Whew. I thought I purchased clothing but walk-in closets and $2K put me to shame. Still, I agree with bslo when he says, "It's rather irritating that the modern heterosexual male is not supposed to give a thought to his wardrobe." Recently I've decided, when asked, to draw the parallel of a car-buff. While they have their design passion, I have mine. For whatever reason, one sometimes carries a stereotype of sexual preference, while the other is made to appear manly. Really, while personal appearance can be done to make oneself feel better and to draw the attention of males or females (depending on one's preference), "tricking out" a car is done almost exclusively to draw the approval of other males--and from that one can infer what they will. Having traveled to many urban areas, I can see that it's much easier to dress nicer there than it is here in the South. Though the South and its ruralness do have many, many positives (particularly sunsets in the summer), being gawked at simply because one is wearing a button-up shirt and blazer, on a day other than Sunday, is an odd, and discomforting, feeling. Makes me sad that we don't all dress a little nicer, like the dieing stereotype of a "Southern Gentleman."
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6/16/04 at 1:10am