Note: To any of you who have had the thought that they wished I would just 'shut the fuck up': I am here to let you know, I am willing to meet you half-way.
The new deal: I will be saying less...BUT more often!
You see, it is one of my many charmingly (quirky) qualities that I find holding-down a serious, full-time occupation fundamentally oppositional to the very core of my being. Thus I don’t fully appreciate what it’s like attempting to read my monthly 2000-word tirade against the outfit you’re currently wearing, before your boss notices you’ve done fuck-all in the last 20mins to warrant getting paid. So as a gesture of empathy for my overworked, time-starved and illiterate readers, I am going to give you shorter posts, but now I'm going to bring-it on a weekly basis!
[I’m going to have to pull my finger out, to pull this off weekly! Maybe even sober up...]
The ‘Winter [what the fuck do I] Wear’- Post #1
So here in Australia its getting a tad chilly. An Aussie winter is a challenging 3 weeks which inevitably sorts the men from the boys i.e. those yet to push-out some ‘fashion-pubes’ .
I know in the past, I have made little mystery of the fact I don’t see ‘comfort’ as a key player in the success of an outfit. In fashion, I see ‘comfort’ as the ugly, dull mate, who is never going to help pull the chicks at the pub, but only drinks light-beer and so can drive (drunk-)you home. So what I'm saying is; I suppose 'comfort' is ok to have loitering around in your wardrobe. It can be handy for those days when you’re under-the-weather/hung-over and buttoning up a shirt seems as complicated as explaining the non-determinacy of quantum mechanics.
So for the first of a few winter posts I'll be churning out; I’m going to give you some good (comfortable) sweat-shirt and hoodie (hood) options perfect for the Oz winter....and the British summer.
Just some tips before I let your eyeballs loose on some good ‘sweat’/’hood’ examples:
2. Be careful when selecting sweatshirts or hoodies with designs or logos on them. Particularly in the case of hoodies; they can make you look like a try-hard or appear as if you’re in the midst of a scary midlife-crisis and just about take up wearing a cap backwards and start riding a BMX. If you are going to dare a design on your sweat, then make sure it’s not too fucking retro or ‘ironic’, lest you be perceived as a twatty hipster. You’d get less flack brandishing a Swastika across your chest, or [the catchy phrase] ‘Which one of you cupcakes wants to come over to my place, cook me dinner, and then give me a blowjob?’ than wearing a sweatshirt with Micky-Mouse or some shit on it. Even hipsters hate hipsters.
So, some cool sweatshirts and hoodies:
|PAM Jackhrd Bomber Jacket - SomeDay Store|
|Warriors Of Radness Blue Zip Through Sweater|
|Humör Crew Neck Sweater|
|My Yard Exclusive Bandana Sweat|
|Lyle & Scott Navy Zip Through Hoodie|
|Maharishi Lock Raglan Crew Sweat|
|My Yard Nordic Tribe Crew Neck Pocket Sweat Grey Marl|
|Polo Ralph Lauren V Insert Crew Neck Sweat|
|Penfield Burgundy Shawl Aquinnah Sweater|
|Topman Dark Green Raglan Plain Sweat|
|Carhartt Slash Navy Melange Sweater|
|Red Vintage Treated Ryder Sweat by Marc By Marc Jacobs|
|Edwin Crewneck Sweatshirt|
|Topman Grey Marl Flecked Print Sweat|
|My Yard Villains Crew Neck Sweat|
Next week’s post ‘Which Jumpers and Cardies That Don’t Make You Look Like Someone Even Your Nan Would Want To Beat Up’.