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What’s at “Steak?”

February 20, 2013

Steak_fritesWritten by my wife.

You order a twenty ounce T-bone steak with a combination of filet and strip loin, well-trimmed and aged with the bone-in, juicy and tender, cooked to perfection. You also order a side of garlic potatoes, slightly crisp green beans, and your favorite glass of wine to compliment the meal. You’ve been grazing on the warm loaf of French bread and fresh cream butter when you see the waiter approaching your table. You can smell your steak wafting its way to you. The waiter is smiling, the steak still has a faint sizzle, and you are about to enjoy your order. After your waiter places your meal before you, fork and knife in hand, you pause to notice that they have served it to you on a garbage can lid.

What? Suddenly, your appetite fades and even though the food is amazing, the presentation just robbed you of a fantastic meal.

What’s at “steak?” You guessed it; you are. Presentation can make or break you. Maybe you’ve never given much thought to the way you dress or put yourself together in the morning. Perhaps this blog is your starting point, or maybe you already understand that people do make quick judgments about you based on your appearance. Yes, it’s true, and women are the worst at making those quick judgments. (By the way, this is J’s wife writing!)

So my husband has been asking me to compose an article for his blog for months! When I asked him what he wanted, he said “men’s fashion from a woman’s point of view.” And he says keep it under 500 words…yeah right! I think in clusters of 500 words!

Recently, a single girlfriend of mine put in her Facebook status “Nothing like seeing an attractive man in a suit in your building to start your day…yummy!” I giggled after I read it, but it’s true. Maybe I wouldn’t have put it in those words exactly; but hey guys, in the words of ZZ Top, “every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man!”

What do we like? It’s not necessarily all about suits and ties, but it is how your present yourself. Stick to your personal style, whether it’s rugged, classic, country, retro, or whatever; take the time to make yourself look like a 5 star meal with the right presentation. You may need to upgrade some things. If you haven’t a clue where to start and it seems overwhelming to think about wardrobe and style, this blog is a great starting place.

Women pay attention to details and so should you. Take pride in yourself. Put effort into your presentation, work on your health and fitness, strengthen your spiritual wellbeing, get enough sleep, practice good hygiene, and wear a smile! 463 words, BAM!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2013 2:20 am

    Nice and yes indeed every girl’s crazy bout a sharp dressed man!

  2. adrienne522 permalink
    February 20, 2013 2:47 am

    I think that I know there are a few men that I have dated recently who should read this. Love this post.

  3. February 20, 2013 3:11 am

    I concur. Well built helps too, the clothes fit better.

  4. February 20, 2013 12:09 pm

    I totally agree … when I see a smart dressed man – my eyes goes directly to his shoes .. and how many times hasn’t that been a let down. I’m very much a tie-girl .. I think the tie can say so much about the wearers personality. Great post again.

  5. February 20, 2013 3:59 pm

    “Clusters of 500 words” – LOL
    Great post 🙂

  6. Your I.T. Mom permalink
    February 25, 2013 1:32 am

    excellent post! true enough – men should dress up too! Don’t be afraid, it won’t make you girly… only thing it will do to you is make you sharp and yummy! 😀

  7. February 25, 2013 1:37 am

    Presentation is very important–and not just that garnishes and whether or not the swirl the raspberry sauce clockwise or counter-clockwise around the main food item.

    I am also biased towards consistent presentation. Unless the entire kitchen staff has changed or it’s been six months since I last dined somewhere, I would like the dish to look the way it did the first, third, or twelfth time I ordered it.

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