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post #31 of 56
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Originally Posted by PreppyBoy View Post
I've had too many women I know for years say, "I saw you but did not say hi because I felt you would not respond."

Maybe they thought you were autistic.
post #32 of 56
You should try and dress equal to her, you don;t want to make her feel under or over dressed in any way. A lot of it depends on the venue and nature of the date, also if she dresses like a whole then in is compltely acceptable to dress better then her.
post #33 of 56
Doesn't matter if he's in a tux and she's in a burlap sack, no guy in the world can out-dress a hot blonde.
post #34 of 56
Thing is, girls can dress up a lot more without looking more formal and hence overdressed. Guys can only do so much to "dress up" without putting a jacket on.
post #35 of 56
I just put on a jacket. A tie would be too much, especially considering that we might go elsewhere afterwards.
post #36 of 56
As a practical matter, how do you know when you are going to be "outdressing" your date? I should think few men and women correlate their attire before going out together. The nature of the date should be a clue to both. Catching a movie together would obviously call for a more casual look than dinner at an upscale restaurant.

One case of mismatching was when I was taking a woman I had dated a bit to a shooting range to instruct her in the rudiments of pistolcraft. She showed up in a nice floral print dress and high heels! I don't know why she overdressed so much. She said she just wanted to. The matter had no seeming effect on the progress of our relationship.

On another occasion a few years earlier, I was taking my heartthrob of the moment out for her birthday. I had said it would be to quite a nice restaurant. She was very underdressed for the occasion, and I just got the feeling that evening it was not going to work out, and our relationship declined thereafter.
post #37 of 56
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
Maybe they thought you were autistic.

Or deaf?
post #38 of 56
If you are a Dandy, or Dandy aspirant, your aim should be to outdress everyone, no exceptions. However, since so few of you mere mortals can reach the rarefied heights of Le Dandy you should aim to dress slightly worse than your date as the female psyche is fragile enough. Yours, G.
post #39 of 56
What is upstaging your date? I mean should I look awful because she cant dress?
post #40 of 56
Let's keep our eye on the ball here...do what it takes to bring the evening to a successful conclusion

post #41 of 56
Well, here's a woman's perspective: I want you to be properly dressed.

I believe that looking your best - now that's not "formal", but it is nicely put together, pressed, tidy and stylish is always going to be the right decision. The point (I believe) is to be yourself, but also to impress her a little (just like as it is reciprocally) and show you are worthy of the effort, as is she.

Summertime often brings out some unfortunate dating attire - ask a woman to join you for a casual drink at a bar with a view and show up in cargo khakis, a baggy shirt and flip flops? Not your best choice, both from a respect point of view, and just what flatters you.
post #42 of 56
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Originally Posted by AnnSOS View Post
Well, here's a woman's perspective:[snip]

We don't get enough opinion from women around here . In what other ways do you feel men get it wrong? No hurry with the reply, but before this coming Saturday 14th would be nice. Thanks.

Lear
post #43 of 56
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Originally Posted by AnnSOS View Post
Well, here's a woman's perspective: I want you to be properly dressed.

I believe that looking your best - now that's not "formal", but it is nicely put together, pressed, tidy and stylish is always going to be the right decision. The point (I believe) is to be yourself, but also to impress her a little (just like as it is reciprocally) and show you are worthy of the effort, as is she.

Summertime often brings out some unfortunate dating attire - ask a woman to join you for a casual drink at a bar with a view and show up in cargo khakis, a baggy shirt and flip flops? Not your best choice, both from a respect point of view, and just what flatters you.

Welcome. We have two other active female image consultants on StyleForvm:

1. iLookOK

Dating (women):



How moobier guys should dress:



Speaking of which, the importance of sunscreen:



2. The other female image consultant is mensimageconsultant...don't let the username throw you:



I've been hoping for a consultant who isn't as expensive as mensimageconsultant. Sigh.

There's a thread here called WAYWRNthat shows guys standing next to urinals or in front of toilets. That's where the StyleForvm rubber hits the road. There's a lot of feminine perspective offered there, but nearly none from an actual woman.

Someday, I hope to muster the courage to post there.


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post #44 of 56
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post
We don't get enough opinion from women around here

Lear

That's the last thing we need. If we listened to the majority of women's opinions about how we should dress, we'd all be wearing square toed kenneth coles, black suits, and ed hardy t-shirts. This site is about dressing to SF-Groupthink standards, not women's.
post #45 of 56
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Originally Posted by oroy38 View Post
That's the last thing we need. If we listened to the majority of women's opinions about how we should dress, we'd all be wearing square toed kenneth coles, black suits, and ed hardy t-shirts. This site is about dressing to SF-Groupthink standards, not women's.

I condemn your misogony.


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