Look, Mr. Purina has a new outfit!
Man, am I pumped!
Let me back up a minute. Despite being a global style guru thanks to my blog, I really don’t worry too much about my personal wardrobe.
I blog from home, so I don’t have office dress codes, and I make most of my own clothing from big empty dog food bags. The dry kind, not so much the meaty wet stuff…
People say, “Bob, how long does an outfit like that last?” and I say, “Longer than you’d think, if you don’t insist on bathing every day.”
But now that my blog is getting more popular, my wife thinks I should dress accordingly. Today she dropped her surprise news on me.
She’s been watching the current crop of men’s fashion shows, and has bought some creations she says are perfect for me.
I haven’t seen them yet, but my wife says one, from Madrid, is so versatile that I could go “straight from calling a square dance to yodeling in the Alps without changing clothes.”
Of course, I’d rather watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” while hanging by a meat hook through my tongue, but I appreciate her sentiment.
My wife says the really BIG surprise is the other outfit, from London Fashion Week.
I must admit there is much I like about traditional British style, what with herringbone jackets, tweeds, elbow patches, vests, the country squire look, and so on, so I can’t wait to see this one.
Finally, after all these years of homemade attire, I’ll be able to go out on the town without feeling self-conscious about folks calling me “Mr. Purina” or worrying that some mastiff might be following me.
Finally, I’ll feel like a regular guy.
Left: A model wears a creation by designer Antonio Alvarado at Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 show in Madrid, September 18, 2010. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Right: A model presents a creation from the Topman Design 2011 Spring/Summer collection at London Fashion Week, September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett