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Are we snobs?

Jovan

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If looking good is being a snob... then I'm proudly one. I've found some girls who actually appreciate this about me. I dressed up as Bond for the midnight premiere of Casino Royale and got nothing but compliments. (grey three piece, black tie, white spread collar shirt) I don't think anyone else did, but it felt nice to stand out. I think sometimes I subconsciously fall into trends. For example, faded black/grey jeans now are in fashion, and I saw some recently that I liked and plan to buy them. I'm not sure if it's influenced by what's in or not, but I know that grey is a nice change from blue denim, and they happened to look really good on me. Right now I'm wearing my old Old Navy black jeans I got in middle school... they fit me perfectly now that I've grown up and stopped with the baggy-waisted jeans trend several years ago. I've gotten compliments on them, probably because they're so different from the norm. Am I just dressing for attention on the basis of what's in? Sometimes I think I do, again subconsciously, and I have to check myself before buying something. For instance, I'm glad I didn't buy old school white Adidas sneakers when they were in. They go with nothing that I wear, and didn't seem worth their price anyways, however comfortable they are. Sure, I would have gotten some attention. "Nice shoes," or something. But then I would have been part of a majority just a month later that had a pair. So, all in all, I think it's all about balance. Try not to get too worked up about bad suits, ill fitting jeans, or anything else like that in front of others. Sometimes, like talking on and on about how Doom revolutionized PC gaming, it can come off as rather antisocial to your colleagues. Also, try not to buy anything gimmicky just because it's in or you don't have such an item already. I've fallen prey to that, and it ain't pretty. You have to consider what works for you and if you actually like it.
 

Thomas

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Snob, moi?

Well, I like to think I'm keeping the faith, but I don't look down on anyone for sartorial matters. There are enough things I do wrong (sometimes on purpose) that preclude me from throwing stones.

Mrs T - does she go for this? She's become a t-shirt and jeans type and really doesn't care so long as I don't make her look sloppy. So there's a lot of keeping the peace in my apparel choices. Sometimes she's in a hurry to exit the closet first because she wants to be comfortable and knows I won't dress up when she's in jeans and a sweatshirt.
 

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Hmmm.
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Well, think it's fair to say that there are some members that would qualify as snobs, e.g.: "You mean you're not wearing black captoe oxfords with that suit? Oh the HORRORS!"
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Well to each his own
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For the most part, I think that we're just trying to stem the slide of the culture into irredeemable banality. Or just trying to look good.

As for #2, I get a good deal of support from the Mrs.
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I try not to be a snob. I remind myself I still wear **** compared to labels /makers frequently mentioned on this forum.

My girlfriend occaisionally gives a me hard time. But then she's also quick to point out a major disaster of an outfit
on both me and someone else.
 

ghulkhan

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not to hurt anyones feelings,
a lot of people on this forum like to dress nicely, there stylish and care about how they look, some people dont or have a different sense of style, a lot of poeple around me do not dress that nice but they dont care..i think youre only a snob if you look at them in bad taste..why should you care if they dont?
you can dress like a runway model everyday and your friends might not but that doesnt mean you go around just say **** about them...if you dont give a **** aout how they dress then your not a snob but if your constantly calling peeople out on it who clearly do not care then your just being an annoying snob
 

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By way of summary I should add that we should all do our utmost to cultivate our inner snob. However, that should detract little from the fact that one should still ACT like a perfect gentlemen.
 

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Originally Posted by Sator
By way of summary I should add that we should all do our utmost to cultivate our inner snob. However, that should detract little from the fact that one should still ACT like a perfect gentlemen.
...there endeth the lesson.
 

Ivan Kipling

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I hope not.
 

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Of course we are snobs. I actually do not care what other guys wear, but I know some who resent both what I wear and what I spend on clothing.

As far as female attitudes are concerned, most appreciate a man who tries to look good and has good taste. Many women ridicule men who only wear jeans, sneakers, sweatshirts and (ugh) white athletic socks; even if they do this themselves!
 

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On this forum ,most so-called or self-proclaimed Snobs are actually very tolerant and open-minded people who do not judge with disrespect other people fashion sense or tastes...
For me ,a Snob is somebody quite rigid and intolerant in the perception of his environment,who does think that his views are gospel and is not ready to modify them ...
As perceiving himself as superior ,a snob is never doubting his own set of rules and that inflexibility is making him ,in my eyes ,a Snob....
They're more likely to be strict etiquette followers and having a long list of do&don't ruling their lifes...
I do differ with the common statement that snobs are upper-class/middle-class wearing over-priced shoes or suits because anybody can be a Snob in their ways....
A non-Snob will not try to impose his personal views on others regarding certain fashions trends or etiquette rules because style and elegance are personal matters..
We all do love beautiful clothes,exquisite shoes but the fact itself to nurture such a passion for fashion is not making us snobs....
I do know grunge people or Punk being very judgemental and making derogatory comments on others fashion styles making them as snob as the worst Preppie alive...
 

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I think it's the opposite of what we are considering here. A lot of slobs are snobs. Many here dont necessarily care what others are wearing but lament that the world's axis has somehow tilted away from th jacket and tie or well dressed standard. Although there are large tracts of people who do not dress up who appreciate that i do , there is this "class" of person for whom it is not enough that they are a slob, everyone else must be one as well. They usually line the underbellies of a lot of professions in the city and come running after you to find out why youre wearing a nice set of clothes while they arent. I suppose we should all phone them or ask them first. To a certain extent, once they identify you as more fastidious, they might even decide you should be an object of derision.

Slob snobbery!
 

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Originally Posted by Tomasso
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Ha ha, I did also write "for an NFL coach", ha ha. At any rate, to answer the two questions: 1. No. Personally, however, I can be wildly arrogant at times. A nice wildly arrogant though. Don't know where it came from. 2. All the time. Just today my sister told me I spent far too much on clothing. Privately, I agree :)
 

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