By Susu K.
Creativity and personal style in a male’s wardrobe should always be encouraged. But recently the guys of Kuwait are all starting to look alike, and unfortunately not in a good way. There are some major violations happening out there, and no fashion police to prevent them (or at least make fun of them). It is for this reason civilians need to take the couture law into their own hands and start handing out tickets to fashion offenders. Citizens of Kuwait, the following transgressions need to be addressed and prevented:
The world is a stage, not a gym
This following offense has gone un-reprimanded for too long. Yes there are some of you out there that go to the gym and then decide to run errands or meet friends without changing into something more appropriate, and I understand that. There are those of you out there however, that, let’s be honest, haven’t seen the inside of a gym since you mistakenly walked into one looking for a bathroom last year, and yet are decked out in full workout gear. Track pants that rip off the side, shirts that wick away sweat, and running shoes that enhance your speed are not designed to be worn while you have your daily shisha with the boys. Looking like you are about to break into a workout at any moment is not a sexy look, nor is it a believable one either.
Hole of an offense!
Rubber shoes are great…at the beach! There is a time and place for rubber shoes that are full of holes. That place is not your job, the mall, or a fine dining eatery, and the time is not all the time. Rubber shoes are comfortable and easy to clean but do nothing when it comes to looking stylish and cool. These airy shoes are not replacements for slippers or sneakers for that matter. Simply pairing them with your wardrobe is not sufficient enough to turn them into polished items. Buying yellow ones and matching them up with your yellow sweatshirt does not a style make. Now as if this offense was not bad enough, some of you out there are choosing to wear these intentionally drafty shoes with socks. Does this not defeat the purpose? Wearing rubber shoes on your feet in mainland Kuwait is comparable to wearing snorkeling goggles to a classroom; they just don’t fit.
So, that’s a purse?
And what is it with the toiletry bag being carried around by everyone? Isn’t that just a clutch for men (a.k.a. a purse)? These small cases are made to contain ones toiletries while traveling. Are you all walking around with shampoo, shaving cream, razors, and Q-tips? If that is the case then please continue using these small bags as you have understood what their purpose is. For those of you placing wallets and packs of cigarettes in there, you are just carrying a very unstylish purse. Pretty sure you can go back to placing your belongings in your pocket as you have done for years. This does not mean, of course, that you can replace your toilet case with a fanny pack. Unlike the above mentioned items of clothing, there is never a time and place for a fanny pack.
Sizes do matter
Looking fly is not only about what you wear, but also what size you wear it in. There seems to be a lot of denial out there. Many guys will not accept the fact that they are not a size small. They squeeze themselves into these tight t-shirts and skinny jeans (not a good look). Conversely, there are those that are tiny in stature and believe wearing XL clothing will give the illusion of grandeur (not the case). If you have to take a deep breathe to get into your shirt, or can fit two of your homies in your pants with you, you are wearing the wrong size.
It’s one season all over
It cannot be summer on your legs and winter on your arms, or vice versa. If you are in the mood to wear shorts, that’s fine, but combining it with a sweater, earmuffs, and Russian fur hat is just wrong. Pick a season and commit! And while we are on the topic, what is the point of winter vests? Is it only cold on your chest?
This has been a public service fashion announcement.