Todd: Now, Mariel, what kind of clothes do you love to wear?
Mariel: My favorite clothing is jeans, for sure.
Todd: OK, so you then are the jeans expert.
Mariel: I could be. What would you like to know?
Todd: Well, there’s so many kinds of jeans now and it’s a bit confusing so what is trendy or popular right now?
Mariel: Right now? You see different kinds of trends, but I think tight jeans and baggy jeans are very popular.
Todd: OK, wow, that’s quite a difference.
Mariel: It’s a contrast. Yeah.
Todd: OK, let’s start with the baggy jeans. First of all, who likes to wear baggy jeans?
Mariel: I think baggy jeans go with the hip-hop kind of style. Also, skateboarders really like to wear baggy jeans. People who like to feel relaxed and move around a lot are usually baggy jeans fans.
Todd: What about you? Do you like to wear baggy jeans?
Mariel: Oh, those are my favorite kind of jeans.
Todd: Your favorite?
Mariel: Yeah, I love to wear baggy jeans.
Todd: Why is that?
Mariel: It’s just that they’re so easy to wear and so relaxed and I can just do whatever I want in baggy jeans I feel.
Todd: Sounds good. Well, then what about tight jeans?
Mariel: Mm, tight jeans. To me they’re very unconfortable, but a lot of girls like to wear them.
Todd: Now, usually only girls wear tight jeans?
Mariel: Some guys do as well. Again, those people are usually very trendy and it’s quite often that punk people and rock people wear tight jeans.
So you’re the jeans expert. Here, ‘a jeans expert’ is someone who really likes jeans. Notice the following:
- I’m no jeans expert.
- My girlfriend’s a jeans expert.
What is trendy right now? Something ‘trendy’ is fashionable and popular. Notice the following:
- I’m too busy to worry about what’s trendy.
- That shop is really trendy.
Baggy jeans are very popular. ‘Baggy jeans’ are big, loose fitting jeans. Notice the following:
- Baggy jeans are really comfortable.
- I prefer baggy jeans.
It’s a contrast. ‘Contrast’ focuses on the differences between things. Notice the following:
- It’s a contrast of sweet and sour.
- I like the contrast between the old style and modern features of the house.
the hip-hop kind of style
They go with the hip-hop kind of style. Hip-hop style is known for big, loose fitting clothing. Notice the following:
- The hip-hop kind of style has been around for awhile.
- I see the hip-hop kind of style all around the world.
contrast • hip-hop style
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