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post #61 of 97
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

Every post I have noticed beside your username today has been dumb to say the least.

thanks. i'm glad someone notices all the hard work i put in around here.
post #62 of 97
Hey OP,

Wear what you want to. You know best the social scene, and if sniggers and taunts don't vex you then you're in a better place than most of your peers. Kudos for sticking up for yourself.

Now, it's a bit tough to recommend anything w/o knowing what you plan to wear with it. I'll assume that the pic w/ your profile is you, and a bow tie isn't going to work with a black outfit. Post some pics of other clothes you currently own.
post #63 of 97
I think knowing how to dress well is knowing how to dress within the context of the environment. You may stick out like a sore thumb wearing a bowtie. If thats your thing, more power to you, but I think wearing a bowtie in high school is starting to venture into that costume-ish area where the hot topic, abercrombie, etc live -- not that there is anything wrong with that, just know you are heading there.

Save your money and start investing in some some staples -- boots/shoes, nice denim, a good coat etc. These things are far more worth your time and money as they will carry you through college and into your working world.
post #64 of 97
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Originally Posted by CodPiece View Post

Mine was not a post intended to be negative towards you, sorry if it may have read that way.
Your date is cute and you look pretty handsome; fine bone structure, good skin and decent build. The suggestion of a different haircut is actually a good one. Get the basics nailed first.
High school tends to be either herd mentality or costume-y (emo/hipster/goth/abercrombe mall rat, whatever). Wearing the full-on Mens Clothing thing will put you beyond where anyone feels comfortable and hurt you socially. Slava Renko's post is a good warning, heed it. However, adding a single piece to a well-fitted and tuned outfit (good denim, slim fit oxford, nice shoes) would make you pretty cool.
In order to look good, you need to dress on the better side of your social norms. In my case, I work at a software company and so that means business casual. No matter how much I want to wear coat and tie, I would look like an ass by out dressing my colleagues by such a high degree. This is your case as well.
In the other thread, Barims gave quite a few good suggestions. I would also suggest that you steer clear of the Mens Clothing section of this forum.

This is very good advice.
post #65 of 97
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Originally Posted by hoozah View Post

I don't know if that was directed at me? I'm not poor.. I live in a $500,000 home and we're moving to a bigger home in a few months. Mind you, I'm not rich either... but definitely not poor.

I wasn't calling you poor, I was trying to one-up you on saying baseless, fucktarded things that add nothing to this thread.
post #66 of 97
This thread is now about desert boots.
post #67 of 97
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by CodPiece View Post

Mine was not a post intended to be negative towards you, sorry if it may have read that way.
Your date is cute and you look pretty handsome; fine bone structure, good skin and decent build. The suggestion of a different haircut is actually a good one. Get the basics nailed first.
High school tends to be either herd mentality or costume-y (emo/hipster/goth/abercrombe mall rat, whatever). Wearing the full-on Mens Clothing thing will put you beyond where anyone feels comfortable and hurt you socially. Slava Renko's post is a good warning, heed it. However, adding a single piece to a well-fitted and tuned outfit (good denim, slim fit oxford, nice shoes) would make you pretty cool.
In order to look good, you need to dress on the better side of your social norms. In my case, I work at a software company and so that means business casual. No matter how much I want to wear coat and tie, I would look like an ass by out dressing my colleagues by such a high degree. This is your case as well.
In the other thread, Barims gave quite a few good suggestions. I would also suggest that you steer clear of the Mens Clothing section of this forum.


 

Thanks.  I guess I won't try the bowtie yet, so I'll stick to what I wear and look into getting better clothes as you suggested.  Now what kind of haircut would you suggest for me?  I'm not really familiar with those; I've gotten the same haircut my entire life.  

 

And she was actually my friend's date, she's just a good friend to me.  tounge.gif

 

To your last sentence, is it because a lot of the people in the Men's Clothing section are like this, or because it wouldn't fit what I'd wear?  

post #68 of 97

hey guys I just got mine in beeswax. It's a toss up...but mink oil, or obenauf's?

post #69 of 97
obenauf's.
post #70 of 97
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Now what kind of haircut would you suggest for me?  I'm not really familiar with those; I've gotten the same haircut my entire life.  

