A Friday Anecdote

Leandra Medine | July 30, 2010

On the quest to conduct several social experiments where we, the Repellers, try to transform into getters I found myself wearing a Canadian (or Texan, depending on how you poskin) (poskin is an old Talmudic word) (I was once a Rabbi myself) tuxedo one Sunday afternoon. Because the visual does not exist, use your brain and think: light wash high waisted denim cut offs (extra repel points for those who wear butt pads) and a chambray button down shirt. To add a little pizazz to the outfit, I wore some sweet flat black booties a la Opening Ceremony (yes, yes, where the sexually active vagina goes to die) with loads of bows on them- these ones to be exact:

I know this is going to sound nuttier than the nutty professor himself, but I didn’t know I was repellin’.

I was minding my own business, strolling around Soho because that’s what Man Repellers do, they stroll around Soho until they stumble into TopShop, when my fella Repella decided to start ripping my Canadian tuxedo a brand new butthole. “Ok, this is what I mean when I say you’re a Man Repeller,” she said. “But my shorts can practically pass for denim underwear,” I said. “Yes but look at your ass, no ones ass should look like that,” she said. “JEEZ. It’s not like I’m wearing an asshat (for the uninitiated: these are hats for buttheads,) let’s weigh in,” I rebutted. And so, we stopped two men walking down the street.

“Excuse me, am I repelling you?” I asked.
“What?” One man said back.
“Am I dressed in a fashion that would repel the typical man,” Said I.
The two men looked at each other, slighty confused before they separately said: “no, not at all.”

And then, in unison, the two confused men offered this:
“But why the fuck are you wearing two watches? That’s weird.”

I suppose they were right, if only because it was noon. Neither of my watches were set to the correct time, for any location, world wide. I just thought it looked cool.

And then I stopped wearing two watches. And now, I have a boyfriend.

PSYCH! Call me!

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  • em

    Hahahaha oh my goodness, I love you and your words. And actually I find your high fashion wrist very attractive (I am a girl though, so fail for us all).

    Em x


    P.S. your shoes are FABULOUS

  • psych high five!

  • I'm canadian and I would like to see a picture of this canadian suit.. I sport it and get compliments… from girls.

  • what happens when you meet a man who's really attracted to your daring fashion choices?

  • I'm so devastated there's not photo of the OUTFIT. Although the two watches… kooky.

  • AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHA i'm going go thru the archives to catch, this is some funny shit going on, i can feel it..!!

  • Mimi Dev

    "a la Opening Ceremony (yes, yes, where the sexually active vagina goes to die)"…

    Those words have cemented Man Repeller as my favourite fashion blog bar none.


    Mimi Dev.

  • maybe they're really upset that the two watches are worth so much more than their one little fossil watch!


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  • Where I come from the tuxedo is a neon acrylic (remember the famous -it took ten acrylics to make this suit) zip-up get up. I recon, it's a different climate…

  • A-ha did the three-watch thing way back in the mid-80s. It was v fashionable for men to wear more than one watch then.

  • I'm really surprised that the denim suit was such a repeller…men love jeans!

    Maybe this is why I don't have a bf…

    xoxo, Ashley

  • I'm really glad I'm not the only person out there that wears multiple watches. It's the FUTURE, people!!!

  • hahaha amazing. I love my Canadian tuxedo!!


  • hahahaha!!!

  • It was the most rewarding experience..

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