Celebrate Shea Day
Observed August 26, 2011 (usually August 27th)
Who is Chris Shea?
Chris Shea is the ultimate sartorial pragmatist. Instead of wasting time picking out an outfit, he wears the same uniform every day:
- round black plastic glasses
- friendly smirk
- 1-5 days of stuble
- UNIQLO black crew-neck t-shirt
- Levi 507 jeans
- black Converse low-tops
What is Shea Day?
Shea Day is Chris Shea's birthday.
Chris's coworkers surprise Chris on Shea Day by dressing as much like him as possible. The surprise factor is key for a successful Shea Day.
When is Shea Day?
In 2011, Shea Day will be observed on August 26th. The actual holiday is August 27th, but that falls on a Saturday this year.
Will Chris help me pick out my Shea Day outfit?
No! Shea Day is best celebrated as a surprise to Chris Shea. Geez. What is it with you people?
Head-to-Toe: How to Celebrate Shea Day
Be smart. Don't tell Chris about your Shea Day plans.
Don't fix your hair in the morning.
If you have glasses, wear them.
Keep it shut about Shea Day if you see Chris in the days leading up to the holiday.
On Shea Day, be sure to smirk a little all day. It's not an evil smirk—it's a bemused smirk. Sometimes it's an I-know-I'm-right smirk. Sometimes it's an I-know-I'm-smarter-than-you smirk.
More often it's an I'm-glad-to-see-you-let's-hug smirk.
Men: Don't shave for at least one day before Shea Day. If you normally have a beard, trim it back to stubble-length for the occasion.
Women: Don't worry about this part.
Ladies, leave your jewelry at home. Chris Shea don't sport bling.
Otherwise, just be sure to wear an all-black crew-neck t-shirt. Easy 'nuff.
Chris Shea's signature jean, the Levi 507, has been discontinued.
For maximum Shea-ness, opt for another pair of loosely fitted straight-leg Levis. Otherwise, just go with whatever dark wash jeans you have.
Hug everyone you see. Hug generously, like you mean it. This is an essential Shea Day ritual. You are not Chris Shea until you've hugged everyone in sight.