Tuesday, November 25

The Love of Jeans for Men

If there’s one thing that I can never have too many of in my wardrobe, it’d definitely be jeans!

I love how they’re so versatile and there's a different trend and cut to suit your scene and liking as your dressing tastes evolve and change. And best of all, they're suitable for everyday casual wear; yet you could also dress it up as casual chic. Mmm.. I kinda like that term: Casual chic. xD

Funny thing is that I never really liked jeans until I was in my late teens, say about 18 or 19. I know right! =O How boring my closet must have been before then… But it was never too late, and was it ever a good age to start wearing jeans. My favourites then were slim cuts and skinnies! Paired off with a basic tee, and that was pretty much my standard uniform for classes at uni.

Night-outs were a lot more fun, as my friends and I would wear our best jeans out, matched with a fast-fashion dress shirt. We looked forward to cooler nights as well, so that we’d be able to wear our skinny ties and a blazer.

No, of course we didn't even come close to look like this guy. But hey, we didn't have a self-esteem problem. We freaking owned the world!

Oh, and were any of you ever into worn-out jeans? Yeah, you know, the look that makes you look like you can’t afford to pay for lunch. I totally love jeans that are slightly ripped/worn-out. I remember there was once where I couldn't afford them and resorted to making my own. That didn't turn out well and I ended up destroying a perfectly good pair of jeans. Boo….

You can’t dress these babies up, but they are so reflective of the active youthful urban/sub-urban lifestyle.

I still kinda like the worn-out jeans look, but instead of spending good money on already-torn jeans (they can be quite expensive!), I usually let my jeans wear-out on their own now. And by "on their own", I mean intentionally getting them hooked on stray nails, and stepping and dragging the cuffs on the floor to get the frayed-tattered look. Haha! Maybe it's just me, but I find that having them ripped 'genuinely' is more personalized and places more sentimental value to the pair of jeans.

I've also found a liking for bootcut jeans. They "are slim in the rear and thigh", and flares out at the ankle to fit over boots; Perfect for high-tops! They're a bit rare and hard to find in this part of the world since most men here don't wear boots. But if you do come across a pair (especially slim boot cuts), give me a holler and I'd defo wanna check them out!

Now how can you tell me this doesn't look cute? =P

Ahh, how I love to shop for jeans! And I have online shopping to thank! I mean really, if they told me that I'd be spending half my life working after I graduated, I'd have stuck to being a mature student for the rest of my life. How on earth did people in the workforce find time to shop before online shopping was invented? Real time shopping takes dedication and a great deal of time; especially when you're looking for that perfect piece of apparel.

Online shopping is my saving grace (and it might also be the very death of me. Lol)! I find that it's such a time-saver cuz you get to browse through entire collections one page at a time. I usually just head over to ZALORA to search for jeans for men online; they've got quite a good and wide selection to choose from. They even offer free delivery and have an awesome returns policy, so I don't have to worry about buying stuff that doesn't fit. Woo!

And I can also buy new threads without TJ the *ahem*financialcontroller*ahem* knowing. Wakakakaka~

Sunday, November 23

He Never Knew My Name

I lost an old & trusted companion this week.

I'm so sorry, Vodka boy. You were a good friend.

Thank you, for everything you've done for us;
For being there for me, every single night when I was alone.
Goodbye, you silly little puppy.
You'll always be remembered.

Rest in peace.
2005 - 2014 (18 Nov)

P.s. I'm missing you already.