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post #136 of 217
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Originally Posted by Alter
No offence taken! I am familiar with the show but not the episode. But the star (can't remember his name at the moment) is very Canadian- he was excellent in "The Kids in the Hall"!

Yes, that's part of the plot line. It's discovered that Dave (the boss) is Canadian, a fact that he's been hiding all along because his parents were Canadian spies infultrating America (though that isn't a major part of the story). Everyone starts making fun of him. The funny part, though, is the fact that Bill (Phil Hartman) is the one who is the most upset, exclaiming "Good God, man, you're Canadian?!" and so forth. What makes this so funny is that Phil Hartman was Canadian (though he grew up mostly in California).
post #137 of 217
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Originally Posted by sirene
I'm leaving high school this year for college. My conditioned knee-jerk reaction was "wtf what a fu***** fa****." Thats how the majority of the people you will encounter will think. I know there are people who are just loners and would rather die than conform a little bit. Its real politik. Do whats good for you. I'm saying just conform like everyone else but really mate, if you were in my school you'd get beat up everyday. just my 2 cents. You look like you're trying too hard.

Seriously...this is closer to the truth than a lot of you would like to believe.
post #138 of 217
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Originally Posted by kdsvs
Seriously...this is closer to the truth than a lot of you would like to believe.

Signing on too, even if it is apparently politically incorrect to do so. I feel like a lot of the positive reactions here are straight out of "The Emperor's New Clothes," in that a lot of people are acting out of a desire not to hurt the guy's feelings or a desire not to have their own individual quirks called into question, and thus throwing out platitudes to distract from what almost everyone reading this is thinking. Developing a unique individual style out of a deep understanding of basics and conventions and a grasp of how to selectively break rules while still maintaining a respectable appearance is a good thing. Coming out of nowhere and throwing on blatantly over the top outfits in inappropriate situations to scream for attention makes you look silly.

For those of you who are familiar with Married with Children, I would say that given the OP's age, appearance, and mannerisms he reminds me of some combination of Bud Bundy's brief "dressing like an English courtier" phase (in terms of someone wearing archaic clothing that's way too old for him in daily settings) and Bud's Grandmaster B character (in terms of the whole tiny white suburban teenager trying to put on a macho thug persona).

Seriously, just relegate the suit to dressy occasions, get a few pairs of jeans or cords, and lose the fedora altogether. I have never seen a college age person (or someone below 30 on a day that was not cold enough to merit a hat) wear a fedora without looking like an absolute tool who was trying waaaaaaaaaaaay too hard to impress people.

It may be harsh, but I'm giving my honest reaction.
post #139 of 217
Firstly, let me comment on the fact that you have a truly unique personal style. In high school the majority of students look odd. I don't think your look worse than Goths wearing dog collars and all black. But that said, I do think you look costumey and rather silly. I agree with some previous posts that if you want to wear a fedora, wearing it with a modern outfit will look good or simply wear a suit without the hat and you will look cool; doing both is a bit much. I'm 17 and built similar to you (very skinny and rather lanky). I find wearing slim, tailored clothing greatly improves my look. You may wish to focus you next purchases on slim fitting clothing. If you will allow me a request, can we see a picture of you without the fedora. I think the first picture (SB grey pinstripe) looks fairly good, but the fedora overpowers it. Lastly, wear whatever you think looks good; however, you must recognize the effects that you clothing has on how people judge you. I, at 17, wouldn't have the courage to wear something like that. Whenever I put on something rather odd I usually change when my parents say that looks ridiculous.
post #140 of 217
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Originally Posted by aybojs
Signing on too, even if it is apparently politically incorrect to do so. I feel like a lot of the positive reactions here are straight out of "The Emperor's New Clothes," in that a lot of people are acting out of a desire not to hurt the guy's feelings or a desire not to have their own individual quirks called into question, and thus throwing out platitudes to distract from what almost everyone reading this is thinking. Developing a unique individual style out of a deep understanding of basics and conventions and a grasp of how to selectively break rules while still maintaining a respectable appearance is a good thing. Coming out of nowhere and throwing on blatantly over the top outfits in inappropriate situations to scream for attention makes you look silly.

For those of you who are familiar with Married with Children, I would say that given the OP's age, appearance, and mannerisms he reminds me of some combination of Bud Bundy's brief "dressing like an English courtier" phase (in terms of someone wearing archaic clothing that's way too old for him in daily settings) and Bud's Grandmaster B character (in terms of the whole tiny white suburban teenager trying to put on a macho thug persona).

Seriously, just relegate the suit to dressy occasions, get a few pairs of jeans or cords, and lose the fedora altogether. I have never seen a college age person (or someone below 30 on a day that was not cold enough to merit a hat) wear a fedora without looking like an absolute tool who was trying waaaaaaaaaaaay too hard to impress people.

It may be harsh, but I'm giving my honest reaction.

excellent advice
post #141 of 217
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Originally Posted by aybojs
Signing on too, even if it is apparently politically incorrect to do so. I feel like a lot of the positive reactions here are straight out of "The Emperor's New Clothes," in that a lot of people are acting out of a desire not to hurt the guy's feelings or a desire not to have their own individual quirks called into question, and thus throwing out platitudes to distract from what almost everyone reading this is thinking. Developing a unique individual style out of a deep understanding of basics and conventions and a grasp of how to selectively break rules while still maintaining a respectable appearance is a good thing. Coming out of nowhere and throwing on blatantly over the top outfits in inappropriate situations to scream for attention makes you look silly.

