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post #31 of 283
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Originally Posted by Marcus Brody View Post
I think Doc Holliday is giving good advice in this thread so I'll +1 everything he's said.

+1

Also Jack2000 has a point
post #32 of 283
Confidence and owning your look will do much more for you than any particular clothing style when it comes to women.
post #33 of 283
Being only 23 and barely a year out of college, I think I can weigh in a little bit from my experiences.

I've found that very few girls actually attending undergraduate college appreciate a well dressed man (nice jacket, pants, shoes, and all in all, well put together).

They are looking for guys who are usually in great shape and who like to show it off in their popped collar A&F polos with "distressed" jeans and clunky boots or flip flips for summer wear. Sadly I was one of these fellows and it definitely helped me to garner a good share of lady friends in the college years.

Now just over my first year out of school, I've found the opposite is true. Sure a lot of girls still love those poorly put together guys, but an increasing number of women can really appreciate a man who's really put himself together well. Not just wearing a sack suit and clunky shoes, but when the fit and combination of colors, textures, and patterns are well done.

I think it's because once out of college, the uniform changes. Women are no longer around guys wearing t-shirts and jeans all day, but rather are in a professional environment where they can see men in more professional attire. Going with what Skinny was saying, this makes sense in cities such as NYC, Philly, and Princeton where this kind of dress is more normal than say in Appalachia...

So it depends exactly how young we're talking here and where you're located while looking for these "young women".
post #34 of 283
I tend to agree with Chouse's assessment of Marcus Brody's opinion of DocHolliday's advice
post #35 of 283
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
doc, out of curiousty, how old are you? I agree with what you're saying too, spot on. Though your personality will be one dimension thats hard to really put into a specific box, if you're really outgoing you can pull off alot of looks that your average guy cant touch.
Best I can figure, I'm older than Jetblast but younger than Vox and Manton. I think you're totally right about the role of personality. But, as bmulford pointed out, the guys who have the right sort of personality to pull stuff off usually don't need to ask. That's one reason when I see these questions I tend to steer people toward the more conservative options.
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post
BI think it's because once out of college, the uniform changes. Women are no longer around guys wearing t-shirts and jeans all day, but rather are in a professional environment where they can see men in more professional attire. Going with what Skinny was saying, this makes sense in cities such as NYC, Philly, and Princeton where this kind of dress is more normal than say in Appalachia... So it depends exactly how young we're talking here and where you're located while looking for these "young women".
Right, and young professionals might have a reason to be dressed that way, unlike in Econ 101.
post #36 of 283
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I think you're totally right about the role of personality. But, as bmulford pointed out, the guys who have the right sort of personality to pull stuff off usually don't need to ask. That's one reason when I see these questions I tend to steer people toward the more conservative options.



Right, and young professionals might have a reason to be dressed that way, unlike in Econ 101.
Wise, wise words.

One additional point however: The more classic and tailored clothing gets, the more it flatters imperfect body types. The closer to A&F it gets, the more you need the kind of body their models have. And yes, girls (and some boys) will definitely go for that.
post #37 of 283
dress and pump irons like a douchebag will give you better chance of getting laid
post #38 of 283
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Originally Posted by vitaminc View Post
dress and pump irons like a douchebag will give you better chance of getting laid

Amen to that.
post #39 of 283
The average 'young woman' spends an inordinate amount of her money on fashions and cosmetics, even enslaving herself to credit card companies to achieve the season's looks as prescribed by her fashion magazines.

Yet how many women look well dressed? How many times have you turned up at a social gathering or party of some sort and been surrounded by women who, while while perhaps eminently 'doable' in the basest sense, are smothered with inexpertly-applied designer make-up, bulging akwardly out of messy strapless occasional wear that requires near-constant tugging and rearrangement, inelagantly staggering around on strappy high heels like a tranny that's just just got off a horse?

How on earth are these creatures going to appreciate style? Lord, I've even heard some of them describe the type of men they like as, quoting, a 'bit metro'. Do you hear men say, 'I like really bland girls who work in PR and drive pale blue metallic BMW 3-series with James Morrison on the radio'? No. Have mercy - I was lounging around at a cafe bar attached to an art-house cinema recently and the rosy young thing with the drawly Daddy's girl accent sat at a nearby table gushed at the arrival of her male friend with, 'Wow, you've got a tie on and everything!'

He was wearing that tie with a polo shirt. No, not a RL Polo dress shirt or even a button-down but a polo shirt as in Lacoste, as in bloody Fred Perry. 'Wow, you've got a tie on an everything!'.

This is the reality, people. This is the reality.
post #40 of 283
Girls go for the jeans guy.

During inititation week for the fraternity in college I had to dress up the first week of classes in January (shirt, tie routine). I was taking a non-verbal communication class at the time and the first excercise we did was a "first impression" drill. Everyone was dressed in jeans and sweats and got the standard replies.

When it got around to me the only reply I distinctly remember was someone said I looked like a "Used car salesman". Guess thats what people think of you when your in college and try to dress up.
post #41 of 283
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Originally Posted by anon View Post
I think most college-aged women would assume #2 was gay or something.

And this is coming from experience.. my sister in law refuses to consider dating a friend of mine who is a decently attractive doctor because he "dresses too gay."

On a scale of 1-10 what is her optimum gayness level?
post #42 of 283
College is a bastion of conformity. It sounds awful, but I would say try to dress like the others and stop reading styleforum until you graduate!!!
post #43 of 283
I think its very middle class to consider dressing well to be 'Gay' I feel like it really comes from the blue collar attitude of the middle class.

Being well dressed and being gay are two totally seperate ideas in the upper class, and also in the lower class, IMO.
post #44 of 283
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Originally Posted by LookSharp View Post
On a scale of 1-10 what is her optimum gayness level?
Well she decided to instead date some 6'1 230-lb dude who would probably fart on her instead of this well-behaved and well dressed friend, so ... who knows. She's a moron, for what it's worth. But I will also date myself and state that I am very fresh out of a Master's program, with a wife who is getting a PhD. When we met (in undergrad), t-shirts/shorts/jeans were absolutely expected and fine. As we matured and as I went into the workforce, I began wearing polos and better fitting jeans with leather shoes, then button-downs. My wife appreciates it and thinks I look nice and mature. My wife's friend, who is 28 and a graduate student, tells me that I dress like I'm 40 because I don't still wear flip-flops and t-shirts. So, again, most younger, especially college-aged women who are single, probably would appreciate a guy who looks "normal" to them, such as one wearing jeans, shorts, a t-shirt, or a polo shirt. A suit, chinos, blazer/jacket, expensive shoes or some similar wardrobe would have been VERY out of place for an undergraduate. Cleaning it up a little by wearing something that fits better and looks more presentable would definitely win for "well-dressed," such as a decent fitting pair of jeans with a nice half-zip pullover sweater (not emblazened with A&F or some other logo). What SF thinks is "normal" or decent is probably not what's normal and decent to the typical college girl.
post #45 of 283
young chicks like guys who wear designer jeans and t-shirts. I also think the majority of them are turned off by guys that are dressed head to toe in european designer gear.
In the grand scheme of things they want a man that dresses well, but not better than they do.
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