Impromptu, A Collaboration with @Jozzhtremonti

It was just another day at the office for me. Another day of chasing deadlines. Another day of getting all the to-do-list ticked. Another day of wearing my regular casual outfit (tee, skinny, and sneakers).

As I was dealing with work, DR texted me saying that he would drop by at the office.

He just had a meeting with a prospective client for this new project that we’ve been working on for the past one month.

I was surprised when he walked in. He didn’t look like someone who’s younger than me. He didn’t even look like someone my age. (LOL sorry, bruh).

I was like, “What are you wearing?”

He was like, “What? This is my working attire. What are you wearing?” he replied cynically.

“Well, this is my kind of working attire.”

In my defense, wearing a t-shirt is totally acceptable when you work in a creative industry and when you don’t have a formal meeting to attend.

But, as I come to think further about it. I used to like wearing shirt when I was younger, I used to enjoy looking mature, looking older than my real age. But now, I chose t-shirt most of the time. I chose, unsconsciously, to look younger.

Now, isn’t this a normal phenomenon for every twenty something?

When you are still entering your 20s, lets say below 25, you would prefer shirts (long sleeved, short sleeved, tucked in, untucked), polo, chinos, boots. You try to look serious. I notice a lot of people in this phase are all putting on this “I’m not that young, I am ready to take on the world, I am a young adult” statement on their outfit.

But, when you are ending your 20s, after 25, you tend to try to look younger and younger each day. T-shirts. Varsity jacket. Snapback. Sneakers. A lot of people I know in this phase are all wearing the “I’m about to hit 30, please slow down the time, I wanna stay young. At least, I try to look young.” You tend to portray that you are still hype, current and relevant.

Perhaps, that was what happened to us.

Anyways, let’s continue with the story. My office mate, who is also one of my good friends, @Jozzhtremonti randomly said, “Hey, let’s take some photos downstairs, at the basketball court area.” DR and I were like, “Wait, are you serious?” And Josh was like, “Yeah, the deadlines kinda got me stressed out, I need to be refreshed.”

Josh, is into photography and music. He’s a guitarist who’s also a part time photo-editor. If you follow his feeds on Instagram, it’s legit. In fact, some of his photos were featured by VSCO. So to say no to his offer was of course a little bit unwise. We nodded quickly and went downstairs with him. We helped him to get his short getaway, he helped us with some new photos for our Instagram and blog. That’s a win-win solution, right?

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Caught Off Guard. Josh was camera-ready, we were not.

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Hi top white kicks on fleek.

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Playing referee.

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Snapchat game strong.

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The easiest OOTD pose. Lean back, put one of your legs up.

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T-shirt, skinny and kicks VS Shirt, chinos, boots.

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Just us making fake laughs.

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Lennon shades on point.

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Josh was like, Keep talking guys. All we heard was click, click, click.

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Sincerely, The Perks of Being 20.

Write to you later,

 

HG. (@gersonhenry)

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