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post #61 of 161
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Originally Posted by Strombollii View Post
This is some of the best advice I've read on the forum.

This thread has actually had some really awesome and insightful posts actually. Although I'm 21 and never worn a suit so the necessity of dress clothes is questionable, then again I went to a wedding this year and felt mildly underdressed doing what I could with what I own until I saw a dude in a sweater and cargo pants.
post #62 of 161
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Originally Posted by wogbog View Post
This thread has actually had some really awesome and insightful posts actually. Although I'm 21 and never worn a suit so the necessity of dress clothes is questionable, then again I went to a wedding this year and felt mildly underdressed doing what I could with what I own until I saw a dude in a sweater and cargo pants.

You were under-dressed. You should have worn a suit.
post #63 of 161
Someday I might
post #64 of 161
It's funny, I was of the "I'm a freshman in college and don't need a suit yet" mentality up until a few months ago. I've needed one twice insofar, and I'll need one again in June. Definitely a necessity.
post #65 of 161
Suits are a necessary part of being an adult. But most people will only need one or two. Make sure those are good so they last a good while.
post #66 of 161
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
I'm 28 now and have come along financially to the point where I can buy what I want, but I think if I had the foresight at 17 to get more dedicated to my style, I may have locked in my personal style long ago and be in a totally different place from where I am now. Maybe a good thing, probably not a bad thing.

I do think you should have 2 basic looks - casual and formal. You won't ever wear the latter much, but in high school, until the end, and at some points in college, I did go to enough stuff where being dressed up was required and you really don't want to be that asshole wearing sneakers with khakis and a buttonup shirt as your 'formal' look. Go black, look clean for this kind of stuff. If you can, get a proper suit, a good shirt, a simple tie, and a good pair of shoes. Girls will like it. You can choose to multi-task some of that stuff, but if it were me, I wouldn't. I'd just keep 'nice clothes' nice and leave them be. Have a nice pair of clean laceup shoes you only wear on those occasions, and they'll last several years. If you try to mix them in with casual stuff, they'll get beat up, obviously.

As for casual, it's gonna be your look 90% of the time, so do as you may. I don't raelly believe in khakis, but jeans are staple. Basic white tees. A nice pair of sneakers. Maybe a black leather jacket if you can afford it, if not, a peacoat and then some sort of windbreaker, like a Harrington. A couple v neck sweaters. A couple buttondown shirts. Keep it all trim fitting, cropped, sag your pants a bit, and enjoy being young. Do something with your hair, as well.

This is good advice.

Stay basic.
post #67 of 161
A few pairs of shorts at least $400+.
post #68 of 161
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Originally Posted by Nereis View Post
Suits are a necessary part of being an adult. But most people will only need one or two. Make sure those are good so they last a good while.

Fuck that noise. The only suit I'll ever wear is the one they bury me in.
post #69 of 161
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Originally Posted by CharlieAngel View Post
Fuck that noise. The only suit I'll ever wear is the one they bury me in.

Don't go to many weddings, do you?
post #70 of 161
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Originally Posted by Strombollii View Post
Don't go to many weddings, do you?

you dont have to wear a suit to a wedding... depending on the wedding of course.
post #71 of 161
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Originally Posted by Strombollii View Post
Don't go to many weddings, do you?
Might not be a bad thing, considering how much it costs to attend a wedding.. blah.
post #72 of 161
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Originally Posted by phoenixrecon View Post
you dont have to wear a suit to a wedding... depending on the wedding of course.
I'd be pissed if some dude showed up at my wedding without a suit. Granted, I don't really want to get married but hypothetically speaking it's incredibly rude. Juveniles have more leeway; I'm not going to expect a suited up 13 year old. But once you're an adult, you're a dick if you don't.
post #73 of 161
lets just say at my cousins wedding i wore a tie cardigan and trousers... very casual and not even close to a suit...

I was over dressed...

and they kept asking why i was dressed like mr rogers... because of my cardigan...
post #74 of 161
such a previous level joke, i feel like these people are a decade or two behind
post #75 of 161
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Originally Posted by phoenixrecon View Post
and they kept asking why i was dressed like mr rogers... because of my cardigan...

I only get this comment from old people in dumpy pants.
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