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post #16 of 56
I was wearing a pair of well polished AE Byron in chilli color with taps on heal and toe. As I was walking past the supermarket a drunk/stoned guy noticed them and said, "Nice shoes, mate!"

To which I replied with a broad smile, "Thanks".

His next comment was, "How tall are you?", shortly followed by, "Do you have a big willy?"

At that point, I realized there was not much point in continuing the conversation LOL
post #17 of 56
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Black people seem more appreciative of clothing--most of my compliments were from black people.

This is true. I wore my seersucker out in DC last week and got 3 compliments from various black men, but I also got one from a female tourist visiting the area from Atlanta. One guy yelled from across the street, "THAT BROTHAS GOT A SEERSUCKER ON! DAMN THAT SHIT'S TIGHT!"
post #18 of 56
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Black people seem more appreciative of clothing--most of my compliments were from black people.
Agreed 100%.

I get most if not all my compliments at lunch time while walking to get a bite to eat. Like yesterday, one of the downtown cleaning people said to me: "that suit looks sharp, my man."
post #19 of 56
there's a black guy around the office I work in that compliments me on my alden and trickers boots. Actually, the trickers have gotten more comments than the rest of my stuff combined. But even the top managers wear fused suits and cheaps shoes (we're talkin gs-14s and 15s). I do like getting compliments, as well as giving them when I see something I like.
post #20 of 56
Happens all the time at the office, but I feel it has more to do with the general decline in business dress that makes a person stand out if they make half an effort.
post #21 of 56
I get compliments from coworkers often. Strangers seem to notice my wedding band and watches (not all worn at once of course) more than anything else.
post #22 of 56
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Originally Posted by batorizer View Post
(we're talkin gs-14s and 15s).

Even those at the top of the GS scale are not sartorial or financial ballers, I'm surprised they even wear suits vs. polo/slacks.

I try to always wear a suit when I fly for work. On a weekend, that almost always draws a compliment and has even kicked off a few good conversations.
post #23 of 56
Glasses, watch, and boots get compliments the most. A shoe shine guy once praised my Trickers as I passed.
post #24 of 56
C&J Monks for Barney's in Chestnut.

People love these shoes. It's the only shoe I have that gets other young guys to ask me what they are and where to get them. College kid followed me into the bagel shop to ask about them.

Other then that I get a lot of compliments on the fit of Black Label on me. Heavy set latina tellers at the bank in particular.
post #25 of 56
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Black people seem more appreciative of clothing--most of my compliments were from black people.

i think they're often well aware of high quality clothes, i know Jay-Z has rapped about RLPL as well as Versace, DKNY, Gucci, D&G, Prada, Burberry, ect.

I know alot of Black and Spanish guys that aspire to be fly, one of my spanish friends was looking for Oxxford suits on ebay.

"Its probly Purple Label, you know, that BBC shit"
post #26 of 56
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Even those at the top of the GS scale are not sartorial or financial ballers, I'm surprised they even wear suits vs. polo/slacks.

heh, when friday hits, most lose the suit and go casual. But you're right, they probably spend most of their money on golf and airplanes rather than worry about clothes.
post #27 of 56
I seem to get most of my compliments while waiting to cross a street...usually to the effect of "I really like your look"...and it tends to be mostly other well dressed men.

Then there was the other day while paying for an order at FedEx Kinkos when the girl behind the counter said "damn you smell good!"
post #28 of 56
I get asked a few times a month where I bought something I'm wearing.
post #29 of 56
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Black people seem more appreciative of clothing--most of my compliments were from black people.

It sounds a total stereotype, but it's been my personal experience too. Women of any race will compliment a look, but from men, I only tend to get compliments from either black or Mediterranean-origin guys. At the very least, they're certaintly more open & secure in being vocal about the appreciation of a good look rather than being afraid to be labelled "ghey" like some white men seem to tend to be. Sorry to be so generalising about this, but that's been my personal experience.
post #30 of 56
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Black people seem more appreciative of clothing--most of my compliments were from black people.
I rarely get compliments but my experience has been that black people are more likely to give a compliment. I generally do not come into contact with black people on a regular daily basis in this neck of the woods but when I do, the compliments seem to be abundant.
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