Six Men fashion ‘styles’ in UAE that need to go!

Walk into any mall, cinema, restaurant or a club in the country and you are bound to find atleast a dozen men who could really do with a fashion stylist. I often hear men complaining about how women take ages to shop for the right pair of jeans or top. All I’d like to say to these men is there is a big reason for that and perhaps if you took some time as well to buy the right kind of clothes, women would be hovering all around you like bees atop a flower. Presenting below are my six style disasters that men in UAE need to avoid and run miles away from ASAP!

1) Low waist pants

Guys, if you think showing your ugly boxer shorts or butt crack will bring the ladies to your yard, you really need to have your head examined. The only people getting attracted to your lower-than-the-lowest-your-pants-can-fall attire are the fashion police.

Confused whether picking or dropping them?

Ermmm confused whether picking or dropping them?

2) Really Tight Pants

Owners of lower-than-lowest pants are closely followed by the wearers of fat bulging tight pants (and dont even get me started on tight leather pants). Its sad how so many decent looking chaps fall into the trap and end up buying/wearing pants two sizes (if not more) smaller than actual. Perhaps consider investing in a long mirror at home? If you can afford buying clothes from expensive places, do take some time and check whether they actually fit you!

Umm hello Mr Tight Leather Brands.

Umm hello Mr Tight Leather Brands.

3) Deep Cleavage Barring V-Necks

These only look good on a handful of men who possess a reasonably good body and somewhat less chest hair (a completely waxed chest is obviously more preferable, but that’s another story). V-necks are not meant for everyone and should you want to wear them, try and layer it with a jacket or vest, coz on its own its a bit off-putting to look at. Especially when worn by men with zero-personality. Ill-fitted V-neck make you look less macho and more gayish. Only difference is gay men actually dress up much nicer and won’t ever wear crap things like weirdly tapering v-necks.

Even Ed Westwick isn't allowed this!

Even Ed Westwick isn’t allowed this!

 

4) TIGHTLY FITTED Deep V-Necks

What can be worse than a v-neck? A tightly fitted v-neck. And god help my eyes when they spot one in the neon colors that are all rage this season.

No, don't even try this.

No, don’t even try this.

 

5) Really Really tight shirts

I’ve often been in meetings and at events where my mind got distracted coz of men in the room with shirts so tight that it made me uncomfortable to even look at them. So unless you have a physique like Beckham or Tatum, please please get a tailor to fix you up with something that sits well on your shoulders and doesn’t make you look like an iron pumped dumbbell.

If he can't then you surely don't stand a chance!

If he can’t then you surely don’t stand a chance!

6) Pointy Shoes

Unless you are maharajah of crocodile-land or possess a reasonably good pair, get rid of those extremely pointed leathery shoes ASAP (much faster if they have flowery designs all over them). Especially short/round men, please do yourself a favor and leave them at home. The overall effect is more of a pointy stoat than a round stoat (a round stoat is more preferable).

Ugly Fugly

Ugly Fugly

 

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A Life Less Lived

Over the past few days there has been a line of thought that has been nagging my mind. It all started with news of 25-year old Bollywood actress/model Jiah Khan found hanging in her apartment just before midnight. Alleged to have resorted to ending her life due to problems with her partner, it was news that shocked the hindi film industry (Funnily enough, the cynic in me was surprised not shocked as reports of physical abuse and emotional breakdowns are quite commonplace in an industry where everyone is fighting for any spot they can get under the floodlights). However, what hurt and angered me the most was the fact that this young girl took her own life because of A MAN who didn’t even treat her with respect she deserved. Private letters released post her funeral by her mother (a move I personally don’t agree with, inviting media into her private life is only leading to her life being ripped apart well after she has gone) reveal the extent of this emotionally charged relationship.

Does anybody else see how wrong this whole situation was? The person she was ‘in love’ with is barely even mature to look after himself. He is yet to even embark on his career; for him this girl must’ve been another pretty face to be seen with. While on the other hand, despite her professional setbacks, I am pretty sure for a confident and intelligent girl like Jiah, life was just waiting to happen. So what was it that made her stick by him and take all that shit he kept throwing at her?  Why didn’t anyone around her pay attention to her state of mind? Was she so cut-off from the people around her, blinded by her love for this person?

It is difficult to understand the emotional and mental state of a person who willingly decides to end their life. Many call it an act of cowardliness, but just try and imagine how bleak must things around that person be for them to even think about suicide. By resorting to suicide, one doesn’t just end their own life, they are effectively leaving behind an emotional scar on the near and dear ones. For them the pain is so so much more. They will have to re-live the tragedy each day of their life, trying to find answers to questions coming in from all sides.

Say NO to Abuse.

What irks me more is that there are so many Jiahs’ out there, crying out for love while all they get in return are false promises. I often wonder why and how do women, especially those educated and successful in their careers, allow themselves to be trapped in abusive relationships. Let’s forget for a moment about women who belong to relatively poor backgrounds or those who often have no choice but to survive in such relationship owing to family pressure. How can women who appear so strong on the outside let themselves be treated less than animals by men in their life in private? Is it really so difficult to say NO the very first time it happens?

So what if things in life are not going well a this moment, does that mean we settle for just any man who offers us a moment of comfort. Not at all. I don’t understand why is it so difficult for women to be self-dependent and self-reliant. Why is there a need to always seek approval and understanding from the opposite sex? We are our own strength. Lets not be stupid to give that up for first guy who offers us a love stick. Respect in ANY relationship is an attribute one must never compromise upon. Period. Nobody deserves to be treated miserably under any circumstances and therefore shouldn’t allow others to treat them as such.

All you women out there take a moment to read Samra’s inspirational story on how she not only survived but successfully put her abusive relationship behind her. I wish more women like her came out and spoke about the cycle of an abusive relationship and how to cut it loose. I feel so proud and inspired when i read such stories, it gives me hope that the female race is indeed strong and can stand up to anything.

Life is so beautiful and blessed are those who are born with a human body in this birth; lets not waste ours on narcissistic men. A man who really loves and respects you is the only one worth giving ourselves to, just be strong enough to kick the rest of them far far away.

Stay Strong.

In a time-warp


Last few weeks, I’ve had a chilling realisation that post my turning 23, life has kind of just zoomed by. And i mean, literally wrroom wrooom and zoooomed. Either my mind is being afflicted with early amnesia or I have been too busy enjoying and living completely forgettable moments. Hell. Time just gives you the illusion of moving slow. But just blink and Boom! you’re already into another year. Trust me when i say this, i don’t  remember 2011-2012. A full year that i can’t recall. What the fuck was i upto? Did i just sleepwalk through it? Or maybe it was just so bad that the memories have been locked away safely in my head.


There were so many plans. Four years on, I seem to have seen none of those through. I find myself aching to go back to that age where life was simple. No worries. No friends getting married and having babies. No ex-colleagues and mates moving higher on the career ladder. No family expecting you to pull yourself up and act responsibly.


There is so much to be done, so much to see, so much to live for. But what bout’ the days left behind. I want to go back and re-live each one of those days. It sounds a bit demented. But sometimes when you don’t know what the future holds for you, the easiest way out is to go back to the happy days in your past. Sigh.


PS – YES that was a very silly post. But really, where is a time-machine when you really need one? Those nerdy scientists and developers better be making this thing coz there is really no point of crediting ourselves for living in the most technologically advanced century if we don’t have the one thing we actually need!