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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Hi,


My name is Dave, 26 years old.
I have very little fashion sense and that's why I'm looking for some advice on fashion.
I've already asked some women in my social circle but I get a lot of conflicting information.

I usually wear a jeans and a t-shirt or a polo shirt but I feel this makes me "blend in" too much and doesn't make me stand out.
That's why I want to buy some new outfits I can wear to clubs which get more attention from women.
I'm a fairly short guy (about 5'9) but broad shouldered and muscled (compete in strength sports).

 

I have done some reading and found some possible combinations:

 

A bright colored chino pants (bright red, cobalt blue or grass green) with a dress shirt or a polo shirt (these don't have to be bright then, to keep the focus on the pants.)

 

A different option would be a light blue dress shirt, a black waistcoat, blue jeans, red pocket square, and maybe a red tie?

 

Maybe I could do something with a white dress shirt, a black sports jacket and a jeans?

 

Are these options any good? Or do you know some other combinations that are better suited?

 

You're advice is appreciated.


Thanks,

 

Dave

post #2 of 22
I think you're going to have trouble pulling off the "looks" you've described; they sound very awkward indeed... (the blue/black/red combo feels very off, just from description alone). Also, and this is a personal opinion, ditch the polo shirts.

The first thing I'd do is spend some time going through the WAYWT thread (http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/) to see what the well-dressed posters on here are wearing. You should also take note of the brands whose names come up frequently on here, work out which ones fit into the styles you're drawn to, and then hit ebay or the Marketplace here -- you will be able to upgrade your wardrobe quite quickly, and not too expensively. For a start, you might consider investing in some good raw denim jeans ($300+), some chambray shirts and a good pair of mid-priced boots (Wolverine, Chippewa, Red Wing) - these are the foundations of a solid, wearable and easy-to-pull-off wardrobe that won't be a radical departure from your current style but will instantly make you looks a thousand times better.

Leave the pastel chinos alone for now, son.
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by volatile View Post

I think you're going to have trouble pulling off the "looks" you've described; they sound very awkward indeed... (the blue/black/red combo feels very off, just from description alone). Also, and this is a personal opinion, ditch the polo shirts.

The first thing I'd do is spend some time going through the WAYWT thread (http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/) to see what the well-dressed posters on here are wearing. You should also take note of the brands whose names come up frequently on here, work out which ones fit into the styles you're drawn to, and then hit ebay or the Marketplace here -- you will be able to upgrade your wardrobe quite quickly, and not too expensively. For a start, you might consider investing in some good raw denim jeans ($300+), some chambray shirts and a good pair of mid-priced boots (Wolverine, Chippewa, Red Wing) - these are the foundations of a solid, wearable and easy-to-pull-off wardrobe that won't be a radical departure from your current style but will instantly make you looks a thousand times better.

Leave the pastel chinos alone for now, son.

Also: Some starter stores, from whom you can't easily go wrong:

https://unionmadegoods.com/
http://www.endclothing.co.uk/
https://www.thebureaubelfast.com/
http://havenshop.ca/
http://www.selfedge.com/

None of these shops are particularly out-there in terms of what they sell, but they all stock high-quality, solid, beautiful and easily-word basics.
post #4 of 22
I like those stores but none of them particularly scream "clubbing" to me.
post #5 of 22
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I like those stores but none of them particularly scream "clubbing" to me.

Fair point, but I took the cue from the fact he currently goes clubbing in polo shirts... I don't think this guy is hanging out at Berghain.
post #6 of 22
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Fair point, but I took the cue from the fact he currently goes clubbing in polo shirts... I don't think this guy is hanging out at Berghain.

I get that you're a bit skeptical towards polos, but I could see them working in a more casual setting (depending on where he goes clubbing), as he mentioned that he has a muscular physique, where a polo could emphasize this.

post #7 of 22
This thread will not end well. lurker[1].gif

Polos + chinos = country club or Best Buy employee.

Traditional vests w/o jackets = awful.

Tie w/o jacket = awful.

Dress shirt + blazer + jeans is the best combination out of those suggested, but a lot harder to do well than GQ or whatever magazine/blog might lead you to believe.

Also, footwear...

Inb4 "dress for yourself not to pick up chicks wtf" and "work on your game first".
Edited by cyc wid it - 5/17/14 at 12:03pm
post #8 of 22

I agree with what you're saying there cyc. but I was more talking about jeans + polo - for example I've gotten one out in a long-sleeved polo and some dark jeans. And footwear should obviously be something that fits with the rest of the outfit but you don't care about getting trashed. Luckily sneakers is the most common thing to go clubbing in where I live.

post #9 of 22
The ultimate clubbing clothes are clothes not worn for clubbing.
post #10 of 22

 

 

/s

post #11 of 22
Just get a sick leather jacket, $2000 boots, Uni-qlo black jeans, and some t-shirts that fit... Everything else is optional in fashion
post #12 of 22
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Just get a sick leather jacket, $2000 boots, Uni-qlo black jeans, and some t-shirts that fit... Everything else is optional in fashion

Are you missing a /s there at the end? I wouldn't really feel like having my $2000 boots destroyed at a club.

post #13 of 22
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Are you missing a /s there at the end? I wouldn't really feel like having my $2000 boots destroyed at a club.

No point in buying $2000 boots unless you're gonna wear them
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post #14 of 22

what's the location of these clubs?  im guessing somewhere in europe vs a suburb of cleveland, the fashion will change as well.  last time i went clubbing was 15 years ago, where everyone wore express polyester shirts or affliction tshirts (everyone was in the ufc then).

post #15 of 22
Clubs are dark and everyone is fucked up anyways, why is everyone so interested in "club fashion."
I wanna see more posts WHAT DO I WEAR TO THE LIBRARY IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
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