Man, I feel good today. Do you know why I feel good? I’m wearing a great shirt.
It’s a plain red v-neck; no frills, no special designs. But it just meets all the specifications of a great shirt.
I find it rare to put on a shirt, or any article of clothing, that is both comfortable, functional, fashionable and well-fitting. This is probably a sentiment that girls can relate to far more. I feel for any girl that goes shopping and needs to buy just a shirt that fits and looks nice because it does not exist.
Shirts with buttons that don’t open anything, frills and rips and zippers - sure, they exist! Just go to Forever 21! A well-fitting, long-sleeved shirt? I guess you’ll have to ask your boyfriend to borrow one.
As an aside, understanding this simple fact will help you to understand women far better. They always like to go shopping and can shop for hours on end because it takes that much dedication to compile a wardrobe that is even remotely useful. A guy can pop into the Gap Outlet, spend an hour and about $100 and walk out with a week’s worth of clothing that will dress him like a male model. A girl, under the same circumstances might find a pair of jeans that will fit better after a few times through the washing machine.
A guy dressing himself basically comes down to three criteria: is it clean, will it match and is it weather/activity appropriate. I don’t think a single article of girl’s clothing can simultaneously match those criteria without a fuss.
So, again, due to endless hours trying to help my girlfriend find clothes that are good at being clothes, I have a greater appreciation for a shirt that truly is good at being a shirt.
Damn, I’m wearing a great shirt. Even if you’re having a bad day, if you’re wearing a great shirt, your biggest worry will be that you happened to wear such a great shirt on a such a bad day.
This post was inspired by a great shirt and written by Justin J. Milliner