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post #166 of 219
Sorry for the bump here, but very interesting read/thread..
post #167 of 219
I think my friends care about how they look, but probably not to the point where they look for specific brands or clothing. A while ago, a friend of mine was looking for a new pair of shoes. Preferably under $90. Not just for work, but for all the time. So he has one pair of shoes. He can more than afford to buy a better wardrobe, I just don't think it matters that much too him. Recently I went out for a meal with them after a some of them went to see a movie. I was wearing a sport shirt under a jacket, slim khakis, simple grey sneakers. Since my shirt is a bit long, I felt it looked sloppy under my jacket, so I tucked it in. When I saw one of my friends he said "ooh, your dressed up!". Not in a condescending way, more of in a surprised way. I looked down at what I was wearing and said "really?". So right now, I think I'm the best dressed out of my friends, although that's not really saying much.
post #168 of 219
My friends from work: Not much to go by here since we are always in suits. Most of them have fairly high quality suits with good tailoring.

My friends from back in Uni: We had a reunion just recently, most still dress like garbage. They're improving though. It's only taken them idk 25ish years since we graduated lol.

Friends outside of work: Mixed bag.

My female friends love my style, where as my male friends think I spend way too much time and money on my image.
post #169 of 219
No idea, it's all about me
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post #172 of 219
Originally Posted by blazingazn View Post
My friends dress like white people

Lol - and what does that mean?
post #173 of 219
My friends are split into two camps. I have a bunch of the most kindhearted and blissfully ignorant guidos for friends at home where its ed hardy everything (which i dont mind cause it means i can pull off some more colorful stuff around them and not feel like a sore thumb)

And then at school its all frat-bros with popped collars....oyy

my friends are douchbags and I love it.
post #174 of 219
lol why do i always misread "how your dumb friends dress"?
post #175 of 219
I don't have any friends.
post #176 of 219
Depends where my friends are based. It's dependent quite a bit on where you grew up / live
post #177 of 219
MOST of my friends do dress well, when we were in highschool however it was a different story. We all wore baggy clothes, this was a hip hop influence of course. Now we are almost 30 and have changed drastically over the years. Out of my circle, I think I'm the most self aware of how I dress. Only one friend who is 23 dresses sloppy.
post #178 of 219
From my campus in the UK: American friends: ~The whatever fits crowd(1). Battered sneakers, jeans, sweatpants, and T-shirts. For some reason, they let the waistband of their Hanes boxer-briefs or generic boxers show. Nothing to show off, really. ~The somewhat nicer crowd(2): Better, newer, and trendier sneakers. Jeans in more recent fits and washes. Maybe a PRL belt. Calvin klein BB's. ~Better yet(3). In jeans, a variety of shoes (desert boots, oxfords), colorful socks. Button down shirts paired with a cashmere sweater. Shirts are PRL or from a better anchor store (Nordstrom, Bloomingdales) ~The private and prep school crowd(4): Khakis (PRL, Brooks, or J. Crew mostly). PRL or Lacoste Polo shirts. Topsiders. Cole Haan loafers/driving mocs. UK friends: ~1: Much the same, although they will have proper casual and formal shoes for going out. They'll be cheap, synthetic, and a bit worn looking, but it's miles better than the average slob. ~2: Levi's jeans (BIG status symbol for Brits...even basic fits START at $95). Leather shoes. Name brands appear here, such as Hugo Boss cologne or Canterbury of New Zealand casual-wear. ~3: Shoes from the likes of Kurt Geiger. RL streetwear. The odd Jack Wills piece. There is a convergence here with American #3 ~4a: The tweed crowd. Decent gents on their own but inadvertently insufferable and clique'ish in numbers. This is what the trad forum guys on Ask Andy are dying to be. ~4b: Businesswear will be very high end in both shoes and suits. The suits are bespoke, and the shoes are magnificent. Casualwear is very "American" as it's often pieces picked up on holiday and resembles American prep, although markedly more accepting of denim and brighter colors than you'd find at Brooks or RL. What do we all have in common? At least one pair of CK boxer-briefs. (This information courtesy of low/mid-rise trousers and full rise undies)
post #179 of 219
1. I've been really into bikes for awhile now (BMX for 10 years, track for 5, road for 3) so most of my friends are bike riders. They all dress relatively poorly/hipstery/graphic tees. Clothing for most bike riders is purely functional. There are some decent brands that make wearable shit, but I'm not into it.

2. They think I'm fucking insane. When they find out the amount I spend in retail stores/on eBay they think I'm crazy. I can't really justify to it to them besides the fact I find it fun. I just tell them I like creating particular aesthetics and they shrug. I can't recall the number of times I've been called a faggot for wearing oxfords.

Needless to say, I only hang out with my girlfriend.
post #180 of 219
My friends are split...some dress good enough(Banana Republic, JCrew, Brooks Bros, fairly fitted basics) and some dress horrible(oversized branded mall bullshit). A few are still stuck in the high school Hollister/Abecrombie/American Eagle crap and wear undershirts under everything with cargo shorts and flip flops. A couple have started to pay more attention to their appearances after I started to do the same.

All agree that I spend way too much on clothing(I don't tell them...they looked my shit up online).
I constantly get remarks that "your pants are too tight" or gay comments. But, that's what you get when you live in fucking Roanoke, Virginia and all your friends are medical students.
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