What to Wear for the End of the World

BY ANDREW RICHDALE

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You guys, it’s almost here! The biggest day of our lives, the possibly-maybe last day. So, we’ve been asking ourselves a pretty obvious question: What the hey am I gonna wear?

There are sorta two camps on the issue. Remember how, way back, folks used to get dressed up for flights? Well, that’s one camp, the “If This Plane is Going Down, Imma Look Good for the 10 O’Clock News” camp. And then there’s the other, the “Man, This is Gonna Suck Sweats and Neck Pillow” crew. Gotta say we’re really feeling the latter. Not the neck pillow part. That’s silly. But who knows what’s gonna happen! Don’t you wanna be comfortable?

For inspiration, we’ve been looking to a movie familiar with this predicament: Richard Kelly’s 2001 cult favorite Donnie Darko. The difference, of course, is that in this movie when it’s all over (spoiler alert!) only he dies. Sort of. But he knows it’s happening, so he can prepare for these kind of things. And he makes some interesting, also practical, decisions along the way.

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We like to think you can let some details go. Like, your hair. You don’t want to seem out of touch. This is the end of the world, not a bar mitzvah. Disheveled bedhead is A-Ok.

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Zombie invasions, killer bees, a dance with the Devil. You don’t really know what you’re gonna be up against. Consider a solid tee you can move comfortably and anonymously in, and—this is a must—invest in a badass accessory. When else are you gonna have the chance to wield a rad axe in public?

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If you’re averse to tees, try an oxford and leave some buttons open for breathing room.

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You’re allowed to get a little sentimental. This is it! Look back with some dope vintage threads from better days, like the 80s.

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Or, if you’re the dark and brooding type, look forward with a corpse-like get-up.

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But, most of all, remember to laugh. Hysterically even. This whole thing really is quite absurd, isn’t it?

Read More http://www.gq.com/style/blogs/the-gq-eye/2011/05/what-to-wear-for-the-end-of-the-world.html#ixzz2N5fOZ9W6

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