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post #151 of 283
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Originally Posted by Interface View Post
Hehe you will never quit will you? I like you.

But man, I'm just considering a few possibilities that's all.

Finding it hard to make up my mind.

I say wear whatever you want and feel comfortable in. If you feel good, you look good. Confidence is key.

Also, experimenting is always fun. Try different styles and see what reactions you get.
post #152 of 283
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Originally Posted by nordicstyle View Post
I say wear whatever you want and feel comfortable in. If you feel good, you look good. Confidence is key.

This is the truth. So long as what you are wearing is not totally out of place for the situation then your comfort, and your confidence, is what matters.
post #153 of 283
I just stumbled upon this and had to give my two cents worth.

I'm finishing my last year in high-school where girls tastes seem to be more or less the same as university. For the past couple of years, I've dressed relatively 'well'. Something like 80% of girls seem to respond really well to this. I get complimented practically every day, and have had several girls introduce themselves to me at parties and at school because of it. Many female friends have remarked that I'm one of the few people who really shows their personality in their clothes. On the days where I dress a little more casual, its not unusual for people to express disappointment. Even though I'm often the 'best' dressed in the school (teachers included), i keep things casual enough not to appear affected, and I rarely feel out of place. A minority of girls find this strange, mostly the type of girls one doesn't particularly want to associate with, but for the rest, dressing well seems to improve your chances considerably. It also seems to help with how you are perceived by older people.

Typically i wear some form of button-down shirt, turtleneck, or polo, often with a crewneck or v-neck or occasionally a sport coat. Once or twice a week I'll wear a tie. For shoes mostly canvas sneakers, boat shoes, desert boots, or burgundy brogues. Pants seem to be very important. A blazer and tie worn with jeans is perceived as cool, with khakis or grey tropicals as way over the top. Everything is usually from a traditional english or american store, never designer.
Today I wore dark jeans, an white OCBD, knit tie with tie bar and beat-up brogues, and received probably half a dozen compliments.
post #154 of 283
Your post is great evidence of the advice everyone is giving about confidence is being key to the way you dress: you can pull that look off, while most others your school wouldn't dare to. I guess the girls pick up on that daring attitude and find it confident and attractive, so lucky you. I've got compliments from random girls (even one walking with her boyfriend.. which was suspect) on how I dress day to day at university, I try to stand out, but to not go over the top.
I agree with dressing within 1 or 2 standard deviations above the norm, I think that you should be the best of what's expected of your age demographic.
But one thing many members of the forum need to keep in mind: Our perception of what's stylish is a lot different from what the majority of women think is. Fashion sense gets better with age for both genders, so college age girls are usually not very stylish, due to them still being in "high school conformity mode". They grow out of it eventually, but until they see how men in the real world are supposed to dress, women will usually pick a guy based on his physical appearance and apparent wealth, not on his fashion sense. Fashion sense usually has no place in college, most girls just do not look at men's clothes the way this does. Dressing well is that little edge you can give yourself to standing out from a guy who is equal to you in the departments I discuss later. They look for physical appearance factors before they dissect clothing choice, if they even have enough time to get that far. Seriously, if you want to attract girls in college, hit the gym, get comfortable talking to women, dress slightly better than average, and learn to dance better than average, in that order. Not saying this will net you a good girlfriend or whatever, this will probably get you a few one-night stands if you're lucky, but you will think more highly of yourself after you gain more muscle, are more confident talking to girls, are comfortable looking good, and comfortable on the dance floors. This will have a snowball effect with your confidence level. Also, appearing to have a brain wouldn't hurt, but I find that dress sense is correlated with intelligence to some degree.
This is all from advice from girls I know, and my own thoughts mis-mashed together.
post #155 of 283
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Originally Posted by Gutman View Post
anyway, can't hit a moving target, women change all the time, so you might as well just do what you like, do it well and do it with confidence.

