Google Maps Street Style Smackdown: The Austin Chronicle's Hilarious Fashion Column

Google Maps Street Style Smackdown: The Austin Chronicle's Hilarious Fashion Column
(via The Austin Chronicle)
The Austin Chronicle is taking street style to the next level—aka your computer screen.

For the past week, writers at the Chronicle's Chronolog blog have been homing in on the citizens of Texas' state capitol and writing snarky-witty-hilarious commentary on their streetwear. But the photos they're ripping weren't taken by a roving fashion photographer—a la The Sartorialist or Garance Dore. No, these "street style photos" are sourced from Google Maps Streetview.

Take this poor woman in a purple skirt, for example:

Google Maps Street Style Smackdown: The Austin Chronicle's Hilarious Fashion Column

"See? This is why people shouldn't fucking drink coffee," the blogger writes. "It makes them crazy... Isn't is strange that there's no clothing line for mentally deranged people? Well, actually an upholsterer named Guilleret did design a popular jacket specifically for crazy people, but that's about it. Otherwise they pretty much have to fend for themselves."

Then there's this poor guy and his poor, sad shorts:

Google Maps Street Style Smackdown: The Austin Chronicle's Hilarious Fashion Column

"Admit it," Chronolog says, "you want to steal this guy's wallet and maybe give him a swirly too, don't you? That doesn't necessarily make you a bad person. After all, the real criminal here is the monster who designed those shorts. Those things would look ridiculous on Ryan Gosling." And on, and on.

This is the type of idea we wish we had come up with first—although, we're not sure we could do the feature justice after reading all the epic posts at the Chronicle. Our only advice? Stay away from Austin folks—you might be next!
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