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Do you look down on the way strangers dress?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FidelCashflow, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. lwmarti

    lwmarti Well-Known Member

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    I used to despise black suits, but I've changed my thinking on this. A clear concensus of women that I've talked to about this is that men look good in black suits. To me, that absolutely trumps any discussion of how visually appealing black suits might or might not be. Men, like those whose opinions you see here, might disagree with this, but given the choice of looking good to men or looking good to women, I'll take the later of the two.

    So if I wear a black suit to work, the men roughly think, "yep, he's wearing a suit" while the women roughly think "wow, he's hot." If I wear a non-black suit to work, the men roughly think, "yep, he's wearing a suit" while the women roughly think "yep, he's wearing a suit." And I personally find one of these alternatives to be greatly perferable to the other.
     
  2. Kensington

    Kensington Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you can generalize the taste of an entire sex. A lot of women probably find some douche wearing a black v-neck t-shirt and a fedora hot but that doesn't mean it doesn't look terrible.

    And I would venture to say how attractive a guy looks in a suit would depend more on the fit and pairings with the suit and not simply the color. A guy can look like a schlub wearing an ill fitting suit in any color.
     
  3. Kensington

    Kensington Well-Known Member

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    This reminds me of a time I was heckled when visiting some friends in a really laid back liberal arts college for wearing a tie. I think judging someone negatively for wearing a suit or tie to be more square than wearing a suit itself. A truly open-minded and freethinking person wouldn't put someone in a box for what they perceive to be the uniform of the dregs.

    Damn hippies.
     
  4. mmmtttt

    mmmtttt Well-Known Member

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    The problme with this is that most women just think they know what looks good on a man, and are just so used to the typical fashion bullshit that they get from their magazines that theyre prone to shoot back what they read, but if you showed up in front of a woman in a black suit vs showing up in charcoal/navy suit, more often than not theyre actually going to prefer the charcoal/navy unless it is for a night out setting.
     
  5. Tried and True

    Tried and True Well-Known Member

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    Quite. A shrink would explain that behavior as being rooted in insecurity and self-esteem issues.
     
  6. Exdeath

    Exdeath Well-Known Member

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    People not dressing nice just means they aren't dressed nice. It isn't a reflection on socioeconomic status or virtue, despite how much some people on here want it to be.
     

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