Jessica mentioned in my last post that she would like to hear about my thoughts on guys’ fashion. I thought this would make an interesting topic, seeing as I complained about female fashion enough.
My brother has been more interested in fashion lately, and I’m pretty happy that he’s chosen to look for more dress shirts and ties and doesn’t mind doing his hair when there’s a special occasion. At the same time, he enjoys wearing a t-shirt on casual days, but he did hate the bright blue Grim Reaper shirt I got him from Threadless. :( He just didn’t like how bright it was. I guess I can forgive him for that.
I have a feeling that male fashion seems to be less outrageous and from my point of view, there’s less to complain about.
Except one thing: Pull your pants up.
It’s alright if you’re wearing underwear or boxers, I suppose, but I don’t want to see your rear end. It’s pretty offputting. Some guys wear their pants so low that I always wonder if they want people to see their underpants or not. I know some pants were made to be low-rise (for girls as well) but I always see a lot of guys wearing their pants low on purpose. It’s pretty obvious when the crotch is really low that your pants weren’t made that way. I think it makes a lot of guys look shorter, especially if they’re already short. It shortens the look of their legs. It’s also incredibly unflattering. It’s completely different wearing pants that were meant to be low-rise, and then wearing normal pants really low.
Alright, so I wear my pyjama pants really low but that’s because they’re too big for me. :P If that’s the problem, do please wear a belt. I’ve heard many a word from guys who give advice to wear a belt in case someone pulls your pants down. Perhaps the low-wearing pants thing is as if to say “I bet you can’t dack me.”
Or perhaps guys just want to show off the new boxers they got. Fine by me, but I just don’t want to see someone’s butt. I’d rather see Sonic on your boxers than your actual bottom, sorry.
Nonetheless, there is a difference between “check out my new boxers!” and having your pants practically falling off.
I’m done complaining, I feel like one of those silly people in mX who submit to the Vent Your Spleen section. If anything, at least I’m not one of those people who start drama about religion or homosexuals or complain about something as trivial as eating on trains. I do recall a classmate in high school being so obsessed with his hair that when someone as much as brushed past him in the corridor, he’d immediately put a hand to his head and check that his gelled spikes were still in order. I think that hair gel can be pretty excessive sometimes. I’ve never quite liked the “messy hair” look on guys that’s perfected with gel. If guys want to go for the messy hair I prefer it be natural and perhaps run-a-hand-through-your-hair-kind-of-casual rather than choosing which sections to pull up and out and fluff and… no. Natural hair please! /eee
Also, I hate admitting this, but I don’t like excessively buff guys. They sort of gross me out a little. Don’t get me wrong, I like a fit, athletic guy; it’s attractive when a guy takes care of his health by eating well and exercising, but when it gets to this bodybuilding sort of extreme, I don’t find it that attractive anymore when a guy’s muscles are like hard rock. I don’t really have a “type” (suppose I never did; my two ex-boyfriends were as different as chalk and cheese, and my crushes were all of different “types”), but my type isn’t the muscular big guy at all. /um