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post #1 of 19
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Alright, this Wednesday is my 21st birthday. Being as such, I will be partying hard all night, and I want to be dressed to kill. The bars I'll be going to (I live in a college town-keep this in mind) have collar dress codes for guys. I want to look edgy, and I want y'all's opinion. What I'm thinking about wearing is a white French-cuff shirt, sans links, partially tucked in, black casual-ish pants, Puma tennis shoes, w/ the "swoosh" part (sorry Nike) a dark blue, and a tie. Now the thing is, I'm thinking about wearing the tie loose around my neck and having the top button of the shirt undone. Does this sound alright to everyone? Alright, for part II of my question, the town I live in is no metropolis, we don't have fancy-smancy hair cut shops, but I want to get my eyebrows waxed for the big night. Should I just try a regular haircut place? We have Great Clips and MasterCuts that seem to try to cater to the "hip" guys. Or am I better off going to a (can't believe he's going to write this) beauty salon? Alright, I appreciate the timely responses. ~Michael
post #2 of 19
No offense Michael, but your post left me shaking my head. Eyebrows waxed for your 21st birthday? What has become of today' s youth? When I was 21, many many moons ago, birthday attire consisted of anything you could easily clean the beer and puke off of the next day.
post #3 of 19
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I'm SURE I'm not the only Forum member that's thought of waxing their eyebrows before. Mine are out of control. I'm not doing it for my 21st, it's just that it's an opportune time for me to do it. As far as the "look", I've done the binge drink and puke thing plenty of times. I want to carry a good buzz all night, but I'm not planning on getting sloppy drunk.
post #4 of 19
I've seen some men whose eyebrows make them look like drag queens on their day off.  Keep in mind that the appeal of a man's face decreases as his attention to the eyebrows increases.  A judicious tweeze here or there is all that should ever be needed. About the proposed ensemble...you might ask yourself if it's contextually appropriate.
post #5 of 19
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Yes, it'll be considered appropriate. I'm just more concerned about whether or not it will just go together and look good.
post #6 of 19
Hi Michael, Happy birthday now, since I'm sure to forget by Wednesday. If you are going to wear kicks and a partially untucked shirt, maybe you should ditch the tie and go with jeans. Otherwise, make sure that the pants are either really loose, skater-style, or peg legs (Ramones style, preferably with stripes or checks.) Otherwise, it might seem like you forgot your dress shoes at home (trust me on this one.) Also, I would go with a messed up cord or moleskin jacket (skinny,) or a tight vintage track jacket. Don't go with the tie, unless you are super skinny and going for a Strokes effect, in which case, make sure the shirt is a little too tight, and button it all the way up to the top. Also, as a practical matter, I would leave off the eyebrow experiment for a less important time, especially if you don't live in L.A. or N.Y., where the salon people are more likely to have experience doing eyebrows for men. It could look great, or it could look shite; and looking a wanker on your B-Day is never good.
post #7 of 19
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LA Guy: Thanks for the helpful advice. So you're saying nix the tie completely. Thinking back on things, that sounds like it's probably going to be a good idea. The black pants I plan on wearing are definitely casual pants, and loose. So you think a track jacket might look good? The whole reason for the tie in the first place was because I had a blue tie that perfectly matched the "swoosh" on the Puma's and I thought it'd be a neat, different look. Luckily (lucky?) enough I have a track jacket that's the exact color of the shoes as well. The point for me is to look neat (as in well-put-together, not "cool" neat) and it seems like the white shoes and shirt will look great. On that point, keep in mind that I'd be wearing French-cuffed shirt under the track jacket. Think that's going to be alright?
post #8 of 19
Michael...when I first read this I was thinking "what the hex is this guy thinking"...and after some further re-re-reading...I have somewhat of an idea of what you're trying to pull. For one, it sounds like you're trying to throw "too" much into the whole ensemble. When it comes to special occasions and the sort, Im a firm believer in simpler is better. The tie, track jacket, pumas, French shirt...just all seems like a little over-kill, as if you were trying to wear everything at once. Perhaps as LaGuy suggested, a nice somewhat slim pair of jeans (will they let you in the clubs with them) might work better since it won't be as baggy as say the dress pants. The jeans will also look better with the shoes you're wanting to wear. You can then wear the French shirt with the somewhat loose tie. Im just afraid that if you try to do EVERYTHING all at once, it might just fail completely. Though you're trying to get edgy, its better to ride on the side of safety than dismal failure. As for the eybrows, maybe a pluck here and there if you have a long "single" eyebrow just to create a separation, but thats about it. People are going to wonder what the hex you did when/if they see pictures. As mentioned, stay away from a salon/spa type place, as they might not know what they're doing. ...and that's all I gotta say 'bout that.
