Ladies, I think it’s safe to say that we are completely fed up and tired of the average ‘bro uniform’ most of our guys wear now-adays. Thankfully Mike has a great sense of style, but I do have some friends that are completely tired of the khakis and regular t-shirts they put on while thinking they are showing off their ‘guns’ and letting us ladies know that they are still boys and cannot upgrade to mens clothes.
With the digital age there are so many blogs to teach you how to dress now, and yet all the American Eagle and Hollister models tell you: Sure still dress like a beach bum when you’re 25 and are a college grad with a good paying job. Why are men still stuck in the teenage mindset of dressing like one!?
With stores like Aeropostale and American Eagle at every single mall, stores like J. Crew and Banana Republic don’t get a fair chance to show off what they have for men of a reasonable age who need to make the transition into nice clothing to either get the girl or say “I’m ready to be in the working world”.
- J. Crew
You can still have that sense of “I’m a mans man” without looking the same as oh say, your younger brother? At some point you have to make the leap from collegiate to the man your girlfriend and your work persona want you to be!
Swap those cargo khakis for a pair of dark wash jeans or now that it’s summer a white cotton blend pant, and replace those American Eagle $20 flip-flops for a pair of boat shoes, no socks required. Your girlfriend will be pleased when you redeem yourself from v-necks to a polo or sweater combo, or maybe just a plain old shirt without a thousand embelishments and sayings on them!
For the office, leave the khakis you know have never been ironed at home, and pick out a pleated pant, could be pin stripes or black, with a pale blue button down and perhaps your boss will start taking you more seriously when he knows your mother isn’t picking out your clothes.
Men forget to realize you can have personality behind your clothes, and don’t have to be a girl to appreciate it. If everyone kept on dressing in the hollisteresque attire, we’d all look like we live on the west coast and all have surf boards and never grew up.
Well Peter Pan, it’s time. Ditch those tight shorts and jeans that I know cannot be comfortable and go for classic and simple with a hint of the craziness that I know you men are.
With the white pants, do a pink polo, who cares about the men don’t wear pink rule, it happens to look good on a lot of them. And if it looks good on you, it’ll set you apart from all the other Joe-Blows out there and you’ll be taking that girl home tonight.