The thread about what we've learned from this forum got me thinking about how we live in a vacuum of sorts with regards to the clothes and stylings we find aesthetically pleasing. What may seem dull to many here (boat shoes + a chrono roll) blows the mind of the average citizen. So how often do you hear from other people about the things you wear or how you choose to wear them? I can't say I've ever been outright criticized, but countless people have made observations framed as "jokes." I don't even dress in the fashion-forward aesthetic. Even though I tend not to take them seriously, it's still amazing how some fairly basic things ruffles the feathers of people who don't care much about clothes or their appearance. Here's a brief list of what I've heard from others over the last year: - My tartan button-down being compared to one of Al Borland's shirts - My Epaulet purple flannel getting me called a "purple lumberjack" - My beaded bracelets prompting my uncle to jokingly ask when I came out of the closet - My red socks becoming a main topic of conversation - A remark about how high I rolled the sleeves of a long-sleeve shirt - My striped Uniqlo shorts and SS, solid button-down shirt being compared to a mail carrier's outfit How about you guys? I don't think any of these things would get a second look in a bigger city, but I guess my current environment frowns upon clothing that breaks the status quo of graphic tees, flip flops, cargo shorts, baggy button-down shirts, and cheap shoes and boots.