Originally Posted by aeglus
it doesn't cost much money at all to not look like shit, they're just too fucking lazy to care
I think it's more that they've never been placed in an environment where they should care. The idea of caring about clothing is totally foreign to them. It's like me saying, "aeglus! You have shitty taste in music! It's not hard to listen to good music, you must not care." I don't actually know what kind of music you like, but it's another whole sphere of the human experience in which people not only don't participate, but don't understand that they can or should participate.
I think they should participate in both things, as well as many other things, but I'm in a position where I can pursue all these interests and aspects of life. If some guy is moving lumber around a field all day and then comes home to be with his kids, I'm not going to bother him for not wanting to go shopping. Also, "fashion" for the untrained is a total minefield of scorn, misinformation, and misplaced elitism. A guy came into work today and tried to explain to me the fact that he had better style than I did because he owned 30 pairs of True Religions... stuff like that.
On topic: I've been called out for wearing a cardigan (in the sense of "only gay guys wear cardigans"), wearing a vest (in the sense of "why would anyone wear a vest"), wearing a blazer to a family reunion (as in, "I guess SOMEONE's back from college"), piercing my ears ("how are people supposed to know you're straight if you pierced both ears"), and being blond ("there's no way that's real, I bet he dyes it and just pretends"). I have gotten nothing but compliments on my beatle boots, though.