Have you ever been so freezing cold you can feel the frost bite migrating throughout your body? That was how I felt standing in line on Saturday night for a bar in the meatpacking district called 675. Since when do people stand on line for bars? All I could think was that they must have been giving out free blow jobs inside because the bouncer was not letting anyone in and not too many folks were coming out. We never made it inside due to hypothermia and impatience. Although, I walked away intrigued, and I will be back. We strolled over to Gaslight Lounge not too far away from 675. Nice crowd, some cute men, and many of them were wearing jeans. Don’t get me wrong, they were nice jeans and this was meatpacking. But some men really feel they need to wear
JEANS AT ALL TIMES
Honestly, I have known some men who feel naked if they aren’t wearing denim. I was never really one for the “nice jeans paired with a blazer or sports jacket” look but I guess it is mildly acceptable. (Downtown only of course) I know we all like to stay in our comfort zones at times but seriously, “step away from the jeans” Open yourself up to a world of dress pants, khakis, or dare I say corduroy?!?! There are other textures out there. Anything, other than jeans all the time. Everyone loves a good pair of jeans; I have even heard men say they feel that with jeans they can’t go wrong. This is so foolish, you can go wrong my friends, by wearing jeans like they are your uniform. Beauty, fashion, and just plain looking good is about more than being comfortable. So get yourself over to a Bloomingdale’s or a J.Crew or an Express Men or whatever store tickles your fancy (never an Old Navy!) and get yourself a nice pair of pants! Think about the famous scene from Donnie Brasco when Al Pacino’s character Lefty looks at Johnny Depp’s character Donnie who wears jeans all the time and says something along the lines of, “…go get a pair of pants, this isn’t a f**king rodeo!” Jeans are allowed; they are comfy, sexy and downright American, they just can not be worn for every occasion possible. You would not want your crush whispering, “Is that the only pair of pants he owns?” would you? Change it up cowboy!
“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.” ~Yves Saint Laurent
Quick Aside: I hope it goes without saying that skinny jeans, tapered jeans, or Cavaricci jeans are never allowed, not even on AC Slater.