Saturday, March 21, 2009

Men and clothes

How often has this situation happened to you?

You open you closet, look at the neatly arranged lines of clothing hanging there and then you exclaim, "I have nothing to wear!"

I can't say it has happened to me very often, but the thing is it has happened. In spite of having a closet that at this moment is really, full of clothes, there are times when I cannot quite find the kind of attire that I had in mind to wear. A feature of wanton human greed?


But, really although my closet is quite full, I'd say a good number of my clothes are over 2 years old. It's only when I decide to give away some, and find that I actually need some new ones to replace them that I buy new clothes for myself. But, of course there are spur of the moment kind of purchases - I'm sure you know the kind. :)

But, most of the time it's all about finding new ways of mixing and matching the clothes I already have. While I'm most comfortable in just shorts and t-shirt (even a singlet!), the times I do need to wear better-looking clothes are a daily requirement. So, I just found that this website provides some really helpful hints on choosing and matching your clothes (I'm talking men's clothes here, but I'm sure you can also find tips on women's clothing). It covers just about anything concerning men's clothing: from choosing your shirts and ties, choosing the kind of trousers (or pants if you insist on going American) to wear, to selecting suitable suits for those once-in-a-blue-moon kind of occassion, well at least for me. If that's not enough, then there are also guides on getting the right kind of accesories for yourself: you know, watches, sunglasses, hats, belts, shoes - those kind of stuff.

All in all, a very comprehensive place.

I haven't quite read all the guides they have available, but the little that I've read has opened my eyes: I now realise how much about dressing up I don't know! I would never have thought that the kind of collar of the shirt I wear should flatter my face! I always thought it was just their rather stylish way for the labels to be different. 

And I finally know what an inseam is! LOL!


Nick Phillips said...

I just grab whatever is at the top of the list in my wardrobe that wifey often asks me whether I even bother to try the other items that are lying underneath ... LOL!

maslight said...

Perry: I'm kinda curious, how long does one should keep their clothes. I mean do ppl still wear anything that's out of fashion? Hmm, I have like a number of clothes in my closet but I tend to complain when I can't think of what to wear. But actually I have lotsa t-shirts. I can't help it, I love shirts that are artsy XD

And yes, I occasionally have this problem about choosing what to wear omg

Perry R. Lim said...

Nick: That sounds a lot like me as well. I only take the extra effort when I need to dress more formally.

Perry R. Lim said...

Maslight: I don't think there's a life span to clothes. I know I'm still wearing a pair of shorts that's now 10 years old!

As for being out of fashion...i don't know. Don't think I was ever in fashion anyways! :)