Let me tell you a little about my avid surfer husband. He is funny, an amazing, hands-on dad and will even throw in a love letter when he replaces my lost wedding ring.
He’s also one of the few people I know in the corporate sales world who genuinely loves their job.
However, fashion forward he is not. And he doesn’t care an iota.
He’ll take up every opportunity to do school drop offs with me, which is so great.
While it often goes unnoticed, one morning as we were all strutting down the hill to the school gate, I took a closer look at my beloved’s attire.
It looked very much like this.
Except the t-shirt worn during that particular drop-off was bright orange with “Why So Serious?” sprawled across it. Noice.
It suddenly hit me why some mothers had asked what my husband did for a living but looked surprised when I told him he was a national account manager in financial services.
His approachable, charming demeanor fit his job role. Just the clothes didn’t cut the mustard.
So, you could literally hear the fashion gods laughing (or possibly your truly) when he announced that – for the sake of “client relationship building” – he was “obliged” to attend the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
With back stage passes.
At least he scrubbed up that night. That French Connection slim fit dark blue shirt I got him for Christmas goes places, I tells ya.
In the meantime, I had my own glamourous evening looking after children, eating chicken and corn soup for dinner and watching Netflix in my Targét PJ’s.
And his verdict?
“The models are sooooooo skinny and look so serious!”
“Samantha Harris is gorgeous in real life, though. Most beautiful model there for sure”
“Oh, and here. Thought you might like these…
In obliviousness, he handed over some swag bags filled with fancy snacks, mineral water, hairspray and fancy, shiny USB sticks with the Mercedes Benz logo.
“All my female clients were going gah gah when they got this too. So, I thought maybe you’d want one as well…”
Again. Fashion Gods. Rolling on the floor.
I don’t care. I love my fashion impaired husband to pieces.
For one, it gives me great blogging fodder…and a Mon Purse.
There’s also something very stylishly confident and cool about how he just does not give a rat’s what people think of him.
And that beats any fashion trend.
When do you go for comfort over fashion? Ever been to Australian Fashion Week? What’s your school drop off attire? Ever seen or met a famous model in real life?
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