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February 16, 2012

The Club Tie

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James Jeter

Staff Writer


The time when romantics all over the world declare a memorial day of love just for their significant other is swiftly approaching. Boring. If you’re the type of guy who may not be the smoothest person in the world there may be hope with the right gear. Here are a few tips on surviving Valentine’s Day.

No matter where you decide to spend your day with your special lady there are always a few things that need to be present. Where you end up should determine what you wear.

Whether or not you decide to stay in, flowers should be in the picture. Traditionally, roses have been the flower of choice for this mushy day, so if it worked before it should work now. But if you go out do not bring a dozen of roses for her to lug around town. The ease of one rose should suffice.

If you live off campus, I definitely recommend staying in and being the evening’s chef. Not only will the menu be cheaper, but also, you’re able to access a variety of things such as your favorite tunes or a movie. In this setting, you don’t have to wear anything fancy. Just keep it clean and smart. A white dress shirt with a cut-away collar – the top button left unbuttoned – paired with raw denim or khaki pants should do the job.

For those of you who live on campus, taking her to one of the nicest restaurants in Atlanta is definitely the best option. If you picture her wearing a cocktail dress and taking the breath of every guy that notices her when she walks in the room, then it’ll probably be your best bet not to look like her little brother. Step your game up by looking the part on Valentine’s evening. You can’t go wrong with a dark charcoal suit and bold colors present in your tie, pocket square, socks, or other accessories.

Finally, bring a gift to end the night off right. Something from Tiffany & Co., or a pass for an evening at the spa should make for an effortless win.

If on this night you find it hard to generate love in your heart, let there still be love in your outfit.

Remember forever and always: Being well dressed far exceeds clothing.

- Dress Well

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  • TheMaroonTiger

    Great Post!