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Posted by on Jan 12, 2010 in Fashion | 4 comments

Atrocious Audition Attire – Menswear

Atrocious Audition Attire – Menswear

by Christie Connolley

You or someone you love may be a victim of Atrocious Audition Attire if:

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg here I come!

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg here I come! Irresistible!

  • You think black Crocs with black socks are considered dress shoes.
  • You wear a tie that looks like a piano keyboard (I know a few of you just made a sad realization.)
  • That shirt has never been ironed (throwing it in the dryer for two minutes before putting it on does not count).
  • Three words: pleated front pants.

You are not alone. The only way to overcome Atrocious Audition Attire is to bring it into the light. Send pictures of Atrocious Audition Attire wherever you encounter it, be it in the mirror, in line at the next cattle call or in the green room during the first round of your next competition.

Pictures submitted must have the full consent of the person(s) in the picture and the person(s) must be over the age of 18. The identity of the person will be obscured when published.

Please send to: fashion@operagasm.com
Act now, together we can iradicate Atrocious Audition Attire.

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4 Comments

  1. Ah, c’mon. We fashion-challenged guys need way more help than this. Please be more specific!

  2. i agree! more detail on your next posting, with flash cards even

  3. Wait, 2 minutes in the dryer isn’t the magical cure-all for my life?!

  4. A dark suit is appropriate with a sold-color shirt
    (white or blue), and a subdued tie (rep stripe or foulard.). NO black shirts-they make you look like you meant to head for the open call for the next Quentin Tarantino film! Black dress shoes, preferably oxfords, not loafers. Also try to avoid the black suit, white shirt,, black tie “chain-restaurant waiter look!
    While the dryer and wrinkle-spray are nice, an iron is your friend and remember that a dry-cleaner is the place to take your suit after an audition, don’t toss it on the bedroom floor! The best item to keep in your bag? A GOOD lint brush, and don’t forget to use it!

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