I, over the last year or so, have turned into a high street fashion kind of guy. It is a little depressing buying all these mass-produced-in-China goods, and they can become a little drab, but it’s convenience shopping. I just make sure what I wear is clean and ironed, corduroys, a fresh pressed shirt and desert-boots sort of thing.
Previous times I was a bit more off-beat, mixing and matching colours, trousers and skirts, fedoras and baseball caps. Free and easy. I actually won a best dressed competition at my workplace, I wasn’t expecting it, and on the day that I won I was dressed completely conventionally, which perhaps was an omen for how I would turn out in future times.
I have a cupboard with some designer wear. Shirts and jackets and coats, including my favourite Romeo Gigli blazer. I let them sit in there now-a-days, waiting for the occasion. I don’t know if I can pull it off anymore though, as I get older I start to wonder. Losing a few pounds and a proper haircut would probably help.
In the meantime I steer clear of any formal events. Sounds superficial doesn’t it…but the truth is I don’t own a tie, and have no inclination to buy one. So I am sorry you won’t see me at the ‘jacket and tie’ event, I can’t compete. It makes me feel a bit of a loser, but at least I am paying attention to my feelings.
How important are clothes to you? Describe your style, if you have one, and tell us how appearance impacts how you feel about yourself.