By Lauren

Today was a good day.   I completed the trifecta: Scoops, Ups, AND Jorts!

If you have no idea what I’m taking about, let me back up for a moment.  This particular subset of the apparel world was brought to my attention by my friend Josh Zobel, who writes a HILARIOUS blog, “Don’t Be Rough” (wrote?  This thing hasn’t been updated since Brit Brit’s alchy-hol problem was big news) Thanks to Josh, here are a few new words for your Lexicon:

Scoops: “Scoops are simply white shoes. Usually ultra white tennis shoes with minimal color if any at all. Scoops are not limited to only tennis shoes but the best ones can be found with dark colored jeans. If you are lucky enough you will spot them with jean shorts*.”Ups: “Ups are nothing more than socks that are pulled up high.

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This isn’t a great example, but when combined with the power of Scoops and shorts they are almost unstoppable. See the line on the floor there? That man has just crossed it and he doesn’t give a dang.”

Jorts*: Jean Shorts = Jorts.  Just in case you grew up under a rock.
I encourage you to read the entire Scoops and Ups post by Josh by clicking here. (and while you’re at it, read everything else he wrote.  The man is a comic genius.  Then send him hate mail until he starts writing again. Thanks.)

For a while, whenever I saw Scoops and/or Ups, I would snap a photo and send it on to ol’ Josh.  I thought my fascination had died… until today when I witnessed THIS at the Syracuse airport:

Thank you, New York.  Just…thank you.

xx, L

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  2. Kristen says:

    I’m so amused by you and Lindsay being in my hometown! (Well, close to it. I grew up ~ 45 minutes south of Syracuse in a small town of less than 3000 people called Homer.)

    I could have told you that you were heading to the land of Jorts/Ups/Scoops. In fact, both my father in law and my dad both sport the trifecta with alarming regularity. Like every weekend during the summer, just about. My Dad owns about 8 pairs of Scoops, at least. I have witnessed the trifecta so many times that I wasn’t even aware that it was something special worthy of documentation! The fashion “trends” of Upstate New York are truly something to behold.

    I’m glad the Syracuse airport has brought you so much entertainment!

    ~ Kristen (Anjali’s friend)

  3. Josh says:

    I’m working on something new to replace the blog.

    In the mean time I will be signing autographs at the Star Bucks on Roswell Road later this week…

  4. LK says:

    Love it, Kristen. All of the photos on Josh’s blog are local…and since I am from Birmingham, AL (where many S/U/J can be found) I assumed it was a southeastern thing. Glad to see it’s nationwide.

    Had a blast in your (almost) hometown! LOVED Syracuse. I am just disappointed I didn’t make it to Dinosaur BBQ. Sad.

    Josh. With what, praytell, are you replacing the blog? Work harder on this. Thanks.

    xx, LK

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