Have you ever had an occasion where SF mentality/attitude/uniform etc. been a detriment for you?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Saltricks, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. FlyingMonkey

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    I've never found style to be a problem - on the contrary, I get into all kinds of interesting conversations about clothes and fabrics etc. with women and men. But then I don't think I have an 'SF mentality' or know what that is yet, I just like clothes and I have a sense of style, which is certainly noticed and this has never seemed to be in a negative way (so far).
     
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    Of course. I'm just giving you a glimpse into the female psyche of my co-workers...
     
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    In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary...come again?
     
  4. FlyingMonkey

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    You never have conversations about clothes with people IRL? No-one's ever asked you about things you were wearing or vice-versa, and you've ended up talking to them about all kinds of other stuff? Maybe it's just me then...
     
  5. unbelragazzo

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    No, it happens to me too - but I think you want to do this when you already have a friendship with somebody, not as a way to get to know someone. I don't want to have "clothes friends", or be "that guy that knows/cares a bunch about clothes". Also because inevitably discussions of expenditures, etc., gets involved, and it's rarely ideal to be talking money with relative strangers.
     
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    I guess if you are holding back from talking to people because you are worried that the conversation might turn to money, then you just aren't going to get into conversations with many people. I don't worry about it. In my case, if cost ever comes up, I just tell people I get most of my stuff in sales and second-hand (which also happens to be true). But then I am the kind of person who does talk to strangers. I get into conversations with people on planes, trains and in shops and bars, all the time.
     
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    That was a transparent piss take.

    :rimshot:
     
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    Not really? It's just talking about clothes, people ask you what you buy, and you can say you got it on sale or second hand, which is mostly what I do too, but it's still way more than what most people would consider reasonable for clothes. I'm not saying that if somebody really wants to talk about clothes I'm going to avoid them, but if somebody says, "nice jacket, where'd you get that?" I'll probably just say, "thanks, I'm glad you like it - I got it at this store in San Diego" and then turn the convo to something else rather than launch into a monologue about the jacket. Not saying you do that - but generally I just try to accept such a compliment graciously and move on rather than trying to get into a conversation about clothing.
     
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    +1. Prime example was the other night at a bar some dude goes "Awesome jacket, where can I get one?" To which I replied Brunello Cucinelli and he immediately was confused and replied "Wow, well I didn't realize it was some fancy shit." Not even like he knows BC but just an Italian name is enough to scare off/draw judgement from the uniformed.
     
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    I bet you were in philly, eh?
     
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    yeh everytime i wear this flannel sportcoat someone always has to touch it and say "what is it? silk?"

    some scratchy ass silk then
     
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    [quote name="Saltricks" url="/t/266986/

    yeh everytime i wear this flannel sportcoat someone always has to touch it and say "what is it? silk?"
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    Reminds me of the movie "Coming to America" - "This is beautiful, what is that, velvet?"

    I work with a bunch of guys with high incomes who are perfectly happy wearing Dockers and logo golf shirts every day. I do what I do but downplay it with the guys. I do, however, happily accept compliments from many of the females I work with.

    Every once in a while, a guy will secretly ask me something like "where do you get your shirts?" as if he is asking about buying drugs or something.
     
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    I get more compliments from guys than the ladies :(. This is of course hilarious to my friends who claim I am gay for not dressing like a total slob.
     
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    Yea I've gotten the "will you take my husband shopping?" question from women before.
     
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    Being 17 and attempting to follow a bit of a SF forum mentality can be tough, as I often find I have to dress down a lot when out with my friends. Occasionally when in my DB suit for my sixth form, I get the odd "Don Corleone" etc jibe. I tend to get a lot more compliments from the teachers mainly female about the way I dress as opposed to my peers. It's fun though, I love dressing the way I do and being young means I can get away with the some great clothes like my pink chinos haha. Also its been really bugging me but when people say a OCBD blue shirt what do they mean.

    Cheers Nick
     

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