I can assure you it's not fake. The filename is just the product of my belief that people here wouldn't appreciate me any more in my two megapixel glory than they do at 600*800. And yes, I've been a member since last year, but haven't had much time to poke around. Now that I've far better stuff (such as revising for exams) to do, I plan to do some poking.
First, I should add some perspective to my hair/glasses choices:
Here in England (I'm South African originally, but have been here for the last three years) short hair for men isn't as pervasive (or indeed as well thought of) as in the US. Indeed, longer hair is thought of here as the mark of a more educated and well-brought-up class (not that I'm at all classist, I just realise that impressions are important and that I'd rather make a good one). I've nothing against shorter hair, but prefer mine a bit longer.
On the glasses front, I did have a really nice pair of D&G glasses, but the arms weren't bent enough at the ends, making them prone to sliding forwards and, ultimately, vacating my face. Thus, I persuaded my mum - with great difficulty - to buy me a new pair (bearing in mind I'd had the other ones for but three months). When I chose them I went for something I'd not tried yet. The titanium frames are unintrusive and lightweight, and one can have a variety of lens shapes installed. The current choice (large and rather box-like) is because I found that the smaller lenses in my previous pair reduced my peripheral vision too much. I felt that if I was going for larger lenses I should try for as much stealth as possible with the frames. The lenses are thinned, and higher index media would be too fragile for frame's mounting system. But I do wear contacts sometimes.
Style-wise, I should say that I'm going for a slightly-preppy/sophisticated-but-very-casual look and at a not-too-high cost. In summer, I usually wear rather 'fitted' t-shirts (Gap has some really nice ones), jeans, and either closed shoes or flip flops (I've got a pair of yellow Carisis - the yellow compliments the bit of yellow in some of my jeans). So far I've got away with not wearing a single shirt since I came to this country (I wore a black poloneck with my suit for my Cambridge interview [incidentally they didn't like me anyway - Boohoo!] and I more recently wore a black Gap 'fitted' tee under it for another not-totally-smart do), so now that I've bought my first I don't think it can be expected that I'd have immediately found my life's match. On the shirt front, what'd you recommend?- I've taken a liking to wearing shirts already (I tend to find new additions to my 'style' [or lack thereof] and then latch onto them for a while - so if I'm going to be shirted I might as well do so to the best of my ability).
- Thanks for comments, sorry about the prolixity, & no hard feelings