Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's called "Compromise"

As Mike and I primped for a night out at the theater (thanks Anne & Lane!), he turned to me and said, "I'm telling you now, you're not going to like what I'm planning on wearing.  And I'm not going to change, either."

Me:  Um, ok.  
I prepared myself for mass-devastation.  Mike's fashion sense is unique.

Mike:  It's that black sports coat over a black, long-sleeved, light sweater with jeans.

Me: That doesn't sound too bad.  Which sports coat are you talking about? 

Mike:  You know, the one with the stripes.

Me:  You own a black sports coat with stripes?  Why have I not seen this before? What are you talking about?
Honestly, when you live with someone you do get to know their wardrobe (especially when you buy/pick out half of it).

Mike:  The one from high school.

Me:  What?!  You still own AND WEAR something from high school?!  I have to see this.  What are you talking about.
That's when I realized exactly what he was attempting to do -  revive an article of clothing that never should have made the move with us, to bring back an piece of the past into the present, to go where no straight-man should ever go:  he was trying to be a fashionista, and there was no way I was letting him out of the house wearing that "sports coat."
Me:  Mike, how old IS that thing? And are those SATIN stripes?

Mike:  It's from '96.

Me:  That's 15 years old! Come on! It time to give that thing a break!

Mike:  It's 14 years old.

Me:  Oh my gosh, it has SHOULDER PADS!  No! You can't!

After trying it on, it proved to be not only too big on him, but the shoulder pads definitely made a statement.
(*sigh of relief*)
Now it has a happy home, in a place where it won't haunt my closet or jeopardize a night out:

And that my friends, is what we call a compromise. *wink*
If all our arguments go like this, I think we're set for a happy marriage.

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  1. If that thing didn't have shoulder pads, I would have worn it. That's all I'm saying.

  2. Dudddde,... shoulder pads?!? Satin stripes! 14 YEARS?!? See,... Vince and I went through his clothing and made a "memory drawer." And in the "memory drawer" he can put as MUCH clothing as he can fit into it! And he can even take it out and look at it and try it on and laugh from time to time. But once an item goes into the "memory drawer" it never, NEVER, comes back out in public.

    You guys should look into it. :)

  3. The pictures do not properly represent the blazer. But trust me, it was time :) Also, the penguin PJs have seen better days (in the Goodwill bag, but they lived a good life!)

  4. OMG! Too funny, I'm here from SITS, Happy Saturday Sharefest BTW. I only wish I could get my mom and her 20 year old shoulder padded, 1980's glitter sweater wardrobe into that goodwill bag... like your style, of to read more!


  5. Too funny. :)
    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!


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