Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Woman's Work

I'm having a problem, but the good thing is I am looking for help. As a result of my personal fashion pride i found myself in a conversation that suggested the lion's share of the adult male population cannot dress well, however that is not how the conversation started. It was recently explained to me that most women dress their men [when in a relationship] - if I was the one being dressed it would probably make me self-conscious - and women generally think nothing of it because it's a role they've accepted as commonplace. Hours later I found another lady friend and she suggested the opposite, so I'm curious to know where the rest of the world lies on this teeter-totter. Now when i say "dress", it doesn't mean that they literally put the clothes on the man's body [although that would count too] but it suggests that the woman buys/picks out the majority of their wardrobe and options. A couple of bullet points as we move forward; 1. I don't know if i believe most women dress their men, 2. If so, do women consider it a task [something that takes deliberate effort], and 3. Why would a woman pick a man that she has to dress?

 Let's explore the theory that most women do indeed dress their man; there are people called "stylists" who are often paid a handsome ransom for that profession, therefore i consider that a job. Now I can bake chicken but that doesn't make me Gordon Ramsay. I don't see how it got to the point where this wouldn't be considered a job, it's laborious finding the size, the fit, and the bargain. Is this something that women have become largely immune to?

 Although fashion is subjective let's simplify it and say that everyone's style falls into one of three categories: good, better, and best [no negative words like "bad" will be used]. Are we then implying that in any of the three categories the woman usually dresses better than the man, i.e. a better dressing woman will always dress better than a better dressing man; or are we saying that a man is rarely above the "good" category? Although my world is smaller than the average rapper's humility gene i would like to think most of my male friends or associates have at least a sense of direction when it comes to coordinating their clothing.

 Lastly, why would a woman pick a man that she has to dress [I promise this part isn't a shallow inquiry]? Why not pick a gentleman whose style you fancy, seems like it would save you a few hours of browsing [more time for manicures]? And science tells us that the male species is a primarily visual gender, not the female so why then does it seem the women are more concerned with visual appearance than the guy? As you can see I've found quite a bit of consternation in this subject, however it really just boils down to understanding more about the world around the 'Sofa.


sectional sofa said...

The outdoor furniture came quickly. It was packed well and already put together. We just had to unpack and place on deck. Looks Beautiful!!

Cammrlla claire said...

I was looking for a couch to put in my basement that was affordable yet functional. Also I was looking for something that if it got ruined by my freinds that I wouldn't get too upset about it. For 560$ you really cant go wrong. I wasnt expecting much but I was honestly surprised at what I got.

Amazon prime delivery... 3 stars. It comes on a palate and they dropped it off in my garage leaving me to haul it into the house. Free delivery.. Can't complain there.

Unpacking... pretty straightforward. Unfortunately one of the moisture absorber packets ripped open and there were little silica balls rolling around everywhere in one of the boxes.

Assembly... Honestly if you can put together Ikea furntiure you will be fine. Everyone that is complaining about how hard it is... must be challenged. Look at the diagram. Put the threaded screws in the holes and then fasten the washers. Its not rocket science.

Aesthetics... It is a pretty nice looking couch. I will admit I was hoping that the 'pebble' color was going to be a bit more grey and not so tan. The faux leather looks like faux leather. Probably would scratch fairly easily. Also one thing I noticed was that one perk to a more expensive couch is that the pillows can usually be flipped over if you were to spill something on them... not the case here. One side of the cushions are a cheaper black fabric. Again.. 500~$ for a small sofa.. what do you expect? The throw pillows were thrown directly into the trash by me. Microfiber tiger stripes are not my thing.

Comfort... Its a bit firm. Much more comfortable if you put your feet up on the ottoman (which is not a storage ottoman) as the seat depth is fairly shallow. The chaise portion is really comfortable though.

All things considered, this couch is a great buy for $560 compared to whats out there. It comes delivered to your door with straight forward assembly instructions. Looks nice and is functional. The negative reviews are mostly from people who seem to have set their sights a little too high for what they are spending. This is truely a case of you get what you pay for. Its a couch.