Originally Posted by c00kz
I've noticed this usually comes from the stylistically absent, where it's pretty easy to kind of settle things- "you dress in the dark and don't care, I do, etc." It's a little frustrating when it comes from people who have their own vague ideas of style (fitted hats, nikes, H&M pea) because they feel like you're in competition.. Your little brother sounds like a ball of sunshine, though. At dinner too?
So true. I can typically only detect signs of disapproval in my attire from people whom dress very poorly. Amazingly the criticism started right when I arrived, was repeated during dinner, and then again after dinner. Each time, desperately attempting to get other family members in attendance to agree with him. Funny thing is once I redirected all the attention towards his ugly fashion and fat ass, he got quiet real fast.
Originally Posted by grouper
i mean in his defense julius is probably not the easiest thing for an ll bean / dad jeans bro to "get"
Well, they're just over sized looking boots. My wife thinks they look like an old pair of work boots and masculine, yet my brother says they're feminine?! From many guys point of view anything that screams "fashion" is automatically feminine. A couple years ago I went through a phase of wearing mostly button down shirts, v-neck sweaters, and common projects. Nothing radical about it, but it was far more dressy and put together looking than what he was used to. Guess what, he still made similar critical comments-- no Julius pieces involved. Some other classic comments from him.... Quoddy bluchers makes me look like a "hippie" Chucks make me look like an "art fag" DBSS skinny denim makes me look like "Bono"