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post #16 of 47

^what the poster above said sums it up really. just use your own judgement based on the situation/location as to how much you should "dress up" and go with it if you're happy

post #17 of 47
People like you for your personality; not the clothes you wear. If they link the two, they're idiots.
post #18 of 47

When you're just hanging out and lounging around with friends you don't dress up.. It's not really the right situation. Though it sounds like dress up for you might be casual for others—chinos and a polo. Suits are generally for business, or you could wear a suit if you're going to a nice club that's prominent in nightlife and draws a stylish and fashionable crowd (like The Boom Boom Room at the top of The Standard in Manhattan—not a club like Pacha). For something like that, if you want to look sharp you could wear a suit and go "ahmadinejad" without the tie. If you are going to a restaurant that is casual enough for people to wear jeans and a hoodie, then a suit probably isn't appropriate. 

post #19 of 47
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Originally Posted by hermes man View Post

having the same problem
so thats why the only time i can dress up is when i go out with girls, because girls they always dress up to the nine and dress to impress

"Me so horny. Me love you long time. Me sucky sucky"
post #20 of 47
You just dress to a degree where it is appropriate and comfortable.

Your friends should know you are a clothing lover, hence they wouldn't mind.
post #21 of 47
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

hmmm... is that why in that link below; you dress like a brand whore with no discerning taste and just rely on look books and price tags to help in your decisions, son?

Hermes Man a brand whore?.... nod[1].gif

His "So High Fashion" is one of the very few clothing and fashion blogs that I read regularly...a real gem. Because it mirrors perfectly many people I've known and worked with here in China.
post #22 of 47
Thread Starter 

The thing is, this is kind of a recent change. I used to just be a short or jeans and a t-shirt guy too, but several months ago I started to lose weight which gave me more confidence, and I started to appreciate the way I look in nicer clothes. So I begun the process of upgrading my wardrobe then, and as of right now I have 3 suits, a few sport coats, some nice dress shirts, etc. but I've never really gotten an opportunity to wear them outside of job interviews and a couple of formal dinners.

 

A few months ago I went to Twin River casino for my friend's birthday and I wore a sport coat with a t-shirt and chinos, I'll probably just do that again. I'm thinking about wearing a beige jacket, though. Would dressy blue jeans go better with a beige jacket?
 

post #23 of 47
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Originally Posted by tinnstanks View Post

Just do what you like. If they really are your friends then they will eventually get used to how you like to dress.
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Plus really good friends can even suggest some good options for you.

post #24 of 47
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Hermes Man a brand whore?.... nod[1].gif
His "So High Fashion" is one of the very few clothing and fashion blogs that I read regularly...a real gem. Because it mirrors perfectly many people I've known and worked with here in China.

you mean like every other pencil neck spoiled spawn of new money from china all the way down to indonesia
post #25 of 47
There are suits and there are suits; a cotton suit does not come off as too crisp when you wear it without a tie, and it wrinkles nicely for the casual touch.

My suggestion: khaki cotton suit with light or no padding, nice shirt, suede shoes with rubber soles (e.g. desert boots) or even tennis shoes (don't kill me...) if you are in your early twenties.

Your friends will follow your example soon enough.
post #26 of 47
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Originally Posted by Inker19 View Post

Hello all!

 

Long time lurker, first post. I've viewed this site many times for style tips, and I now have need of your advice. This is a general question of "how to dress up when your friends don't?"

 

First off, I'm in my early 20s and I'll start with a specific example: My birthday is coming up very soon and I am planning to go to Foxwoods casino with a couple of friends. One of them is a jeans-and-tshirt type and the other is a raver and wears shorts, loud t-shirts, and loud accessories. Me, on the other hand, I enjoy dressing up. I've thought about wearing a button-front shirt with dress chinos or dress jeans with a blazer or maybe even a suit.

 

But most of the time I want to dress up when hanging out with friends who don't, I feel pressured not too and I usually just wear a casual button-down or a t-shirt with jeans or shorts. Because I feel like I would be out of place and my friends would react weird to it.

 

Any advice or tips? Thank you!

Your friends sound like uncouth proles. Get some new friends or dress like a lower class sloblol8[1].gif

post #27 of 47
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

you mean like every other pencil neck spoiled spawn of new money from china all the way down to indonesia

Yes.
post #28 of 47

99% of dressing well is to dress right for the ocassion. Dont wear a suit if its not the time, place, or ocassion for it. its never cool

post #29 of 47
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Originally Posted by hermes man View Post

having the same problem

Have you considered befriending the OP, Inker19?
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Originally Posted by Inker19 View Post

Me, on the other hand, I enjoy dressing up.


Any advice or tips?

Have you considered befriending hermes man?
post #30 of 47
^^^^ I laughed
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