Hand-me-ups.


Shirt: Ben Sherman; Pants: Esprit; Shoes: Penguin

I wore this outfit to a crazy house party with Tramanh of phi-style and Erica of clouds of tulle and their respective significant others. The shirt is actually a hand-me-up I received from the LilBro when I visited him in Austin recently. Folks, this shows you how lacking my wardrobe is.

Up through high school, my significantly trendier BigBro would give me his hand-me-downs- all fancy name-brand clothing at the time, but what I didn't realize is that they were usually a size too large since I was/am a scrawny nerd. Plus, by the time I got them, they were probably 3 years removed from trendiness. But I was oblivious to fashion and since they came from the BigBro, they were automatically cool in my eyes.

The LilBro has become the fashion maven in the family these days, ironic in that he used to protest against the excess of brand name clothing of any sort through his high school years. So when I recently visited him in Austin a few weeks back, he was all, "Here, I don't really wear these" and gave me a handful of nice shirts- this being one of them. So I've turned into the compost heap of fashion in my family- getting clothes handed down from the BigBro and handed up from the LilBro.

I wore it to the party and guys complimented my shirt and facial hair. I don't think I've ever heard a girl compliment any guy on his outfit at any party- or do girls even care what guys wear? Not to say that this particular outfit was outstanding, the thought just popped into my head as I wrote this. Maybe it's like food spoiling- you only make a comment when it's bad?

16 comments:

  1. I'll make a comment! You look good =)
    I think girls don't usually comment on guy's outfits, because they're too busy sizing up the girls (secretly) and unless the guy comes in in a clown suit, they're not going to notice.

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  2. post it somewhere else!

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  3. U look so lazy-sporty-chic! :-)

    XoXo

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  4. I care what guys wear and I quite like that shirt!

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  5. I do care what guys wear, but don't worry, your outfit passes the test.

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  6. Laid back style.... awesome! :)

    >>> Rebecca Rose
    http://rebeccaroseilican.blogspot.com/

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  7. Lol I thinkk some girls caree
    Also think your outfit looks aceee

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  8. i admit i don't really notice what guys wear too much. you can count on one hand the number of guy outfits pics i have on my computer. i should though. i think you can really find inspiration in what the other sex is wearing. i'm just not in the habit of looking at guys' outfits.

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  9. It looks good, clean, and elegant. Believe me, if ever a guy wears something nice for me to see, I comment about how good it is. And yeah you're right, one comments because there's something wrong.

    I actually saw some similar styles from famous designers clothes online. There are design forms ranging from formal to informal ones.

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  10. Wayne and I have both taken notice of your style Andrew and we're both very impressed. You've come a long way since college!!! ...not to say that you're style in college was lacking or anything, it's just changed... for the better. You know, now that we've stopped wearing greek shirts =)

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  11. Love this outfit! it looks effortless..

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  12. Random comment but...did you get your dress in the mail yet :P?

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  13. i definitely compliment a mens outfit if he's looking good! we do notice! =) you look great by the way.

    x

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  14. For sure I compliment a guy if he looks good!

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  15. Kickback chic... I think this look is def aces. xx

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  16. great look dru!!! you're little brother has done you well.

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