BRACE YOURSELVES! EASTER IS COMING!
It's that time of the year again when we (Christian believers) celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Just to emphasize, THAT is the real reason for the day.
However, this is one of those days when everybody shows up and shows out. Everybody's mama and them comes to church like it's New York Fashion Week, dressed to to the nines, dressed to impress.
With that comes the craziest looking outfits known to man. The women are guilty of this too but the fellas go a little bit over board. Listen, I care about yall, I would hate to see yall being ridiculed in a meme because of your choice of Easter outfits so let's go through some common outfits to avoid.
One Bright Color Suit Guy
Pink shoes, pink socks, pink suit, pink pocket square, pink shirt, pink tie, pink hat and to add a lil flair to it, pink cane.
Now, Spring and Easter colors go hand in hand like pink, yellow, light blue and light green but having just one color for your whole outfit hurts my eyes. You stick out like a sore thumb and it's obvious you're crying for attention.
It is the epitome of peacocking, you know people are going to stop and stare and talk about you (hell I'm writing a blog about it) but not all attention is good attention especially if you are one of those people who come to church once a year and that's how you show up. The day isn't about you bruh.
Break up the color scheme by adding one or two more colors into your outfit. Monochrome works best with darker colors in my opinion.
Crazy Pattern Guy
*face palm* You didn't choose the peacocking life, the peacocking life chose you huh? There is no sartorial logic behind this. This guy and the One Bright Color Suit Guy are attempting to take the focus off the day and put it on them. The operative word here being "crazy".
I've seen guys pull off a three piece windowpane suit, kudos to them. That is actually acceptable in our sartorial space as windowpane is a well sought after pattern for clothes, but still I wouldn't push it. We get it, the world is your runway and everyone needs to look at you but here are a couple things about the crazy patterns you may have overlooked:
1) It doesn't compliment your physique - you use patterns in menswear to compliment your body type and your height. It can work against you if you don'r seriously consider patterns and your body such as a heavy set man wearing large patterns
2) Wearing the same pattern as a top and bottom makes your outfit too busy. As with the Bright Color Suit Guy, this makes it hard on the onlookers eyes.
Over Accessorize Guy
Unfortunately this isn't just limited to Easter Sunday, I see this all over social media. A combination of waist coat with a pocket watch, tie bar, pocket square, lapel pin, multiple bracelet on your right hand, watch and bracelets on your left, glasses and a few other stuff I'm probably missing out on.
There is one rule to accessories that I live by: don't over accessorize. One watch, one bracelet and a pocket square are a must, adding a tie bar or a lapel pin are optional but 4 accessories is the most I'd do. Maybe 5 but I'm pushing it. Unless it is a cultural thing, I don't see the point to it. There is dignity in simplicity.
I Don't Know My Size Guy
What more needs to be said that I or any other style blogger hasn't said when it comes to your clothes size? Get it tailored to compliment your physique.
All that excess material is unflattering and unnecessary so the usual rules apply here: suit jacket should drape perfectly or almost perfectly on your shoulders down to your waist, quarter inch of cuff showing, based on your height what kind of pants break to get, maybe the waist and seat need some adjusting, bottom line is go see a tailor and let them do their magic.
On the other extreme, why does everything has to be so tight bro? Yall know I'm into fitness so I get it, you want to wear something that shows off your gains but you don't have to sacrifice comfort for that because there is no way you can convince me you feel comfortable wearing what looks like your little brother's clothes! Trust me, I know! I've worn quite a few tight garments in my day and it did not look appealing even though my biceps were bulging through.
Know your size, you may not be a slim fit (a harsh reality I had to accept), try a regular or classic fit.
As I was writing this I kept coming across the theme of peacocking, which is just like a peacock, you walk around strutting to be seen in all of your majestic glory. Is there a time and place fort that? Sure. Is that time and place Resurrection Sunday where the day isn't about you? Absolutely not.