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How should a 23 year old dress?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Midget Thunderdome, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Midget Thunderdome

    Midget Thunderdome New Member

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    I'm completely clueless and I don't fit in with other people my age style wise.

    I basically dress very drab, I worked renovations and as a painter and basically wear alot of plain tshirts and jeans all of which have seen better days. when it's colder i wear a hoodie.

    I want to have some style . I'm not going to patronise you and say i want some culture or a deeper aesthetic value. I want to be superficially appealling (especially to a girl [​IMG] )

    I have about 1200 dollars (canadian) to spend

    All advice, suggestions, sarcastic remarks welcome
     
  2. Gravitas

    Gravitas Senior member

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    1200CAD, isn't that like... 150USD? (10 [ought to have noted my blatant sarcasm]) Lurk moar?
    I want to be superficially appealling (especially a girl [​IMG] )
    Does this help?
     
  3. chronoaug

    chronoaug Senior member

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    i'm 23. sweatpants, leather jackets with hi top sneakers. i love it and want more of the same
     
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    botfc Senior member

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    1200CAD, isn't that like... 150USD?

    Lurk moar?


    1200CAD is actually around 1100US

    read the paper moar?
     
  5. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    I'm 22 and a half. The wimminz luvs my mullet hair style, my stonewashed jeans, and my white canvas high tops. When I'm truly stylin, I push up my sportcoat sleeves and wear a hot pink tee.
     
  6. Midget Thunderdome

    Midget Thunderdome New Member

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    1200CAD, isn't that like... 150USD?

    Lurk moar?


    Does this help?


    No but it's very interesting hmmm
     
  7. snake

    snake Senior member

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    like a boss! [​IMG] But seriously though, spend some time around these parts, particularly the WAYWT thread and over time you'll get a better idea of how you'd like to dress yourself.
     
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    ctrlaltelite Senior member

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    dress appropriate for the weather, in clothes that fit you.

    if you are athletic, wear clothes that show that you work out, but leave a little to the imagination (so -- no spandex). if you've got a little more to love, consider shirts that aren't baggy, but fit proper on the shoulders, neck, and chest and have a little less taper towards the middle. for pants, make sure they're snug at the waist and thigh (but you can still pinch some fabric while standing), how they fit from the knee down is up to you.
     
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    hboogz Senior member

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    I'm completely clueless and I don't fit in with other people my age style wise.

    It should never be about fitting in.

    If you really want to change your style, research looks and companies who you think represent you well. Take the time to go into actual stores, try on clothing and determine what works both aesthetically and physically.

    Don't fall into buying labels and maintain an objective eye when looking at clothes.

    Most importantly, it has to fit. Find a something that fits you well, know your measurements and you will then be in a position to make more informed decisions when you shop.
     
  10. APK

    APK Senior member

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    If your desire to fit in with people your age, you will need to make a shopping list of the following:

    - All over graphic tees
    - Hoodies with a sewn-on eagle somewhere
    - Ripped, light, pre-distressed jeans
    - Striped polo with a number 47 on it
    - Rope necklace
    - "Humor" tees
     
  11. thenanyu

    thenanyu Senior member

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    If your desire to fit in with people your age, you will need to make a shopping list of the following:

    - All over graphic tees
    - Hoodies with a sewn-on eagle somewhere
    - Ripped, light, pre-distressed jeans
    - Striped polo with a number 47 on it
    - Rope necklace
    - "Humor" tees


    Seriously, do all of that. Do it good.
     
  12. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    I actually think this might make an interesting thesis topic for an anthropology of consumption student.
     
  13. imissopenlayups

    imissopenlayups Well-Known Member

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    If your desire to fit in with people your age, you will need to make a shopping list of the following:

    - All over graphic tees
    - Hoodies with a sewn-on eagle somewhere
    - Ripped, light, pre-distressed jeans
    - Striped polo with a number 47 on it
    - Rope necklace
    - "Humor" tees


    don't forget the unkempt hair
     
  14. jet

    jet Senior member

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    I say just go to your local mall and buy regurgitated americana fashion.
     
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    wagthesam Senior member

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    I actually think this might make an interesting thesis topic for an anthropology of consumption student.

    Its people like him that make me not take arts phds very seriously. Also met a "fashion sociology" phd from tokyo in montreal. rofl..
     
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    Robert Senior member

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    I say just go to your local mall and buy regurgitated americana fashion.


    Funny, I was going to suggest he PM you for suggestions, but I figured you'd get around to him on your own in short order!
     
  17. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    1200CAD is actually around 1100US

    read the paper moar?


    CAD and USD are very close to par - again!
     
  18. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Its people like him that make me not take arts phds very seriously. Also met a "fashion sociology" phd from tokyo in montreal. rofl..

    Ha, yeah, it's the kind of bullshit thing I wrote for my undergrad rhetoric classes. I did a paper once on the socio/political/cultural meanings in album cover art.
     
  19. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    If your desire to fit in with people your age, you will need to make a shopping list of the following:

    - All over graphic tees
    - Hoodies with a sewn-on eagle somewhere
    - Ripped, light, pre-distressed jeans
    - Striped polo with a number 47 on it
    - Rope necklace
    - "Humor" tees


    Also, Ed Hardy!
     
  20. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Honestly, I would have been embarrassed to ask this question when I was 23. I have to give the OP cred for asking it, but by this age, I'd pretty much figured out what I wanted to wear and what I didn't, and admitting to anyone that I didn't know how to dress myself would have been like asking my mom what beer I should buy.
     

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