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i'll be my mirror [Nov. 30th, 2006|05:14 pm]
people would be surprised to learn exactly how vain i am. or maybe they wouldn't be. i'm not one to judge that. you people are! ...some to judge that. anyway, illustrating this point: i have spent countless minutes (51 if i were to take a stab) hemming and hawing about this one sportcoat i bought. taking it on and off. putting it over baggier shirts. tighter shirts. looser/tighter pants. over hoodies. i just can't figure out if i can pull it off.

that's the main thing about fashion, after all. trends don't matter, "rules" don't matter. all that matters is whether you personally can pull off a certain look. does it look good on you? and do you believe in it?

this jacket i'm talking about, it is a jem. we're talkin yves saint-laurent, classic blue blazer with jaunty shoulders. two buttons. it looks beautiful. and i have a solid navy yves saint-laurent tie that matches it perrrrfectly. it's unreal.

the only thing? the blazer kinda sorta doesn't fit. maybe. i don't know. it's hard to tell. which is why it's slowly turning me into even more of a girl than i am already. it's a tiny too big in the shoulders and a tiny too big in the waist. a pinch too long in the sleeves, but that's easily amendable as it's already been let out a bit.

but i wore it today. i thought, got some meetings, it's nice out, so no overcoat required: gonna look good. and i do. i think. but i can't help but vacillate on it. i mean, this coat is so quality (considering the $36 i dropped on it at beacon's closet) that it should look AMAZING. i should be amassing a trail of ladies like the pied fucking piper. but no, i vacillate. one second i'm absolutely slaying some lucky someone who's checking out the goods, the next i'm recoiling from a mirror on display at a frame store. it makes me look like i'm playing in my dad's sportcoat! i'm skinny enough as it is! no, nuh-uh, i look good!! this look is SO QUALITY. ahh. maybe i should just give it up to the younger, slightly bigger brother for xmas. but more vacillation: MAYBE I SHOULD JUST GET BIGGER AROUDN THE SHOULDERS ANd BUILd uP MY ABS A BIT>> YES!!! i am already on that route. (KINDA!!)

AHHHH now i'm the equivalent of a lady buying something too small in the hopes that she'll stick to her diet. i tell ya, YSL, you'll be the death of my remaining masculinity.

[User Picture]From: neilgene
2006-11-30 10:41 pm (UTC)
try some accessories. maybe an ascot and a staff.
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From: spaceham
2006-12-01 12:23 am (UTC)
I feel your pain. I too have struggled with finding a fitting jacket for the girly-man build.
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[User Picture]From: corporatecasual
2006-12-01 03:27 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: steviebadazz
2006-12-01 10:55 am (UTC)
go to a tailor on the lower east side. it's my new favorite thing to do. i find a gigantic flannel shirt with a flannel i like that fits me in the shoulders and no where else and then get the arms taken in, the body taken in, the length shortened. i pay $2 for the shirt, $12-15 for the alterations and i have a perfectly fitted shirt for $17 in a plaid i like that not every shmuck walking out of steven alan or odin will have for 1/95th of the price. that goes for pants, too. if it fits in the waist, (almost) everything else can be fixed, including the waist.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-01 05:52 pm (UTC)
Trevor were your ears burning last night? dorothy and eliza and I were talking about you saying you are gonna be the best daddy ever and that you're a snappy dresser. that's pretty much all girls want in a man. The three of us, ok we're like your sisters, but still good to know you're on the right track with the females in general.
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[User Picture]From: trvr
2006-12-01 06:12 pm (UTC)
corporatecasual, you hear that? gays can't be dads. who ever heard of a gay dad???
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[User Picture]From: trvr
2006-12-01 09:07 pm (UTC)
oh and by the way which tailor? on the lower east side of london? or what? jews or boricuas? not that it matters, but i'm looking to become supreme clientele to the right tailor.
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[User Picture]From: steviebadazz
2006-12-01 09:21 pm (UTC)
the lower east side of new york. my guy is a boricua on stanton between orchard and essex maybe? he's pretty good for simple things, but you should ask AT or eliza or other real fashion-y people for the best one?
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