Will it ever land for refueling or simply run out and crash?
In the world we live in today, things seem to be fast paced and only getting faster as innovations and technology change. One could go and buy the latest and greatest computer today and watch it become instantly obsolete as it is carted out of the store. Some things unfortunately move at a much slower pace, if at all. Of particular interest, I speak of men’s fashion. It appears to be as stale as a loaf of bread left out of the package for months. The cuts, the colors, shirts, pants, shoes, etc. never change. What color of loafer would you like? You have your choice of black or brown. It is no wonder when they finally introduce tan or gray we get excited.
Some would argue that women’s fashion is somewhat monotonous. The trends and period styles are recycled over and over. However, at least there is change. There is more choice and variety on a seemingly epic scale. Take shoes for instance, which are my favorite part of the wardrobe. There are thousands of styles to choose from in women’s but it does not stop there. Once you finally make a choice on a particular style, there is now the choice of color. Most styles will come in your choice of black, brown, white, red, green, yellow, purple, multi and more. It does not stop there. What medium would you like this style? There is leather, patent leather, suede, cloth, plastic, metal and others but wait, there is more! Act now, and not only do you get these choices but we will throw in different heel styles, heights, shapes, etc. to the point where the choices seem endless and the ability to make a decision feels hopeless! There is so much to consider and we haven’t begin to touch on the rest of the wardrobe.
What about men? You can get a boot, sneaker, flip flop or loafer. You can get them in your choice of black, brown and every once in a while tan or white. You are done. Sure, there are a few exceptions to this but not many. Why is this so? Do men generally desire to be this simple and monochromatic? Are they not creative nor seek to express themselves in fashion? Is it laziness or lack of ability to choose from so varied a palette? Could it be conditioning or upbringing? Could be a little bit of everything. In the coming hubs, this is the issue I want to explore. I will try to examine all aspects of this current dilemma and report the findings to you. Join me in my quest.