Eds note: This is the first of my summer reruns for 2008. This originally ran May 4, 2007 and is prompted by the arrival, finally, of spring and MJ's comments about socks and sandals. -- WW
WITH FASHION SHOWS IN MONTREAL, LONDON, PARIS AND OTHER WORLD CAPITALS TO GET TO, WE MUST FINISH THIS.
The final instalment in the spring fashion tips presentation will deal with fallacies about male fashion, particularly those promoted primarily by -- yes, it's true -- females.
Among the most glaring of these is that if men are going to wear sandals, they can only wear them with bare feet.
And that to do otherwise is the sin of fashion sins, punishable by no sex for days.
Or, worse yet, cruel, derisive laughter.
Or, worst of all, no TV sports for days.
However, as proven by the following professional modelling demonstration, socks can and at times should be worn by the fashion-conscious male, particularly when he has cold feet.
And while anklet socks have become the in thing for males as determined by females, there still is a place for high socks on city streets in spring and summer, as shown below.
Another false assumption is that the corduroy suit jacket is past its prime, even in summer. In fact, they are fine worn to work with a t-shirt.
These are indispensable for the man about town.
And a little known secret is that such jackets can also be combined with athletic shorts and either sandals or runners, with or without socks, for the busy man in the workaday world.
One of the most impressive fashion tactics for the man trying to lure a woman is to wear athletic clothing and appear to be a jock, even though he has no business doing so.
And one of the most common recent (though absurd) statements is to wear a baseball cap, backwards. This can work, if done properly.
Note the angle of the hat below and the tuft of hair sticking out the front. These are absolutely necessary for this fashion accessory to have the desired effect.
Failure to adhere to these principles will immediately alert potential babes that you don't have a clue what you're doing.
Other false fashion statements that can trick women include the wearing of tight jogging pants with reflective stripes, even though you've never jogged a day in your life.
And, if you can afford it or can somehow scam one, wearing an actual team jersey will make you a babe magnet of indefinable proportions. You can live like the true pro.