Jesus Christ, Why Do Old People Hate Denim?

“It is the most unhappy people who most fear change.” –Mignon McLaughlin

First, Daniel Akst writes an op-ed in the normally respectable WSJ entitled “Down With Denim.” Then, George “Get These Kids Off Of My Lawn” Will writes an article also dissing denim. What is with old white dudes and their hatred of denim?

It isn’t even “conservatives.” Fred Fiske, a “senior” (har har har) commentary for NPR, did a piece a few weeks ago bitching that men don’t wear tuxedos anymore.

We don’t wear hoop skirts or knockerbockers anymore either. Why aren’t you complaining about that?

We get it, old people. You don’t like us. You don’t like our fashions, our hair, our music. You want us off your lawn. You don’t like our texting and our cell phones and our email. Guess what? You’re going to die and all of those things will remain.

And in 50 years it will be us that is complaining about the new generation. Unless we accept that email isn’t destroying communications, the internet isn’t evil, texting has it’s purpose in life, and a lot of rock and roll music is really good.

And also, Daniel Akst, I totally disagree that jeans only look good on the uber skinny.

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