River Styx and Where are the Fashion Police?
Have you seen the newest trend in men’s fashion? Yes, buttercup, men’s. Levi’s calls these “Ex-Girlfriend” jeans, and here’s the description straight from the Levi’s website:
“Remember the girlfriend with the great style? Here’s a tribute to her — a fit that’s super-snug allover, an update of the five-pocket classic that’s as skinny as it gets. Made with plenty of stretch.”
Didn’t Rod Stewart wear these back in the day during his hair-like-a-rooster phase? And what guy wants to wear clothes that remind him of an ex, regardless of her fashion sense? I mean, had she been that terrific, she wouldn’t be an ex, right?
Now, the ever eclectic Johnny Depp might get away with this; we’ve seen him sport worse fashion choices than this over the years, haven’t we? And Hugh Jackman and Alex O’Loughlin could make it fly; but that’s an unfair argument since they could look sexy in granny flannels. Let’s be honest, most men out there—Larry the Cable Guy, for instance—might want to steer clear of these puppies.
The cost for a man to wear jeans reminiscent of the movie “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and think of his ex-girlfriend at the same time? $69.50.
Chortling at the mental image this trend will provide? Priceless.
For my writer pals:
The River Styx magazine is hosting two contests with great big paychecks ($1500.00 each) for the first prize winners. The entry fee for each is high at $20.00, but that includes a one year subscription (3 issues). Here’s the skinny with links provided:
2012 Schlafly Beer Micro-Fiction Contest
Submit up to three stories per entry, 500 words max per story.
$20.00 fee, $1500.00 1st prize payout (plus a case of micro-brewed Schlafly beer.)
As a rule, I submit only to contests where the entry fee is $10.00 or less; but the payout is great on these, and they accept up to three submissions per entry where most contests allow only one. And you get three issues of their magazine. Sounds like a win-win to me!
Til next time –
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