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How am I doing for a 16 year old?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mrshinyredplanet, May 18, 2011.

  1. Oleg

    Oleg Well-Known Member

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    you have more balls at 16 than i did at 21

    If you can tell that, his strides are too tight.
     
  2. JakeLA

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    Creepy thread.
     
  3. ktrp

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    women are actually good for 4 things: cook, cleaning, vaginas and their sister's vaginas

    Come on, there's more to women then their vaginas. Try flipping one over and you'll see.
     
  4. add911_11

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    I think his stuff are pretty good for a teenager. BTW you said you have $300 budget on suits? Do you wear it often? is the school require students wear suits? If this is the case I do strong suggest you to get a online MTM suit online (indochinos)

    I am sure you don't dress like this everyday in the school do you? It is only for formal events and summer job interview? If you don't need a suit everyday get a nice blazer from sales thread here, get it tailored, that will be for some special occasion e.g. dates, going out...etc

    For you, I would suggest investing more on causal shirts (e.g. uniquo oxford, RL button downs on sales), nice jeans (Selvage uniquo will do), leather shoes (grenson, red wing), in that way you look more suitable in your age group, and get to enjoy your clothes as well.

    I used to buy quiet a few blazer and suits when A level because of the requirement of my school, when I came to univeristy I realized I have made a mistake and sold most of my formal stuff.

    If you want further advice, go to streetwear page and the guys in there will be able to help you

    p.s. I got to admit your collar need to be improve, don't worry everyone makes the same mistake.... most of the forum members are right, if you dress to aim for girls at your age, DO NOT BOTHER, girls in your age (TBH mine as well) generally have very bad style advise for man. I remember my ex thought Jack Wills jeans are nice, my reaction is[​IMG], but obviously I did not tell her....

    For Jackets to put on in winter, look for a nice leather jacket, you seems quiet skinny so I suggest a bomber or cafe racer style. Do look for a good leather material because everyone can tell that, both girls and boys.

    Good Luck
     
  5. unjung

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    The douchebags shitting all over some 16 year old kid who's just trying to experiment and enjoy himself need to reexamine the purpose for their existence. Fucking embarrassing.

    When I was 16, I was a raver. So you can do a lot worse.
     
  6. emptym

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    Edit: Good posts ^^Add911 and unjung.
    I don't really agree with a lot of what's been said here. Girls with any real taste appreciate quality, design, & style at that age. Why would you want to shag a girl who's dumb enough to like branded gucci/ralph? I would say continue to buy things that are nice & that you like. You'll get the girls you actually want that way, and you won't look like a prick.
    I think there's some truth to this. If a girl's into you for the brand names of your clothing, you need to move on imo. But I never wanted to play the game just to get into some girl's pants. If you have a strong sense of self and are obviously in pursuit of excellence, you have girls throwing themselves at you, regardless of the labels on/in your clothing.
    Why are the children coming here with profanities? With the OPs long, slender neck I suggest looking for shirt collars that not only fit correctly in circumference but are tall as well. Personally, I think you look great for 16.
    +1
    Most "adults" in this thread aren't showing you their good side in my opinion. Sure, your collar is gaping but you're clearly having fun with this and have put some attention to it. That's what it is all about. You seem to have a pretty good eye and I don't think your look is too "costumey", for what it's worth. I didn't have as much style as you at your age, you'll do great with this. Please don't get fazed by all the apparently "angry for some reason" people in this thread.
    +1 too. He said he only wore ties when it was appropriate and others wore them. You will quickly find that not everyone's opinion is equally valid on SF. This thread has brought out
    women are actually good for 4 things: cook, cleaning, vaginas and their sister's vaginas
    aasig
    Come on, there's more to women then their vaginas. Try flipping one over and you'll see.
    You and Zeemon are truly disgusting and saddening. But since I agree w/ Fr. Flanagan that there are no bad boys, only boys who do bad things, I have hope for your coming maturity.
    Agreed, ditch the dress shirts in favor of OCBDs. I don't think it has occurred to the great majority just yet, but the young man may actually go to a school that requires at least a shirt/tie. Club ties are cool but I would suggest knit ties and madras ties also. A pair of oliver peoples glasses may be out of the reach of most 16 yr olds, but if you can spring for it, get a pair.
    OCBDs will be key for you. And plain pullovers. Team it with jeans or chinos and you'll be the preppiest guy at your HS. I'm in HS as well, and I'm fortunate to be in a fraternity that lets me wear a suit ten+ times a term, but generally, don't buy anything expensive at your age. You will grow out of it in a few years time. Scour ebay for hidden gems, bad descriptions and horrible pictures will often hide a fine quality item that can be had for a bargain! I've only been sartorially active for half a year but my wardrobe is quite huge by now. Sure, I've had buyer's remorse one or two times but generally I like all that I've purchased.
    Thanks for the helpful posts, guys.
     
