Recently I started dating a girl who told me that she had never been drawn to a guy who wore tailored clothing before. She said generally suits were a turn-off to her and that she favored a much more relaxed, unstudied aesthetic when it came to what guys wear (read: "macho" sloppy). While she admits to liking my approach to dressing the more she sees it, it was weird for me to think that a girl would be turned off by a guy in tailored clothing. Especially considering every girl I've dated up to her has loved how much pride I take in getting dressed.
I'm curious to know if anyone else has encountered a similar situation. I'm equally as curious to hear what other members' wives, girlfriends or even female friends think of their style. Do they think of it as a passion, a hobby, a guilty pleasure? Do they poke fun or encourage?
Since so many people come here and inquire about how to get laid by dressing well or how to catch the eye of a woman through style, I think some discussion on how the women we know and/or sleep with perceive our tastes and interests is warranted. Discuss.