Ask Mack: Closets & Co-Habitation

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Guys tend to be clueless when it comes to dressing themselves.  We’ve all been in situations where we needed a sartorial suggestion and didn’t know where to turn.  Enter Matthew.  Matthew is our Creative Director of Design and all around Renaissance Man.  He’s here to answer your questions about apparel, grooming, dating, and everything in between.

Q: What’s the best way to clean out my closet to make room for my girlfriend who is about to move in with me?  – Brian

A: First of all – congrats, man.  Whether this was a mutual decision or, um…something more “persuaded” – it’s a step we all have to take eventually.  So, here’s the good part – there’s already plenty of room in that closet.  I promise.  Test out your inner handyman by adding a few more shelves; pick up some stackable storage bins, and presto –  look at all that new space you’ve created.  Here’s the bad part – it’s only 1/3 of what she’s going to take.  Time to toss stuff…

Start with the one year rule.  If you haven’t worn it in a year – it’s gone.  All those “I’M GONNA HIT THE GYM AND FIT BACK INTO” pants – just let ‘em go.  That crusty varsity jersey from junior year – g’bye old pal.  In fact, anything that could have been worn by Ross on “Friends” needs to be put out of its misery.  And your underwear drawer?  That is an embarrassing lecture from her waiting to happen.  Time to up your game with some premium gear.  How about that collection of concert tees?  DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT TOSSING.  Somethings are sacred.

Ok – final bit of truth.  Who are we kidding?  You better start looking for some alternative storage (I’m a fan of under the bed), because within 3 weeks you’re gonna be squeezed outta that closet.  Remember –  it’s her shoe filled world now, you just live in it.  Enjoy, man.

Author: Matthew

Matthew is Mack Weldon's Creative Director of Design