[wear] Too Much of a Good Thing
Every so often, Wichita breaks my heart. No, it’s not the Rocky Mountain-sized inferiority complex or the lack of architectural history, but rather from seeing visual disasters that shock me to my core. For example, driving down Rock Road at night used to be nice because there was traffic and lights. Now, all I see is the string of chain restaurants littering the landscape. When Hooters no longer stands out, you have a problem.
Occasionally I will go out and see that every man in the building wearing exactly the same thing. Here’s an example: go to Bonefish or Abuelo’s on Friday or Saturday evening and try and spot the guy NOT wearing a conservative black leather jacket. No, seriously.
Today, my eyes hurt because I just saw 3 people wearing all denim outfits. Jeans, with a chambray or denim shirt and sometimes with a belt. Now, as someone with a denim obsession, you might ask, “Can there really be too much denim in an outfit?” Emphatically yes. And like the mullet, even when worn ironically it still looks stupid.
Wanna look like a mechanic wearing a jumpsuit? Wear all denim. How about an out-of-place ranch hand? Wear all denim. But if you want to look like you get dressed in the light of day, somewhere in the vicinity of a mirror, wear a polo, oxford, or plaid with your jeans. In fact, if you’re not sure EXACTLY what to wear your denim shirt with, give it to the DAV.
This isn’t a trend thing, because wearing all of any one fabric or color has never been cool. This is a solid rule. I love you, Wichita; even if it’s tough love, it comes from the heart. Put down the matching denim shirt and back away. It’s gonna be OK. Now let’s go talk about finding you a new jacket.