Friday, January 2, 2009

ON FUN ~ Sean John Grandpa...


Nat @ MiniObs wants to know about Loud Old Fart. Loud Old Fart doesn’t seem to go to my gym - at least not when I‘m there - but there is Sean John Grandpa…

In the February 2007 issue of Blender magazine, Sean Combs spoke about his wardrobe. He describes his style in three words: "Swagger. Timeless. Diverse."

Sean John Combs (a.k.a. Puffy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, and Diddy) has promoted, signed, and recorded Grammy winning music of the rap and hip hop variety, while also producing reality TV, managing restaurants and creating the Sean John men’s fashion line. He is 38 years old, handsome, loaded, talented, driven and also incredibly lucky when it comes to matters of the law.

So I ask you, why on earth is a veteran in his 70’s wearing a Sean John tank top all the time at my gym? He is a very sweet, skinny, old guy who puts in a few days at the gym each week. His tat is from his days in the military, not the hood. He is not exactly the target clientele of Sean John.

Sean John Grandpa roams aimlessly amongst the weight equipment pumping a little iron before deciding on a cardio machine. No matter how many times he uses the same machine, he is always completely lost on how it operates. He ponders it for several still minutes, trying to find the directions on how to make it work. After a while of staring at the blank screen, he starts slowly moving his arms and legs to make the machine move. Not exactly a lot of swagger there.

Sean John Grandpa is old but I wouldn’t say he is timeless. So that leaves diverse. I guess some old white guy wearing a hip hop fashion line tank top could be considered diverse. The other day he was working out wearing a knit cap. Not exactly a do-rag but it could be an attempt at gangsta.

So I chuckle every time I see Sean John Grandpa in the gym trying for the 100th time to understand how the elliptical machine works. Where on earth did he get that shirt? Did some grandchild give it to him? Or did he buy it thinking it would make him more hip with the young chicks? Maybe the shirt was just in the bargain bin wherever he shops and he wanted to be like all the other old guys with Sean John tank tops in their shopping carts.

Sean Combs should make a Senior line and call it G-Diddy: Shuffling, Aging, Conforming. Who knew that Sean John Grandpa was a trendsetter?

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1 comment:

Natsthename said...

Love it! I will dub him "G-Pappy!" I don 't see a dude like him at my gym, but I do see the old guys wearing shorter shorts than they should have. EWWWW.