Thursday, January 29, 2009

This is for the Guys

Gentlemen - look and learn.

58 comments:

The Real Shliach said...

If you're sponsoring, I'm game. Otherwise it's Century 21 (if you're lucky) and Land's End (if you're me).

Maidel said...

try JCrew for cheap, preppy chic! Or Banana Republic men (when they're on sale)!

Thanks for the linkage!

The Real Shliach said...

Ahh, too much effort.

LE7 said...

But the guys aren't wearing hats.

LE7 said...

The top guy kind of dresses like one of my friend's husbands.

LE7 said...

ALSO I like how prolifically you've been posting lately.

Nemo said...

I'm sorry, I'm going to cough and die. JCrew is cheap???

Anonymous said...

JCrew is definitely a lot cheaper than Hugo Boss!

Nemo said...

Frikking brilliant.

sarabonne said...

Try thrift shops, you'd be amazed at the awesome stuff you can find there...not that I would know...

The Real Shliach said...

I'm still not convinced of the necessity of finding good-looking clothing.

LE7 said...

In yeshiva, it's not necessary, but out in the real world when you're not surrounded by only boys (or not even only Jews!)...

The Real Shliach said...

No Shliach was ever hurt by the fact that he was too unworldly, but being too worldly...

LE7 said...

Ah maybe we're talking about two different things. I'm talking about having presentable clean well-fitting clothing.

LE7 said...

Actually I'm probably not talking about the same thing as anyone here. SCRATCH IT.

The Real Shliach said...

Clean and presentable is one thing. Hot is another.

What are you talking about?

LE7 said...

Well if you're clean and presentable and in the process hot who are you to complain?

(We're speaking in hypotheticals here).

The Real Shliach said...

There's a difference between trying and natural.

(No other thought even entered my mind.)

LE7 said...

Yeah metro people creep me out. I guess we should end this conversation before it becomes more banal, unless that is a reason to continue.

The Real Shliach said...

What would this little corner of the blogospehere be without banal?

LE7 said...

Good point. So did you ever find any shoes?

The Real Shliach said...

No. More's the pity.

LE7 said...

Why not? Seriously your size doesn't exist?

The Real Shliach said...

I've been too busy in yeshiva to go shopping. Maybe some day I'll get around to it.

LE7 said...

Okay. Don't get defensive about being in yeshiva. We all get it. You're in yeshiva. You're learning. You're busying.

I was going to posit an alternative theory.

The Real Shliach said...

Nu?

LE7 said...

Your initial search was unsuccessful due to the fact you have a common shoe size, thus all shoes in your size are owned already.

The Real Shliach said...

THAT IS A BRILLIANT THEORY!

LE7 said...

Thus, don't bother ever shopping for shoes again. Ever. Unless you can get your feet to grow or shrink.

The Real Shliach said...

If a bit depressing...

LE7 said...

Oh come on. You're a boy. Boys grow until they're 25. There is hope yet. Don't fret my shoeless little dear.

The Real Shliach said...

Hope! That's all I ask for, Hope! That's all I need, give me some Hope!...

LE7 said...

Well uh, your redeemer is here. There is hope!

The Real Shliach said...

You're Jesus or something?

LE7 said...

Well, I am pretty fabulous.

The Real Shliach said...

So when's the crucifixion?

LE7 said...

Well in Russian lit today our fearless professor said "Try and say something bad about Nobakov, you'll get crucified."

The Real Shliach said...

And you responded how?

LE7 said...

It was 2:25 PM or so AKA NAP TIME. I don't say anything in that class. I just fight to stay away.

The Real Shliach said...

Sounds about right. My naptime is every two hours for ten hours, plus a large coffe at 4:00, which is when my chavrusa and I have finished bs'in and would rather sleep than talk.

LE7 said...

Yeah 12-5:30 is considered naptime on my calendar. Lucky for me, three out of my four classes this semester occur during these hours.

The Real Shliach said...

Sorry, that would be for ten minutes.

This is a good thing?

LE7 said...

No, it's lame. Last semester I managed my schedule that all of my classes minus one lecture ended by noon. It was fabulous. (Granted 8 am labs were a bit of a pain).

The Real Shliach said...

So you're saying it's not a good thing to sleep during class?

LE7 said...

Well, in large lectures it's fine. Two of the three classes I have during those hours are small seminars, in which if you don't participate and talk you don't get full points.

The Real Shliach said...

Ouch.

LE7 said...

Yeah it's lame. There are only FOURTEEN people in my Russian lit seminar and I have absolutely nothing to say. So I can't even pretend that I do but other people keep me from talking. Which means I've got to start faking intelligence asap. Lame.

The Real Shliach said...

You can't think of anything to say? What do they talk about?

LE7 said...

So we talked about the disadvantages of translation. THEN we had to take four translations of Eugene Ogenin's famous poem thing and try and find the original by comparing translations. So my group had nothing. Yep. Nothing.

Then we talked about how the writers created Russian to write literature in Russian and the snit fits that ensued between the two camps. The Westernizers and the Slavophiles. Probably would be interesting if it wasn't forced discourse and nap time.

The Real Shliach said...

Sounds miserable.

LE7 said...

Yeah.

The Real Shliach said...

And once again I am able to confidently predict, "Thus endeth the conversation".

LE7 said...

So your crystal ball is working.

The Real Shliach said...

Not if I respond to this it isn't.

Cheerio said...

there is a point to looking good. and believe me, there are people put off by the whole crushed hat/bad sheitel syndrome.
also - SHOUT OUT TO SARABONNE FOR MENTIONING THRIFT SHOPS!!

The Real Shliach said...

There's a difference between dirty and crushed.

sarabonne said...

Cheerio-well someones gotta say it!
TRS-your crystal ball is broken.

The Real Shliach said...

hardly.