+1
post #156 of 283
I think girls just like guys who pull off whatever look they are going for well and with clothes that fit really well.

That said, I think girls like some combination of 1) and 2). They probably like enough formality to signify that the guy can clean up well, has class, and is presentable to others. However, they don't want their guys to look stiff.
post #157 of 283
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Would you be more interested in a woman who dressed in stylish, youthful clothes, or one who wore full-length dresses and old-lady blouses buttoned up to her neck? Which one do you think would be more fun to hang out with? Beyond that, would you want to hang out with that dude who insists on wearing a tie and carrying a briefcase to class? Think of your target audience, then go for the look most likely to attract it.
Hey Doc.. Don't under-estimate those 'buttoned-to-the-neck' lace-type women. They are very romantic. Those types want to be pursued 'old-fashioned' style. ..ok ok...some just want to be left alone..lol If it weren't for famine and pestilence, I'd love to go back 100 years or more in time myself.
post #158 of 283
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Originally Posted by Gutman View Post
haha - opportunity for comedy here, but as we all know the best jokes have a ring of truth...

here goes:

a women likes a man who can be well dressed when required... but she doesn't want a toss pot.

women don't have fixed views about "things" like men do. their world is entirely subjective (ie what they want/need - same thing - at that point in time for whatever reason): they like tradesmen, rich people, and men who can cook and are good with kids, and hunters and soldiers. did i forget a man who treats'm nice and also treats'm mean? in other words, the perfect bad-ass rugged, sophisticated rural urban man who makes them feel special and cherished (emphasis on the how he makes her feel bit). also important that his qualities re same are visibly apparent to her she-friends (note to self: never make her look bad in front of her friends)

she doesn't usually want a man who worries about his clothes more than her so if you dress well, try to make it look like that happened by accident and you didn't put too much thought into it (cf Hardy Amies - dress carefully, then forget all about it). it can be difficult to give that impression if you spend your evenings at home on styleforum and ebay...

anyway, can't hit a moving target, women change all the time, so you might as well just do what you like, do it well and do it with confidence. just don't over-do it

omg. you sure do know your women.
this is pretty much hitting the nail on the head.
where do i find "the perfect bad-ass rugged, sophisticated rural urban man who makes them feel special and cherished"???? swoon.

with regards to the original OP's question: i can say i have always personally preferred the dude wearing the corduroy blazer with the elbow patches and the well fitted slacks and the nice shoes... that is to say, the well-dressed kid who usually had something interesting to say. he also had premature greying which was so. hot.. salt & pepper... droool

ANYWAY--it obviously depends on the woman, but if she too is well-dressed (sorostitute-clothes do not count), she'll notice your efforts.
post #159 of 283
all hail gender stereotypes!
post #160 of 283
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz View Post
You r asking the wrong forum.

+1 You should be asking females
post #161 of 283
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Originally Posted by The Snob View Post

with regards to the original OP's question: i can say i have always personally preferred the dude wearing the corduroy blazer with the elbow patches and the well fitted slacks and the nice shoes... that is to say, the well-dressed kid who usually had something interesting to say. he also had premature greying which was so. hot.. salt & pepper... droool



AKA the daddy look.

Then you've got girls who like the rebel/bad boy look.

Most of the post in this thread seemed to be aimed at dressing to please the girls mother That almost never works.
post #162 of 283
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
AKA the daddy look.
heehee yeah.. he was the older TA i definitely had a crush on in philosophy. teeheehee.
post #163 of 283
Black women seem to appreciate well-dressed--if not flashily well-dressed--men. All my compliments have been from black wenches.
post #164 of 283
It's been my experience that white and Oriental wenches are quicker and more free with the compliments. Black wenches need a conversation or five before they consider remarking on my ensembles. Asian wenches say the nicest things. Russian wenches say... nothing
post #165 of 283
I dress a 1.5. People have told me that I am hard to approach when I "dress up".
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