Taking the Sting out of Shopping Pt. 1

If you’re anything like me, the idea of shopping both stresses and horrifies you. Don’t get me wrong, I love clothes. I keep up with all the trends, and know how to dress myself. But the physical act of shopping intimidates me.

However over the years I’ve developed tips and techniques to approach shopping in a way that not only yields results, but takes you out of your comfort zone. The idea is to evolve, not regress or stagnate: so whilst you may live in your one white Polo shirt and camel chinos, variety really is the spice of life. Sure, Clark Kent really only had two looks, but if you find that you’re more ‘Man of Stodge’ rather than ‘Man of Steel’, pay attention.



I’m not saying to put yourself into a drunken stupor, but develop a little buzz before you shop. Any stress, jitters, complexes, or worries are (at least mildly) suppressed and the small doses of alcohol induce feelings of euphoria and excitement (cue Jessie Pinkman “Yeah science!”). Further, it might help you project a confidence that allows you to try on clothes that you normally wouldn’t, or who knows, even chat up the cute sales assistant who’s giving you a, uh, hand. Disclaimer: if you’ve drunk enough to make you think you can pull off Givenchy tights with legs that could support the Harbour Bridge, get out.



Patrick Eid is currently completing a Bachelor of Psychology (Honors) degree in hopes to become a Clinical Psychologist. He believes that style is subjective, and ensures that some clothing items are timeless, and will never go out of fashion. However, fashion as a whole, is constantly changing. Patrick’s area of expertise is advice. He will be discussing how to keep up with trends, grooming, relationships, and any other problem that daunts the 21st Century Gentleman.