To be honest, and not to be insulting to NASCAR fans, my guess would be that most of the people who dress like this do so because they do actually think it looks good on them. I find it hard to believe that anyone chooses to put on an outfit that they feel looks bad on them - unless its a required job uniform or something. As for the NASCAR Dads, aren't they basically wearing the same outfits that the drivers are often shown wearing in Wrangler and beer ads. That would explain the jeans and t-shirts. The hats are an obvious way to show loyalty to a driver and it seems to me that I've seen Earnhardt Jr., Dale Jarret, Robbie Gordon and other drivers wearing wrap around sunglasses in a lot of pictures (in fact I think that Gordon has, or used to have, an endorsement deal with RayBan.) I suppose you can ask why they don't take a fashion risk, but if you already think you look good (and the women at the track or in your town agree) then where's the incentive to do so. It's quite possible that these same men would look at a picture of how some of the people on the forum dress and have a similar reaction, i.e. what the heck are they all dressed up for. Bradford
I guess you're right, Bradford. Â They apparently do think that the look works for them. Â And I guess they are dressing like their favorite drivers, too. Â I remember when Kyle Petty sported a perm and a bushy mustache in the '80s, a lot of dudes went and did the same. Â I'm sure that a lot of Ray-Bans and Wranglers were sold after Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr endorsed tham. Unfortunately, this NASCAR dad look only looks good on the young, fit and decently groomed, basically the same people who would have looked as well in another style of dress. Â On those that aren't at least two of the things above, it's a horrible look. Â If you've ever seen a Saturday night at a Wal-Mart or a Golden Corral restaurant, you'll see evidence that not everyone who wears this look needs it on. One could also make the argument that the look itself can be acomplished for not a lot of money. Â A person could put together a NASCAR dad outfit for about $55.00 at your local discount store. T-shirt $4.97 jeans $9.97 wraparound shades $9.97 sneakers/workboots $19.97 driver hat $9.97 You know, I do wonder what they'd say about the typical SF member?