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post #256 of 283
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
You need to dress according to the stage you are at in life, your socio-economic level and the kinds of people you are interested in interaction with.
Like if I earn the big bucks I have to wear a suit? WTF? You don't have to do anything; it's fucking clothes.
post #257 of 283
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
it's fucking clothes.

True, but isen't this a site and thread specifically about clothes?
post #258 of 283
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
True, but isen't this a site and thread specifically about clothes?
Exactly so it's important to fight prescriptive bullshit like yours. If you don't care about clothing and just want to be relatively appropriate to the situation your advice would stand, although it wouldn't mean much in terms of precise types of clothing. However we like our clothes and certainly won't be entirely restricted by our social surroundings.
post #259 of 283
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
Like if I earn the big bucks I have to wear a suit? WTF? You don't have to do anything; it's fucking clothes.

I would love to believe that, but clothes, like it or not, are a uniform that tells people (rightly or wrongly) about the group you belong to. People quickly assign you to that group. Your more likely to be taken seriously if you fit the groups norms. Break the norms and you face ridicule to correct the transgression you have made. Continue to break them and you risk being an outcast of the group. (Basic primate social psychology?)

What attracts women are a number of thing unique to each individual. Generally: long-term stability, security (wealth is an indicator of this) and a shared sense of values. This is why women are attracted to older men, generally they have stopped drifting, accumulated resources and are more willing to settle down.
post #260 of 283
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Originally Posted by Master Squirrel View Post
I would love to believe that, but clothes, like it or not, are a uniform that tells people (rightly or wrongly) about the group you belong to. People quickly assign you to that group. Your more likely to be taken seriously if you fit the groups norms. Break the norms and you face ridicule to correct the transgression you have made. Continue to break them and you risk being an outcast of the group. (Basic primate social psychology?)

What attracts women are a number of thing unique to each individual. Generally: long-term stability, security (wealth is an indicator of this) and a shared sense of values. This is why women are attracted to older men, generally they have stopped drifting, accumulated resources and are more willing to settle down.

+100.

I would like to add: women who themselves have stopped drifting and are in their "settling down" stage are attracted to older men; women who just like to "have fun" (regardless of their age) are less likely to be attracted to what older men have to offer.
post #261 of 283
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
prescriptive bullshit
Now this expression I like...
post #262 of 283
If you are in college I would slowly begin to add some jcrew things to the wardrobe, and a few chinos/dockers and go for overall better fit. If this means working out a bit more then by all means go for it. But at the end of the day, be confident in what you are wearing, who you are, and be unique(but not so unique as to be weird). You'd be surprised how much confidence you can exude if you know/think you look good and are comfortable with who you are.
post #263 of 283
I recently gave a talk to a college class, and at least half of the young women were wearing dirty, droopy, thread bare sweat pants with stupid phrases on the ass (pink, delicious, etc.). Or, some form of pajama pants - also desperately in need of the laundry. The remainder were in jeans and t-shirts, and a couple were pretty well put together in a j-crew sort of style. If your goal was to attract any of these women, I'd assume you would dress in kind.
post #264 of 283
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
fucking clothes.

Cutting to the chase, I think that's exactly what the OP was looking for.
post #265 of 283
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post
Cutting to the chase, I think that's exactly what the OP was looking for.

Or perhaps validation...
post #266 of 283
I haven't read all of this crap but any woman worth it wants a dude that looks like he'll bust her in the head at any given moment, has just enough to inflict pain in her abdomen if he's feeling like it, can pick out the choicest women's pieces at any location and can dress himself well enough that she feels the need to keep up with him. Yet, he doesn't spend time in the mirror or take away from her bathroom time and doesn't shave every day. Now, go bang out responsibly.
post #267 of 283
Bris,

Are you sure "Can Be Bent Over" is the title you want under your name? I assume you meant it to apply to your avatar but still, I'm not sure it conveys the right impression.
post #268 of 283
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post
Bris, Are you sure "Can Be Bent Over" is the title you want under your name? I assume you meant it to apply to your avatar but still, I'm not sure it conveys the right impression.
I don't want that title, it was awarded to me by [one of] the mods. However, I look at it as, "can be bent over" as in inebriated or on a dope fiend lean
post #269 of 283
Yup
post #270 of 283
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
You need to dress according to the stage you are at in life, your socio-economic level and the kinds of people you are interested in interaction with.

Lets see...I am a college educated working professional and most people I associate with are as well. I am saying that sadly most college educated 20 somethings working professionals prefer to dress like slobs and prefer men to look like some bum in college

My SF wisdom for 20-somethings is dress well because you prefer to and because you have self respect, not to look good to 20 somethings females
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