Monday, June 4, 2018

And now for something completely different

My wife received some gift cards from Dress Barn for her birthday, so I took her to the local Roz & ALI (nee Dress Barn) store to go shopping.

I went in boy mode and basically fetched items off the racks for my wife to try on in the dressing room. Her MS is such that she is in no condition to run around the store fetching stuff.

During the fetching, I saw some items I'd like to try on (what else is new?), but I would never do it while with my wife because I would not want to embarrass her. I would not be embarrassed at all, but I defer to my wife's feelings when she is in tow.

Anyway, I saw something I had never seen in Roz & ALI or Dress Barn before: a male salesperson! He was in his late 20's or early 30's (I'm terrible with estimating ages, so don't hold me to that) and he was dressed in male hipster mode. His outfit was androgynous and he was so thin that he could be mistaken as a female except for his closely trimmed beard and short hair.

And so it goes.

Source: Ann Taylor
Wearing Ann Taylor (Source: Ann Taylor)

Alexandre Styker
Alexandre Styker femulates in the 2004 television film Belinda Et Moi.


  1. AnonymousJune 04, 2018

    I too have been shopping with my wife and had to 'resist the urge' to dive-in to the merchandise. I have, on occasion 'moved' items while fetching things for my wife, only to place the garment of interest in a locale on the rack where I could find the item easily on a private return trip to the store. Velma

  2. April RoseJune 04, 2018

    There was a Dress Barn in my local area that was one of the ones that closed when they consolidated. There was a very helpful young male working in that store.

  3. AnonymousJune 05, 2018

    My biggest problem is hiding my interest in clothes when dragged around dress shops by girlfriends