Going to see Chippendales!

It turns out that the well known men’s entertainment group Chippendales is coming to my city to give two shows! It’s something I’ve always wanted to see, so of course I was quick to nab 5 front row tickets. I’ll be going with my 4 female friends that own a beauty salon (where I hold a resident DJ spot).

The show is a part of the Chippendales tour which is named “Best night ever”. I’m really looking forward to the event, and I’ll likely be the only man in the audience ha ha. The entertainment is definitely marketed toward women but I’m relatively sure they will let me in. After all, it doesn’t explicitly say “no men allowed”, it just says that you have to be over 18 and that it’s prohibited to take pictures or film.

I asked my best friend if he wanted to go, to which he replied “Why would I want to? Seems a bit gay for a guy to go to an event like that and watch half naked male dancers. If I were you, I wouldn’t tell anybody.” Luckily, I had a lot of compelling reasons in my response. Firstly, it’s great entertainment. Secondly, there is probably no good argument against the opportunity to attend an event CHALK FULL of women (and likely NO other guys there) – especially if you are a single, straight guy.. And besides, I’ll be rolling up with classy clothes in the company of four hot chicks 🙂 But the strongest reason for me to attend is to check out the performance. What scene clothes do they have? Their dance moves? The light setup? How do they do the music? Do they use a smoke machine? These will all be great clues for me to work on in bettering my own show. And when I see those guys in great shape doing the performance, it will be a nice motivator to keep working out and making the right choices in the kitchen. When I put it like that, my friend was practically begging me to go along ha ha.

I’ve already got an idea about what outfit to wear. Since I’ll be accompanied by my four hot friends, I won’t deny that it will feel a bit pimpy. So that will be my general theme. I’m planning to boast a deep blue felt fedora hat, blue bow tie, and blue suspenders.

I might also bring my gold snake head cane and even purchase a leopard skin coat that I recently saw in H&M. I’m going to build off of my outfit that I had for my 32nd birthday, as seen in the picture below.

The hardest item to research was the deep blue fedora hat, but it was also the most fun item. I’m personally a hat fan, and there are a ton of good places to look. The difficulty was in finding a hat with the right blue color. A lot of nice hats were blue, but too dark – I wanted something unique that stood out and had a great design as well as build quality. The place I found turned out to be a gold mine: Agnoulita hats. These babies were hand made with the finest materials, using  85 year old traditions. The shop is run by a Greek gentleman Mr. Pappa who is the third generation of owners to carry the proud craftmanship of hat making into this day and age. There I found almost exactly what I was looking for, to a reasonable price as well. Check out the deep blue wide brimmed fedora I ordered:

They have so many nice hats that I want to buy, especially the green color ones are nice. Mr. Pappa can definitely count on having gained a loyal new customer for many years! However, the leopard coat wasn’t an option. I went to H&M to try it on, and it was so small that I couldn’t even get it on. My hopes were once again placed on the vast internet marketplace ebay! I’ve bought tons of stuff there over the years, and I quickly learned that there is no shortage of outrageous faux fur coats there. I did manage to find a Korean wool coat in a deep blue color with a pimpy black fur collar, and I think it will go better with my outfit than leopard print. Just gotta wait for my stuff to arrive and then I’ll post a picture of my outfit 🙂



Author: Danny

Life is an adventure! I believe in participating in life - not standing on the side and watching it. Here I will write about all my passions, big and small. Follow my exciting trips around the world as well as my almost normal days at home, wherever it may be at the moment.. If you like inspiration, travel, challenges, training, fashion, self improvement, culture, food and gear - look no further! So to all my stalkers, congratulations! Now you can enjoy watching my life closely at home with your computer, those cold nights with binoculars aimed at my window are finally over. I'll finish my first post by quoting Bilbo (a character in J.R.R Tolkien's The lord of the rings) with a line that ever since I heard it as a child (about 2 years ago) has left a trace in my memory: " It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to"

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