I made the mistake of purchasing super-hip plaid shorts for my oldest child. They're very "of-the-moment" style. And I loved them.
What I didn't know is that he would pair them with a bright golden yellow T-shirt. And black socks, pulled up to his knees, with fish on them. And very old ratty sneakers.
It may have been spite, because he wasn't terribly excited about the shorts. But I'm honestly afraid that it wasn't. Just the fashion sense of a sixty year old man (sorry, dad.)