Thursday, October 28, 2010

"I'm just a jeans and t-shirts kinda guy"

Ladies, pictures this. You see a strapping young man walking down the streets, and he immediately catches your eye. He's got the walk, the talk, the sex appeal, the cute looks, the everything. As your eyes wander unrestrained at the fine specimen before you, you notice his attire. It's a rainy day, and he's clad in a pair of recently polished loafers, and some neatly fitted jeans tied down with a belt. On top he's wearing a clean-cut wool peacoat. Gray with brass buttons. Looks expensive. Must be Armani. Wrapped loosely around his neck is a thin scarf, cream-colored, to compliment his coat. His hair is a light brown, tousled to look as if he had just woken up. However, the cut suits well with his strong jawline, so it's okay. He looks at you with a sly look in his eyes. You smile coyly in return, instigating an intense session of eye sex which lasts for a fleeting few seconds. As you both part ways, you giggle quietly in an attempt to regain composure. This man, this handsome stranger, is the embodiment of the perfect man, the epitome of masculinity, right?

Well, in America, some people would think that this guy is gay.

Isn't that appalling? You'd see these kind of men left and right if you were in Europe, and over there, their sexuality is not questioned when judging upon their manner of dress. In America, however, it's different. The majority of men here are "jeans and t-shirts" kind of guys, and frankly I'm sick of it. I've had more than one of my male friends tell me how other members of their own gender will question their sexuality because of the way they dress. These guys don't even dress flamboyantly! To me, a white button down shirt, peacoat, and dress shoes cannot be considered even close to being "gay." If a guy in America wanted to surpass the societal norm of basketball shorts, extra-large t-shirts and baggy jeans, people start to ask questions. Not in my book!

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only woman out there who not only appreciates, but is attracted to, men who actually make an attempt to dress nicely. It shows that he is body conscious, confident, creative, and isn't afraid of being attractive. He isn't afraid of getting attention from members of both genders, and he doesn't give a damn what you think of him! When you dress good, you feel good. Having that right outfit gives you a huge confidence boost which radiates off of you and remains for the entire day. Haven't you felt absolutely horrendous when you went to class wearing the same clothing that you had worn to bed last night?

Yes, in the long run, it is personality which will keep a woman in love with you, but how are you going to prompt that initial attraction when you blend in with every other male in that crowded bar? How are you going to entice a woman's attention and curiosity when you look like everyone else, plain and unoriginal? A guy wearing basketball shorts and a white t-shirt says, "yeah, I'm a pretty cool guy once you get to know me," but a gentleman wearing a fitted blazer and dress shoes says, "I'm going to be the best damn thing that will ever happen to you." Ladies, which of the above would you rather have approach you?

After reading this article, I can agree. American men are too preoccupied with demonstrating their masculinity. They stay well within the boundaries of societal norm to make sure that not an ounce of "homosexuality" gets out. Unfortunately, this results in an increasingly casual culture that lacks in originality and sex appeal. I'm sorry, fellas, but wearing shirts that are several sizes too big is not attractive and will not draw my attention to you in any way. Why be ordinary, when you can be extraordinary? Or does the very thought of that scare you? Which would you rather be, guy A or guy B? The guy who blends in with the crowd, or the one that stands out? The guy who everyone can relate to, or the man who can sweep a woman off her feet without even touching her?

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