Discovery Challenge: Outer Layers

Outer Layers

Sometime I wonder what message does my outer layers reflect when people see me and interact with me.  Is it positive or negative, is it attractive or unattractive? Would they say I have to change my outer layer or don’t change? Maybe it something else.

As of now my layer style is simple. Why simple? It not easy shopping for us big guys. Many department stores carry a small selection of clothes for big and tall guys. Also since am unemployed, I really don’t have money to go out and do the things I wish I could do.  So in the mean time I dress up in shorts and a college shirt. Yeah, I know, not and the best attire to wear.  I like to think of these as my work out clothes.  They are simple, nothing fancy, or expensive. Clothes that you see me wear when am taking my walks, working out at the gym or do daily errands. Maybe the “simple” is not great because it show my phsyical apperance.  Just this week I was told by a lady who I see at the gym frequently that I lost weight.  She congrated me on my hard work, which surprised me.  Surprised, that when I look in the mirror, I don’t see any result. Her positive comment, made my day a little bit brighter.

Within my small closet lays my other attire.  Solid color shirts, along with blue jeans for when I have to go to my temporary job or when I know that shorts and a faded college shirt won’t cut it. Along with these shirts are my attire to dress to impress.  I don’t wear these often enough with the exception for the very few job interviews I’ve had.

Beside my layers of clothes, what does my physical and personality layer reflect. Do they contribate more to what people see or is it my clothes layer.  Maybe a combination of both, but that for another post entry.

Daily Prompt: The Clothes (May) Make the (Wo)man

The Clothes (May) Make the (Wo)man

Well clothes are important to me because I don’t think society would accept people of all shapes being nude 24 hours of the day. No am not a nudist or anti-nude.  Now I do put in time to chose the clothes I want to wear and buy, but before all that, I have to find a retail store that sell clothes for big and tall men.  Every time I need to go shopping for clothes it just impossible to find something on my first visit to a store that sell big and tall clothes.  One, they don’t have a variety of clothes or they don’t sell big and tall at all.  That leave me the only option of shopping online which I hate to do because I like to see what am actually buying and how it fits on me.

I don’t think I have a style, just because there aren’t really that many options to pick from especially for big guys.  I can say that I prefer sold colors when it comes to buying shirts or dress shirts.  Now depending on the shirts, I don’t mind if they have stripe line if the lines are light and thin.  Really don’t like shirts that have those thick strips on them.  I really don’t care what I wear if am around the house or going to the gym as long as it appropriate, but when it comes to special occasion or going to work, then I really put the time and effort to look my best.


How important are clothes to you? Describe your style, if you have one, and tell us how appearance impacts how you feel about yourself.