Yeah, the dog collar and chain thing is like no Goth fashion I've ever seen here in the COTU... and I've seen a lot of Goths in my time. These two are just young attention hounds, that's all. Wearing their insecurities on their sleeves. Most Goths get over themselves and degothify in a hurry once they realize how silly and superficial it all is.
Safety concerns aside. I can't help but feel sorry for a parent to open a newspaper and see your 19 year old daughter being lead around town on a leash by some strange looking dude all dressed in black.
I think he should ditch the girl and get a dog. At least he could get on a bus without any problems. Need to pay for the dog though, so no financial advantage. It's all swings and roundabouts, isn't it?
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." - (William Pitt, 1783)
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The dog collar is, as I mentioned before, not part of Goth culture, but part of the S&M scene (and certainly there's some overlap in those communities). Call me prudish, but I prefer not to show off my sexual proclivities publicly.
If you ignore the dog collar I will say that their outfits seem well-suited for them.