Jeans & T-shirt


No one’s ever going to believe that I’m a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy, so I won’t even pretend to peddle that bullshit here. I’ll never be that guy. I’ll never be that simple, that casual, that easy-going – it’s just not in my make-up. There are too many facets and angles to this frustratingly-complex mess. But every now and then it’s good to strip it all down, so to speak, and indulge in the basics. There are far fewer components to worry about in an outfit like this – no worries of mismatched ties or faulty sock decisions, no striped suit patterns possibly clashing with checkered shirt options. It is the default uniform of the current generation – and given the growing propensity younger people seem to have for sweatpants and other atrocities, a good pair of denim jeans is indeed a dress-up outfit when paired with a smart sport coat, shirt, and tie.

As for its ubiquitous nature, there’s no getting around that. I could deal with a little more blending into mainstream society anyway, so this affords a nice change of pace. As the musical Norma Desmond once sang, “I can play any role.”

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