Children of Despair

In the 50’s or 60’s, Marshall McLuhan coined the term “class transvestism” to describe the then-recent trend of leisure-class youth wearing jeans, which previously had been worn mostly by people who actually worked for a living.  I think the term also applies to some current well-heeled parents who expensively dress their children like storybook orphans or 18th C. French peasants.  It’s just not cool to look rich, but you need to be rich to look poor in a non-Walmart way.  Throw in some kids who are very good at looking grim, and you’ve got something that looks straight out of the rollicking Werner Herzog.

There are more videos about clothes.  They’re all hilarious.

But wait!  There are toys too.