Wednesday, January 26, 2005

to satiate jax's curiosity

This is getting really hilarious. Okay, Jax wanted to know what a Tank Top is, so here i am with more enlightening nuggets of info :-D

My meaning : No! This is not a military uniform. Take any good sleeveless t-shirt and tear it in half so it stops at your midriff. That's your tank top. The unwritten rule with a tank top is , you shall wear only a pair of low-waist jeans, to prove to the world you are not Eve(or Adam for that matter) but just a descendent. How? The belly button ofcourse.

The real meaning : In American English and Australian English a tank top is a sleeveless shirt that can be worn by either sex. The name derives from its resemblance to a tank suit, a style of one-piece women's swim suit with shoulder straps. ("Tank suit" in turn refers to "swimming tank," an obsolete term for what are now called "swimming pools constructed from plastic and metal)
Tank tops are often worn by athletes in sports.

Well if i knew it would sound so boring, i wouldn't really wear it :-D

It was considered as innerwear/work-out clothes until one summer day in 1980s, a few good women decided to strut around publicly in them to beat the heat!

A small step for that girl, a giant leap for many-a-men.


Blogger Sagnik Nandy said...

it is the true educational content like this that i enjoy most :)

11:32 PM  
Blogger Little Medusan said...

Why do you want to tear a t-shirt.. Buy one (or two)size smaller tshirts and voila, u have ur tank top. :-)

11:39 PM  
Blogger Kumari said...

Sagnik: Guess i finally found the purpose of my existence! To spread enlightenment :)
Mandoo: Duh! then it ain't no more cool as a big t-shirt torn in half! Men never understand fashion :p

11:43 PM  
Blogger Sagnik Nandy said...

a lesson i learnt during my days as a clandestine fashion guru:

new T shirt - $10
rip it and tear it - $30
put it on a hot model and put a photo of that on the window - $50
getting that girl to go out with you - priceless

There are some things money cant buy for everything else you have to work your butt off.

11:44 PM  
Blogger Vishnu said...

Nice explanation.How come its not hot among men btw?

5:58 AM  
Blogger jax said...

Thanks so much!! I am feeling complete now. Up until now, I was feeling one top less:D

9:16 AM  
Blogger Kumari said...

Vishnu: Err..which is interesting? a Fairy B-Button or a Hairy B-Button?
Jax: :)

10:29 PM  
Blogger Vitalstatistix said...

Was just wondering - with even the saree-blouse shrinking to reveal more (as the immensely educative film 'New' went on to prove), its inevitable that the dhavani of 'pavadai-dhavani fame' will also shrink in size and beauty as and when it comes under the scissors of the Ritu Beris and Versaces. What will it be called then - idiyappam dhavani ?

6:00 AM  

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