If the place you work is populated with enough characters, you may notice that there are certain roles that people play. Maybe there’s The Crossword Puzzle Guy. Or The Gossip. The Crisis Magnet. The Oversharer. The Lady with Three Cats, All of Whom Have the First Name of Mister. I’m the Style Guy where I work. People stop by, if not daily, then at least thrice weekly to see what I’m up to clothing-wise. They’ve seen polka-dot socks, Ivy-league inspired sport coats, and a bangin’ pair of suede oxfords that cost more than my first car (my ’73 Impala was a trooper, but she was well under 200 bucks). They’ve commented on bow ties, “petted” cotton dress shirts, and coveted a wool/down vest that’s probably the coolest clothing innovation since the Wine Bra. And these conversations aren’t just about stuff. They’re about ideas. They’re about everything from social norms (“Should I rent a tux?” “Um, No.”), to creativity, to conformity, to risk, to philosophy (Style vs. fashion), to culture, to space, symmetry, pattern, color, and texture. This is what happens when you wear clothes that are worth talking about.
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