It’s always guaranteed to make me laugh and to shake my head in disbelief – men’s fashion tips from the Wall Street Journal.
It’s a combination of two things – the outrageous outfits themselves, and the outrageous prices that go with them.
I’ve written about these WSJ fashion articles before, in fact, this is my sixth such post. But it’s been a while; my most recent one was over a year ago. That article featured the following picture from the WSJ:
So when I saw that there was a men’s fashion article by Jacob Gallagher in today’s paper, I was all set to get into my judgmental mode and start making fun of the outfits. But imagine my shock when one of the fashion pieces they highlight is one that I own.
Yep, it looks like I’ve become part of the Wall Street crowd.
But in all fairness, I’m not sure I would consider this item a piece of fashion; I’d call it a piece of technology.
I’m talking about the wonderful Apple Watch. When I wear it, I don’t think I am making a fashion statement. I’m just excited that I have a computer on my wrist!
Anyway, leaving aside the Apple Watch, the other items lived up to my expectations, at least half my expectations – the outrageous prices.
If you look at the clothing at the top of this post, it’s not nearly as outrageous as the photo shown above that I used last year. I would actually wear these pieces if they were priced more reasonably.
- the blazer is $775. perhaps what makes it so expensive is that Daniel Craig wears a similar looking one in an upcoming James Bond movie
- the sneakers are $275. they are from adidas, but they don’t look like they are designed for any particular sport, they are just sneakers. But they were designed by Kanye West, which probably tripled the price.
- the shorts are $55; to me, a pair of shorts should cost $15. but these are from Patagonia. I love Patagonia, but I can’t justify buying anything they make…
- and as for the sweatsuit, the pants and the top are $88 each. To me, a sweatsuit should cost less than $30 total. The sweatsuit shown is allegedly so nice, that it might be considered business casual by some men.
So while I don’t mind the look of anything in today’s WSJ fashion article, everything is still way above my acceptable price range for clothing.
But at least it looks better than this: