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OPINION: Mungo Park In Vogue? What Could Be The Motivating Factor?


A quintessential gentleman is generally expected to have a good sense of fashion, be well mannered, and be chivalrous.


In years gone by, to be seen as well dressed, a gentleman had to complement his dressing with a neat pair of socks. not any more! as I head to work each morning my inquisitive pair of eyes notices that most of my peers, also headed for work fail to complement their dressing with a pair of socks, which is known in street parlance as Mungo park.


That tickled my curiosity and made me wonder why young men of today are reluctant to complement their dressing with a pair of socks. Could it be a fashion statement?


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A people's fashion sense evolves, and in Ghana, the past few years have seen the evolution of various fashion trends. Talk of the carrying of bandanas, the once-famous baggy Jeans, the Otto-phisters to name but a few.


Unsurprisingly these new trends always emanate from the youth, a segment of the population that seeks adventure, are innovative, and like to explore. So the question is, what is the psychology behind trends? what sustains a trend and keeps it in vogue? Why do some trends last more than others?


So back to my question on Ghanaian men's newfound abhorrence to wearing socks. Back in secondary school the term 'antipe' emerged, thanks to the reluctance of some young men to wear panties before dressing. these deviant prided themselves in playing truant on campus.


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So back to my question, what could be the motivating factor behind young men refusing to wear socks these days?


A quintessential gentleman is generally expected to have a good sense of fashion, be well mannered, and be chivalrous.


In years gone by, to be seen as well dressed, a gentleman had to complement his dressing with a neat pair of socks. not any more! as I head to work each morning my inquisitive pair of eyes notices that most of my peers, also headed for work fail to complement their dressing with a pair of socks, which is known in street parlance as Mungo park.


That tickled my curiosity and made me wonder why young men of today are reluctant to complement their dressing with a pair of socks. Could it be a fashion statement?


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A people's fashion sense evolves, and in Ghana the past few years have seen the evolution of various fashion trends. Talk of the carrying of bandanas, the once-famous baggy Jeans, the Otto phisters to name but a few.


Unsurprisingly these new trends always emanate from the youth, a segment of the population that seeks adventure, are innovative, and like to explore. So the question is, what is the psychology behind trends? what sustains a trend and keeps it in vogue? Why do some trends last more than others?


So back to my question on Ghanaian men's newfound abhorrence to wearing socks. Back in secondary school the term 'antipe' emerged, thanks to the reluctance of some young men to wear panties before dressing. these deviant prided themselves in playing truant on campus.


So back to my question, what could be the motivating factor behind young men refusing to wear socks these days?


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