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Fanny packs

Sean Fitzgerald | Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dear Notre Dame Style Spotter,

What in the world are you thinking? Mr. James Denue should be given a scolding for wearing a fanny pack in public, not a public acceptance letter of approval. The only thing that neon-green fanny pack is good for is illuminating his way through the dark nights in South Bend. Are you trying to get Notre Dame ranked as the least stylish college campus?

Take a big picture approach to this: think about the male psyche. Men are notorious for wearing whatever they see first in their closet (that’s probably why James wore that fanny pack, it’s neon-green! How can you not see it?). However, men have learned through the years that chest-high khakis, short-shorts, and knee-high socks are no longer acceptable attire. I fear this picture proclaiming the comeback of the fanny pack will lead to an epidemic of fanny packs on campus. Then where do we draw the line? Will we let socks with sandals come back? I certainly hope not.

But, let’s end on a positive note. At least he was wearing it at Stepan, where no one was within five miles of seeing it.

Sean Fitzgerald


Dillon Hall

Nov. 9