Ladies: Tone It Down…Please!

25 Mar

Ladies: here’s a bit of advice that us men won’t necessary tell you to your face, in fear of hurting your feelings.
I’ll just give you a run down from head to toe.
Hair- we hate lace front wigs. It’s just that simple. They look alright from afar but they look a mess up close. I really don’t know the particulars of how and why people wear them just know we despise them. Take the time to invest in a good weave. It’s fine if y’all prefer the ease and versatility of a wig but it’s not cute! They have a big billboard advertising 50 sew-ins right downtown, take advantage of it! There are 1000 women advertising on fb that they’ll do it even cheaper. Stop being lazy and do your hair please!
Makeup-y’all ever heard of the saying more is less? If you haven’t you really should sit down and try to fully grasp the concept. The 3 inch long eyelashes look ridiculous. Getting your eyebrows done is fine but they shouldn’t look like there is a rainbow on each eyelid. If you’re not a paid model advertising for these makeup companies or an entertainer [not just on a part-time level), then you should be more conscience about the amount of makeup you’re wearing. And if you’re saying ”well I only wear it like this to the club”, you have another problem on your hand. You’re going to get attention but not so much a for the reason you think. Yes we clown y’all makeup for looking like clowns and the only reason we approach y’all is because the liquor is flowing and y’all look easy.
Clothes: I’ve already talked to my plus size women, so this is for the skinny sisters.  Just because they made it in your size doesn’t mean you should necessarily wear it. You’ve had a couple of kids but you went back down to your pre baby weight, good for you. But if that stomach looks like the imprint of a brain please find clothes that damn fit! It’s sickening to see that. Men don’t like that! You’re a mother now so dress appropriately! Looking classy is a timeless fashion that you all have to take into great consideration.
Nails/Toes: Ladies, it’s spring now so go make that invest to have a professional mani/pedi done and get that winter crust off your feet. There is an exception to this though: do you really need those extremely long nails? When we see those horrifically long nails, over if it fists thoughts is, ” how in the hell she wiping her a$$?”. Keep it classy and neat.
Back to clothes: Honestly we all know smaller clothes are cheaper but that doesn’t mean go crazy and buy all of that cheap stuff. It looks cheap and you look cheap wearing it. You can find sexy, yet classy items for the same price.  And if you do have a perfect body, men do appreciate that but we appreciate it more if you cover it up and leave something to the imagination.

Keep it Classy Ladies…

Just another one of ‘fatboyfavs’


Posted by on March 25, 2012 in Fashion


10 responses to “Ladies: Tone It Down…Please!

  1. Rye

    March 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Great post Fred! My response may seem a little left field but I am sure you will find that it has a place within the environment of your post.

    Be yourself! If wearing makeup and tons of it make you happy than wear it! If you think applying eyelashes accent your eyes than apply it. Women should never dress (do/don’t wear make up, lashes, etc.,) to conform to a man’s preference. Do what makes you happy and what makes you feel good about yourself.

    I am a firm believer that beauty comes from within, but unfortunately the shell gets all “the play”. Black societal views of how Black women should look have raped black women of their self-esteem.

    You are what you eat. What you eat is what you see, hear, environmental influences, etc. I will use Rap and R&B music/videos as an example because music is a part of our culture and seems to drive at least one area of our lives. Rap and R&B has portrayed women as what is ideally sexy to men; that is long hair, thick (at one point a skinny woman was the arm piece to have), “big asses”, beautiful skin (tone of make up), etc. This is what some men eat and crave, and so black women believe that this is what she needs to look like to attract you to her. She feels that she must create “that woman”. As ridiculously irresponsible as this may sound, it is the truth. I have conducted and lead several focus groups as well as written several articles surrounding the issue of Black women and their perception of Black men. Although it was sad to learn that women of color feel that they have to look certain way and create a certain perception to get a man, I understood. By no means am I saying black men have pushed women to look like Bozo the clown but what I am saying is that black men has and still does play a significant role in the choices women make. Whether you think so or not you our Black men are an influence in our lives. We care about how you portray us and love us because in essence YOU are all WE have. Your women are struggling trying to fit the mode of what you think she should look like and be, and although there is nothing wrong with looking our best for you, it should be done at the level in which we are comfortable. Now that may mean applying four inch eyelashes, three inch wide eyebrows, and lace front wigs, but just know that its preference and/or possibly gender influenced. More so please understand that every thing ain’t for everybody (YOU). If you’re reading this and you have a woman or female friend who wears make up tell her how beautiful she without it because truth be told anything that can be erased isn’t worth having.


  2. Aerrigo Evans

    March 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Yo, Fred, its about time you REALLY start doing what you like to do. Your sense of fashion and food is off the charts! Plus you will always keep it real no matter who it refers to! Keep doing what you are doing!

  3. Shakeitha

    March 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Nice articles for the most part. Way to go Freddie….

  4. Arkisha Carter Wright

    March 26, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Thanks Fred for giving us a male’s point of view! It’s always interesting to know what men are thinking about the fashion choices some women are making. I also thought Rye’s reply was very refreshing and insightful.


    • Rye

      March 26, 2012 at 2:18 am

      Hi Arkisha!

      I know that my reply was a little to the left, but I felt that it had its place and needed to be said. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Bishop Casandra Smith

    March 26, 2012 at 3:00 am


  6. Bishop Casandra Smith

    March 26, 2012 at 3:02 am


  7. Christie .

    March 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    FINALLY , power to you for this .

    Note* thank you for calling out the slim chicks , these rules apply to both sides do the spectrum.

  8. Tameka

    March 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    so proud of you love the page mr mitchell keep up the good work …your dream is coming true …

  9. Tiffany Fulton

    March 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    This article was very interesting as well as the reply from Rye. I will continue to check out this website. Nice piece!


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