Living in Liverpool (UK) is always interesting; due to the unpredictability of the place.
The natives can exhibit moments of raw aggression accompanied at times with violence that would give Martin Scorsese nightmares.
If you don't believe me or disagree with my observations, have a read of the Cities Daily Newspaper: The Liverpool Echo http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/
You'll get Headlines that will make you rush for the Anti-Depressants; yet residents always argue that the manner that Liverpool is portrayed is constantly negative?
The other side of this City can be the genuine warmth of people with an example of the amount is raised for Charity by its population.
Along with a type of humour that's funny without being demeaning or at the expense of others. This cannot be said of my time living in Manchester or Leeds where its deemed appropriate to humiliate people under the excuse of traditional historical humour.
Yet, the reason for this Blog Entry is my puzzlement at Scouse Cultural Fashion.
I was in a Starbucks located in the new & highly impressive Liverpool One Retail Park, enjoying the company of some former work colleagues.
When nearly every other Adult Male that entered was wearing the above Jacket..!!
Now whilst I can recognize that trends in Fashion do exist, as without them Fashion wouldn't.
It was sort of uncomfortable watching all these Men wearing the exact same garment; in this age of the individual; why would people want to look the same?
It got me thinking that this might be something that's totally unique to Liverpool & then I realized Exhibit B.
The young lady is Alex Gerrard or is it Curran? The Wife of Liverpool Football Captain, Steven Gerrard.
Mrs. Gerrard or is it Ms. Gerrard, what are the rules around this now?
Do Women that are Married like to be know as Mrs. or Ms.
Yet, being called Ms means that the Woman isn't Married... any clarity on this issue please.
Back to my point, Mrs. Gerrard is seen thee Ultimate Scouse Female as shown in the above Photo. When walking in Liverpool City Centre doing some Shopping or even on a Night-Out; it worrying the amount of Young Woman are clones of Alex.
Thus we reach the conclusion around this Blog Entry; maybe the thing that makes Liverpool unique is uniform in terms of group psychology of its resident native population that then manifests itself in actual Fashion.
As an outsider, I wish this would end but maybe this approach is what keeps the City together.
A person I know that comes from the City told me best at a time when I was new to Liverpool...
"You hate the place but then when you leave you miss it, as nothing the same anywhere".
Now after a time in Starbucks, I sort of have a handle on what they mean.