over the years, i too have collected such a database. when i see a guy who is displaying a fashion trend i appreciate, he goes up a few points, even if maybe i don't "like" him in "that" way. of course, i have also observed some choices which are more distasteful to me and often work the opposite way. but, on to the positives.
three piece suits
this is zac efron. say what you will about him, he is still an exceptionally attractive man, and look how the three piece ups his attractiveness level. oh wow.
vans are classic. some may say that they are the quintessential skater shoes, and they would possibly be right, but vans have come back into the mainstream. this point is less certain than some others, partly because a lot of guys in general wear vans. they aren't a sure indicator that i would like the guy who is wearing them. but, i like vans, so i generally notice when a guy is wearing them and i might then spend a moment or two considering said guy.
i haven't yet discovered a way that cufflinks can be unclassy. scratch that; i just did a google image search and found some with a skull and crossbones. so, i guess the lesson there is that, if unclassy objects or icons are made into cufflinks, the cufflinks themselves are then unclassy. (i'm using unclassy as if it were a word, but the red squiggle is telling me it isn't. it shou;d be, so i'm going to keep using it.) but, for the most part, cufflinks are very suave, very spiffy, if you will. i like it when guys pay attention to those little details that show they make some kind of effort. and, you can use cufflinks to show your personality. there are guitar picks, transformers, phillips head screws, even darth vader. here is my personal favorite (though there are many awesome ones):
|ampersands! how cute!|
i was going to go into some of the things i detest, but i should really be working on a paper right now, so i'll have to save that for another day. also, a post and pictures from our weekend adventure in california are forthcoming. happy monday!