Re: RARA-AVIS: The Talented Mr. Ripley

Date: 08 Apr 2007

Robert Elkin wrote: Prisons are full of criminals who are bad at their jobs, no?

This makes me think of the story (quite possibly urban legend) that the hip hop fashion of droopy pants and shoes with no laces was based on gangstas whose belts and laces had been taken in jail/prison. It always made me wonder, if you're going to imitate a criminal, why imitate the unsuccessful ones who had been caught?


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