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Vancloth is the same idea
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I feel many of us would dress differently if we were actively looking for a life partner.
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What
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I feel many of us would dress differently if we were actively looking for a life partner.

I didn't. But I guess that I was never "actively" looking either. I mean, do you really want to bait-and-switch, or would you try to change your personality altogether?
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I have one Mackintosh raincoat made of bonded cotton and one made of Ventile. The one made of Ventile is so much more comfortable to wear in warmer weather. Not even close.
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I didn't. But I guess that I was never "actively" looking either. I mean, do you really want to bait-and-switch, or would you try to change your personality altogether?

Personality and clothing are not necessarily linked. I would be the same person if I just wore jeans. I'm talking about full eg, or full Rick etc. I would be too self conscious to dress the way I do if I were dating. I would definitely tone it down to more basic things. I think more universally appealing.
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I think they are bonded cotton (some kind of water repellent elastine coating iirc) but the Hancock VA trenches and rain coats look pretty great. I generally don't like the style but if I was going to buy a raincoat it would probably be one of these:

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I mean, do you really want to bait-and-switch, or would you try to change your personality altogether?

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Local Area Woman in Shock When Former J. Crew Looking Boyfriend Suddenly Shows up in Needles Rebuild After Two Years of Dating.
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Yes, sometimes wearing Mackintosh is like wrapping myself in a plastic bag on a rainy day. Ventile isn't too much better.
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Yes, sometimes wearing Mackintosh is like wrapping myself in a plastic bag on a rainy day. Ventile isn't too much better.

Whatever it is that Norwegian Rain uses is pretty breathable.  I have never had an issue of being all sweating inside wearing my Rive Gauche, and my wife wears her Raincho like a regular jacket.

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Personality and clothing are not necessarily linked. I would be the same person if I just wore jeans. I'm talking about full eg, or full Rick etc. I would be too self conscious to dress the way I do if I were dating. I would definitely tone it down to more basic things. I think more universally appealing.

Personality and clothing ARE linked, insofar as clothing is a signifier of you interact with your environment, what cultural groups you are in or aspire to be in, your consumer values, and the list goes on. Obviously, your clothing doesn't say everything about your personality, but it's certainly not insignificant, and is probably important compared to a lot of other consumer choices, especially given that clothing is something you care about.

 

Right now, do you wear full Engineered Garments (or full Edward Green?) or full Rick?

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Personality and clothing ARE linked, insofar as clothing is a signifier of you interact with your environment, what cultural groups you are in or aspire to be in, your consumer values, and the list goes on. Obviously, your clothing doesn't say everything about your personality, but it's certainly not insignificant, and is probably important compared to a lot of other consumer choices, especially given that clothing is something you care about.

 

Right now, do you wear full Engineered Garments (or full Edward Green?) or full Rick?

 

@ghostface via No Man Walks Alone's tumblr

 

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I’ve always been drawn to beautiful natural materials, weird textures, clean lines, and organic shapes. The earliest manifestations of that attraction drew me to alpine mountain environments and, when back in civilization, to amateur interior design. In both cases I was seeking and finding a certain kind of aesthetic experience, a sense of harmony that included elements of risk and imperfection. It was only natural for this interest to spread eventually to clothing, since choosing what to put on our bodies is just a more intimate, direct version of shaping our personal environments. But I only made that transition in a deliberate way five or so years ago. I suppose that does make it a long gestation period. 
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Personality and clothing are not necessarily linked. I would be the same person if I just wore jeans. I'm talking about full eg, or full Rick etc. I would be too self conscious to dress the way I do if I were dating. I would definitely tone it down to more basic things. I think more universally appealing.

 

The key is to lock a partner down while you are still not interested in/not knowledgeable about "Fashun" but are still "stylish in a basic JCrew" kind of way. That way, once you start to get interested in more interesting pieces, your partner is much more likely to just indulge your hobby. Speaking from experience as my fiance these days just kind of gently mocks me in a good natured way for wearing big Yohji pants and baroque Dries prints

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The key is to lock a partner down while you are still not interested in/not knowledgeable about "Fashun" but are still "stylish in a basic JCrew" kind of way. That way, once you start to get interested in more interesting pieces, your partner is much more likely to just indulge your hobby. Speaking from experience as my fiance these days just kind of gently mocks me in a good natured way for wearing big Yohji pants and baroque Dries prints

So, increased interest in fashion is in the same category as growing older and crankier.

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So, increased interest in fashion is in the same category as growing older and crankier.


For me, in a way, yes. Mostly because as I get older, I just don't care as much about what other people think. So I see something that resonates with me, I'll wear it, and if other people think that it looks absurd, screw it.

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