TV Fashion: Hulk Hogan of 'Hogan Knows Best' (VH1)
Give your sleeves an atomic drop
When you've taken the time and effort to build biceps with a circumference of 24 inches, you have every right to want to show those puppies off. And Hogan - now securely entrenched as the 21st century's Robert Young thanks to reality series "Hogan Knows Best" - continues to embrace the sleeveless shirt even in his 50s. And you should, too - assuming you have arms with some definition. That's the rule. You can only show off your arms if you can identify your triceps.
That doesn't mean you need to have arms the size of tree trunks, or even anything close, but like any other body part we discuss in this column, only show it if others deem it worth looking at.
The Hogan style is embarrassingly easy to duplicate: Rip the sleeves off your T-shirts, dress shirts, sweatshirts, etc. Actually, you might just want to use scissors. Or better yet, have your tailor do this for you. While ambitious, consider taking in the torso of the shirt for a more tailored appearance. The final appearance should broaden the shoulders, creating a stylishly athletic look and giving new life to clothing that was nearing the end of its useful life.
Consider some of your shirts with frayed cuffs or worn elbows or stained pits (sorry, we feel gross just typing that). Hey, did you know you can avoid those stains merely by purchasing deodorant that does not contain aluminum chlorohydrate? Well, now you do.
The other key to pulling together the Hogan look is the bandanna or do-rag. Once the sole dominion of women hoping to avoid getting dust and dirt in their hair while working, the do-rag has become de rigeur for men with receding hairlines. Though not for the faint of heart, the bandanna does work especially well on the type of person willing to tear the sleeves off his shirts.
Just to let you know, bandannas - think standard handkerchief - are slightly different from specifically designed do-rags. The latter is cut for a more form-fitting appearance and fits the shape of the head better than a normal handkerchief, which ultimately helps keep it in place and looking better.
To complete your Hogan makeover, slip a pair of wraparound sunglasses over your do-rag, grab the barbells, and let that mustache take on a 1970s vibe. Now you're a true Hulkamaniac, brother. And you're scaring us.