How to dress up when your friends don't

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Inker19, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. crashdummy

    crashdummy Active Member

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    ^what the poster above said sums it up really. just use your own judgement based on the situation/location as to how much you should "dress up" and go with it if you're happy
     


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    JapanAlex01 Senior member

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    People like you for your personality; not the clothes you wear. If they link the two, they're idiots.
     


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    When you're just hanging out and lounging around with friends you don't dress up.. It's not really the right situation. Though it sounds like dress up for you might be casual for others—chinos and a polo. Suits are generally for business, or you could wear a suit if you're going to a nice club that's prominent in nightlife and draws a stylish and fashionable crowd (like The Boom Boom Room at the top of The Standard in Manhattan—not a club like Pacha). For something like that, if you want to look sharp you could wear a suit and go "ahmadinejad" without the tie. If you are going to a restaurant that is casual enough for people to wear jeans and a hoodie, then a suit probably isn't appropriate.
     
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  4. MikeDT

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    add911_11 Senior member

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    You just dress to a degree where it is appropriate and comfortable.

    Your friends should know you are a clothing lover, hence they wouldn't mind.
     


  6. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Hermes Man a brand whore?.... :nodding:

    His "So High Fashion" is one of the very few clothing and fashion blogs that I read regularly...a real gem. Because it mirrors perfectly many people I've known and worked with here in China.
     
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    Inker19 Well-Known Member

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    The thing is, this is kind of a recent change. I used to just be a short or jeans and a t-shirt guy too, but several months ago I started to lose weight which gave me more confidence, and I started to appreciate the way I look in nicer clothes. So I begun the process of upgrading my wardrobe then, and as of right now I have 3 suits, a few sport coats, some nice dress shirts, etc. but I've never really gotten an opportunity to wear them outside of job interviews and a couple of formal dinners.

    A few months ago I went to Twin River casino for my friend's birthday and I wore a sport coat with a t-shirt and chinos, I'll probably just do that again. I'm thinking about wearing a beige jacket, though. Would dressy blue jeans go better with a beige jacket?
     


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    Plus really good friends can even suggest some good options for you.
     


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    you mean like every other pencil neck spoiled spawn of new money from china all the way down to indonesia
     


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    There are suits and there are suits; a cotton suit does not come off as too crisp when you wear it without a tie, and it wrinkles nicely for the casual touch.

    My suggestion: khaki cotton suit with light or no padding, nice shirt, suede shoes with rubber soles (e.g. desert boots) or even tennis shoes (don't kill me...) if you are in your early twenties.

    Your friends will follow your example soon enough.
     


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    Your friends sound like uncouth proles. Get some new friends or dress like a lower class slob[​IMG]
     


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    Yes.
     


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    99% of dressing well is to dress right for the ocassion. Dont wear a suit if its not the time, place, or ocassion for it. its never cool
     
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    Have you considered befriending the OP, Inker19?


    Have you considered befriending hermes man?
     
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