This fun Odd Pueblo feature asks the audience to rate a trend, topic or sighting of something around town: is it snappy or crappy?

The last snappy or crappy, political caricatures and figurines – with a Hillary Clinton nutcracker doll as an example – racked up a majority of snappy votes at 54 percent. A mere 10 percent voted crappy, 21 percent gave a snap/crap vote and 12 percent were too busy trying to crack open a walnut to decide.

Rather than a political statement, the latest snappy or crappy is a fashion statement: “wife beater” tank tops as street wear.


Wife beater tank as fashion statement/Ryn Gargulinski

These fine white tanks, which great-grandfathers wear as undershirts, have popped up more than once on the streets of Tucson – and beyond.

We love Old Pueblo for its laid-back vibe, but we’re wondering if great-grandpa underwear is the prettiest choice of outerwear for hopping about town.

Wife beater tank at a downtown Tucson bus stop/Ryn Gargulinski

Wife beater tank at a downtown Tucson bus stop/Ryn Gargulinski

This particular guy, who has been kept anonymous along with the rest of the folks in the photos, was spotted at a downtown bus stop. So it’s not like he’s just wearing the white tank for walking the dogs in the riverbed or watering his lawn.

Tucson fashion/Ryn Gargulinski

Tucson fashion/Ryn Gargulinski

These tanks also get a thumbs down for their nickname. The term “wife beater” never brings any positive connotations to mind.

Crappy, crappy, crappy.



Would you wear a wife beater tank top in public?

Would you wear one in private?