I can just imagine the conversation that goes on among bros before hitting the clubs on a Saturday night.
“Hey bro, whatchoo gonna wear tonight?”
“Bro, what else? My Going Out
shirt, yo! The ladies love it!”
“Aww snap, sweet yo. I just picked up a new Affliction tee at the mall, I’m totally rockin’ that tonight.“
“Dude bro, but what if the bouncer says you gotta wear a collared
Ugh. This hypothetical conversation alone is the reason I hardly ever go out (to lounges and clubs). Being in the same room with broz wearing Going Out shirts and graphic tees drives me crazy and induces vomit, even with minimum Old Fashioned consumption.
Why there is no such thing as a “Going Out”
Image credit: left, middle, right (please, please don’t actually purchase any of these. The fact that the middle one is found on Zappos and is SOLD OUT disturbs me a bit. Okay, a lot. Hopefully by the time you read this, they take the link down… forever.)
Okay, maybe in your mind, there is a Going Out
Here’s a little motion picture to more succinctly explain the G.O.S.:
(YouTube Link here)
Duuude. Give me a break. There is no such thing as a “Going Out”
If you see anything that remotely resembles the shirts in the photos or the video, please, just step away.
Why cant I wear these shirts?
You can, technically, but then we’ll all be pointing and snickering when you’re not looking (and when you turn back around, we’ll be doing the same thing, but in our heads).
The Going Out shirts you see above are tacky, contrived, and make you look like you don’t know how to dress (because you don’t). It’s like wearing Ed Hardy or those Affliction tees (which coincidently, some guys do) to the lounge or club… or anywhere in public, for that matter.
You’re putting yourself into the “D-bag” category when you wear this
You’re not dressing up when you put this
Look, if you’re this guy, don’t worry. I don’t hate you. No one does. But now that you know you’re committing a crime, how about you just stop?
Do yourself a favor: take those Going Out shirts, and drop them off at the nearest dumpster.
Okay fine, I’ll stop wearing my favorite Going Out
shirt. What do I wear to the club then?
If you’re going to an establishment that requires you to look presentable (i.e. wear a collared
Here’s an example of one basic outfit that you can wear 200 consecutive weekends in a row, and you’ll always look good, never trendy, and best of all, this involves no Going Out shirts.
- Put down your faded ass denim and throw on a well-fitting pair of dark denim
- Put on a slim, white
shirt(fine cotton, spread collar? even better), tuck it in
- Brown leather belt
- Brown leather lace-ups
- Navy single-breasted, vented blazer
BAM! That’s it.
Looking to add your own flair? Maybe you want to spice it up a little?
Try a subtle stripe or pattern with your
From Chicago Street Style
Oh look, here’s practically the same outfit I described above, plus some serious personality and style injected (and a bit of badassery, if I do say so myself).
There you have it, a solution to your nightlife woes, and a chance to ditch that terrible
Thoughts? Objections? Are you pro-Going Out
Are you glad someone finally said something (though I’m sure I’m not the first one)? Other questions? Let’s hear them below.
Till next time!