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How am I doing for a 16 year old?

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

  1. saiyar1

    saiyar1 Senior member

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    In relation to the OP's post...

    For your average high school and typical ~17 year old's world, OP is acting a bit too grown up. Most of the people here, especially those encouraging him, are full grown adults. But OP is 16 and not our peer. But he will probably look like an uptight, elitist or twat among his own peers and that breaks a universal rule of appropriateness.

    Even if you thrift all the clothes, it's really a waste of money and time when you will grow out of them and probably limit yourself socially.

    The right way to do this is to pick one or two items maximum that are nice standout pieces. For example, a great pair of shoes to go with an otherwise typical, well fitting, good quality 16 year old's outfit. Or perhaps a well fitted shirt with an interesting pattern and wacky tie but the rest, again, typical teen clothing.

    You should be fine looking in the Streetwear forum, but I don't really think you should be doing anything you read here just yet.
     
  2. Pendulum

    Pendulum Senior member

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    If my high school experience was anything to go by, a scrawny teen like OP would be better off fitting in with his peers rather than trying to dress older than he is. This is especially true as it seems to have the opposite effect due to his size.

    Whilst he may be better dressed than others of his age in the opinion of posters here, it's not their opinion that counts at that age and he is doing himself no favours really. He is just going to stand out, and not in a good way.
     
  3. Handcuffed

    Handcuffed Senior member

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    You should smile at the camera. The "I'm a cobweb of emotion" look is best suited for people without curfews.
     
  4. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    You should smile at the camera. The "I'm a cobweb of emotion" look is best suited for people without curfews.

    Or future serial killers.
     
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    Oleg Senior member

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    Self-loathing Gay Conservatives are my favourite politicians... They bring the concept of double-standard to a new level.
    [​IMG] Remember Harvey Proctor? Some can also sell you clothes once their private life has seen them drummed out of parliament.
     

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