I had seen him in a few movies but when Pearl Harbor came out I was like a little girl on Christmas. I will never forgive on girl on the bus, Danielle, who when I told her my mom finally let me rent the movie from Blockbuster and was going to watch it that weekend she said, “Don’t get your hopes up, Danny dies half way through the movie”. I found this photo of Josh from GQ and the popped collar brought back so many memories!
In middle school and into high school I was the freaking queen of popped collars. Well polos actually, I wore them to school and in my spare time. Honestly I treated the polo the way most people treated a t-shirt – it went with everything and anything and I always made sure to pop the collar. I owned the trend. For five years I had polos in a dozen different colors and wore them constantly. Why, oh why, did someone not clue me in – I look SPECIAL to put it lightly in some of these shots:
Around junior year of high school I decided to wise up and try different styles of shirts. While my quality investments from Forever21 and WetSeal may not have been the best choices at least I took a break from this trend. However, as it was part of my identity for so long I have stayed on top of it and last spring when the Wall Street Journal declared The Return of the Popped Collar I thought it was going to be back with vengeance. Nope. While I no longer pop my collar if you are going to do it, do in like this: