Tuesday, March 31, 2009
If Only For One Night
I'm as much for comfort as the next man is but sometimes you have to get your act together.
Imagine your girlfriend gets invited to a corporate dinner party, she's thinking a room full of people that my boyfriend needs to know, this can be really beneficial for him. So she asks you to be her date to the dinner. Three hours before the dinner you run through your closet for something to wear and all you can come up with is a two year old oxford that barely still fits you, a solid black tie, brown slacks and some tired shoes that you used to wear to church, when you actually attended.
This is a sign that you need to start shopping smarter. Before you end up in a situation as desperate as the one described above, I think you should get a move on. You don't have to spend a ton of money to look good either. You just need some prominent pieces that every man should have in his possession.
They are often thought of as the accessories but I think it's time we change that to the necessities. For some this may be a bit extreme and that is okay, the good news is that you don't have to dress like this everyday if you don't want to. When you need to have an outfit for a social gathering that is going to be a bit less formal than denim and trainers at least have a set of argyle socks to show for yourself.
Who said that a tie clip is excessive? A money clip may be a bit much but a tie clip is as appropriate as the tie is.
If this is all new to you, the better because now you really get an opportunity to mix and match and try a bunch of things because everything that I just showed you (with the exception of the tie) was under $ 22 dollars.