A few months ago, I think it was right after the BET awards, all the gossip sites (and Huffington Post) started compiling Kim and Kanye matchy-matchy slideshows and commenting about how it’s “a bit much” when couples start “dressing like twins.”
I get that. It’s like, we know—you’re in love. Hang out all day under the sheets and buy each other your favorite children’s books; don’t become each other. Right?
Then this morning a Redditor posted a link titled “When visiting a theme park in Korea, we discover true love means matching outfits.” It got me thinking…
Suddenly I was like Awwwww, and I was having flashbacks of this:
And then I remembered Mel and Joey Schwanke from Omaha, who have been married for 65 years and have 146 custom-made, matching outfits. “Every day. Every day, my tie matches her dress,” Mr. Schwanke told the Daily Mail last May.
Which is really cute! Especially when you’re in your 80s and you co-own a flower shop with your husband in Nebraska…which sadly, I do not. I guess what it really comes down to is that old people can pull off certain things that everyone else can’t; and same with Korean teens. In fact the only other two groups that can get away with wearing their hearts on their sleeves so to speak are celebrities:
(And even then…)
…and people in 1970s print ads…
…neither of which is me.