Sweater: H&M, Jeans: BDG, Shoes: Kenneth Cole
My friend Tramanh (one of my friends who I occasionally consult for fashion advice and who has coincidentally started up her fashion blog again) once told me that good fashion is not about just wearing what's trendy or what you like, you have to know what looks good on you too.
I figure, good fashion is like the Supreme Court trying to define pornography- you’ll know it when you see it (conversely, you cannot say pornography is like good fashion to justify watching pornography. This does not work from my- er, my cousin’s experience. Yes… my cousin’s...).
This makes things tough when I don't think most things look very good on me. Having a singular fashion blog for guys is difficult, because I can't pop up in a skirt one day and be like, “HAY GUYS” and then be all “O HAI” in a dress on another. We're pretty much limited to pants. And that makes up about half the outfit.
So basically that means almost all variation is derived from above the belt, which is helped tenfold by layering. Except layering doesn’t work when it’s 80+ degrees outside almost year round.
Other than my work slacks, I don't normally wear anything besides jeans. And basically with jeans, you're pretty much limited to the following options: tight or tighter and various shades of blue. I don't think wearing brown pants, etc looks very good on me or say, pinstripes, etc etc.
Because, you know, I’m nearing thirty and the hipster look kind of fades out a few years after college. While vests and skinny ties I think look passable with age if worn carefully, deep V-necks and skinny pants are not (and on guys, I don’t think they should be at any age). I dread the coming decade when my wardrobe of Threadless t-shirts becomes unacceptable for my age. It’s kind of like the war in Iraq- I don’t really have an exit strategy for 20-something attire and the locals just want to be liberated from all (clothing) oppression in general.
Ah yes, yet another irrelevant post. What’s that, Issa? You mean I have to talk about the picture or something or get off the stage? *sigh* I guess I should justify my choice of outfit. Today I’m wearing my favorite brown/orange sweater. You can’t see it in the photo, but there are spiffy orange lines running down the length of the arms. I like how the zipper is on the side shoulder and the colors match my shoes. WHEEEEEE!