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Outfits for clubbing

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Expl0rer, May 17, 2014.

  1. Expl0rer

    Expl0rer New Member

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    Hi,

    My name is Dave, 26 years old.
    I have very little fashion sense and that's why I'm looking for some advice on fashion.
    I've already asked some women in my social circle but I get a lot of conflicting information.
    I usually wear a jeans and a t-shirt or a polo shirt but I feel this makes me "blend in" too much and doesn't make me stand out.
    That's why I want to buy some new outfits I can wear to clubs which get more attention from women.
    I'm a fairly short guy (about 5'9) but broad shouldered and muscled (compete in strength sports).

    I have done some reading and found some possible combinations:

    A bright colored chino pants (bright red, cobalt blue or grass green) with a dress shirt or a polo shirt (these don't have to be bright then, to keep the focus on the pants.)

    A different option would be a light blue dress shirt, a black waistcoat, blue jeans, red pocket square, and maybe a red tie?

    Maybe I could do something with a white dress shirt, a black sports jacket and a jeans?

    Are these options any good? Or do you know some other combinations that are better suited?

    You're advice is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  2. volatile

    volatile Senior member

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    I think you're going to have trouble pulling off the "looks" you've described; they sound very awkward indeed... (the blue/black/red combo feels very off, just from description alone). Also, and this is a personal opinion, ditch the polo shirts.

    The first thing I'd do is spend some time going through the WAYWT thread (http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/) to see what the well-dressed posters on here are wearing. You should also take note of the brands whose names come up frequently on here, work out which ones fit into the styles you're drawn to, and then hit ebay or the Marketplace here -- you will be able to upgrade your wardrobe quite quickly, and not too expensively. For a start, you might consider investing in some good raw denim jeans ($300+), some chambray shirts and a good pair of mid-priced boots (Wolverine, Chippewa, Red Wing) - these are the foundations of a solid, wearable and easy-to-pull-off wardrobe that won't be a radical departure from your current style but will instantly make you looks a thousand times better.

    Leave the pastel chinos alone for now, son.
     
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  3. volatile

    volatile Senior member

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    Also: Some starter stores, from whom you can't easily go wrong:

    https://unionmadegoods.com/
    http://www.endclothing.co.uk/
    https://www.thebureaubelfast.com/
    http://havenshop.ca/
    http://www.selfedge.com/

    None of these shops are particularly out-there in terms of what they sell, but they all stock high-quality, solid, beautiful and easily-word basics.
     
  4. meso

    meso Senior member

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    I like those stores but none of them particularly scream "clubbing" to me.
     
  5. volatile

    volatile Senior member

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    Fair point, but I took the cue from the fact he currently goes clubbing in polo shirts... I don't think this guy is hanging out at Berghain.
     
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  6. Landscape

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    I get that you're a bit skeptical towards polos, but I could see them working in a more casual setting (depending on where he goes clubbing), as he mentioned that he has a muscular physique, where a polo could emphasize this.
     
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  7. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    This thread will not end well. :lurk:

    Polos + chinos = country club or Best Buy employee.

    Traditional vests w/o jackets = awful.

    Tie w/o jacket = awful.

    Dress shirt + blazer + jeans is the best combination out of those suggested, but a lot harder to do well than GQ or whatever magazine/blog might lead you to believe.

    Also, footwear...

    Inb4 "dress for yourself not to pick up chicks wtf" and "work on your game first".
     
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  8. Landscape

    Landscape Senior member

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    I agree with what you're saying there cyc. but I was more talking about jeans + polo - for example I've gotten one out in a long-sleeved polo and some dark jeans. And footwear should obviously be something that fits with the rest of the outfit but you don't care about getting trashed. Luckily sneakers is the most common thing to go clubbing in where I live.
     
  9. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Senior member

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    The ultimate clubbing clothes are clothes not worn for clubbing.
     
  10. washedout

    washedout Senior member

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  11. nicelynice

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    Just get a sick leather jacket, $2000 boots, Uni-qlo black jeans, and some t-shirts that fit... Everything else is optional in fashion
     
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  12. Landscape

    Landscape Senior member

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    Are you missing a /s there at the end? I wouldn't really feel like having my $2000 boots destroyed at a club.
     
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    No point in buying $2000 boots unless you're gonna wear them

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  14. red81

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    what's the location of these clubs? im guessing somewhere in europe vs a suburb of cleveland, the fashion will change as well. last time i went clubbing was 15 years ago, where everyone wore express polyester shirts or affliction tshirts (everyone was in the ufc then).
     
  15. nicelynice

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    Clubs are dark and everyone is fucked up anyways, why is everyone so interested in "club fashion."
    I wanna see more posts WHAT DO I WEAR TO THE LIBRARY IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
     
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  16. Landscape

    Landscape Senior member

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    And for that reason I'd never wear $2000 boots to a club ;) No need to get them stepped on and spilt drinks on all night for no one to notice, and it hardly gives any wabi sabi to have a pair of boots that got trashed at a night club.

    And I guess people care a lot about it since they want to go and pick up girls, and want to do whatever possible (even though clothing probably isn't the determining factor for most here as you say yourself) - for most people that wouldn't be the case at a library.
     
  17. red81

    red81 Senior member

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    so you do your drunken groping in libraries in broad daylight? shame on you, mister.
     
  18. mbishop

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    I'm old and know little about clubbing. But the few places I've been would never let you in dressed like some of these examples. Dress up and go some place nicer. The girls will be drunk there too.

    But then I'd rather pick up girls in a library.
     
  19. Landscape

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    Yeah, but you have to remember it's also very dependant on your age/your friends. The places where I go, which are considered some of the hottest(?) places for people my age, do not require you to dress up - actually you would stick out in a bad way if you did. If you dress "fashionable" at these placers you wear sneakers + black jeans + t-shirt/shirt + leather jacket.
     
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  20. YOLO EMSHI

    YOLO EMSHI Senior member

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    I need to remember to watch this video next time i'm on ketamine again

    I wear Yohji and my Damir boots when I go clubbing. Just to make sure it hurts a lot more when I'm stomping on people's feet and to guarantee I'm that extra obnoxious when I'm spinning around with my Yohji trench and hakamas flying into people's faces.
     

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