During an idle moment Thomas and Steve were discussing it and Thomas commented... 'but they are all attractive young ladies... even if we had entered we wouldn't stand a chance... '
"I know, mate, not right is it.....but we could do something similar if you are up for it?"
He looked up and he smiled. 'We could do this and we could do this'. He was putting himself in to some fairly provocative poses.
"Steady on, mate, you will be playing them at their own game.... No, we have to do this our way, and our rules, OK?"
'Sure,' said Thomas and we both went to decide on what the 'Philofaxy blokes style' really was.
A couple of days later Steve sent Thomas a couple of pictures he had just taken. "What do you think mate?"
'Oh my goodness, is that the best you can do?' said Thomas
"Well, I thought we could go for quantity and quality being that this is Philofaxy."
'Yes, OK, but the outfit? It looks like what you had on at the time.'
"Yes, and what's wrong with that?"
'We have to try harder Steve, go away and think a bit about it and you could have had a shave, Steve'
"Oh, OK, mate, I will do a bit more tomorrow, but did you notice the carefully groomed hairy arms?"
He just walked away, muttering and shaking his head!
So a couple of days later our two partners in crime got back together again to see if they could improve on 'the look'. First up, Steve said,
"Well, mate, I've gone for the Jeremy Clarkson/Bud Fox look... the jeans and jacket look along with the red Malden which is the equivalent of Bud's red braces... a real 1980's look. Oh, and the original working Nokia 7110 phone, although that is 1990's, I suppose"
When can I breathe out again?
'Gosh!' said Thomas, 'I didn't realise you had a suit?'
"Thanks, mate, yes, but don't worry it's back in the wardrobe already."
'I'm not sure about the Jeremy Clarkson look though... more like Del Boy out of Fools and Horses...'
"Cheeky b****r," cursed Steve. "Anyway for that you can buy the beers, then we will have a look at your photos."
Thomas shuffled off to buy another round of drinks. On returning he put down the drinks on the table, then carefully looking around before he produced a plain brown envelope.
'Take a look, Steve, tell me what you think.'
Steve pulled the envelope across the table and opened the flap and pulled out three large photographs. The smile on Steve's face said it all......
"My word, what a pair of Bobby Dazzlers we are"
'Careful, Steve, you are sounding like DelBoy Trotter more and more!'
Steve just looked up and smiled... "Right, we will show them what 'Style Blogging is all about'"
He carefully put the photos back in the envelope and tucked it in to his inside pocket for later....
"Cheers, Thomas.... now, about this third goal in the 1966 World Cup....... "
Thanks to Thomas for taking part in this light hearted banter and idea. Don't forget to vote in the real competition.
Of course, Steve and Thomas are available for any future Filofax Photo Shoots you might be planning... competitive rates will apply.
Disclaimer: Philofaxy will not accept the cost of you embarrassing yourself after reading this....