I try to be creative with my wardrobing when I go out during the weekends, but a University of Houston - Victoria student, Freshman Parris (yes, he strictly goes by that name) has a wonderful Friday dress ritual that truly baffles Victoria residents, including me, especially during these horribly uncomfortable summer days.
His Friday attire? It's simple really, it's a suit. What makes this interesting and baffling? Uh, have you noticed that we easily hit 98 degrees in the middle of the day?!
When most people in the work force praise the normal Casual Friday at their office, is the day he decides to go all out. No matter the weather conditions, (even the boiling 109 degree weather we saw a few weeks back) he is in a full suit jacket, slacks, tie, and dress shoes. I really don't know how he goes around in such an ensemble; I wouldn't.
He calls this traditional Friday ritual "Fancy Friday".
One thing he enjoys saying to people chuckling at his 6'1'', 175 lb, lanky stature in a suit: " Why be a sheep and follow the non-fancy tradition when you can be a penguin? You know, because penguins look like they're wearing suits, and are awesome."
He definitely enjoys being different from the flock of super casual 21 year old students that he not so affectionately deems the name "sheep", referring to the fact that everyone he encounters seems to always strive to have the same designer jeans, handbags, and shoes. He definitely wouldn't sport an Affliction shirt and True Religion jeans on a Friday.
Still not convinced that his Friday ritual is as cool as I think it is?
Look at most 21 year old, male, college students that work in the food service industry. From my experience, it'd be easier to get them to dance around in a chicken costume than get them dressed up for any occasion, and Freshman does it just for the sake of wanting to look like he's important.
I would enjoy seeing more people jump on board with a "Fancy Friday" wardrobe.
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