Most of the clothes I own I've been given, the rest come from Sports Direct. That means my wardrobe only really gets updated twice a year: birthday and Christmas.
This April I was given a £45 gift voucher for Amazon. Seeing as I can download music and films illegally and books are for losers, I decided to buy clothes. With all the new apparel that this would bring into my life I knew it was the right time to start a male fashion blog. I was reading a lot of blogs at the time and most of them were begging to be parodied. Here is some of my inspiration.
Top 3 male fashion blogs
This Boy Ben
My intention was to make a spoof fashion blog. I wanted it to be as cringe as possible. To make this work I had to make it seem like it was not a joke at all. So I had to be myself, keep it real, and as I wasn't a naturally inclined fashion blogger, it would prove to be tricky. I would have to adopt a new persona for a while.
Choosing a name for your blog
First of all I had to pick a catchy URL that would also be the blogger-brand I'd go by. Some options I considered were:
- ChrisXcouture.Wordpress.com (Chris Cross Couture - too high fashion)
- SportsDirectFashion.Wordpress.com (too sponsor hungry)
- SportySkaterStyle.Wordpress.com (just too much)
- ClothesForBlokes.Wordpress.com (:-0)
In the end I decided upon ChrisGetsDressed.Wordpress.Com (had a nice ring to it)
I thought my strap line 'Chris Gets Dressing' was particularly clever using 'Gets' to mean 'Understands' in addition to something that I do.
The header image (above) was not actually going to be this one. I was going to do a digital illustration of myself.
Next I wrote an about me section, where I defined my style as nautical-inspired-city-practical.
The clothes arrived and I organised a photoshoot but I never got round to posting the result or doing anything at all on Chris Gets Dressed. I had so many great ideas but my heart just wasn't in it.
However I can no longer deprive you, the public, of the magic that was created when I posed in my garden wearing brand new outfits. So here it is. I think I would have called the article:
3 Spring/Summer looks for £45*From spring showers to summer sunshine, use these four simple items to create a range of outfits that are great for BBQs in the garden or football in the park.
- Hanes Mens Slim Fitted High V-Neck Cotton T Shirt £4.08
- Piazzaitalia Light Knitted Cardigan (Turned out to be completely different to the online picture) £6.99
- Pierre Cardin C Chino (Good trousers but the buttons keep falling off - also got a free mug because the order was fulfilled by Sports Direct) £10
- Unisex American Style Fleece Hoodie (Forrest green) £11.99
*All available from amazon.co.uk - prices do not include P+P