Words: Yours Truly, Adam Jeffery
Photos: My Yellow Fellow & Two-Toned himself (Me)
Who’re you calling two-toned?! Well…I am two-toned and I am at the beach. Still, not cool. Not cool. It is for those very reason (my two-toneness and Boston being “not cool”) that my Yellow Fellow and I decided to go down to Cape Cod for a quick dip into the sea and dig our feet deep into the sand. Forest Beach in Chatham, Cape Cod was a fairly narrow beach (the sandy area between the grasslands and the ocean was small) filled with broken seashells, rocks, washed up seaweed, and what appeared to be the remnants of a hard-fought battle between humanity and the “alien race” known as the horseshoe crabs (very unlikely but it tells a story).
Despite all that, I had a relaxing time playing the sand while singing to my friend “do you want to build a sandman? It doesn’t have to be a sandman;” cooling off in the salty ocean; drying off in the sea breeze; and fixing my two-toned self as I lay, relaxed, on the purple blankie my friend had brought along. Did I fix my two-toneness? No. Why? I blame my friend and his mischievous ways. Let’s just say that I don’t need a pat on the back…I’ve got an imprint of a hand back there to do just that.
I've never quite understood the appeal of the tank top and its fascination by the men I've seen here in Boston. To me it screams "I'm sexy and now you know it!" but are you really? I've seen arm holes that opens up from the shoulders all the way down to your hip (that's a t-shirt's equivalent of a jockstrap...). We all know why most guys wear them. It's too hot and sticky out? Maybe (and if that's the case then it's justified)... but it's more likely the case that they want to show off those sexy muscles they've been working on. Now, I'm not bashing on "shaking what you've got" but clothing that "revealing" doesn't leave anything to the imagination.
To me, fashion is something you clothe yourself in and others to admire and imagine what's underneath. You know that feeling of ripping away the wrapping to find out what's inside your present? It's the same with clothes. Wear clothes that you want others to rip apart ;-). That being said, a tank top at the beach is where it feels most natural (especially if you want to hide your nonexistent beach body...like me).