I quite pride myself in my fashion sense, but I don’t suppose many people really notice me all that much, I do have a few items of which I’m proud, taste wise, but overall, my self expression as regards clothing isn’t all that outlandish – I prefer women’s clothing, there’s so much more choice, the spectrum of shapes and colours goes way beyond menswear, for example, we men are all expected to wear trousers but never skirts, or flowing dresses.
I tend to wear jeans, pretty much exclusively, but as I have been invited to a nephews wedding, this coming April, I supposed I ought to consider sourcing some better trousers for the occasion. I don’t normally go to weddings, except to raise an objection, so I was out shopping today looking at new trousers. I had a gander around TK Max, and Debenhams, (a pretty classy boutique if you live in the north) The lack of choice in the trouser department is as dire as ever, there were the jeans, (already excluded) trousers worse than jeans – (with extra pockets at the knees for extra non-use) Industrial trousers, and at the other end of the trouser scale – the sort that would go with a suit, (which I have no intention of wearing) Between these disparate and yet congruous extremes, (in that all trousers have 2 legs and a crotch) there were in the centre of the shop “Chinos” these practically have “Cheap Wedding Trousers” written on the label at £20. a pair, but thats not for me, oh no! What sparked my imagination was twice that price + another fiver, loose fitting pair of cotton trous’ in a light grey, with a faint checker pattern – breezy, funky, better, without being formally superior, pleated below the belt line, one could wear ladies underwear with these and not show a panty line! Now my senses are tickled, what to wear with em? I figure platform shoes and a sleeveless sheepskin + a medallion on a rugged chain, but I expect this will soon be whittled down to something lesser.
It must be 30 decades since Mick Jagger came out wearing women’s crop tops and what not, when oh when will the rest of us chaps catch up?
Shopping for clothes is quite an interesting thing tho is in not? I find that I know what I like, and like what I know, and push those boundaries a bit here and there, but when its a wedding, its a different ball game, I felt like I was deploying a “Gaydar” I hardly knew I had, but once activated, a chore became a process of beautification on a hitherto unprecedented scale!
I haven’t yet made any purchase, I shall go back to deb’s and buy those pricey strides if need be, but I have another 3 weeks or so to shop around, Ha,ha, I suppose I could wear a kilt, but that would simply blow everyones minds!!! 😉