When faced with an upcoming party/function/event, do you find yourself texting the person who invited you, or the girl your dating?
What should I wear?
Do you fear being overdressed? Underdressed?
I seem to get this question all the time, from everyone I know…constantly. What I don’t understand is, as a man, you know what to wear to the gym. You wear sweat shorts and a ratty shirt or that expensive Nike breathable-sweatproof-made up wears fabric name like “Techno-Hybrid-Mesh-Cotton.” You also know that if you’re going to the beach you wear board shirts and a tank top/t-shirt. You’re smart enough to know not to wear a turtle neck and jeans to the beach, nor a tuxedo to the gym.
Why not take a moment to use your God-given brain to figure out what to wear to your friend’s birthday party at that fancy restaurant? Or what to wear to the nightclub you’re heading to for the first time? Guess what? It’s a night club. I bet you’ve been to one before and can use some reasonable deductions if you just applied yourself. Ok, so I probably sound a little bitter, like I’m talking down to you, and you’re right. Guess what? I dress better than you, so read my helpful hints below if you want to step up your game when it comes to denim style. If you don’t, I don’t care. Just don’t text me next time you’re wondering what to wear to your girlfriend’s best friend’s engagement party!
Jeans are probably the one thing that you own several pairs of, and even if you don’t really know how to dress, you have some idea of what jeans look good on you. If you don’t, here you go. The truth is, you don’t need $250 jeans to look good. You don’t even need $125 jeans. Luckily these days stores like Zara, H&M, Top Shop and others can provide great fits/cuts for $45-$75. And if you take the time to look for sales you can find them even cheaper. If you’re reading this and you currently only shop at Old Navy/Abercrombie&Fitch/Hollister, then you either should listen very very very closely to all that I’m saying, or if this is too much, then stop reading ’cause you’re never gonna get it. You should just focus on your sports or astronomy statistics, ’cause there’s no hope.
Back to those of you who are still reading.
Walk into one of these stores and ask a fashionable sales clerk. Better yet, bring a fashionable friend who’s opinion you trust to help pick out 5-10 pairs of different style jeans and ask them for their opinion. Yes, you should stick to clothes that you feel confident and comfortable in, but don’t be afraid to expand past your natural comfort zone. Try on different styles you’ve never worn before. I’m not saying buy skinny jeans. In fact, I don’t even like skinny jeans. But, on some people and some body types they actually work. Some clothes I’ve received the most compliments on are things I didn’t think I would like, but I tried them out just for the sake of it, and it worked! Most discoveries are found by accident. Columbus – America…ring a bell?
THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS – when it comes to jeans, if you’re not the expert, bring one along, or ask a stylish sales clerk. Go to a department store so you can try several brands at once, and don’t be afraid to try on 10 pairs of jeans until you find the right one or two pairs. It might take an extra ten minutes, but you’ll have a good pair of jeans for 5 years, and it’s worth it. Lastly – don’t buy True Religion jeans. They were fad jeans and their time ended a few years back.
Aaron Rodgers didn’t get the memo, but the denim fedora made a nice touch. Who saw Katy Perry and the white rapper at this year’s VMA’s? Does anyone remember when Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears wore matching jean-on-jean outfits to the 2001 American Music Awards? That was a quadruple negative. I like jean shirts. Own a couple myself. I feel a little bit like a rugged cowboy when I put one on. However, I would never wear it with jean pants. ESPECIALLY the same matching denim shade. Two positives don’t always make a positive. This rule follows closely to the FUBU rule, but its actually one step tackier. There’s really not much to elaborate on this one. It’s simply a fact of life. Don’t wear denim-on-denim. The pictures included here should be proof enough. BOTTOM LINE – DON’T BE A GIANT WALKING JEAN.