Dear Dr D,
I notice something strange happened to jeans. Some of them feature side seams that seem to have gone askew; they don’t hang straight. But, still, they look kind of interesting. I am 80kg and wear a size 36. Do you think these jeans will look good on me?
- Denim Joe
Dear Dr D
Come weekends, I like to slip into a comfy T-shirt and a pair of shorts, having spent the rest of the week in shirt and tie. My girlfriend thinks I look sloppy and wants me to wear a shirt when we go out, say, to the movies. I really don’t want to. How can I make her accept simple me?
- Casual Guy
It’s your call: a happy girlfriend or a comfy lifestyle? The way I see it, many women just want their guy to look spiffy, which is not an unreasonable demand. Your girlfriend probably doesn’t mind if you don’t wear a shirt; she just wants to see you in something nicely ironed and non-crumply. So tell her this: no business shirt, but instead of a round neck tee, you will wear a polo shirt or a T-with a collar. Relationship counsellors call this compromise.