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A woman’s view: 5 things a man shouldn’t wear

I think I can speak for most women when I say that some men just haven’t got a clue about what women like and don’t like when it comes to men’s fashion. So I made a little top 5 list to guide you through the difficult mind of a woman.

1- Socks and sandals

We all have this image in our heads of our biology teachers wearing socks and sandals. No matter how stylish you are, this look is never a good idea. There isn’t a woman on this earth that wants to think about their high school teachers during a date with a fresh young man like you. So if you do plan on wearing sandals, please leave your socks at home.

2- White vest

No matter how bad you want to show off your hot body that you have worked on in the gym for 5 months, do NOT wear that tight white vest. It’s ok to wear it in the gym, because we understand that it’s too warm to wear a t-shirt. But outside of the gym, the vest is just off-limits. Instead, you can wear a simple V-neck t-shirt, she will still notice your 5 months of hard work, and you will look classic and stylish.

3- T-shirts with offensive texts

It may be extremely funny when you’re having a beer with your mates at someone’s house, but once you hit the town with a t-shirt on that says “FREE SEX” you need to think twice if you want to be noticed by women with this kind of message on your chest. Women in general are not attracted to men who wear t-shirts with nasty texts or images on them because they make you seem very immature and women will not take you seriously. So next time you think about picking up a shirt like this because you just think it’s hilarious, choose wisely.

4- Fanny packs

Unless you want to look like a tourist in a midlife crisis, I suggest you don’t go near these. We understand that men need to carry something around which holds their wallets, mobile phone etc. But seriously guys, the fanny pack is so unattractive on so many different levels. First of all it is not charming to look like youre grabbing your crotch everytime you need to pay for something, and second of all, do you want to look like a 70 year old man visiting a flower exhibition? I would say no, no you do not.

5- UGG boots

Now we know they are the most comfortable boots in the universe, but this doesn’t make it ok for a man to wear them. No matter how cold it is, or how sore your feet are from wearing tight shoes, there is simply no excuse for wearing them. Turn it around for a minute, do you like to see a woman in shoes that look like their sunday evening slippers? Probably not. And do you think 6 inch stiletto heels feel comfortable on our delicate little feet? Absolutely not! But do we still wear them because we want to look tall, slim and beautiful (for you)? Yes! So next time you’re thinking about wearing your UGG boots, think twice, or maybe even think three times.

Curious to see what women do want men to wear? Keep an eye on www.derektigges.com to see what you cannot miss on your shopping list if you want to impress the ladies.

Fresh mint tea

Ofcourse I’m not here to judge you about what you eat and drink, but I would like to give you some advice from time to time.

I’m always a bit shocked about how little people know about what they eat and drink. Don’t you read stuff? Aren’t you curious? Or you just don’t care?

Well, I want to discuss ‘Fresh mint tea’. Widely available in restaurants, bars etc. You can also make it at home quite easily. But why on earth do you want to drink that stuff? If you are a girl or woman yes, but if you are a guy: don’t. Ever.

A thing you should know about ‘Fresh mint tea’ is that it kills male hormone testosterone. For women that is fine; less hairs, higher pitched voice, not too strong build, etc etc (at least if you want that). But for men it’s a masculinity-killer. Apart from the fact that it looks totally stupid if you drink this stuff in public, it makes you less man on the inside.

This is not just a rumour, but it has actually been proven by scientists. I don’t care if you drink ‘Fresh mint tea’ or not, but I just wanted to let you know.

Fresh mint tea

The basics

As a man, you should be able to obey some rules of style. For instance, there are certain items which you should have. A crisp white shirt, black dress shoes, brown dress shoes etc. My friends at Esquire know all about this.

If you walk outside and you are the only guy walking in the stuff you wear you are either very fashion-forward or you have picked out the wrong attire.

There is not much wrong with being fashion forward, but please stay within some lines of decency, you are not Lady Gaga. I’m sure of that. Even if you are, there are really some things a man shouldn’t wear.

For now, a small checklist of fashion items you need:
– A white shirt
– A black shirt
– Black socks (no sports socks, never)
– A dark suit (grey)
– Black dress shoes
– Brown dress shoes
– Dark blue jeans
– Good sunglasses

I can go on and on, but these are pretty much the basics. Now, if you miss something from this list, go shopping! Let me know what you have bought.

Real men can cook

First things first, a man should be able to cook at least some dishes.

Secondly, in my opinion there are some rules to obey.

1. The kitchen and the utensils you use should be clean.
2. Preparation is key.
2.1 Read the recipe, read it again, memorise.
2.2. Cut, chop, rinse, chill etc all ingredients before actually start cooking.
3. Know who you cook for.
4. Stay light on salt and mention this to those you feed, they can add it upon taste.
5. Some things about cooking you just know. If not, try Google.
6. Cook with style.

And now a recipe all men should be able to cook. Don’t mess this one up.

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Necessary:
– Fine chopped garlic
– Chopped chilipepper (Spanish)
– Fine chopped Parsil (Put the parsil in a cup and cut it with scissors, as easy as that)
– Spaghetti
– Parmesan cheese (grated)
– Extra vergin olive oil

Do:
– Have the garlic, chili and parsil chopped, the cheese grated, the plates heated etc.
– Cook the spaghetti al dente.
– Slowly fry the garlic in the olive oil, add chili peppers and almost to the end, add the parsil. You can do this during the cooking of the spaghetti.
– Add the spaghetti to the garlic, oil etc.
– Serve on hot plates with some of the parsil which is uncooked and add the grated Parmesan cheese.

La pasta non aspetta, eat it while it’s hot.

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