My wife was wearing one of my sweaters the other day, and that reminded me that she used to raid my closet with some frequency. She liked wearing my things, which somewhat made up for the distress of discovering that this or that item was in the laundry when I wanted to wear it. And so I thought it might be useful for us to consider a couple of items that we should have in our closets to make our wardrobes attractive to the fairer sex. Note that it is not necessary that a man wear these things; indeed, they may exist principally to make time spent with him more attractive to the woman in his life. But that is justification in its own right.
First and foremost, every man needs a couple of oversized oxford cloth shirts. In addition to its conventional use with chinos and jeans, the oxford buttondown is a convenient coverup when one is needed, day or night. Wash them repeatedly to soften them before placing them into service, and then wear them enough to give them your scent.
Then there is the cashmere sweater. Now cashmere is not inexpensive, and it may be that price makes it impractical for a man to wear himself. But remember that these clothes are for the ladies in our lives and not for our own pleasure except indirectly. Find a used one if necessary. The sweater should be oversized, extremely soft, and, of course, vee necked.
Much of the current discussion about what a woman should borrow, and there is discussion for we are coming into a new cycle of its popularity, concerns women borrowing tee shirts and jeans from their significant others. That is most likely because those items are all that they find in the closet of the typical male friend these days, which makes it all the more useful to have a supply of desireable borrowing-ready clothing on hand. A little preparation will give a man a significant competitive advantage when his woman comes looking for something to wear.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Posted by Will at 7:00 AM