Fashion Raptors Bite Back - Issue 2
In which our agony aunts, the Fashion Raptors (or Fraptors, as I like to call them) answer your questions on fashion, etiquette, and life in general. If you've got questions for our saurian sages, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll pass 'em along.
Gen-Xer vs. Millennials
However, all is not lost! The important thing here is to realize that this doesn't need to be a conversational burying ground - it can instead be a great opportunity to have some cultural exchange. Being part of a pack means engaging in a bit of give and take, after all. Sure, you might not know what the heck they're talking about when they talk about what they just put up on Snapchat or listening to the latest Kendrick Lamar track, but you can keep the conversation going by just asking them to tell you a bit more about it. Have them play you a song, or show you the port they just got implanted in their skulls to use the latest app. By trying to be a bit more enthusiastic about their interests, you might get them to do the same for you. And who knows, you might even find something new to like!
If they continue to show no interest in what you're talking about, try showing your dominance with a few push-ups in the middle of the office and tell them to quit slacking off and get back to work.
However, you sound like the other type, the collector who wants a sleek, well-lit collection of only the finest skulls for others to admire, and so you know you can't keep all of them. But you're plagued by nostalgia - the fond memories attached to each piece, the thrill that you felt hunting and taking it down. For you, Collector, we're going to suggest trying the KonMari Method.
As for what to wear, while we prefer to be as...unencumbered...as possible, we understand that this is not a practical or legal human option. We suggest lightweight fabrics that wick away moisture - no one wants to wear a sodden cotton tee shirt. Spring is coming, so shorts are your best bet on the bottom - you want to find a length that works for you with minimal chafing. If you plan to run early in the morning or late at night, bright, reflective fabrics are a fashion must - they keep you safe from cars! Finally, don't haul your tired old tennis shoes out of the closet - that will lead to injury. Visit a reputable running store to find the shoe that's right for you! It should be a shop that focuses on running exclusively - they'll look at your gait and find shoes that will keep you at your best. We and the Ladies recommend Marathon Sports if you live in the Boston area, as they do. Good luck, Mr. Lethargic! You'll be running at a pathetic human pace in no time.