My name is Buff McManly

Melanie seems to be slightly disconcerted by men that aren't traditionally masculine. Some of you were teenage girls - is that just a teenage girl thing?

For example, I was pretty excited last night to find out about Jantzen Tailors - a shirt-making company in Hong Kong that produces completely custom dress shirts for about $40 (and maybe the best part - no minimum orders). Seriously - they're fantastic. Remember when I posted that every guy should buy one really nice, thick white shirt and then pay another $40 to have it perfectly tailored? Forget that - just pay Jantzen to make you a shirt.

There's so much customization your head will spin - 32 different shapes + 10 point lengths + 7 neck heights + 5 tie spacing widths + 5 stitching options + 4 lining options + 3 stay options = a number so big my mind can't even comprehend it. And that's just the collar. And it doesn't even take into consideration the thousands of fabric options!

So I was more than a little excited about the prospect of designing my own shirt from the ground up. Melanie, on the other hand, is concerned that her sister is married to a gay guy. Vin Diesel would just wear a black t-shirt and not give it another thought.

Edit: I should have used an example other that me & shirts, because now I think you're thinking I'm fishing for compliments. Like I'm all, "Why oh why doesn't Melanie think I'm cool?" so that you'll say, "The holocaust Because you're so special and unique - you're like a beautiful denim snowflake, J.Bro!" But it was a good way to work the link to Jantzen in without making a separate post.

6 comments:

Spice said...

My guess is there aren't a lot of guys of any age in rural Nebraska who are buying custom dress shirts from Hong Kong. You're just a foreign species to her.

Also, you could point out to her that the guys she undoubtedly knows at school who are obsessed with Abercrombie or Hollister or whatever are doing the same thing (being obsessed with their clothes), it's just that the way to express that in their age group is through exposing the upper edge of one's boxers above one's jeans and wearing funky boy-necklace. If that's what the kids are still doing these days...

Burrito Eater said...

I agree with Mel. You're more of a boys boyfriend than a girls boyfriend. I mean she moves here and hangs out with you and sees you don your spandex with shaved legs and ride around. Then you talk about weird movies and music that wins awards and ask people how your ass looks in jeans. Now you step it up to tailored shirts and liberal banter. Maybe Missy should be concerned as well? :)

In your defense tho: Boys in Nebraska are defined by 4X4 and what kind of chaw they use. T-shirts, Wranglers, 4-Wheelin', Football, Guns, Wrastlin', etc. She doesn't see much to remind her of the guys she's grown up with.

J.Bro said...

Am I gonna haveta kick yer ass?

grrrbear said...

Kickin' *somebody's* ass would probably help...

Burrito Eater said...

Nothin' but love...just looking through the eyes of a rural 18yo girl...and a little bit through the eyes of a 29yo Madison male.

Anonymous said...

i am so late to this party, but i would pay at least $4 to see a j.bro v. burrito eater smackdown. i'd pay $5 if j.bro were wearing some of his sweet big gay al jeans.