by Scoobie Davis
The Scoobie Makeover
I’m meeting up with a couple of women over the next week and I assessed my current wardrobe and accessories and found them wanting. I felt it was time for a new outfit and a mini-makeover. Here’s what it involved:
1. Black Brassboot dress shoes ($1.50 at the Salvation Army on Pico).
2. A pair of Structure jeans ($2.00 at the Two Dollar Clothing Store on Pico).
3. A black belt ($2.00 at the Two Dollar Clothing Store).
4. One Flip Flop pullover shirt ($2.00 at the Two Dollar Clothing Store).
5. Navy blue and white Nautica (Yacht Club) jacket ($1.50 at the Salvation Army)
6. One bottle of black edge dressing--$3.50 at the local cobbler’s shop on 7th (don’t use shoe polish on the side of your heels unless you don’t have any edge dressing). The cobbler’s shop had a sweet pair of new ankle boots with buckles for $65.00; however, my budget didn’t justify the expenditure.
7. Two pairs of sunglasses ($3.00 a pair) from an Alvarado Street swap meet store.
8. Rayon Hawaiian shirt from Aardvark ‘s Odd Art in Venice for $6.00 (Rayon, overall is not a good fabric for too many things other than Hawaiian shirts). I don’t plan to wear it when I meet either woman but I just had to have it. It reflects several archetypical dimensions of my personality: The Ironic Guy, The Surfer, and The Party Animal. I just thought about this: Hawaiian shirts have been in style for fun-loving people since at least the early 1950’s when Harry Truman was wearing them. Can anyone envision a future when they are out of fashion?
9. I went to the Quiksilver store at the Grove. I wanted an embroidered red hooded pullover but the fifty-dollar price tag was too much.
The savings from the clothes shopping allowed me to splurge on my grooming needs:
1. One haircut at a real barbershop on Alvarado ($10.00 plus $2.00 tip; there’s a beauty salon on Alvarado that only charges $5.00 but the barbershop does the thing with the straight razor on the back of the neck and sideburns areas—well worth the extra $5.00).
2. One 5.1 fl. oz. tube of Sebastian Potion 9 wearable hair treatment for $14.00. A bit pricey but well worth it. This stuff makes hair lustrous. It only takes a couple little dabs to coat my hair. It gives instant sheen I need--uh oh, am I now a metrosexual?