 



start growing your hair out (at least in front). being of asian heritage, there are a lot of options. but something basic like this would put you in the right direction
 

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This, however, should be your end goal
 

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post #71 of 97
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Originally Posted by JustTheDoctor View Post

Thanks.  I guess I won't try the bowtie yet, so I'll stick to what I wear and look into getting better clothes as you suggested.  Now what kind of haircut would you suggest for me?  I'm not really familiar with those; I've gotten the same haircut my entire life.  

To your last sentence, is it because a lot of the people in the Men's Clothing section are like this, or because it wouldn't fit what I'd wear?  

Why no Men's Clothing? Did you ever see the 40 year old douchebag who wears spiked hair, a goatee, tight Hollister shirts and Vans? He looks like a) he's trying too hard and b) ridiculous for chasing after his lost youth. A teenager in Mens Clothing is the opposite because the style tends to run towards a more mature aesthetic, putting you in the 'kid dressing like his grandfather' realm.

For me, MC doesn't work because my work environment is a lot like your high school. That and the fact that I had other issues to deal with before thinking about pocket squares and wild socks. Like my weight, physique, hair and glasses. Once I nailed that to a degree (still working on it), I moved on to a few pair of selvage jeans and a couple of tailored dress pants, nice shoes (including desert boots), etc. People notice, favorably. I still fit in, yet remain creative and on the edge of this norm imposed on me by the herd.

Everyone wears jeans? Get some dark indigos, black or grey denim (do a search to learn the nuances of fit). If you can't afford the brands bandied around here, get the $20 Levi's shrink-to-fit at Sears (there's a huge topic on these). Everyone has a backpack? Look at canvas and leather bookbag. That kind of thing. Well-fitting basics plus details equals one awesome high school guy.

In my opinion, if you are compelled to wear jacket and tie, it's hard to go wrong with the conservative look of the Brewster Academy link I posted earlier because you look like a student, not a sales clerk. It works for thousands of prep school students around the country.

Do a search for "Asian hair" on this forum, some good advice there.

You're a good sport. Read carefully the critique offered in these forums; it's very different than the feel-good soccer mom enthusiasm, but more like that of a good coach to his star player.

Hope this helps.
post #72 of 97
being an asian man who went to high school in the northeast and graduated about 5 years back, i have some experience here.

dont wear the bowtie. i knew alot of the kids who tried to to push their style into areas where they arent comfortable but thinks that it looks cool and they were always on edge about how they look. it wont do much for your confidence if you are wondering nonstop whether the bowtie is gonna work or not.

and its high school, dont worry about trying to outdress everybody. get some good grades, find a girlfriend (sometimes being the "best" dressed hinders your chances of finding one), and get into a good college. thats all you should be focused on. the beauty of high school for boys at least is that no one gives a shit about what youre wearing.

oh and +1 on avoiding mens clothing. there are some delusional dudes in there.
post #73 of 97
New suggestion: wear a skirt

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post #74 of 97

I don't know about high school, but I am a med student and shirt and tie is standard dress in the hospital for students. Some students try to push the envelope with bowties... I guess because they see some of the older docs doing it. It always looks bad. Often they are a little strange and socially uncomfortable, anyway, and the bowtie just compounds that. Plus, did I say it looks bad? Some people fool themselves into thinking they can rock the look. They can't and they don't. (the older docs don't look much better, but they could give a flying fu*k what anyone thinks, plus, docs are notoriously bad dressers, so the bowtie kinda fits anyway). I don't know about your position, but in my position as a student, you kinda want people to take you seriously. It's hard to take someone seriously if you're staring at a bowtie. The departure from the convention doesn't convey self confidence as much as it does a lack of self awareness.

post #75 of 97
Please to post pics of bow-tie wearers looking "sick" and "masculine."

Caught the line about black and white nationalists "owning" bow ties before you deleted it... like Nation of Islam? Are we talking brother Mouzone or what?

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