Just writing the title of this blog post got me singing like Butters in one of the best episodes of South Park ever, so while I try to get that catchy song out of my head let’s talk about this outfit!
Who doesn’t love a critter chino? When I saw these at Original Penguin a few months back I had to have these pants featuring robots, planets (Saturn and Neptune) and rocket ships these were a must buy for me. They were in the window display and I probably looked like Ralphie wanting his Red Ryder BB gun in A Christmas Story. I’m really obsessed with robots and the combination of robots and preppy chinos made this boi jump for joy. However, they were $95 and this boi is a cheap bastard. I ended up waiting two months and scored them online during Black Friday with free shipping for $60.
The first time I wore these, I definitely wanted to highlight the whimsy of the pants, so I kept it neutral with this short sleeve half button chambray shirt that I got super cheap ($8) at Target while buying La Croix. The men’s stuff at Target is hit or miss, especially when it comes to fit (Smalls tend to be a victim of vanity sizing thus too big for my small frame), but this was definitely a home run, because this impulse buy has turned into one of my favorite shirts. This time I paired it with a navy and white gingham self tie bow tie from Tommy Hilfiger and shades from H&M.
Masculine dressy shoes for tiny feet are really hard to find, now I got some tiny ass feet. Case in point, I fit in a 3 or 4 (depending on the style) in Converse. These Wanted brand vegan leather oxfords come in a bunch of colors so I had to pick up a few pairs at Macy’s. Funky socks are always a must; these are from Swedish brand Happy Socks.