post #9 of 19
michael, if you want to be edgy, why not get dressed for your birthday? stand out from the crowd and wear dress shoes, dress pants, and your french cuff shirt sans links. undo the top two buttons. i get the feeling every other guy in the place will be wearing sneakers or casual shoes. i go to dance clubs a lot, and the outfit you mentioned sounds fairly standard to me. no offense, but the way most college kids dress these days, the pumas and casual pants are almost a uniform. sorry la guy, but your advice sounds like that 60s british revival everyone did two years ago. besides, we don't know if the guy is skinny enough to pull it off. michael, if you like girls, don't wax your eyebrows.
post #10 of 19
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michael, if you want to be edgy, why not get dressed for your birthday? stand out from the crowd and wear dress shoes, dress pants, and your french cuff shirt sans links. undo the top two buttons. i get the feeling every other guy in the place will be wearing sneakers or casual shoes. i go to dance clubs a lot, and the outfit you mentioned sounds fairly standard to me. no offense, but the way most college kids dress these days, the pumas and casual pants are almost a uniform. sorry la guy, but your advice sounds like that 60s british revival everyone did two years ago. besides, we don't know if the guy is skinny enough to pull it off. michael, if you like girls, don't wax your eyebrows.
That's the thing. Different styles for different regions. Nobody dresses like my original proposition where I come from. I'm not planning on acting refined, so I don't want to dress it. As for the Pumas, New Balance has the Athens-strangle hold for sure, and Pumas DEFINITELY look much different. At this stage, I'm definitely rethinking the pants. Can we blame the eyebrow thing on lapse of judgement, and also MTV Made? -Heh-. I liked the track jacket look w/ the 'cuffed shirt, but it seemed a little bulky. LAGuy, did you have wearing the actual cuff on the OUTSIDE of the jacket in mind? The blue jacket did look awful with the black pants, as I was afraid it might (it's a midnight blue and baby blue, so the contrasting colors don't help the dark shade of blue out any against the black pants.) I know that this whole thread over one night's attire might seem ridonkulous (yes I know) to most, but I just want everyone to understand that, here in Athens Georgia, your 21st birthday is equivalent to a superstar's walk down the red carpet. About 10 rolls of film will be spent before the night's over, and I'll be in (at least) half of those pictures, so I want everything to be perfect. Thanks for the advice everyone. I wish I had more clothes to work with / time to buy some, but unfortunately these are about the "neatest" (cool this time) things I've come up with. Other than that it's just standard fare Jeff Rose polos, lots and lots of jeans, and a few different style pairs of khakis.
post #11 of 19
I'm of the less-is-more school of thought: throw on a pair of nice jeans, an untucked button-up shirt (preferably neither tight and white nor striped in the presently oh-so-trendy fashion) with the sleeves rolled up, and a pair of light coloured loafers.
post #12 of 19
Okay, I'm completely forgotten about the French cuffs. Better stay away from the track jacket. Really, maybe you should go with jeans and a tight blazer style jacket. matadorpoeta: the vintage track jacket and peglegs is pretty British revival, but the other stuff isn't; and besides, loads of designers are still doing mod. Besides, with club casual, you have a limited number of options to work with. I personally like some military gear in my getups (combats or a military style shirt or a web belt or the French DJ look, but I think that the British revival thing still works pretty well (Yeah, you have to be skinny though.) As for really dressing it up for the club scene? I think that it only works if you don't look like the type of guy who might wear a suit to work (sorry middle-aged guys.) and if the suit is in a cut and color that would be frowned upon by your IBM supervisor - a Black HL or a JPG might work, a Hickey Freeman, no, no, no. MikeF: Loafers - no, for the love of all that is good and beautiful.
post #13 of 19
Why not just jump to the chase and invite a girl you have your eye on over to your place, make her dinner, open a bottle of wine, get on the couch together and watch a rented DVD, and see where it goes from there? Sounds a lot more fun to me than going out to clubs in some college town. Unless that is, you don't have a specific girl in mind...
post #14 of 19
...cuz that's all 'dem doggs do in UGA. =] Plus...Athens doesn't have much - it's only a college town. (I'm playing Michael...just grumpy because you Bulldogs give us GaTech-folks a beatin' all the time.) ha.
post #15 of 19
Have a great birthday. As I did on my 21st in Athens, you need to puke under the Arches after you enjoy your night.
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