By Braddah Lance
One of da things dat I'm most envious of women is dat they can wear practically anything to work and it's ok. Obviously with an exception of a bikini, it seems like anything they put on is "passable".
They, women, have endless choices regarding their wardrobe from skirts to dresses, shirts to blouses and sandals to heels.
We, men, got literally, slacks, khaki's (if you're even allowed dat) and a collared shirt whether dat be a polo or an aloha shirt - only FOUR (or three if no can khaki's) choices.
And you know wat's da kicker?
Wahine not only can wear all kines of women's clothing BUUUUUT they can wear men's clothing as well too!
Wassup Wit Dat!
I seen women wear "dressy" jeans..... you know if we wore jeans we'd be asked to go home and change.
I seen women wear sandal-type footwear...... you know if we wore "sandals" we'd be asked to put on shoes. And c'mon, you know sandals are basically slippahs but even if we wore something wit "fancy" straps, we'd be extremely frowned upon and told "wassamattah you?!"
I seen women wear "t-shirt" kine shirts (bedazzle or glitter)..... obviously, we no can.
Yet da wahine can still wear pants (slacks, khakis) like da men, jeans (wea da workplace allows) like da men, polos like da men, aloha shirts like da men....... wat if I like wear one dress?
And 'den da wahine get even more options like skirts or skorts (da kine dat look like skirts but actually shorts) and of course they can "accessorize" too.
Wat if I like wear one visor? Das one "guy" accessory. Wat if I like.... ok, das da only accessory I can tink of.... but I bet you if one wahine wore one as an accessory, she could/would be able to pull it off.
I definitely would LOVE to wear shorts to work but dat would nevah happen. I was fortunate enough dat in my first accounting job, I wore shorts, of course, a collared shirt and even "man sandals" for ovah five years! I miss those days.
A surprising tidbit about one "mainland company" - I heard Farmers Insurance (Hawai'i locations) allows their employees to wear slippahs in da workplace which is so totally cool!
Now I stay in one basement and da only people I see are oddah finance people but I still gotta "dress da part". It would be nice if at least we'd be allowed to wear comfortable jeans or at da very least, solid colored jeans to give an "appearance" of khakis but I digress.
How come da kane no can be comfortable at work too? Wat else can da wahine's do dat da kane cannot? You tink fair or wat? Did I unleash da beast?