  7. Loathing

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    This is one of the most heinously idiotic things I've ever read on StyleForum. To a 16-year-old (who's not in some wealthy, ivy league prep academy), American Eagle is typical everyday clothing, Abercrombie and Banana Republic are "nice," and Gucci/Prada/etc (sportswear) are stratospherically desirable and concomitantly out of reach. Suits/jackets make you look like a nerd when you're in high school, particularly the way they tend to end up fitting people around that age -- in HS I had to wear a uniform with a tie, and had no choice, but everyone leapt at the opportunity to wear jeans and t-shirts on "grub days." (...) To say that 16 year old girls "know better" (by SF's hermetically inbred standards) than to valorize mainstream designer labels is so stupid as to be offensive. No high-school girl (or guy, for that matter, outside of such narrow trust-fund-baby criteria as to be a meaningless demographic) has ever even heard of Kiton.
    Such a stupid little response. You do realise we don't all live in the smalltown USA world that you were brought up in? I can tell you the girls I went to school with didn't valorise branded Gucci because it's fucking tacky and tasteless. And girls definitely loved the guys that could pull off a good fitting suit (we favoured extremely close fitting suits at that age, because we were obsessed with looking 'big', i.e., muscular). How do you know the OP doesn't have to wear a suit at school? And besides, I didn't even say he should wear jackets and suits and brands like Kiton (I suggested he wear jeans); I just said he shouldn't be put off wanting to look stylish and valuing high quality. Why would you tell any 16 year old with an interest in style to pander do the desires of the dumb little bitches that only care about how many brands you're wearing & therefore how rich your dad is? I know girls I slept with and dated absolutely loved the way I dressed, and they continue to do so. So fuck you.
     
  8. patrickBOOTH

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    Such a stupid little response. You do realise we don't all live in the smalltown Canada world that you were brought up in? I can tell you the girls I went to school with didn't valorise branded Gucci because it's fucking tacky and tasteless. And girls definitely loved the guys that could pull off a good fitting suit (we favoured extremely close fitting suits at that age, because we were obsessed with looking 'big', i.e., muscular). How do you know the OP doesn't have to wear a suit at school? And besides, I didn't even say he should wear jackets and suits and brands like Kiton (I suggested he wear jeans); I just said he shouldn't be put off wanting to look stylish and valuing high quality. Why would you tell any 16 year old with an interest in style to pander do the desires of the dumb little bitches that only care about how many brands your wearing & therefore how rich your dad is? I know girls I slept with and dated absolutely loved the way I dressed, and they continue to do so. So fuck you.

    FTFY
     
  9. Loathing

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    Loathing is a gentleman and does not aim to penetrate anything that moves. And perhaps, a gentleman with that bit of class.
    +1! This is supposed to be an iGent forum. Of course, every man likes to get his willy wet, but you've got to do it with a bit of class.
     
  10. Prada_Ferragamo

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    you are still young , you should loosen up a bit

    this is more appropriate for your age

    [​IMG]


    Damn Canadians. This moron should be shot.
     
  11. Decades

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    Ignoring all the dating-and-relationships-at-16 drivel here's my 2 cents:

    First, don't spend too much money on this stuff. I had a nice collection of well fitting selvage denim until I started cycling at 18 and then hit another small growth spurt at 20. Don't make that mistake.

    Second, unless you're required a jacket and tie for school why not focus on some basics with good fit? Dark denim, some chinos on the bottom with polos, sweaters, and oxfords. Ditch the Nikes or whatever (doesn't appear that you'd be wearing sneakers anyway) and go with some chukkas or plain toe oxfords. Basics and good fit will go a long way, and (not sure what the status quo is in NZ) I'd wager you'll look better than most.

    Unless of course you're going for the Harry Potter/Curt from Glee (on a tame episode) look. If so, go for it.

    Too much time spent on these forums can really warp perspective.
     
  12. JamesX

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    I agree with others about not spending all that much on cloth. If it has proper fit, you will only wear it for a few month tops. You will be going through a LOT of growing till you are early 20s. So any heavy investment in clothing and apparel is wasteful.

    I also agree with what other said about dressing "appropriate" cloth for your environment. You don't wear a Suit to Lay Concrete, nor do you wear Jeans to a Banker's Summit. The same applies to school as well.

    But you are off to great start. I think your ensemble is great for 16.
     
  13. thebac

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    This sounds about right (minus the insults).

    I don't know a lot of women even in my age bracket (and my teenage years are long behind me) that can appreciate quality in clothing and shoes. I don't blame them too much, I'm still learning myself.

