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How Critical Are Others of Your Style?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by APK, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

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    After reading some of these comments, I can add one more reason as to why i'm immensely happy to live in NY
     


  2. paulesquire1

    paulesquire1 Well-Known Member

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    +99. I enjoy every time someone, on a style forum, says there are better things to spend money on than clothes and things having to do with style. Surely, you have to know when you post that, that everyone on SF disagrees with that almost by definition by being a member and reading posts on this site. [​IMG]

    And yeah, 18yr commitment or clothes... How can I possibly decide?!? [​IMG]


    The funny thing is you can be an adult, have all those quoted responsibilities you think are a waste and still have more sense of style than the lil kids that still get allowances from mommy on this site.
     


  3. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    If people are taking the piss out of your clothes, then your not dressing well even if your wearing red wing and APC. I've only been getting compliments over the last year or so, but I suppose skinny jeans are the norm where I live.
     


  4. JackTheRipper

    JackTheRipper Senior member

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    After reading some of these comments, I can add one more reason as to why i'm immensely happy to live in NY

    I agree. Being in NYC gives you the chance to look like anything and no one will lift a brow.
     


  5. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    After reading some of these comments, I can add one more reason as to why i'm immensely happy to live in NY

    oddly you can get away with just about anything in Seattle as well, particularly in some parts of town where you can dress like a transvestite matador, homeless Bruce Springsteen, sherpa with white guy dreadlocks, etc. I was at the ballet last night (yes the ballet) and saw all sorts of "creative" looks that you would not see at the same event in other cities. I kind of like it that way.
     


  6. BillyMaysHere!

    BillyMaysHere! Senior member

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    I live in Brisbane, Australia, which is not known for its tolerance (especially as I spend a third of my time in its suburbs), and generally receive positive feedback and nice comments from people, including some who have stopped me to ask where I got certain items. Women seem to love pretty much every item and look that I rock, and wish that their men looked like me, or that I was their man.
    That said, I've gotten the odd chuckle or stare, though that's usually whenever I'm in the working class suburbs. In fact, until this year I would be called a fag or something similar twice a week, more if I stayed in that suburb. It didn't matter what look I was rocking, if it wasn't the baggy board shorts and tee uniform it was probably gay and hate-worthy. Now it's just once a month.
    All this said, it doesn't bother me. It used to when I was 18 and new to style and the adult world in general, but now if anything it makes me chuckle. A person who feels the need to shout "fag" because he sees someone better dressed than him must be a pretty pathetic person, so it doesn't concern me.
     


  7. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    If people are taking the piss out of your clothes, then your not dressing well

    this is the dumbest thing you've ever posted
     


  8. rjones416

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    i've been getting nothing but compliments ever since dressing better. its best to keep it simple, if people are critical of your style you probably look like you're trying to hard.
     


  9. Riio

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    i've been getting nothing but compliments ever since dressing better. its best to keep it simple, if people are critical of your style you probably look like you're trying to hard.

    yeah only faggots try hard [​IMG]
     


  10. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    its best to keep it simple, if people are critical of your style you probably look like you're trying to hard.

    read as: "i'm incapable/don't have the balls to wear anything creative"
     


  11. ctrlaltelite

    ctrlaltelite Senior member

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    i get complimented by black youths on a regular basis. it makes me feel validated.
     


  12. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    im critical of people's attitudes and characters, more than anything else.
     


  13. a-rock

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    The most fashionable and clothing anal of my guy friends happens to be a federal agent and Marine, as well as the most physically intimidating of us. So in our circle, the fellas quickly learned long ago to refrain from faggy comments. One time at a dinner my wife was making fun of how much I shine my shoes which caused some other guys to laugh. The Captain overheard and scolded everyone, "What, you guys don't shine your shoes?!" Everyone shut up after that.

    It's the Mrs that gives me most flack about my clothes. Otherwise I get plenty of compliments from other women. Oddly enough, the only thing that bothers me is the gay friends that I do have are all of the Hollister flip flop crowd, and none of them ever compliment my clothes. It hurts just a little.
     


  14. obesitykills

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    I am not saying its your fault or something you can change, but if your 6' 2'' and 135lbs it's probably not what your wearing but rather how you carry your self. I see it all the time human beings are breed from early on to shit on anyone or anything that is different.
     


  15. twoism

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    Close friends and other guys make jokes about me dressing too metrosexual or borderline homosexual somewhat frequently. I understand it as a compliment, however. A way of saying I look good today. I get nothing but good words from strangers and people I don't know as well.

    It's kinda funny, actually. A while ago a good female friend of mine was joking about my "raging homosexuality" when I was wearing some nice new clothes, and then a day later I overheard her complaining to her fiancÃ[​IMG]e about how he needs to start dressing more like an adult and wear some "real" clothes. Hah. Her jokes seem a bit weaker now.

    And I don't mind the guys saying things like "that's a gay jacket, dude", when strange women approach me on the street later that very day asking where I got it, so they can "purchase one for my man". Or a couple nights later at a barbecue, the cute little brunette girl starts a conversation with me by commenting "oooh, I like this" as she strokes my jacket arm. Gay indeed, friend in the tap out shirt! Gay indeed. Enjoy your beer pong while I leave the party with miss Emily here.
     


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