For those of you who are familiar with Married with Children, I would say that given the OP's age, appearance, and mannerisms he reminds me of some combination of Bud Bundy's brief "dressing like an English courtier" phase (in terms of someone wearing archaic clothing that's way too old for him in daily settings) and Bud's Grandmaster B character (in terms of the whole tiny white suburban teenager trying to put on a macho thug persona).

Seriously, just relegate the suit to dressy occasions, get a few pairs of jeans or cords, and lose the fedora altogether. I have never seen a college age person (or someone below 30 on a day that was not cold enough to merit a hat) wear a fedora without looking like an absolute tool who was trying waaaaaaaaaaaay too hard to impress people.

It may be harsh, but I'm giving my honest reaction.

That's exactly it.
post #142 of 217
Again this reverts to the question of what D2K is out to do -- if his goal is to refine his style to something that is seen by all to be classic and to emanate taste, he may need to defer (to some degree) to age and circumstance appropriate behavior.

If, on the other hand, he's out to refine his own unique style, he can do so knowing that it may sometimes go against the grain of age or circumstance.

The advice above about the potential negative reaction some may have to those who overdress (or the social faux pax it may create) is worth noting. There's nothing scandalous about overdressing in class (where clothing and outfits are entirely a personal choice and people often dress in ways that intentionally make them stand out), but it is advisable not to shamelessly overdress a new boss. This is not merely a question of conformity, but an issue of respect and an effort not to make others exceptionally or inappropriately uncomfortable by calling attention (though your own dress) to their own (comparatively unrefined or unconsidered) appearance.
post #143 of 217
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Originally Posted by aybojs
Signing on too, even if it is apparently politically incorrect to do so. I feel like a lot of the positive reactions here are straight out of "The Emperor's New Clothes," in that a lot of people are acting out of a desire not to hurt the guy's feelings or a desire not to have their own individual quirks called into question, and thus throwing out platitudes to distract from what almost everyone reading this is thinking. Developing a unique individual style out of a deep understanding of basics and conventions and a grasp of how to selectively break rules while still maintaining a respectable appearance is a good thing. Coming out of nowhere and throwing on blatantly over the top outfits in inappropriate situations to scream for attention makes you look silly.

For those of you who are familiar with Married with Children, I would say that given the OP's age, appearance, and mannerisms he reminds me of some combination of Bud Bundy's brief "dressing like an English courtier" phase (in terms of someone wearing archaic clothing that's way too old for him in daily settings) and Bud's Grandmaster B character (in terms of the whole tiny white suburban teenager trying to put on a macho thug persona).

Seriously, just relegate the suit to dressy occasions, get a few pairs of jeans or cords, and lose the fedora altogether. I have never seen a college age person (or someone below 30 on a day that was not cold enough to merit a hat) wear a fedora without looking like an absolute tool who was trying waaaaaaaaaaaay too hard to impress people.

It may be harsh, but I'm giving my honest reaction.

I'm jumping on this bandwagon as well.
post #144 of 217
Thread Starter 
The whole point of my argument is that I dress for myself and no one else. Most of you don't get that but the students at school do. Why because they know me. I get your advice, and it isn't offending me, I just don't agree, that simple. I think we have had enought of this discussion. Plus I do have a silk plush top hat only reserved for formal ocaasions. I bet that will make most of you cringe. Too bad. You are free to make your statments, that I remind you of a thug or a costume or any other steryotype, just remember you've never met me.
post #145 of 217
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Originally Posted by dressed2kill
The whole point of my argument is that I dress for myself and no one else. Most of you don't get that but the students at school do. Why because they know me. I get your advice, and it isn't offending me, I just don't agree, that simple. I think we have had enought of this discussion. Plus I do have a silk plush top hat only reserved for formal ocaasions. I bet that will make most of you cringe. Too bad. You are free to make your statments, that I remind you of a thug or a costume or any other steryotype, just remember you've never met me.


Sup dressed2kill?

You might check this article out as at least one basic place to start out from. Perhaps before you commit too much to branching out too early, it may serve you well to master the fundamentals.

http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/...back-to-basics
post #146 of 217
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
Sup dressed2kill? You might check this article out as at least one basic place to start out from. Perhaps before you commit to much to branching out too early, it may serve you well to master the fundamentals. http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/...back-to-basics
Very intresting. Gotta get the basics
post #147 of 217
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Originally Posted by dressed2kill
Very intresting.

Gotta get the basics


Consider getting Alan Flusser's Dressing the Man, which i believe is probably available on amazon used/new for a reasonable price.

Being and individualist is very cool. Youre an American and you have the spirit. Im quite individualistic myself and no one tells me what to wear. However, I learned the basics and if I like something, i find myself wanting to learn more. You have a long fun road ahead with clothes. After a certain point, fixed rules are for wimps but guidelines can help you on your road to enhancing your personal style.

Never lose your enthusiasm for clothes, it will serve you well.
post #148 of 217
Thread Starter 
This may seem like a joke, but my dad had got me that book on his trip to St Louis last Hanukkah.
post #149 of 217
I don't know why D2K is getting so much slack for this.
I think it's just because it's not used to what we're seeing.
Kinda like when the africans came over
post #150 of 217
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Originally Posted by jml90
I don't know why D2K is getting so much slack for this.

I believe you mean "flack."
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