Shopping for bare necessities
July 3, 2011 2 Comments
My wardrobe needs some replenishing. It’s either I’m using my sister’s top or some hand-me-downs that I have to force to make it look expensive and tailored.
Sure enough we went to Causeway point [still under renovation] hoping to find ‘that’ piece which will make me drool over it.
I went to Uniqlo, people there were less “in-your-face” with the ‘catchy’ phrase, “Welcome to Uniqlo”. Such shrilling voices. Do they actually have to say it in that tune?
Anyway, I got myself 2 v-neck t-shirts, both white and grey [Still nothing tailored]. Barely costing me $20. Then there’s this men’s shop with an old guy as a sales person [not a very good one at that]
He was telling me the type of outfit that is. Let me set you up with a scene:
Me: (looking through the tailored tops)
Old man: Ya, this is the tailored pieces
Me: Oh! (and walked over to the vests)
Old man: This is vest
Me: (Nodding away) Thank you! (walked out laughing so hard. I peed a little)
I couldn’t hide my emotions any longer.
I mean, are you kidding? I’m not stupid, especially when it comes to clothes. Well, the ensemble there is very Asian inspired. I’m already Asian, so let’s not boost that meter all the way up, shall we.
That certainly slices by choices by 3/4. Now I have nothing to choose from. It’s not my style. I love English fashion especially mod. Too bad it costs so much.
To all the guys and guys-adjacent, here are some tips.
Every guy needs these item in their wardrobe. What’s next is to accessorize
1) A really good quality white t-shirt. [By good quality I meant a material that can get back to it’s shape after constant stretching once washed]
2) A similar one but black
3) A tailored black top with a collar that does not cover most of your neck. Remember the neck is also important for height. Unlike me, if you’re tall, a high collar will be fine but there’s a line of midget in my family tree and I got caught in one of them.
4) A really good pair of jeans that would last you for 5 years.