    The idea that the OP should shun any girl who can't appreciate quality clothing will leave him with no girls to choose from at his age.

    This is one of the most heinously idiotic things I've ever read on StyleForum. To a 16-year-old (who's not in some wealthy, ivy league prep academy), American Eagle is typical everyday clothing, Abercrombie and Banana Republic are "nice," and Gucci/Prada/etc (sportswear) are stratospherically desirable and concomitantly out of reach. Suits/jackets make you look like a nerd when you're in high school, particularly the way they tend to end up fitting people around that age -- in HS I had to wear a uniform with a tie, and had no choice, but everyone leapt at the opportunity to wear jeans and t-shirts on "grub days."

    Even at 30+, far more women fawn over branded Gucci and Ralph Lauren sportswear than any unbranded suit you can name, regardless of quality (very much including everything up to Savile Row, Brioni, Oxxford, and Rubinacci). See http://www.authenticforum.com, which is devoted to the likes of Rock & Republic, 7 For All Mankind, and True Religion, and is populated primarily by moms and professional women.

    To say that 16 year old girls "know better" (by SF's hermetically inbred standards) than to valorize mainstream designer labels is so stupid as to be offensive. No high-school girl (or guy, for that matter, outside of such narrow trust-fund-baby criteria as to be a meaningless demographic) has ever even heard of Kiton.
     
  14. Quadcammer

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    If you have a strong sense of self and are obviously in pursuit of excellence, you have girls throwing themselves at you, regardless of the labels on/in your clothing.

    yup, I'm sure those aspiring astro-physicists in high school have girls throwing themselves at them.

    get real
     
  15. Quadcammer

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    Such a stupid little response. You do realise we don't all live in the smalltown USA world that you were brought up in? I can tell you the girls I went to school with didn't valorise branded Gucci because it's fucking tacky and tasteless. And girls definitely loved the guys that could pull off a good fitting suit (we favoured extremely close fitting suits at that age, because we were obsessed with looking 'big', i.e., muscular). How do you know the OP doesn't have to wear a suit at school? And besides, I didn't even say he should wear jackets and suits and brands like Kiton (I suggested he wear jeans); I just said he shouldn't be put off wanting to look stylish and valuing high quality. Why would you tell any 16 year old with an interest in style to pander do the desires of the dumb little bitches that only care about how many brands you're wearing & therefore how rich your dad is? I know girls I slept with and dated absolutely loved the way I dressed, and they continue to do so. So fuck you.

    I don't live anywhere near small town USA (being in NYC) and agree with him.

    be honest, you're a virgin, right?
     
  16. patrickBOOTH

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    I feel like most women, regardless of age don't really know quality clothes over just either name branded, or designer luxury clothes.

    I pretty much dressed like the OP the latter part of high school and in college and it did not get me girls. The opposite really. It basically made them think I was a weirdo. In my case they were right, but when it comes to getting girls you are more likely to do well with clothes by wearing Burberry polos, D&G jeans and horsebit loafers than you will in true "menswear".
     
  17. NorCal

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    Folks are just mad b/c the kid is has good hair, clean features, and photographs well (no pedo-homo).

    OP, just hang around and lurk, you'll find every answer in this thread has been repeated several times in other threads and most folks are just repeating/reinforcing the collective wisdom of the forum.
     
  18. Sanguis Mortuum

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    When I was 16, I was a raver. So you can do a lot worse.
    Hey, I still am an (occasional) raver [​IMG] (Though that means pretty different things depending on location and musical genre)
     
  19. Metlin

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    I feel like most women, regardless of age don't really know quality clothes over just either name branded, or designer luxury clothes. I pretty much dressed like the OP the latter part of high school and in college and it did not get me girls. The opposite really. It basically made them think I was a weirdo. In my case they were right, but when it comes to getting girls you are more likely to do well with clothes by wearing Burberry polos, D&G jeans and horsebit loafers than you will in true "menswear".
    +1. I would add that even when you are older, you'll have more luck with a black suit than with tweed, and you'll have much more luck if you're in shape and wearing jeans and a tight fitting t-shirt. I've had more women approach me when I've been in jeans and a polo shirt with sneakers than any other outfit.
     
  20. lasbar

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    The douchebags shitting all over some 16 year old kid who's just trying to experiment and enjoy himself need to reexamine the purpose for their existence. Fucking embarrassing.

    When I was 16, I was a raver. So you can do a lot worse.


    Nobody is shitting all over the op...

    It is a little of banter...

    I hope you will raise the same issue when some senior members turn against someone who dared criticizing their perfect outfit but I doubt that...

    Is The OP looking for advice or for acknowledgement/reconition ?

    He is sixteen and must enjoy life outside the net unlike us old boring married farts..
     

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