“Average Chap is a blog dedicated to making the average, BRILLIANT”
A friend of mine asked me how to get her boyfriend to dress like me. Flattered but at the same time having no idea how to answer her, I did what I usually do when I don’t know something and pretended to know what I was talking about with gusto.
I realised that her and our other friends, male and female, were listening and what I was blabbering actually wasn’t rubbish, it was some of the basics of male fashion and I did actually know a fair bit.
She then asked me how to buy clothes for her man. This was harder. Like anyone – you can’t just tell them to do something. They have to want to do it and while she was tired of ill fitting shirts, sportswear and old boxers, every chap has a right to dress how he wants. The questions is – why do you want to dress that way?
For me, I’ve been overweight most of my life and I used to wear a terrible wardrobe. A mix of hand-me-downs from 3 older brothers, baggy nonsense, sportswear when not doing sports and the odd bit of flashy brand name to pretend I knew something. I did this for a couple of reason –
– I didn’t think I deserved good clothes
– I knew how to buy clothes I liked the look of , but I didn’t know how to buy the clothes that liked me.
She asked me to spend an afternoon with her hubby, catch the footy, grab a drink and go do some shopping. That’s exactly what we did, a free pass to watch the football and spend money… Come on that’s ace! Long story short. We worked out why he didn’t dress to impress and it was really only something another guy would get. We bought some garb that didn’t break the bank and a present for the other halves and called it a day. Both our footy teams lost but we had an awesome day. The girlfriend was over the moon and a little surprised at what he chose when given some confidence, knowledge and freedom.
Since then I’ve styled friends, partners of friends and family over far too many drinks (and a couple of manicures), about the cut of a shirt and the benefits of good food.
Why did I start Average Chap?
“I started this blog by mistake…” Raj
It’s really just a continuation of that conversation. We all dress the way we do for a certain reason. We are all different and we are mostly not super-models. In fact were mostly not even comfortable being shirtless in a locked room. But right here is where I want to change that. With some Style tips and examples and some ways to enjoy Life I hope you have fun and learn something on this site.
I’m an Average Chap, and that’s just ace.