in the papers on Friday about teens who pay exorbitant prices for clothing like T-shirts and jeans. We are not talking 100 to 200 dollars here, but rather insane prices like $1,300 dollars for a pair of jeans.
Yes I am not kidding. A cool grand for a pair of jeans. Apparently the clothing are all part of a "street fashion". Street as in totally underground ( just like the hip hop I listen to) and therefore cool. I don't get it, but it's probably because I am probably too uncool. The most expensive thing I paid for (as far as I can remember) was my camera, and that was 600 dollars. And even that I mulled over for like 2 months before I finally got it.
But hey I ain't saying it's wrong, if you buying that kinda stuff with your hard earned pay then I say buy whatever you want, it's your right. But these are teenagers who probably get the money for these "cool" clothes from their parents. So I guess I can't blame them. I blame the parents. For giving their kids anything and everything they want without thinking what the consequences are. For spoiling those brats so much that they don't know the value of money. The article does say though that some of the teens work part time for several months to save up for those clothes, those at least get my respect, even if I disagree with their priorities.
Check out the "gear" (I think that's the cool word) worn by this teenager that cost him a total of $2,979.
A Bathing Ape T-Shirt : $400
Neighbourhood jeans : $1200
A Bathing Ape trainers: $900
Bounty Hunter dog tag : $139
Bounty Hunger wrist band : $90
Supreme haversack : $250
Knowing the value of money : Priceless
Oh I just found out a new way to get out of paying for my food and drinks. Just get my friends to pay for it first when the bill comes, and then after that just ask them "Must pay ah?" and 9 out of 10 times they waive it. It's really cool so try it, really handy when you are running low on cash.
Yo yo check it
While Grandmaster G rhymes to the tropical beat
I really can't stand the kids nowadays
They think cheap clothes will make them lose face
As hard as I try I simply can't imagine,
Paying a cool grand for a pair of jeans
With that kind of money I know what I will buy,
A brand new PC, now that would be pretty fly.
But maybe that's why at my high school prom I never got a dance
Could it be because I was the only guy wearing pants from 2nd Chance?