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post #31 of 44
At my age I will admit that when I get a compliment from a women on my clothes it is not a comeon. <g>

However I do get an uncommon number of compliments. It typically happens when i am wearing an odd jacket or suit that may be a bit out of the normal range. Say a brighter color or pattern in a very good jacket. Women do have much better color sense than most men.

I happen to have a fairly nice collection of cashmere odd jackets in both patterns and fairly bold colors that tend to bring the compliments often. My best source generally is Kiton but I do have some other jackets from more affordable mfgs that will do the trick.

Simply be ready to be a bit bold with your choices and get as much quality in color and fabric as is possible. Think peacock. The male peacock needs something to attract a mate so has evolved a colorful set of tail feathers.

Be careful however; the poor choice of noticable colors or fabrics will have the opposite effect.

Perry
post #32 of 44
Shell Cordovan.
post #33 of 44
genetics can't be changed or bettered but i suggest you exercise, be active. Grow to be 6 feet tall, worry about your skin and your hair.
Spend complete mornings at Brooks brothers trying all types of clothes and colors, then you'll get an idea of what looks good on you.
Some Sean connery movies from the 60's will give you an idea of how to attract pretty girls. it's not a complete fantasy.
post #34 of 44
The average woman is just as poorly dressed as the average guy. Look at fits, pattern matching or even what shoes they wear with what outfit--it's often not very well done, but it gets by. If you wear a nice pair of straight leg dark denim and above average shoes, girls will compliment you.
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by dv3 View Post
The average woman is just as poorly dressed as the average guy. Look at fits, pattern matching or even what shoes they wear with what outfit--it's often not very well done, but it gets by.

If you wear a nice pair of straight leg dark denim and above average shoes, girls will compliment you.

+100.

Sadly, many average women are so used to seeing men dressed in ill-fitting clothes and ugly, square-toed shoes that they think THAT actually looks good - until you show them something different!
post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by dv3 View Post
The average woman is just as poorly dressed as the average guy. Look at fits, pattern matching or even what shoes they wear with what outfit--it's often not very well done, but it gets by.

If you wear a nice pair of straight leg dark denim and above average shoes, girls will compliment you.

Its true. But you forgot about the shirt. You need a shirt that fits, otherwise, no compliments for you.

One night, I was studying at the library wearing a t-shirt, jeans, and Jack Purcell's. I was told I was all dressed up and some word that meant "looking good." I didn't even bother with my hair and was wearing glasses.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by phxlawstudent View Post
some word that meant "looking good."

Was the word "dapper"?
post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
Was the word "dapper"?

It was some NY term. But dapper would probably fit.
post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by AlwaysDressed View Post

3. The one thing that will ensure you get a slew of compliments from both men and women is to ALWAYS WEAR BOLD SOCKS.

Here are a few pair from my collection:


I can't believe the one correct reply to this thread has been thus far completely ignored.

Buncha fuchin' amateurs...
post #40 of 44
Most women are discriminating only to how much you make. Whether you wear Cleverly foot carpet, or Thurston pant strings, or Brigg holdall make little difference to them. Women in general are turn off by guys with too much style. Just the other day, a young lady asked me what I was reading while waiting for haircut. I said Fonzworth Bentley's Advance Your Swagger. I lost a potential date.
post #41 of 44
This is probably some of the best advice ever posted on this forum, put in a simple/ straightforward way. Nothing is more ridiculous that wearing something that does not fit a person's age or environment-- for further information, see the tiny 22 year old man who dresses like he is 85 and trying to re-create the 1930s.

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Just one advice ..Wear the right thing for the right environment.

If you have a decent understanting of marrying the right combo to the right occasion /environment, you will never be perceived as over or under dressed , the sartorial most common cardinal sin.

Another advice..Never copy anobody else.
Use what you see as sartorial influences ,but never forget to create your own sartorial vision.

I'm not one of the "great dressers" by any means, I'm much more conservative than many on the forum and I don't always get it quite perfect-- but here are four points I'd add to the advice list:

1. When you're young, dress that way. Don't be in a hurry to wear the great labels or bespoke suits, that is for men in their 30s+. Teens and 20s are for wearing H&M stuff, a higher-risk hairstyle, or that great slim cut italian black suit. Dress and act like you are young and enjoying it, because those styles won't look at all the same on you after 30 and everything gets more serious.

2. The $2.00 nail scrubbing brush is an excellent investment, for every guy to own and use.

3. a really cool piece of luggage (whether carry-on, overnight bag, etc.) is hard to find, but sure is a great thing to own. Probably the most often-used piece of a guy's wardrobe.

4. Find a cool coat, which is also difficult to find in most cities. doesn't mean expensive, just something cool and a great fit on you. New Yorkers always seem to have the coolest coats I've ever seen, most likely folks buy them in January and February when they are almost all on sale.
post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by The_Foxx View Post
This is probably some of the best advice ever posted on this forum, put in a simple/ straightforward way. Nothing is more ridiculous that wearing something that does not fit a person's age or environment-- for further information, see the tiny 22 year old man who dresses like he is 85 and trying to re-create the 1930s.



I'm not one of the "great dressers" by any means, I'm much more conservative than many on the forum and I don't always get it quite perfect-- but here are four points I'd add to the advice list:

1. When you're young, dress that way. Don't be in a hurry to wear the great labels or bespoke suits, that is for men in their 30s+. Teens and 20s are for wearing H&M stuff, a higher-risk hairstyle, or that great slim cut italian black suit. Dress and act like you are young and enjoying it, because those styles won't look at all the same on you after 30 and everything gets more serious.

2. The $2.00 nail scrubbing brush is an excellent investment, for every guy to own and use.

3. a really cool piece of luggage (whether carry-on, overnight bag, etc.) is hard to find, but sure is a great thing to own. Probably the most often-used piece of a guy's wardrobe.

4. Find a cool coat, which is also difficult to find in most cities. doesn't mean expensive, just something cool and a great fit on you. New Yorkers always seem to have the coolest coats I've ever seen, most likely folks buy them in January and February when they are almost all on sale.

this is probably some of the best advice i've seen on styleforum

you make a point that few do. dont be in a rush to look old, enjoy the styles you can only pull off in your 20's because life is long and variety is the spice of life. if you're rocking the same shit in your 20's as what your are in your 40's-50's somethings' wrong
post #43 of 44
I'm not so sure Foxx. "Don't be in a rush to look old" and "dress cool" is too easily translated into "don't be in a rush to leave the herd" and "dress like all of the other 20-somethings." The 20-something guys in my office who seem to get credited by the 20-something girls for dressing in a trendy and cool kind of way look like slovenly soldiers of the mafia. And they all look the same; dark metallic shirts, garish $15 dollar metallic ties, square-toed pilgrim shoes, and suits that look two sizes too small from the Salvation Army.

You are favorably comparing that dime-a-dozen high school slob look to the "Rubinacci" looks we've been treated to here ... even for young men in law and/or finance (as those young men are IIRC)? And with a sneer to boot?

To each his own I guess.
post #44 of 44
Fuck the slovenly dressed masses that is the 20 something crowd. They can't dress worth a damn. Baggy shirts, ugly jeans, fake distressed jeans, baggy jeans, stupid hats, ugly graphic tees, aerospace looking sneakers, etc, etc. I still wear jeans all the time. I just wear jeans that fit. I wear t-shirts all the time. I just wear t-shirts that fit and show off those brutal workouts I put myself through. I wear sneakers from time to time. I just wear the classic looking sneakers. Do I look my age? Yes. Do I look a million times better than the slobs that populate the street? Damn right I do. And I'm not even trying that hard.
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