Women’s Fashion from a Male Perspective
By Nicholas Galvan
“Do you know what really grinds my gears?” (insert voice of Peter Griffin). Women wearing inappropriate clothing!
Is it just me or does it seem that women wear inappropriate clothing more often than men? Now let me clarify, I’m not talking about showing too much booty or too much breast, what I’m referring to is when women wear clothing that is inappropriate for the season. I’ve seen loads of women wearing spaghetti strap tank tops and short shorts on a cold and rainy day for the sake of appearance, but then they spend the rest of the day complaining about how cold they are.
I needed to find the answer out for myself, but what I found was quite ridiculous. The most common answer was because they found themselves “cute,” “hot,” and/or “fashionable.” When I first heard this response, I was astonished. Why are these women risking their health to impress other people? Why do they need to wear booty shorts in 50-degree weather or high heels to an amusement park? What are they trying to accomplish? I realize that many women will argue against me and say that it’s their right to choose what to wear, but it’s the logic that drives me insane.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that women are the only ones who do this. With some minor exceptions, men are very simple when it comes to attire. We either look spiffy, casual, or lazy. But most importantly, we dress appropriately for the season. If it’s raining, we wear pants and a sweater (sometimes it’s rainproof and sometimes it’s not, we aren’t perfect, but we try). However, when we aren’t dressed appropriately for the season, it’s because we have sacrificed our health for yours (i.e. we gave you our jacket because you’re still cold wearing your made-for-fashion pleather jacket). This is obviously an extreme example and not representative of the whole, but it’s happened more than I can keep track of, so it had to be said. But like I said, we aren’t perfect. There are a few males that like to sag their pants to show off the type of underwear they’re sporting that day. As if anyone really cared to know what knickers they were wearing anyway, but that’s another topic for another day.
I know that there’s a way to still look “cute” and be comfortable, too. There’s a way to still make a good first impression on others without sacrificing your modesty. So why aren’t you doing it? You want to look good to feel good, but are you really feeling good wearing a flimsy jacket that does nothing to protect you from the biting cold? Are you really feeling good wearing jeans so tight that show off your figure but make it more difficult to breathe? Are you really feeling good wearing booty shorts so short that they might as well be flossing your butt, which is why you must constantly pull them down? There are shorts out there that will fit you perfectly so that it’s not riding up your butt all the time, making you fidget with their length constantly, there are leather jackets that are heavy duty enough to keep you warm, and there are jeans that show off your figure without squeezing you to death. I understand that we dress to impress, but there should be a boundary. It shouldn’t matter what other people think. Dress for yourself, but be logical about it, too. Go ahead and wear your booty shorts, but make sure it’s 90 degrees outside, because we’re not going to lend you our pants if it’s snowing.