Interesting story from this weekend...
(I'm starting to think all women in my area are completely ignorant regarding men's clothing style.)
A friend of mine that I don't know to well (met him at my running club a few weeks ago) went out this Friday and ended up picking up a couple of women and bringing them back to my place. Long story short, I ended up in my bedroom with one of the young ladies where I had my shoes laid out so that I could polish them Saturday morning. She mentioned to me that she didn't like my shoes, that they were not fashionable and 'old-mannish' and told me I should dress more like my buddy (who was wearing elongated square toed suede shoes of unknown origin, a Lacoste polo with just the front tucked in and a Kenneth Kole watch). I tried explaining to her the difference between 'fashion' and 'timeless style' to no avail. We started to have quite a heated discussion on the topic before I had enough and shut her up with other heated maneuvers. Anyway...just thought I'd share.
This reminds me of something I was pondering a couple weeks ago (below), and also leads to an interesting question: if your friend had been dressing more like you, would he have been able to bring those women back to your place in the first place? Perhaps he still would have been able to, considering your shoes did not ultimately turn off the one you...landed. But it still calls into question the motivation for dressing in a timeless style that, like it or not, is sometimes not appreciated and perhaps detrimental to some male causes.
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