Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Review: Fishnet Shirts

Down in Tennessee, in the summer, if one goes out into public, one runs the risk of seeing a man wearing a fishnet shirt. True, when I lived in Michigan I saw it once or twice, but that's out of all the years I spent there. Down in the south though...

I don't mean to give the impression that everyone down here wears one or that you can expect to see it everyday. I'd say I see an average of about 5 or 6 each summer. Which is roughly about 5 or 6 more than a person need ever see in a summer, or for that matter, in any period of their life. Occasionally you see one in the winter, but that's another scary issue altogether.

One thing I've never understood about the fishnet shirt is how anyone could think it's a good idea. First of all it's always some overweight, balding though otherwise hairy man. He's usually in his mid forties to early fifties. Almost assuredly he's on a cigarette or beer run (though one time I saw fishnet walking a five year old into a convenience store for milk and eggs). He'll most of the time be found wearing flip flops and shorts or some equally repulsive combination, like leather pants and tennis shoes.

But seriously, how exactly does a man wake up in the morning, look into his closet, pass up the suit and tie; pass up the t-shirt with a picture of his favorite sports team; pass up any semblance of sanity, look directly at the fishnet shirt and say to himself, "I think I'll wear that today."

Oh and oddly enough, I've never seen one driving before. I assume they must have cars, but I've only ever seen them out walking. For all I know it's their walking clothes. Regardless, it's a trend that needs to be shot in the leg and left in the wilderness to bleed out under a desert sun.

Fishnet Shirts:
137 I think I'm going to be sick's out of 19 My eyes, my eyes!


  1. OK, speaking of taking pix when someone's not looking - you must take a photo of this and share it with us. That's pure '80s fashion right there! In my day we called it MESH. I loved to wear a neon pink mesh shirts over like a neon green t-shirt when I was 12.

  2. The neon mesh, that does take me back, to my daughters' childhoods though, not mine.
    In Las Vegas, the mesh shirt is the gay man's casual attire. Usually not unpleasant though because it's usually the young attractive and buff men wearing them, showing off I'm assuming, and they are showing off they are gay. I have gay male friends who wear these.


  3. @ally When you're not wearing anything under the mesh and you look like that... shudder.

    I'll see if I can grab a shot the next time I see it. I gotta tell you, it's never occurred to me take a picture of that before. lol

    And yes it still called mesh, I just couldn't think of the word so I went with the other term.

    @Aine I understand it plays in with the gay culture, but like you said, it's generally younger, well built guys.

  4. The only time I've ever seen someone wear them they were either somewhat of a body builder or a goth. But like me, it was worn underneath another shirt...well ok not with the body builder wannabe...apparently I shouldn't be exempt from seeing their nipples, lol.

  5. LMBO! I like how you refer to "the fishnet" as a person lol.. you give "it" it's own personality.. so hilarious! LOVE IT DUDE! umm can you say: BMI (bad mental image!!! :)

    Take Care!


  6. Hey, came by from Aion. I think we call 'fishnets','string vests' in the UK. Commonly seen on the fat, slobby type that you describe so eloquently!

    Kitty x

  7. @Aion haha it's such a horrible image, I can't even do it justice.

    @Kitty So you know well the disturbing type all too well than.
    Thanks for stopping by.


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