It's Friday, and whether you work in a software company or a bank, you had a decision on what to wear to work.
No one is more confused than the professional class white guy. I'm on record about having opinions on this through the following tutorials:
If you're not a white guy, feel free to partake in these tutorials as you see fit and use at your discretion - there are lessons for all in these, but as a white guy, I'm an expert in the behaviors of the caucasian male.
But back to today's post. Let's say you've devoured the contents of my tutorials and have your game together. You pants game is tight and you've updated the blue blazer you wear. You're content, but now you want more.
Where do you go?
Well, I don't want to freak you out or cause your spouse to say, "what the hell happened to my 'Dockers-sensible' husband", but I've got the next step for you.
Two words: Ricky Rubio. (email subscribers click the title of the post in the email to go to the site if you don't see the pictures)
--Ricky Rubio is a professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz.
--Ricky Rubio is from Spain. I think many females would say he's not hard on the eyes.
--Ricky Rubio kind of looks like Jesus these days, which is good for appearing relatable.
--Ricky Rubio is hurt and was on the bench for game one of the Jazz series vs the Houston Rockets.
--Ricky Rubio showed you the path for what's next if you've complied with my first two tutorials on dress for professional (white) guys.
Ricky Rubio rocked a gray hoodie underneath a smart, stylish blue blazer. (email subscribers click the title of the post in the email to go to the site if you don't see the pictures) Can you pull this off, professional white guy? You say no, I say MAYBE. It all comes down to will. Once you walk through the office one time, the shock has been delivered. Then you're on to your day and everyone around adjusts to the new normal, but you have to keep the blazer on. Let's say your name is Pete. The process of the office coping with you breaking some type of professional dress barrier goes something like this:
--Did you see what Pete was wearing?
--Pete may have lost his mind.
--You know, that actually doesn't look bad.
--Pete dresses better than anyone around here. I wish these other slobs were more like Pete.
--Pete is a cool #*#*##.
Or maybe it goes to hell for you. You won't know until you try, right?