Newbie needs some revamping....please help!

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  1. lordkovacs

    lordkovacs Member

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    Hi all. I've been reading this board for a little while now, and thought I'd post. I have just recently become interested in dressing "in-style". Most of my life I just wore jeans and a golf shirt, but with my new career and lifestyle, I need to be dressing much better.

    Please help me.

    Here's my situation...

    I'm an elementary school teacher, and have a lot of teacher friends. I am 5'11'', 220lbs., more pear shaped. I cut my hair very close (I'm slightly balding). When I go out, I usually go to coffee houses, nice pubs, etc.

    I'm hoping that some of you can help me with what style, colours, patterns, types, cuts, materials, etc. that I should be looking to buy. I just don't know how to dress based on my physical dimensions. I need pants and shirts, and maybe another pair of shoes.

    Alll the best, and thank you kindly.

    Mike
     


  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    What color hair, eyes, and complexion do you have?

    Are you here in the States, or do you live somewhere else?
     


  3. lordkovacs

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    i am eastern european in background (Hungarian), though born in Canada. I live in Toronto. I have green eyes. blonde hair, though I cut it very close.

    Thanks...
    MIKE
     


  4. acole

    acole Senior member

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    Best thing would be to post a well-lit head shot. To nail down colors you have to really analyze yourself. Â Is your hair light blond, or darker? Â Warm/golden, or ashy/silvery? Â Skin: very fair, ruddy, or olive? Â Does your skin tone tend more toward warm/peach/bronze or toward ivory/bluish-pink? Â Are your eyes dark overall, or greyish-bright? Â In general, do you see a lot of light vs. dark contrast when you look in a mirror, or are the contrasts pretty subtle? Â Do you have any favorite colors you especially like to wear, or for which you receive compliments? Any that make you look washed-out or ill? You might also look at the color coordination articles over at Andy Gilchrist's site...he's got a couple of different takes on the theory.
     


  5. lordkovacs

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    complitments usually come my way when wearing earthy tones and mid-dark blue. My hair is a medium brown, and my eyes are green, though some people see some grey in them. My skin is certainly not pale...i usually look somewhat tanned year-long.

    Thanks...
    MIKE
     


  6. Rudder

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    lordkovacs - I have an unusual proposition for you. I'm in Toronto until the end of the month and I'd be glad to help you out in person, pro bono.

    My credentials? Well, I had 80% of my wardrobe stolen a couple of years ago and spent between $20,000 and 30,000 on clothes in the past three years. So I do have tons of experience shopping for properly fitted and coordinated clothes.

    In case you're wondering, I'm not gay, don't work on commission and don't have any other hidden agenda. I just like an excuse to shop and see other people feel confident about their look.

    Contact me via this Web site if you're interested. Otherwise, I'll send you a lengthy reply to your other posts about shops in Toronto later this week.

    Charles
     


  7. lordkovacs

    lordkovacs Member

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    I will keep your info. handy and drop you a line. As aforementioned, I am a teacher. We are just now starting report cards and interviews.

    Thanks so much for your offer. If I get some time, I will email you. That's very kind of you.

    Thanks,

    MiKE
     


  8. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    What would it have changed if you had been gay?

    Do you think gays people need to cruise bad dressed, bald guy on a website to find a boyfriend? Seriously?
     


  9. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Clearly, he didn't want lordkovacs to think that he was trying to pick him up.
     


  10. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Mike:

    Thanks for the thanks on the PM. And I'd take Rudder's offer on shopping. Sorry it took so long to reply. I keep getting this error message when I try to send a PM...

    Steve
     


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