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Do nice *things* make you arrogant/self-concious?

longskate88

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I'd like to see what everyone's comment is on this...does wearing a nice watch, suit, or other luxury accessory give you an air of superiority around others that aren't as well dressed? I ask because I think I'm more friendly, talkative, and smile more when I think I'm NOT well dressed. (I'm in college BTW). I've seen some well-dressed guys on campus who seem distant and self-absorbed, while the happy and engaging guys could be wearing pajamas for all they care. It's like the Armani-wearing guys expect others to like them for their clothes, even if their expression is very unattractive. Imagine the fat girl who has to have a good personality to make up for her unattractiveness, but the hot girl can just walk into the room and expect to be liked even if she's a bitch.
Do you agree that some people could be thinking "I hope you like me, I have a solid gold Rolex and this bespoke suit " vs. "I hope you like me, I'm friendly and confident"? What say you?
 

celery

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No, I'm down to earth. I don't care what I'm wearing, I'll be friendly to anyone (unless they piss me off / annoy me somehow).
 

feynmix

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most people don't know what you are wearing anyways, so I don't see how what you wear would have an affect on how you act and socialize with others.
 

robin

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson
I'm normally arrogant no matter what I'm wearing.
Fuck you kwilk, I was going to come in here and post the same line.
 

kwilkinson

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Originally Posted by robin
Fuck you kwilk, I was going to come in here and post the same line.

Just proves why I should be arrogant--- I'm better than you.
 

adamsnez

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it's all in how the person in question views themselves/the world around them.
i *think*, to an outside person who wouldnt be on SF, at first glance they see someone suitted up and label them a bag of dicks and "holier than thou"
 

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I don't think it makes me arrogant, I'm pretty sure I treat people the same either way. Recently we had some new people over for dinner, including a gentleman with a wife who was still learning the fine nuances of colloquial English. Somehow the conversation got to wedding pictures from a recent family wedding, and the album came out. She saw a picture of me all dressed up and commented "You look quite arrogant in these pictures, all dressed up in your suit.", her husband jumped in and said "Did you mean to say elegant, honey?" "No, arrogant." It was the last time I wore a pocket-square.
But I think nice clothes make me more self-conscious. I can't walk out of the house poorly dressed, I feel like i have a reputation to maintain even if half the people I know can't tell the difference. Even when I see nice clothes for cheap, like Zara, I can't bring myself to buy them because I know its cheap, and I almost feel like I'm cheating (as retarded as that sounds.)
 

kwilkinson

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Originally Posted by Ludeykrus
I fucked both of you two's moms while you were bickering about who was first.

And I look better.


All probably true, but when I ride my motorbike I don't get big tickets, nor do I file laughable motions.

FTW!

Originally Posted by Ludeykrus
And have a bigger penis.

Who doesn't?
 

Maharlika

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No, not at all. I don't validate my self-esteem with material things. Real elegance comes from being self-confident and not from what I wear.
 

Brian SD

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Yea, pretty much. That's why I wear nice clothing, because I'm tired of having to tell people "I'm better than you." Now my shoes say it for me.
 

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