Austin Style Week, and, two different schools of thought on jeans shopping.

Before I tell you about Austin Style Week, kicking off tonight, let me first share with you a recent conversation Ross and I had about jeans.

Me: Since coming back from Brazil, it appears that you need new jeans.

Him: I do.

Me: Shall we go shopping?

Him: Yes.

Me: Terrific! Where to?

Him: Sears is close?

HEH. Sears!

When it comes to fashion, Ross and I are what you might call a “complementary couple.”  I like to get dolled up, but he could literally take or leave clothes.  Were the leaving option socially acceptable, I mean.  Fashion is not on his radar, and it never will be. Which to be frank, is kinda why I love him. 

Ross is a t-shirt and flip-flops man, you see. And, he can apply it to me, too.  Meaning, he genuinely thinks I’m prettiest in no make-up and sweat pants.

I find this fact baffling. But simultaneously, relieving?

Anyway. I was thinking about this conversation since Austin Style Week kicks off tonight with a men’s fashion show. Attention, ladies! (And gays!)

If you attended Austin Fashion Week, you may be wondering how it is different from Austin Style Week.  Well I will tell you.

First, it is sponsored by Tribeza (rather than Launch787).  Second, there are five events (as opposed to five thousand).  Third, it is actually in its seventh year of operation (AFW just wrapped its second), and finally, it ends with sushi!  Which is the way more fashion events should conclude, I think.  Eating.

Now, if you are a fashion show lover – like me, the weirder, more Gaga-esque, the better – then you are in luck. While I have never attended Austin Style Week, Tribeza does have a reputation for producing flawlessly-executed runway shows. Back when I was just a blog reader, and hadn’t gotten the guts to start one myself, I used to read about their shows on Austin Style Watch, and This is Life in Austin.

Where was I?  Oh yeah, tonight’s show. It’s strutting stallions, y’all. 

Rock & Runway Men’s Show
8:00pm at The ND. 
Food, drinks, and men looking supa fly.
Tickets here.

And for a full list of Austin Style Week events, click here.