Style of Dress
Men and Women dress for different situations very differently.
Men know that there are a few times in their life they need to dress up;
Dinner with prospective in-laws,
To sit in the audience of America's Funniest Home Videos, but overall they are clueless as to how to dress.
I think Garanimals were created to help little boys dress up. You match a tiger pants with a tiger shirt, and you're golden. However, life is cruel, and Garanimals won't work for the adult male. The only things that helps is there are about 4 colors of men's dress slacks; Tan, Brown, Green, Black and Blue. I will not wear white pants. I just won't.
One time at Target, they had a pair of purpleish-blue pants. I bought a pair, and it caused me so much problems with the Mrs. I would pair it with a shirt that had some blue in it, and Colleen would say, "It doesn't go," and I say, "But it's blue (Because remember, I don't know all those other fancy color names)," and she says, "It's not blue, it's (She said a color name, that I can't remember, but it wasn't blue)". I gave up, threw away the pants, and have held a grudge against Target for selling "near blue" pants, and not Garanimal clothes, ever since.
The truth is, women dress men from the time they are born until they die, and even then, a woman is probably dressing them, too (Just sayin'). Men have heard this when they open the door, "You aren't going out dressed like that, are you?" The truth is, yes they would. See, men don't buy clothes that "go together".
Remember the Garanimal thing, guys - it's over. No more. We are on our own.
Men haven't the slightest clue what "goes together". Men wear what fits or what is comfortable, that's it. Women have this style of dress that goes deep inside their DNA. If men had style, it would be like a Post It note on their forehead - in a windstorm.
You really want to know what a man thinks about, when he opens a door to leave, "I hope I have gas in the car,I hope my ipod is charged, and did we hurt Jupiter's feelings, by saying it wasn't a planet anymore? Do planets have feelings?" The importance of stylish dress all the time is a very foreign concept to a guy. He just wants to get to where he needs to go on time, and not to make his female companion angry. Pretty much everything else he needs to think about is extra, and he needs to write things down, and if he loses the note well...
Except for the weird styles in Paris (in my opinion), women rock at how they dress. They have style of dress that is amazing. A woman can look though a selection of clothes, put something together, and make something work, and it does work well. Unfortunately, it takes quite a long time for to; peruse the clothes in their closet, decide what goes with what, trying a combination on, then trying another combination, etc (This goes on for awhile. I'd only complain if I was waiting, but the the end result is awesome.
Women also know the difference between putting on clothes, and "wearing" them.
Guys just put clothes on, but women add a whole new level to it, and it's cool.
Now, on the flip side - Walmart and Vacation destinations. I'm not sure what happens to women there, but something bad happens. As much respect as I give women for making a meager outfit look like a million bucks, because of a woman's style, sometimes they let me down. It's a shame, and now its a website, or two.
I want to thank the uber talented (Photographer, Actor, Voice Actor, Model, Writer) Lila from HappySqueak.com for allowing me to post 2 photos she took. Please check out her site and let her know Jeff from Men are Dumb sent you.