ben it's because Prince Henry Of Trachtenburg invented the short sleeve button up. He was an avid angler and wanted a shirt he could wear without the cuffs getting wet so he asked his tailor to create something. Work took longer than expected though, and it was only 14 years later that the tailor unveiled the short sleeve button down. By then Prince Henry lay on his deathbed, fatally wounded from his involvement in the hundred year war and his feeble fingers couldn't negotiate the increased fabric thickness caused by a double sided placket.
Put on that brown linen suit I own this morning and it looked shocking. Like some terrible 70s disaster. Charity bin I think.
Now wearing my Emmett shirt which I like, except that the collar looks absolutely rubbish without a blazer. It's about a thousand feet long so looks good when the blazer props it up, but when it spreads out I look like I could take off if I ran fast enough.. I'm not going to just sit here all day wearing a blazer though. There's only one guy who wears a blazer on the entire floor and he wears sandals with it.
Pretty sure I actually do go for attractiveness a lot. Try not to let it be the sole motivator of my fits every day but there are times when I deliberately think "What would be most attractive to most people and inoffensive to the rest."
Sometimes also feel like I should just buy a lot of blazers because people treat me better when I wear them. Which is sort of maddening because I don't want to wear blazers all the time, but to not do that feels like letting an advantage slip away.
Anyway, obviously these things don't rule me entirely, but I definitely think about them because I would like to have sex again this year.
you can wear fits that people may consider 'isolating' but act like a normal human being or even a charismatic human being and be attractive that way. i don't wear edgy stuff so i can't talk from experience
Just went and looked at the new Dries Van Noten collection in town, it's unbelievable in person. Seriously my favourite collection so far - the dark floral stuff is just sublime and the fabrics are thick, soft and chunky. Was really taken by a dark floral long-sleeve jersey and some of the shirting.
Some excellent shoes as well - black derbies with vibram ripple soles and big commando soles.