This is going to be a fun little post to kind go along with the feel of Sundays. We just want to lounge around and have fun…dream up new things.
The other day I was contacted by a representative of TommyJohn, a mens underwear product line. I was asked if I wanted to participate in a little fun imagination game. My task is to take one of my favorite male characters and pretend I am their stylist for the red carpet. Of course, this brings two of my favorite things together, my love for books and my love for writing (AKA imagination!). So I said I would play!
I picked Harry Dresden from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.
Just so you have a little insight on what Dresden looks like…he is all over the covers for the books. He wears a long leather trench coat, t-shirts, and jeans. I just don’t see Dresden in anything dressy like he would need to wear for the red carpet, which is why I choose him.
First of all, Dresden will start out with a few Tommy John products…because you know…its because of them I have the idea to do this.
Some comfy no-adjustment-needed underwear and a stay-tucked-in undershirt. We don’t want Mr. Dresden getting caught readjusting things…
Now, lets get on to the suit!
It’s going to be hard enough to get Harry into anything fancy to be honest. It’s just not his style. I think he would say that too. He would fuss and fight the whole way through, so I wanted to keep it simple.
He will wear a simple dress shirt. It will be a dark blue, because Harry will want to stay away from anything too light. He will want to be in all black, but we will get Murphy to convince him to add a little color. It will be impossible to get him into anything white. The undershirt was the only exception.
The pants will be simple. Just black slacks. They all look the same, so I don’t feel the need to add a picture. Plus I want to limit my chances of getting in trouble for using images I found on google. (*Snicker*)
Here is where the real trouble comes in. Most suits have a jacket, and most people on the red carpet do not walk around in a leather trench coat. It will be tougher to convince Harry to leave his trench coat behind then it will be to get him to wear anything other than black. So, we will compromise with him…
He will choose black, which at this point is the only color his stylist would let him choose. He will also request to take it home to spell it so that it works just like his leather trench coat, “enchanted” to take magical hits if something goes down where ever he may be. Let’s face it, if Dresden is walking on the red carpet, chances are something bad is going to happen, why else would he put himself through the torture of wearing a suit.
At least he gets to go home with new underclothes, right?
Honestly, we would try to put Dresden in some shiny dress shoes. Come back to reality, stylist team, Dresden has sacrificed enough. His comment will be something along the lines of how he needs comfortable shoes to run in when sh*t hits the fan.
He can probably get away with some boots like these…
It may not look great together, who knows, maybe none of this works. But when you are working with a stubborn wizard, you just have to let some things go. It’s not like too many people will be taking pictures of him anyways.
I would like to thank the people at Tommy John for contacting me to play along in this game. It was fun trying to dress up a wizard who wanted nothing to do with putting on a suit.
Side Note: I was not paid to do this in any way. I just thought it would be fun and I will always give credit to those who provide me ideas.