Sunday, 21 August 2011

Tyler Brule: London riots and the 'symbolism of sweatpants

Quite understandably, there's been an awful lot of post-match analysis done on what led to the London riots. There have been those who link the disquiet to coalition cuts. Others suggests that worrying high levels of youth unemployment have contributed.
Then there's Monocle magazine head honcho Tyler Brule's explanation; it's all about the garms. He's pretty much positive the rioting is belted to the "symbolism of sweatpants." Noting that 70% of the rioters wore trackie bums, Brule said, "it's a commentary on a defeated society ... when you wear elasticated trousers it's an endless cycle of bed, to misbehaving on the streets to going back to bed again."

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