Fashion Advice/Fashion Experience: The Husband’s POV
Men are different. This is how The Husband lists the items:
1. (formerly item #6 on the list, “Take inventory before you shop”) “If there’s any clothes at all in the closet, you don’t need to shop”.
2. (#9 on the list, “Get a great haircut”): “Get a haircut”. It doesn’t matter if it’s a great haircut or not; you don’t have to look at it because, aside from shaving in the morning, you don’t look at yourself in the mirror. (Fausta’s comment: I understand that some men who don’t have as much hair as they used to now worry about their hair, but bald men look nice. And definitely much nicer than bald men with rugs. Be bald, be bold.)
3. (#2 “Watch your fabrics: Stick to machine-washable materials”.) “Wash it, dry it, wear it”.
4. (#3 . “Invest in wear-with-anything pieces”.) “Wear what’s clean, wear what’s-on-top”. A variation on this is, “Wear a uniform”.
5. (#7) “Find a great tailor”. OK for guys who have no choice but to wear suits to work. In the meantime, get your suits at Barney’s.
The following are entirely superfluous to The Husband, since they all refer to shopping, which is to be avoided: 1. “Shop seasonal sales”, 4. “Check out discount stores for basics”, 8. “Look for store labels”, 10. “Stay away from ‘outfits’.” If shopping is unavoidable, try the Army-Navy downtown since The Principality has no Salvation Army shops.
“Bump up your accessories: Spend your money on beautiful shoes and a great bag” means this あなたの付属品をぶつけなさい: 美しい靴および大きい袋にあなたのお金を使いなさい to The Husband, who doesn’t understand Japanese.