Originally Posted by Papa Doble
This kind of goes with the saying that a man should appear as though he put some thought into the way he dressed that morning, and then completely forgot about it for the rest of the day. I think the forgot about it part usually means he's not constantly checking himself to make sure all the little details are perfect (and is instead focusing on the people he's with, and so on), but in this case, could also mean that he has the confidence to wear what he chose, and is not playing a mental game of doubting himself.
I'd be curious to hear how you guys handle any negative comments about the way you dress.
Yup, I think the original quote is "A man should look as if he dressed himself carefully, and then forgot all about it." If you're being finicky in your outfit, however nice it is, others will notice your discomfort.
As for the negative comments, I rarely even justify them with a verbal response. It's quite clear to my friends and peers that I spend more money on, and know/care more about, clothing and the like. Every time I wear something that they don't understand, I'm met with sassy comments about how silly I look, which are quickly put to a stop with rarely more than a raised eyebrow and an expression of "Oh, please tell me more about how I should dress."
The most unfortunate part about caring for clothing at a college age is that lots of people of both genders presume that I'm gay, largely because I'm not wearing the baggy t-shirt and sneakers uniform that currently plagues our campuses. But even that's an issue that's resolved quickly within conversation.
Originally Posted by ElDave
Extending this topic, I am in the group who would be harassed if I wore python shoes to work.
So I'm curious...where/when do you guys intend to wear these shoes? Unless you're a fashion designer, ad agency guy (at a "forward" agency), or may a club promoter, I don't see where/when anyone would wear these python austerity brogues.
Anybody car to share their plans?
If a rerun is offered and I can pick up a pair, I'll simply wear them with trousers to my classes. It seems like you've stereotyped the shoes as only being suitable for somewhat sleazy guys, and I think that's a mistake; they're definitely crazy, but they're still beautiful shoes.