There is a fashion trend that turned out to be one of the most persistent and ineradicable and unfortunately 100% misrouted fashion trends: The Pigeon Toed Pose
Drollgirl shares my aversion on the pigeon toed pose. Already in February 2010 she wished this trend would end. It seems more persistent than other misrouted trends.
In case you wonder why people pose in this silly pose, at the bottom of this following posting, by Max Sidney, you find a thorough exam: Why East London boys stand pigeon toed
Quote: "Visually, posing pigeon toed is shying away from the eye of the lens. Its an attempt to look shy, socially awkward, inward looking, introspective."
Inward looking and introspective? Good point!
Let me finish with bad posture in general: Bad Posture
There are little things I loathe more than bad posture. I have my fathers words still fresh in my mind: He used to say "Sit up straight!" everytime he saw me slouching at my desk during my highschool-years. Years later I find myself adoring the posture of Japanese men and women. Their efforitless, upright posture seems intriguing, almost mesmerizing. An upright posture can alter the way you see the world around you. A bad posture ruins any outfit. An no doubt it changes the way people see and meet you. A few weeks ago a saleswomen asked me if I had taken ballet classes because she hardly ever sees women with such even shoulders. Actually I think she was excited about my posture. I should thank my father. And the Japanese people who set a good example.
If my point of view is just too much for you - which I can totally understand - how about a decent stretch, right now, in front of the computer? (To my dear iPad readers: Sorry, you might have to put your pad down to join the stretch.)