Saturday, December 29, 2007

Tie Food

Q: “What do you think of people who put their ties inside their shirts while eating? I get that they don’t want to accidentally stain their ties, but I think it looks weird.”
- James, Antipolo

A: In all my tie-wearing years, I’ve never had to resort to this practice to “protect” my tie from getting soiled. If you’re going to wear a tie you have to know how to behave in one. We’ve all seen comedies where a guy’s tie gets eating up by an office shredder or gets trapped in a car door. In both cases, the accident happens because the wearers forget that they’re wearing ties. Same goes for eating. If you are aware and careful enough, your shirt and your tie should be spared from any eating disorders. You wouldn’t wear a jacket just to protect your white shirt from getting stained, would you?

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Q: “Johnny Depp looks so cool in his fedora. Can I pull that look off here (in Manila)?”
- Lester, Sucat

A: I’m not going to give you any hope that you can pull this off without looking T.H. (trying hard) so just forget about it. I know, I know, it looks so good on magazines and on Capt. Jack Sparrow, but please… Some self-proclaimed fashionistas may think there’s nothing wrong with wearing a fedora, but you see, these are the same people who wear scarves when Ayala Ave. starts putting up its traditional Christmas decors.

If you’ve already bought yourself a fedora and are looking for when you can wear it, go to Intramuros, wear a barong Tagalog, and bring a cane.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I promise to be more vigilant with my posts this coming year. 2007 was just so hectic!