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post #196 of 283
I think it depends on the girl and what type of girl you're trying to attract. I realize this answer is somewhat vague and not helpful, but it's all I can currently muster.
post #197 of 283
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Blazer and trousers is different than a full-on suit (jacket, shirt, tie, lace-ups). Where in Seattle do you not feel like an outcast dressed in a full suit at 25?

That is what I like about it. Pretty much every other guy I see wears the standard Seattle uniform: mediocre jeans and a North Face jacket. I stand out in a suit. Girls always come up to me and ask why I'm wearing a suit/dressed up. I just respond, "I like suits."
post #198 of 283
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That is what I like about it. Pretty much every other guy I see wears the standard Seattle uniform: mediocre jeans and a North Face jacket. I stand out in a suit. Girls always come up to me and ask why I'm wearing a suit/dressed up. I just respond, "I like suits."

I live in Atlanta and I get that question a lot, sometimes even when I am wearing just a decent shirt and dark denim jeans, no blazer or tie or suit. I just tell them I feel conmfortable in this. Why anyone would ask why I am "dressed up" when wearing just that is beyond me...
post #199 of 283
^^ I'm often asked the same when the most extravagant item I have on is a cardigan. You have to love low standards, if you know what I mean There are various Beatles and 60s pop documentaries on this week, and I watch with interest while musing about the exact point when this city went utterly downhill
post #200 of 283
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There are various Beatles and 60s pop documentaries on this week, and I watch with interest while musing about the exact point when this city went utterly downhill

This city? It looks like many countries are going, or have gone, the same path.

I am surprised though. Britain set the world standard in style.
post #201 of 283
^^ It used to be that I could sit back and think of London fondly while the rest of the country declined in style There are still a number of reputable cities that I've yet to visit, so I'm probably in a "grass is greener" kind of mode
post #202 of 283
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^^ It used to be that I could sit back and think of London fondly while the rest of the country declined in style

There are still a number of reputable cities that I've yet to visit, so I'm probably in a "grass is greener" kind of mode

About a year ago, I went to see my insurance agent wearing a blazer and tie. He was wearing a suit and tie. During our hour-long discussion, he asked me 3 times why I was "wearing a suit". Once, in the middle of his own sentence, he said "Gosh, what's with that suit? Why are you wearing a suit?"

What the heck?
post #203 of 283
Has anyone mentioned daddy issues?
post #204 of 283
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Has anyone mentioned daddy issues?

Not my insurance agent...

Seriously though, what's the connection?
post #205 of 283
Women don't know what they want. When ifirst met my wife the first thing she said to me was" you look like a dandy". I was wearing a 3 piece black pinstripe suit, silk polka dot scarf and carrying a silver handled umbrella. Obviously she liked the look.

Since I started working from home I don't shave everyday and I dress much more casual which she says now she actually prefers much more but when I put a suit on she likes it.

I think attraction is more about charisma though. Nice clothes are great but thy are more like icing on the cake.
post #206 of 283
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Women don't know what they want.
Isen't THAT the truth!!!

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I think attraction is more about charisma though. Nice clothes are great but thy are more like icing on the cake.
Definitely. Clothes give you the confidence that people pick up on.
post #207 of 283
A couple of suggestions:
First, see that your clothes fit well and are in good repair. Get those waistbands adjusted to fit, and have superfluous material on your shirts taken in. Trim loose threads and repair or toss damaged clothes (unless that's an intended part of your look).

Second, begin to consider a broadly-categorized personal style that can be expressed with popular casual clothing, including some of the clothing you already own. (If you have a keen-eyed friend willing to give feedback, great. If that friend is a well-dressed girl, even better.) What is most expressive of your character and most comfortable for you? What will allow you to be MORE of who you really are? Muted or intense; classic monotone or colourful; funky or approachable? You don't have to go overboard -- at all -- in expressing a personal style; it's just a subtle way of bringing your attire together, to make the elements of your wardrobe look like they make sense together.

In my experience, 'casual but well-groomed' seems to be most inviting, or shall we say least off-putting, to women.

Finally, if you're upping the ante and looking to go more fashionable or formal in any facets of your wardrobe, there are two areas that have a high impact without making you look dorky or unapproachable: footwear and outerwear.

Stylish (not garish) shoes and a nice jacket of your choice (whether a bomber, a trench coat, or a sport coat) will give you good presence on the radar of the opposite sex. It's well known: many (most?) women check out shoes. The rest of your clothing tells a story; but the shoes, to many women, tell more.

Outerwear is the first thing others will see when you're outside and when you enter the classroom; and the fact that you can remove it makes an expensive/stylish/funky piece less threatening. Just make sure it doesn't clash with what you're wearing underneath. Support the story you're telling with the rest of what you're wearing. It gives the impression that while you have an eye for style, you're not attached to it -- you can take it off, kick back, and be comfortable in your clothes (and by extension, be comfortable in your body, which has always been the crucial element of attraction).
post #208 of 283
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It gives the impression that while you have an eye for style, you're not attached to it -- you can take it off, kick back, and be comfortable in your clothes (and by extension, be comfortable in your body, which has always been the crucial element of attraction).

The "buy clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forget about them" thinking works wonders!
post #209 of 283
I'm in my 20's, and every time I wear something remotely remniscent of chuck bass or edward cullen, girls in that age bracket go nucking futs.
post #210 of 283
Edit: I don't know why I quoted someone 12 pages ago. For posterity, Jordan is correct and, while I may despise all that is Twilight, Robert Patterson had a good balance in the film (or so I've heard). Casual, and yet refined. There is a middle ground between tattered jeans and business wear.
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