I wore an oversized scarf, 2 tanks, a black double-breasted cardigan, and a big grey cardigan together with my (favourite) drop-crotch pants as an alternative to sweat pants.
The plan is to walk around Stanley Park if the weather turns out great. it did. We were expecting a little bit of a rain but all we actually got was a big dark cloud hovering around my neighbourhood. It sort of cleared up after a while as we head towards West.
The sun gets really warm from time to time and none of us bothered to bring a pair of sunglasses.
I understand scarves (cotton, silk, or linen perhaps?) can still be worn around early spring or sometimes even summer, but I don't think it is something most men do.
Around these times, scarves become an accessory for looks instead of something to cover you up for warmth. So I guess I won't be needing them in the next six months so I've packed and rolled them stored them away.
It's really hard when you work at a place that requires you to wear nothing but black, especially when my wardrobe consists of colors. lots of 'em. OK, maybe not that colorful, but I don't live in New York (yet). After a while they allow you to wear "accents" underneath a jacket or a sweater after "receiving compliments" from customers according the "head office".
And then today they handed out a sheet of paper telling me how I am suppose to look. at work. (sigh)
pants: black. dress pants or chinos (but it has to be Haggar, Dockers, and this other crappily made brand. I was fine with that but the problem is the fit. The fit is horrible, at least on me. It just doesn't suit my body type. I simply cannot waste money on clothing that even my father won't wear. . Oh! speaking of fits, I asked if I can wear drop-crotch pants. the reply? "No, hammer pants!"
This is what I don't understand! When I work, they place me to either "accessories" or "designers", but I'm not allowed to wear things that coincide with the department I am placed. aaaaah....!
shoes: any color! maybe I can buy some extremely colorful pair? leopard print, perhaps? I wonder how they'd react to that.
mandatory: socks! noooooooooooooooooo! those no-show ones? oh, yeah I asked. I just received a smile.
ties. bow-ties OK
shirt: black. or solid if worn under a sweater or a jacket.
summer is just around the corner and I'll be a man in black.
At first I was thinking: "I should have a signature scent.", but it's not that easy. How do you find that scent, and can you really commit to sticking to that one? What if as soon as you find the one that you like, they discontinue the product?
At first I liked the Versace Pour Homme, but as the weather slowly warms up, I started gravitating towards a lighter scent. About a week ago, Nikki and I went to Sephora to buy a tinted moisturizer. (hers not mine) And with that purchase, she had enough points for a sample sized Givenchy Play cologne.
It's light, not too citrus-sy nor too fruit-y, and has a little bit of a woods-y smell.