Monday, July 12, 2010

Five Men's Fashion First Impressions!

Good lord it's been a long time since the Five Men made an appearance, hasn't it? This is mostly because rounding up all the men often feels like trying to control a herd of diva sheep with ADD. No offense, guys.

Anyway, if you're new to Daddy Likey (welcome!), here's how Five Men's Fashion First Impressions works: I show my group of men (brothers, dad, boyfriend) an avant-garde fashion item and record their immediate reactions, which usually include at least one reference to Con Air. Here is the introductory FMFFI post, if you're curious. And here is today's fashion item, submitted by the lovely Ashley:

The skeletal heel from Dsquared2. My opinion? Awesome.

And now, without further ado, the men...

Brother, age 15: First of all, it's not logical. The spinal column is bowed out too much. Second of all, it seems like it's gonna burst open and an alien is gonna pop out.

Brother, age 20: The only two explanations I can think of for this are if your bone is actually protruding from your foot or you are Dr. Grant from Jurassic Park.

Father: (Cocks head. Squints) So that's the caudal portion of the spinal cord. (Looks closer) Wow! It's even got intercostals in there! It's really quite a good representation. It must be life-modeled. I mean, it's butt ugly, but it's quite eye-catching. I like the bones. I don't like the shoe.

Boyfriend: That's the creepy robot from Transformers that tries to kill Tyrese Gibson!

Brother, age 23: Looks like a sand shrimp claw.
Me: So do you like it?
Brother, age 23: No, I hate sand shrimp.

So, there you go.

p.s. The Five Men take requests! If you find something you'd like their sometimes disturbing but always brutally honest opinion on, send it my way: daddylikeyblog@gmail.com

23 comments:

Allie said...

Can I join your family?

WendyB said...

I've never heard of sand shrimp before. Going to Poodle it now.

s. said...

you know, when i was little, i was someone who thought fashion looked stupid ... i like that shoe. i'd wear that shoe.
hm.

Sal said...

The Five Men never fail to entertain.

I wonder how they'd react to something simple and classic ...

Jen said...

I recently found your blog through another one; EPBOT. (If you are not familiar with Jen, please check it out. Her other blog is CakeWrecks and it's the funniest thing ever.)I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your blog and Five Men is my favorite feature. I especially look forward to your Dad's comments.

~Jen

Edana said...

I'm really glad you don't have a ton of these posts because as soon as I read this one I had to go and read all of them and it would have taken all day. Your men are awesome. I bet my boyfriend would love that shoe.

Rachel said...

I love this. I mean, the brothers, not the shoe. I have no brothers, but I have two--soon to be three!--brothers-in-law. Priceless reaction.

So, were you the second in the family? Or the first? What was the birth order here? Any sisters?

melissa-leigh said...

Hahahahahahhaa I LOVE these. I'm totally tempted to try this one on my 12 year old brother. my favorite was the skull purse one where 23-y/o brother thought it looked like it was breathing through a dry cleaner bag. 23 yr old brother, I think I love you.

Minibrutus said...

So glad you featured this! Yay!

This is what I'm going to be thinking about next time I watch Jurassic Park.

halfaworld said...

I'm new here at Daddy Likey, but I just want to say that I really love your blog! And I think your FMFFI posts are great!!

Oh... and... I'm generally not big on avant-garde fashion anyway, but that shoe seriously scares the you-know-what outta me...

Vanessa said...

I decided to ask my One Man what he thought, and he just shrugged and said "stupid."

I always love the Five Men!

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

I love the men in your life.

Robin said...

Haha...

have you ever read "American Psycho"? That's what it reminds me of.

Nikki S said...

This is my new favorite type of posts. I went back and read all of them, I couldn't stop laughing. Thank you for your unique perspective.

Phloem said...

YESSSSSSS
I did a silent cheer when I saw the post title
The five men are back!!!
I think your dad always has the most sincere yet comical responses

Zabrinah said...

The skeleton heel! I know they're the next thing on the runway, but do you really think they're gonna catch in, well, real life? I have my doubts. You might not see me walking in those.

I too, like the voice of your writing. Very clear and quite witty!

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

alixrose said...

Now all I see is Sand shrimp and I didnt even know what that was before this post.
Learn something today - check!

Eryn said...

Hahaha. I miss you guys.

athenagirl said...

Bones.
And shoes.
This is awesome.

www.fashionovercrumpets.blogspot.com

Liv said...

Hahahaha I love this! I'm tempted to try it out on office coworkers.

http://idlefascination.blogspot.com/

arnique said...

I missed them! I particularly like your dad's comment. So interesting that they are so knowledgeable about bones. ;P

A from A + B in the Sea

Lotus said...

haha, I absolutely love reading these. They make my day!

Azara said...

I found daddylikey thanks to Epbot, and now I think I'm addicted :) I have to ask you though...what does your dad do? Going by your five men posts he seems to have had the most random experiences ever. I <3 his job, whatever it is!

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