Originally Posted by XeF4
Did anybody actually think that we dress up just for the sheer joy and excitement of wearing clothes?
SPOILER: We dress to communicate to others who we are.
But wait, I don't care about anyones opinion but my own, I don't care about what they think, and I definatley dont need anybody elses approval for what I wear.
Sure bucko. While you probably don't need approval, you do care what your boss, friends, girlfriend, and even strangers think of you. Ever wonder to yourself what you should wear to an interview, a date, or a just night on the town? Hell yes you have. So suck it up and understand that you do care about how others see you. It's not a weakness, its a sign showing that you are socially in tune with the rest of the world. So back to the point on identity- Dress acordingly. You are going to grad school to be an investment banker? Maybe wear a long sleeve button up with a sweater, I don' know. But I do know that you are going to look way out of line wearing cutoff shorts and Sperrys.
Well, if peer approval, at least from the general populace was what people on this forum wanted, this would be a drastically different forum. A&F and HCO would rule the younger crowd, while Mens Wearhouse and KC shoes would rule the older crowd.
Many all seem to dress to impress the internet- because, for some strange reason, thats the group we've chosen to impress- myself included. Outside of a lucky few, our clothing choices really don't impress our social circles. I don't really impress my peers, and even my girlfriend thinks a lot of the stuff I wear, or want to wear, is crap.
What I really wonder about sometimes is how a random forum on teh interwebz managed to brainwash me so completely. But whatevs- I guess I must just roll with it.