Thursday, September 29, 2011

Husband Fashion Woes

The other day, my sister-in-law said how she needs to fix my dear brother-in-law's fashion taste... I think my BIL is a rather classy dresser (especially his business casual clothing) and compared to his brother, my husband, he is a REALLY nice dresser. Her comments made me wonder what she thinks of my fashion... which is a LOT better than it used to be thanks to fellow-blogger Whitney who convinced me that baggy jeans and t-shirts should not be my "dress-up" clothing, but I digress.

See, my husband has two big things going against him. 1. He's an engineer. 2. He's a COMPUTER engineer.

Over the years I've slowly talked him out of tucking-in his t-shirts, wearing cargo-pants, and buttoning the top button of his dress shirts. His hair is a whole other story, I like his hair longer, and by that I mean more than 1/2 inch, he likes it shorter, and by that I mean buzz-cut short. So, today when I watched him sleeking his hair back (because it's "too" long) with a combination of water and hair-wax I realized we still had a long way to go. I couldn't help myself...

"You look like you are trying to be a slick-Willy." I said.
"No I don't, slick-Willy's comb their hair straight back, I've parted mine." He said.
"Fine," I said, "you look like a nerdy-slick-Willy."

Sigh. I suppose that is why I love him though, because he's MY nerdy-slick-Willy-computer-engineer.


  1. So funny! We (the sisters) were just discussing our husbands' choices of wardrobes, too! The list is huge on the simple fashion no-nos, yet this is AFTER we have been married to them for how many years and helped them lesson the list quite a bit. ;)

  2. lol! Isn't that the truth! From one engineer-wife to another, I feel your pain. Spencer, however, is more mechanical engineer bad rather then computer engineer bad. We're talking holey free t-shirts and eternal cargo shorts (yes, even in the dead of winter). Thank heaven for his mandated business dress for work or else all would definitely be lost.