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The ladies of ATCN gathered last night for a relatively quiet night in. Tea was drank, takeaway food called in and generally high levels of fraff was chatted.

We got talking about the classic Aaliyah, TLC esque combo of baggy jeans and tiny tops, coupled with enormous shirts. The whole I just raided my mans wardrobe... A look that we concluded was, in its own way, undeniably amazing. Could we pull it off though? A whole different story.




In 'Back and Forth' Aaliyah works the look to almost perfection.

Now lets get real, there is an undeniable sex appeal in rocking nothing but your mans vest, shirt... socks in the house. That's just a given. But is it a whole different story when you take it outside... take the entire outfit outside.

So to the female and male readers...

Does this look sink or swim for you?

Did Aaliyah pull it off simply because her swagger and beauty levels were out of the ordinary? Could the ladies of ATCN pull it off or are we simply flirting with the idea of looking like Mr big and Mr butch? It's a thin line...

We may have to lay this throwback pipe dream to rest.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

My girl once wore my epic mars blackmon tshirt out. Got a huge stain on it and ruined it. Nearly killed her. I count that as the make or break week in our relationship.

Girls will fuck up your shit. Keep it safe fellas.

Shenanigan said...

Thou shall not forget Y?Nvee.

Dope ass laides killing it with the six packs!

SPECKS said...

In all honesty, I should have killed it with the visuals on this post. You are 100% on point with Y?nvee. words are not enough to get this point across.

try searching though... cant find the pics to do it true justice.

and you've taken it to a good point... its not just the clothes, the swagger... its the six packs. ladies packing punches.

Fellas with or without beer bellys... thoughts on the female six pack.

Janet springs to mind.

One said...

lol@Shenanigan yeah I was thinkin' Y?Nvee as I was readin' this post, they were hard!!!!

Back in the day I used to love Mary J in the Real Love vid, Aaliyah,etc...

In answer to Specks' question is maybe that look does look at bit butch especially if the top is over baggy, but styles change and vary, e.g. Specks' look in the pic (smaller basketball jersey, skinny jeans and sneakers)

Shenanigan said...

i got you specs on the images..hol tight!

One said...

Y N-vee vid link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FyesUG_IbE

Also check the Luniz Vid I got 5 on it there in that too!!

Anonymous said...

Eff all that....I speak on behalf of many men, many many many many men when I say: Why wasn't this gathering advertised!? All four of you look mighty fine and tasty on that bed (Specks, could you look any sexier, baby?!)

Shenanigan said...

oh my gosh ONE YESSSSSSSSSs

the luniz remix they kill it in that vid ! Killll it.

yeahisaidit said...
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yeahisaidit said...

Jade- Don't Walk Away: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UJSX5wgoPzE

TLC- Creep
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=X0tNO3QFoOE

Total- No one ne else
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ-iolADkJs

Hello and welcome to my childhood/early teens. I spent ALOT of time trying to recreate this look. Yes I got my mum to buy me Dr Martens boots. I must have looked like a prat, but hey. I think if you have got the swagger (let's face it getting the clothes bit right is easy) then this is undeniably sexy. I'm happy to throw on (skinny)denim, kicks and a mans-T now and would like to think I don't look so much of a prat/lesbian. However, 9 times out of 10 my tits get in the way, which kind of spoils the androgyny I was hoping for. Though at least I can't get confused for being a boy...

ps.you have soooooo set me off on memory lane now with the old skool songs

One said...

@yeahisaidit (and everyone else) if your on memory lane check out these two vids, kinda on the same subject, enjoy!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZROqetjPf5E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCU2DeBxoAU&feature=related

SPECKS said...

ONE YOU ARE ON SOME OTHER LEVEL. videos are huge. as is the random wireless connection my laptop is picking up on the train to bham.

its a big day!

gonna recreate the look when i get home to celebrate. will put in like 15 sit ups beforehand and hope for the best.

Ginger Kid said...

Yeah i should have came.

And the TLC look is big.

yeahisaidit said...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=z31XtfJxGnk

yeahisaidit said...

the more i check these videos out, the more i realise i was listening to some reallllllllllllllly post-watershed stuff as a kid.

this explains alot.

One said...

@yeahisaidit - Whitehead Bros. Class!! Still listen to the album Serious a lot, check the track Beautiful Black Princess!!

yeahisaidit said...

i bloody loved TLC.

We used to be able to bring in our own music to play during Art at school and we must have listened to CrazySexyCool for at least 3 terms straight.

good times.

Shenanigan said...

I happily let my pants sag, wore women's brief's, donned the 5 pack and wore braces when necessary. Also around the days of 'good' house parties I also mos def did the TLC silk PJ's with matching underwear.

PJ party or not.

yeahisaidit said...

just had a flashback of wearing actual boy-pants

yeahisaidit said...

when did house parties turn rubbish? sigh...

SPECKS said...

my love for TLC runs deep, as previous posts have shown.

Biz, you know its time for a house party...

yeahisaidit said...

PJ House Party.

Specks, yay, a fellow fan. I seriously, seriously loved them. I spent more time on my walkman listening to them more than anyone other artist (that might be an exggeration, but i'm standing by it). Happy days with the walkman that only did fast forward.

Pop Lock and Drop said...

I remember when I was in my early teens and I used to try and recite left eyes verse out of waterfalls and failed everytime.
This is still one of the cheesiest yet greatest songs ever made though. Music's too serious these days ! http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jyqmnZ0jR14
Girl power !

yeahisaidit said...

@PL&D
I nailed that rap, but only because of aforementioned repeated-listening.

Ladies Night was indeed a quattro-formaggio of a song. Bt it's nice to see Lil Kim before she properly turned into Donatella Versace. Another album I played to death was Hardcore (where was my strict Catholic mum when I was listening to all this?) and this was my FAVOURITE video for some time too
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1lPbQwZoAtE

One said...

@yeahisaidit this was the lil kim track that had me hittin' rewind,forward,rewind,forward,rewind a little bit more, hold on forward a little....on the walkman gettin it back to the start to play over and over!!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sgjFA1zDIh8

yeahisaidit said...

@One! yes that was big.

The other one was this http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx6G2zfWDHc

and i LOVED the mary j version too
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FNPN0V0Pes8

good times. thanks mum for not watching what i was listening to.

Ella said...

woah this post just took me back. At first when I read the post I thought 'sink' then I realised that if you've got the swagger that Aaliyah, TLC, Y?Nvee etc had then you can most definately work this look without looking like you're licking on both sides.

You know what, I'm gonna experiment with this and see how it goes. I ain't got that swagger but I'm gonna find it.

DELS (Kieren Dickins) said...

I think all you ATCN girls are beautiful.

Phoebe said...

Dels, you're adorable.

throwing up man said...

errrrr dels man up

lol

Anonymous said...

dont get jealous anon..lol

don jeremy said...

No disrespect intended at any of the beautiful ATCN girls....but, they'd all get "the dick" (say it Bernie Mac-style!).

See disclaimer before you type back any hate. All I'm saying is that I would love to sleep with you all (at once would be a great thing, but I think the sexy Shenanigan would be the only one up for up some girl-on-girl action. HOLLA!)

Shenanigan said...

spit my tea out of my mouth!!!!

wtf!

I Love ATCN

yeahisaidit said...

@Shenanigan- so is that a yes then?

Shenanigan said...

trust you YISI ( yes u have an abbreviation.)

er.HELLLSS NO

Still love ATCN banter, you can't beat it...

yeahisaidit said...

Bad times for don jeremy.

YISI i love it! It sounds Japanese and I heart everything Japanese.

YISI, yessir.

Anonymous said...

5-some?

homer pimpson said...

Shenanigan, I understand that you have to protect your moral virtues and virtual reputation up here, however, real talk: You would DEFINITELY be up for a menage a trois--don't lie. You have that glint in your eye that none of the other ATCN chicks have! It's not a dis, trust me when I tells ya--you have quite a few admirers.....Specks ain't the only one with a fan club!!!

Anonymous said...

homer pimpson could be a girl! Watch out shenanigan! lol

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