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When did you start caring about how you dressed?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jason.wu.05.09, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. jason.wu.05.09

    jason.wu.05.09 Well-Known Member

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    Most of us, I believe, probably didn't worry that much about how we dressed when we were younger. But when did you really start paying attention to your wardrobe?

    For me, I'd say it was when I was in college.
     
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    Everyone wants to look good, right? I suppose I didn't start paying serious attention to my wardrobe till a couple months ago. Late to the party, you could say.
     
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    I think I always cared, I just sucked at knowing what actually looked nice until a few years ago.
     
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    Everyone wants to look good, right? I suppose I didn't start paying serious attention to my wardrobe till a couple months ago. Late to the party, you could say.

    Yes, I was rather late to it was well, to my shame. I'd say it was a couple years ago now for me.
     
  7. Newcomer

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    Started caring: about fifteen or sixteen. That equalled wearing vineyard vines, polo, etc.

    Really started caring: about twenty. That means investing in 'real' shoes, suits, etc. It all started with reading about interview attire on StyleForum... And then I got really hooked.
     
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    Around Age 4. At this time it had to do with "Cowboy Suits"
    and "Soldier Suits" ( World War II, etc.)
     
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    for suits- towards the end of law school when the need arose

    everything else- when my gf wanted me to look better
     
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    When I left the 'priest/brotherhood', left my black robes behind and then had to find something 'suit'able to wear. [​IMG]

    T
     
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    when i lost 36 Kilo's, needed a complete new wardrobe, did some googling and came across styleforum.net
     
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    Around 14 when I went to highschool. Important distinction is 'care' about dressing well versus actually dressing well.
     
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    During my Master's degree. Though it wasn't until I started my PhD that I really tried to "dress like a grown up" and save the jeans and faded t-shirts for lounging about home or quick trips to the store.
     
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    I'd worked as a fashion photographer's assistant for a bit, so I knew what high fashion looked like, but it'd been jeans and a t-shirt from college till recently. New job, wearing khaki's and a polo as the standard IT uniform. Then they asked the IT staff to start wearing dress shirts and I thought "Hah. Two can play that game."

    It was just a joke at first, but the compliments were so nice that it stuck.

    Now it's pocket squares, vests, boutonnieres, pocket watches, and some really nice looking ties.

    People really do treat you differently when you dress nice. Everyone says 'Sir', which is nice, a bit weird and slightly amusing.
     
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    During my Master's degree. Though it wasn't until I started my PhD that I really tried to "dress like a grown up" and save the jeans and faded t-shirts for lounging about home or quick trips to the store.
    same here. then i found sf and really started caring
     
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    I don't remember the age, but it's been most of my life. My parents kept me and my siblings dressed well, and my dad and his brothers taught me basics at an early age.
     
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    After losing a significant amount of weight and transferring to a new office for work. Prior to this I was a loser and dressed the part. Was still wearing shit I had worn in high school, picked out by my mother.
     

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