I'm Kevin. I've called Chicago home my entire life.
I feel comfortable in jeans and I like to wear t-shirts that feature what are mostly obscure references to Hip-Hop or professional wrestling. I used to hoarde rare, limited edition sneakers. [Mitch Hedberg]I still do, but I used to, too.[/Mitch Hedberg]
I suppose that my (apparent lack of) style might be considered a bit "pedestrian" around these parts, but hey, I never really cared about clothes. Until recently, that was...
As I'm nearing 30, my tastes are changing (yup, Dad was right). I find myself wanting to "clean up" more often. That, in conjunction with the fact that I'm now carrying over ninety fewer pounds than I was three years ago, means it's time to switch it up.
Quick Story: The nature of my job allows me to wear just about whatever I want (within reason, of course), so I just wear what I normally wear. Well, about three weeks ago, I decided to wear a Classic-Fit Mesh Polo that fit snugly over my newly revealed physique, a pair of Polo chinos, and Ralph Lauren boat shoes. (I like horses). It was, admittedly, nothing special, but it was a radical departure from my norm and preferences stated above. Now, where I work, I'm one of maybe ten men in a place with about two-hundred employees. The response was overwhelming! There were people joking about "the new guy" (I've been there close to a decade), cat calls, the whole nine. I got attention (you know, attention) from women who I may as well have been invisible to before. I was even approached by a total stranger later that evening and she told me how nice I looked. My 501s and even the rarest pair of sneakers I own never did that for me. I'm ready to evolve.
Thanks for reading, everyone. I look forward to learning a lot here!