Do you prefer this? (Open Crotch)Or this? (Closed Crotch)Well I have good news for you on either decision. They are both acceptable! I know that most men’s (especially most young men) first impression of the closed crotch leg cross is that it lacks a certain masculinity. People often say that this is how women cross their legs and that men doing such give off an undesired vibe. I’m here to tell you to ignore the criticisms of the closed crotch leg cross.
Like Ted Danson says, in the video above I posted from the amazing HBO series, Bored to Death, a closed crotch leg cross shows that you are sophisticated and professional. An open crotch leg cross shows that you are relaxed, casual, and comfortable. Good news again! They’re both acceptable everywhere!
In situations like business meetings or televised programs, you may not want to look like you are over-relaxed or overly comfortable, and sometimes, the open crotch leg cross will give off this impression. In these circumstances learn to go with the more sophisticated look.
Making the transition: Most men have a hard time switching from the open to closed leg cross. When they try it, their man package gets smashed and is immediately uncomfortable. You must mess around with it. Do some tucking and pulling to discover how you can comfortably sit in this postion. Many great men and presidents only allow themselves to sit in this leg-crossed-position.
Do not be uncomfortable with your appearance, your sexuality, or anything else when you are deciding how to sit in public. It is perfectly acceptable to sit in either position and you should not be judged when doing it one way or another (unless of course you are beginning to fall asleep in the comfortable position).
Stay tuned to discover how your socks should look when crossing your legs. How visible, how long, etc.
I’m not intending to promote alcohol with this post so much as to promote the perks and general acceptance of white wine. I have a friend who is infamous for repeating a line that I find quite amusing: “As a youthful bachelor I survive off of white wine and avocados.” The quote was taken from one of my favorite shows on television called Bored to Death aired on HBO. Unfortunately the show is no longer developing new episodes, but for the three seasons that were aired, it was a treat. It was perfect TV for the Fall. In the show, a character named Jonathon is going through a breakup because his girlfriend thinks he is an immature, pot smoking, alcoholic. In hopes to gain back her trust in him he decides to switch from drinking hard alcohol to white wine due to lower alcohol levels. In the show, his character seems to use the drink to help along in a sort of reviving process of his life. I recommend watching.
Back to the wine… White wine is an elegant drink that can be bought for as little as a few dollars up to sums of thousands of dollars. And the great thing is, once you’re drinking it, nobody will know the price point. White wine specifically is normally meant to be served chilled and can be enjoyed year round.
There are no specific times or places where white wine is frowned upon. Often people think it is a must to consume some type of cabernet while eating steak (or other red meats). Have you ever tried a bone-in rib eye with a glass of Chardonnay? It is refreshing and it cleanses your pallet like a red wine would not. Yes, white wine has the reputation to be drank whilst eating white meat, but don’t be shy to drink your whites with red meats.
The three most basic types of white wine are Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc. There are many more tasteful whites, but these three are your basic. Our advice: Try all three within your next three times out and see which you like best. Learn about it, and develop a passion towards your drink. Don’t drink it to abuse it or get drunk. Drink it because you appreciate the taste, where it comes from, and the process it took to become what it is.