Jewish World Review April 11, 2011 / 7 Nisan, 5771
Making Sense of Fashion Sense
By Mitch Albom
"No, no!" I was scolded. "You can't wear beige until it's actually spring."
Oh, I said.
Months later, I went to the closet and grabbed a nice black suit.
"No, no!" I was scolded. "You can't wear wool until the fall!"
Oh, I said.
As you can probably tell, I am a "guy", and by "guy" I mean "no fashion sense whatsoever." When I was a kid my mother told me not to wear red with green or I'd look like a Christmas tree. Other than that, I know nothing.
So here we are, another change of season and I am once again lost as to what to wear. Are short sleeve dress shirts for nerds only? Do you tuck in a sweater? Sandals - when, where, why?
But it's time to declare that I am not alone. Many men stand lost in front of the mirror, confused, confounded, lacking the ability to distinguish Armani from
We're just too embarrassed to admit it.
Well, I'm coming out of my closet (stop smirking!) to announce that I have no idea what's going on in there, shoes, socks, ties, shirts, they're mingling, dancing, making up new colors, Lord knows what, and so I finally, in print, must ask the supposedly simple fashion questions that we "guys" struggle with every day.
More questions, like:
If you can answer these questions, I'd feel much more confident when I enter that strange wasteland known as "my closet." Until then, like many of my "guy" brethren, I remain confused by the most basic fashion issues.
Like, if you wear red and green, do you look like a Christm--
Never mind. That one, I know.
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