Mr. Sensitive

November 20, 2011

New Look Needed

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 19:29

For a long, long time I wore a suit every day and an XXL v-neck Land’s End undershirt with baggy exercise shorts at night.  It was a bad look for a bad time.  For the last two years I’ve worn the same baggy exercise shorts as before–literally the same ones–and comic book T-shirts, all of it ripped and streaked with paint, various industrial sealants/solvents, and bleach stains.  It’s a good look, I think, but I work it day and night, in and out of the house, and I’m starting to think I should have a different look for the times that me and my lady go out on the town.  I’m down to three choices.

Track suits:

Heavy dress capes:

Or everything this guy is doing:

The common denominator seems to be: I want to feel soft.  I wish someone solve this wardrobe problem for me, and by someone I definitely mean Charlotte.



  1. Where are we going out on the town? To the dollar store? Just wondering.

    Comment by euregirlsandboys — November 20, 2011 @ 19:31 | Reply

    • I put that in there so you could make a rude comment, and frankly, I expected a better effort.

      Comment by lbej — November 21, 2011 @ 07:25 | Reply

  2. I’m so happy you mentioned me at the end, because I was in from the beginning. I saw that photo of Jasper (the boy in the velvet suit) somewhere else this week, and the people writing were dissing him, and they were clearly idiots. He looks awesome. A velvet suit is always awesome. People who diss weird or eccentric clothing are losers. They’re like the popular kids who only wear Abercrombie and Fitch. Would they say David Bowie dressed poorly in the 70s? No. So get over it. People can dress however they want, and the weirder, the better. Though I respect a classic, too. Really it’s just all about dressing how you want and being confident.
    Soft is a good. All of your choices are good, I think. Capes, yes. Velvet, yes. Track suits, oh yes. I remember watching that episode with you, and I loved that part. You should just start experimenting. That’s the best way to find what works. Where do you plan on getting your clothes? A nice velvet blazer would be amazing. You’d be good in leather too, and leather is very soft when broken in, so you’re better off going vintage there. Try corduroy too! I love corduroy. Let’s talk about clothes forever!

    Comment by Charlotte — November 20, 2011 @ 22:37 | Reply

  3. Okay, Zero and I did a little more research, and we’re thinking button-down shirts in soft cotton and flannel, corduroy pants, and a corduroy blazer or leather jacket. Got it.

    Comment by Charlotte — November 20, 2011 @ 22:51 | Reply

    • I think we should go to some thrift stores when you’re visiting to see what we see. I don’t want to buy anything new because I am with a baby all day and I am, myself, a bit of a baby.

      Comment by lbej — November 21, 2011 @ 07:27 | Reply

      • Sounds like a dream come true. I’ll look out for things for you here, too, when I’m shopping for my etsy store.

        Comment by Charlotte — November 21, 2011 @ 14:25

  4. Lovin this post!

    Comment by niceowl — November 21, 2011 @ 09:02 | Reply

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