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post #61 of 86
no, not really, but how a person is dressed can give me some insight. ninja edit: first post!
post #62 of 86
I was at a private event following a movie premiere yesterday and couldn't help feeling sorry for some of the satorial choices at the event. I don't know if it is the same as looking down on people, but it does sort of feel like a parent who is watching their teenager make bone headed decisions. You want to take Reggie Miller aside and tell him that converse sneakers, washed denim and a eight button extra long suit jacket are not an acceptable combination and you write Wesley Snipes an email to remind him to a) pay his bleepin taxes and b) take of that too large linen white suit and stop rocking a mini afro like it's the jacksons 5 special. I swear its not that hard to be well dressed as a man since it's mostly about fit. For christsake there are like six garments how can anyone mess that up.
post #63 of 86
No, I never look down on anyone

I'm most impressed with how folks play the hand that like has dealt them.
post #64 of 86
I even look down on how internet people dress.
post #65 of 86
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
I even look down on how internet people dress.

That's the most fun of all.
post #66 of 86
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I even look down on how internet people dress.

that's the only time where it's ok
post #67 of 86
I take offense at the wording of the question. To look down connotes a supercilliousless and arrogance that few would admit to in the heart of hearts, much less publicly - posturing aside.

But as to the heart of the question, I do take offense daily and often hourly at the lack of basic elegance and style in humanity, particularly in my neck of the woods. I've travelled enough to know that some cultures instinctively inculcate grace, style and dignity into their fortunate citizens - while others squalor in pitiful decline of these good traits.

I feel that the average Joe dresses and comports himself in a way that is tantamount to cultural barbarism, everyday.
post #68 of 86
I certainly have unfavorable reactions (mostly in my mind) when people are dressed badly. It doesn't bother me so much as it makes me go "I wonder if he is aware of how badly that shirt fits him." That is when the person is dressed normally or at least trying to be. But there also isn't much of a clothing selection where I live which consists of only the most common of mall brands and basic department stores. So I never really expect much in the first place. But on fit I take note of what I think looks good about how other people dress and think about that in context with what I want to buy. And when I see something off about a persons outfit I take note of what that was so maybe I can avoid it myself. I don't feel like commenting on people who dress in extreme ways to bring attention to themselves. It's more common with people my age (mid-20s) and younger. It can pretty much be left unsaid how they are dressed.
post #69 of 86
I am constantly evaluating how people dress as I see people, but I wouldn't say I look down on them. I guess it's just a matter of trying to figure the person out. However, I will make snarky comments to my gf if someone is trying way too hard.
post #70 of 86
Bump for the sake of humility.
post #71 of 86
The only people I look down on are those people who look down on others.
post #72 of 86
I occasionally look down on the way a stranger dresses, but it's usually a scenario where i'm at an upscale restaurant where most people are dressed appropriately and some a-hole walks in wearing cargo shorts, a baseball cap and flip flops. other than that, I tend not to care what people choose to wear. ok, I take that back. I took my son to see a doctor a couple days ago and I couldn't help but look at the shoes the doctor was wearing. of course, they were atrocious bicycle toed pilgrim shoes that made me cringe. my first thought was, 'you're a doctor that undoubtedly earns a 6 figure income and you're wearing that crap?'
post #73 of 86
^ I hear you.
post #74 of 86
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my first thought was, 'you're a doctor that undoubtedly earns a 6 figure income and you're wearing that crap?'
Most docs are like mechanics; they don't wear their Sunday best to work. Need I explain why?
post #75 of 86
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Originally Posted by JoelF View Post

...One consultant I work with (a guy I actually like a lot) has a habit of wearing the same shirt several days in a row. That might not have registered on me before, now it certainly does.

 



Maybe he had many of the same shirt? This was from '08, was this actually the first OneShirt(TM) pioneer? Or did the OneShirt(TM) precede this post?

I do, absolutely notice myself paying more attention to what I see. The bad is so rampant, that I usually just notice the efforts that are unusually well done.
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