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post #12886 of 98192
Good point. I meant he doesn't wear polo shirts that have a placket. It's just a cut V at the neck.
post #12887 of 98192
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I've honestly never faced any real hostility re. anything I wear, and I hang around with a lot of "bro" types, including a fair number of MMA and BJJ fighters who consider Affliction and Tapout to be "pretty cool." I think that the most criticism I received was for wearing non-loose jeans, and that was more in the vein of "I'd never wear those because I'd find it hard to high kick someone in them" (which is a valid complaint, btw.) I've received some wierd compliments. "That jacket looks totally Mad Max" re. my Krane jacket, comes to mind. Most of my friends are typically either 1) a little mystified by my interest in fashion, and don't really mention it at all, or 2) try to engage me about it, in a genuine but misinformed way.

Maybe you guys should think about hanging out with guys who have better things to do than to criticize other people's hobbies.

This would make me happy.



My favorite (about a duffle coat)

"Yeah, by the way, that's definitely a women's coat. I can tell by the buttons."
post #12888 of 98192
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Wore my new Julius boots yesterday over to my younger brother's house for dinner. He said the high leather tops with pants tucked into them makes them look like girl's boots, since he only sees women wearing boots this way. Multiple insults then ensued claiming I dress like a "fashion fag", etc. Naturally, he's a work of art himself.... 50 lbs overweight with obvious belly and rolls Levi light blue dad jeans hiked up high XL polo shirt tucked in with his company's logo on it Baggy LL Bean black polyester fleece jacket Some kind ugly hiking boot / tennis shoe hybrid After listening to his continual abuse, I finally told him he he dresses like an aging Baby Boomer. And he acted like "What's wrong with that? That's how normal guys dress!" I have always found it interesting what a strong influence the more economically dominate Baby Boomer generation has had a Generation X.
i wouldve straight up punched him in the face
post #12889 of 98192
Alexander McQueen Gilt sale on thursday. I can't afford it but I still kind of want to get someone to proxy it anyway.
post #12890 of 98192
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I've honestly never faced any real hostility re. anything I wear, and I hang around with a lot of "bro" types, including a fair number of MMA and BJJ fighters who consider Affliction and Tapout to be "pretty cool." I think that the most criticism I received was for wearing non-loose jeans, and that was more in the vein of "I'd never wear those because I'd find it hard to high kick someone in them" (which is a valid complaint, btw.) I've received some wierd compliments. "That jacket looks totally Mad Max" re. my Krane jacket, comes to mind. Most of my friends are typically either 1) a little mystified by my interest in fashion, and don't really mention it at all, or 2) try to engage me about it, in a genuine but misinformed way.

Maybe you guys should think about hanging out with guys who have better things to do than to criticize other people's hobbies.

Me neither (except for the occasional tight pants comment), though I think it's mostly because I live in a city now and with the presence of hipster-y people everywhere nothing in my wardrobe is outlandish. Though a lot of my friends are really hostile against the concept of really expensive clothing (aka jeans that cost of 10$) so I pretty much keep quiet about my own spending habits.
post #12891 of 98192
Someone once said that I was the most appalling person they had ever met.

I take it as the highest compliment ever.
post #12892 of 98192
I'm like 6'1 with a long torso. I also wear my jeans pretty low, so I really need stuff like jackets etc to be like 30"
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testing...
post #12894 of 98192
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Originally Posted by c00kz View Post
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.
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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"
post #12895 of 98192
If it was just the tuck it'd be easy to get his line of thought- about the only people who tuck mainstream are sorority girls into their uggs. Fair enough. But the other comments and considering the fact that he's your younger brother.. sounds like typical jealousy.
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younger brother... Multiple insults...

Baggy LL Bean black polyester fleece jacket

his continual abuse...

So your LL Bean obsession stems from an unhappy family situation.
post #12897 of 98192
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Me neither (except for the occasional tight pants comment), though I think it's mostly because I live in a city now and with the presence of hipster-y people everywhere nothing in my wardrobe is outlandish. Though a lot of my friends are really hostile against the concept of really expensive clothing (aka jeans that cost of 10$) so I pretty much keep quiet about my own spending habits.

And you should never tell them the cost, even if they ask. My brother once attempted to humiliate me at a party where he tried to get everyone there to guess what my W+H boots cost. The highest he ever reached in his guesses was $200, which he refereed to as an "absurd price". Obviously he would not be prepared to comprehend the true price.

Remember the stories in the media a couple years ago about John McCain wearing $400 loafers, or Michele Obama wearing Lanvin sneakers to a soup kitchen? As if both of these were outrageous and irresponsible indulgences.
post #12898 of 98192
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DBSS skinny denim makes me look like "Bono"
haha
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Guess the price .
I have a friend who constantly will do this at parties, and it's annoying beyond belief. "Hey, did you know dude is in a $3000 leather jacket and $1400 boots??" Nobody cares, man, nobody cares...
post #12899 of 98192
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And you should never tell them the cost, even if they ask.

qft
post #12900 of 98192
I had to accompany my friend to J. Crew, and they had free tailoring as a special, so I bought a flannel for $30 on sale, and had them take off the pockets, slim the arms, add darting to the body, and replace the buttons with some I bought at a nearby bead store. . I think that might have been taking advantage of their services.
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