Monday, April 25, 2016

U is for Unfashionable

As a participant in the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I will be making my way through the alphabet all month.

I have absolutely ZERO fashion sense. I don't know what goes with what, what colors are to be worn during which seasons, what 'business casual' means, or why there are rules about when you can and cannot wear white. I just wear what I want to wear when I want to wear it and don't really care what anyone else thinks about it.

If you haven't already guessed, this trait (or non-trait) doesn't bother me in the least. I have been given a hard time about my clothing choices my entire life and they haven't really changed any. However, I do want to make clear that I am not a slob. I just don't have any desire to dress up or have any 'flair'. I am a jeans and a t-shirt kind of guy. I've not been able to test this theory, but I am of the belief that if I ever become rich I will still be a jeans and t-shirt guy. I'll just have a thicker wallet.

A few years ago, I was told by a co-worker that I would probably get more interest from the ladies if I dressed better. I scoffed and explained to him that any woman who would not want to date me based on my clothing choices is not a woman I would want to date. He then said I would never get a quality woman. However, I believe we had very different definitions of what 'quality woman' meant. I base this observation mainly on the 'quality' of his last two women. No thank you.

My wardrobe is a reflection of who I am. I'm laid-back, easy-going, and low-stress. I take care of myself, but don't go out of my way to put on appearances. I'm not trying to impress anyone. A woman who recognized that and would be happy with it is the type of woman I wanted. Clothing should not be part of the consideration.

Eventually, I met her and two years later we were married.

In jeans and a t-shirt, even on my wedding day,
but it was a nice t-shirt.
The light sabers were for a totally different reason.

Now, she is a quality woman.


  1. A quality woman is akin to "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder." We don't all look for the same thing. Ron said he was attracted to me because I was "clean." That was a new one. I don't think he was talking about dirt or smell. Either way I took it as a compliment.

  2. I like your wife! I'm not into fashion, maybe I should be, but really there are more important things. My hubby has to dress a certain way for work. When he gets home it's sweats and a T-shirt. I wouldn't expect anything more. Be comfortable, why not?

    1. I had a job where I had to wear a suit. Drove me crazy. I kept a change of clothes in the car. I couldn't even drive home in it.

  3. Fashion has always eluded me. If the "quality" of woman someone required was well-dressed, I would never pass muster.


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