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  • hornsup84
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    I can't pull off 95% of what he's doing (rounding up on my end), but that dude has some style.

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  • Wahoo_Fitted
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    http://whyareyoudressedup.com/

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  • alan
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    Today I'm wearing a pink buttoned shirt, blazer (with pocket square), and navy suede loafers. I wonder how that would fly in Podunk, USA. :-)

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  • mathis
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    @taz Best response so far...


    Part of the style is in the attitude. Wear the clothes, of course, but don't forget to BE the guy wearing them as well...make sense?


    People who go out of their way to make comments about your wardrobe have serious hesitations about themselves. Be unapologetic.

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  • taz20075
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    This is exactly how you respond: http://youtu.be/K_P7yWnAAd0

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  • ThatFlaco
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    I remebered this from 30andboke.tumblr, and had to post it here.


    I tried to just post the picture but no luck. It says, "Being well dressed is a beautiful form of politeness"


    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2...1mpo1_1280.jpg

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  • Jack
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    Keep dressing well, and keep your cool. It will do wonders for you. Whenever I'm out and someone asks me why I'm so dressed up, I reply with a simple "no, I'm not". That throws them off a little. If you've ever been to Philadelphia the phrase "dressing well" means wearing your Eagles jersey that doesn't have mustard stains on it, so wherever you are, a little flash goes a long way.

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  • bruschetta
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    Kittiwake30, I know how you feel. I'm stuck in the middle of the desert in the southwest for a few months before heading off to the UK (civilization). People here dress worse than anywhere that I have previously lived. I generally wear nice jeans, a button down, leather shoes (typically Allen Edmonds), and rarely a tie or a blazer to work. I'm always the best-dressed person in the room.


    My solution has been to store my nicer clothing and dress down. It attracts less attention and heckling. I can always dress nicely in my own time when I go out for drinks, dinner, etc.

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  • ThatFlaco
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    Man do I know what you mean. When ever my friends see me in nicer/dressier cloth, or cloth that fit the way they are suppose to, I get the stupid questions and get poked fun of a little. Doesn't bother me too much,considering most of them dress like bums and are between 25-30, they're the fools. Its like,man look at yourself in the mirror. They dont now how to match anything, or buy the right things/size, or at least imo.


    I've got a friend or two who I have to constantly remind, when ever we go to a bar/club or a upper scale area, even a casino...not to wear flip flops,old beat up band tee's and basketball shorts! I just don't get it. Dont get me wrong I still wear my t-shirt(clean newer well taken care of t's), but always nicer jeans any time I go out, and you wouldnt catch me dead in flip flops at a bar or club. I'm wearing b-ball shorts right now, in the comfort of my house not expecting company,going out. Maybe it's just the way we were raised, when I was little my mom always said, if ur socks or underwear have any holes in them,throw them out. If you have an emergency and have to go to the doctor or hospitol you dont wanna be embaressed. And always have clean shoes.


    Some people just don't care about the way the look or what they wear. Fashion/style isn't something they are into. I just tell myself, that cute well dresses woman over there damn sure isn't looking at those bummy ass guys. They notice the freshness.


    I'm getting my GROWN MAN on little boy!

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  • thmage
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    Can the victor loot the other persons shoes? Pretty please.

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  • alan
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    @tomservo: I'm less excited about style fight club. I just know I'm going to scuff my new shoes. :-P

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  • tomservo
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    Not to hijack, but I'm pretty excited about style fight club.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    Either...

    1. The opening post was a rant. This is a perfectly human thing to do - to share one's frustrations, and this is a perfect forum for the topic.


    or


    2. This was a request for assistance or guidance. The nature of this forum is question and answer, and it's possible that was the point.

    - One possible solution would be to change the culture of the community in which you live. It could be done, but it would be a large and gradual undertaking.

    - The other solution would be to change something about yourself:

    a) Where you live.

    b) What you wear.

    c) How you feel about what you wear, what others say, or what you say to others.


    I think folks all responded based on how they interpreted the purpose of the post. The OP started with some colorful descriptors, and it extended from that.

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  • zerostyle
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    @Kitti - it sounds like your work place actually does require more formality, and your outfits aren't too out of line.


    I know you find other's comments inappropriate, but you can't change their perceptions.


    So, your choices are either to ease up on the flashiness and fit in, or just ignore them.


    There is some hope though: I've noticed that over time people get used to the new style. A few guys in my office started wearing blazers and suits on a regular basis. At first, they got a lot of slack. Over the course of a few months people just got used to it and saw it as normal.


    I'd vote to wear what you want, but don't go over the top. People will get used to it.

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  • Kittiwake30
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    Maybe I should clarify. I work in management of a public held asset. On any given day of the week, I might be interviewed on television or give a speech to a community group or meet with a business interest and the guy I'm meet with has a car cost more than my house. Other people in our office wear suits, though not always. When you do business with people in Europe, you fast recognize you need to dress the part or be dismissed. This is how my whole wardrobe reinvention started.


    My issue is with the comments people make rather than my own feelings about how I look. I don't think this has anything to do with manliness, but I'm going to look at a testorene injection given the accusations of sissiness I've heard among the other productive feedback.


    I'm not changing how I dress; I've swam too far to go back to shore now and I feel I'm dressing appropriately. I don't know how I left impression I dress like Liberace, but I am a style featherweight. Today I have on old Kenneth Cole suit seperates (ugh), a Kenneth Cole (ugh again) navy tie, a gingham Charles Tyrwhitee dress shirt, eight dollar tie clip, black park avenues and a white silk pocket square. Not exactly Bond territory. I don't have any colors borrowed from the rainbow or monkstraps or flower lapels or more adventurous garb. I wouldn't even dare a sportcoat on the weekends. My belief is is the morning Sportscenter broadcasters are wearing it, it's fair game. I don't think Strands are too what the hell. I love them more than my dog and wear them in the shower frequently so we aren't seperated. And why would they produce summer suits if they cannot be worn in an environment where suits are par for the course? Surely Tom Wolfe isn't buying enough to keep the product line going.


    Surely there's a balance to be achieved between modest self-expression and professionalism. As for moving out of town (I love it here) or adopting the wardrobe of everyone else, that's not on. I'm only going this way once, and I'll do it with some sense of adventure, devil and comments be damned.


    Trust me, I can take the jokes with the best of them. I just can't see myself ever commenting on someone else's clothes for any other reason than to compliment them. To me, it's just ignorant.


    I regret posting the issue here, and if I could find a thread lock button, I would.

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