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post #31 of 39
Globetrotter, good points. To each his own right? Neither school of thought has to nessecarily be wrong. Eric
post #32 of 39
well-dressed might not mean stylish. what we choose to wear reflects our personality, whether being well-dressed, poorly dressed or stylish. example is my boss who is traditional and conservative has all along been well-dressed with perfectly tailored suits and dress shirts + well-made classic ties. but we can never expect anything stylish from him. because he will never try something more like check patterned dress shirts with window-pane suits. it is also the reflection of his personality base on his choice of dress-up: conservative. instead the younger group of colleagues would attempt to go for something stylish. their tailor-made dress shirts are full of patterns with wide spread collars. they are keen to play around with clothing. however, whether these stylish attempts turn out to be well-dressed can be difficult to judge and depends on whose point of view: mine or my boss'. naturally, my boss would scan us from head to toe and shake his head in disagreement.
post #33 of 39
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well-dressed might not mean stylish. what we choose to wear reflects our personality, whether being well-dressed, poorly dressed or stylish. example is my boss who is traditional and conservative has all along been well-dressed with perfectly tailored suits and dress shirts + well-made classic ties. but we can never expect anything stylish from him. because he will never try something more like check patterned dress shirts with window-pane suits. it is also the reflection of his personality base on his choice of dress-up: conservative. instead the younger group of colleagues would attempt to go for something stylish. their tailor-made dress shirts are full of patterns with wide spread collars. they are keen to play around with clothing. however, whether these stylish attempts turn out to be well-dressed can be difficult to judge and depends on whose point of view: mine or my boss'. naturally, my boss would scan us from head to toe and shake his head in disagreement.
so wearing check shirts with window pane shirts is the difference between stylish and well dressed?
post #34 of 39
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naturally, my boss would scan us from head to toe and shake his head in disagreement.
This is why I work for myself. I don't need someone who can't dress passing judgment on me.
post #35 of 39
Dress to be appropriate. In court, in office, Friday night mixer. All have a specific use. Some are for the pleasure of others, some are for self-expression. Hope this helps. I know it is vague.
post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by Fabienne,23 Dec. 2004, 01:38
(OK, I'm a woman, but still.)
I'm  asking myself : 1) " why does a woman want to talk about men's clothes on a forum" ? 2) " How did she arrived here " ?
ernest, I've decided to de-lurk just to answer you. I'm approx. 75% responsible for the wardrobe of the man in my life. He's in a profession/situation where he has to be well dressed, stylish and appropriate at all times. Besides suit fitting which he goes in for, I pretty much ransack stores bringing home what I think will either fit into his wardrobe or steer it into the direction he's wanting to take it. He tries on, next day I return the unwanted pieces. I think a lot of women have come by this role one way or another so I don't think it's odd at all that women are on this board. There are probably a lot more of us than you'd think - we just usually lurk. :-)
post #37 of 39
I think an example will illustrate the difference between being "stylish" and being merely "well dressed." Any man (or woman,) can learn (and be taught) how to dance tango steps. He can learn basic steps, intermediate sequences, even entire, intricate dances, but his repetoire will always be limited to what someone else has taught him. A real dancer, however, understands and can create something new from the basic elements everytime he steps onto the floor.
post #38 of 39
la guy - ha ha, I love that analogy.
post #39 of 39
Jeannine, you'll find that once you de-lurk, there's no going back.   -Tom, who rode the pine for a year before signing up
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