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Responding to Unsolicited Advice/Criticism

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ProfessorShak, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. embowafa

    embowafa Senior member

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    He wears tight clothes from Armani Exchange and YOU'RE gay?!?!?

    Like others have said, you need to learn the art of being an asshole......

    I'd respond with an awkward pause and an "Uh, shurrrrrr" as if what he said is beyond retarded...because really, it was.
     


  2. bmulford

    bmulford Senior member

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    If those are the best insults your inlaws can come up with, consider yourself lucky. LOL

    +1 See Iammatts thread about extended family...

    Alternatives:

    1) If you don't want to deal with the topic directly (e.g,. their just not going to get it) perhaps tell them it's work attire and that you have hardly anything else in your wardrobe.

    2) You're considering going gay for the tax benefits, and trying out the waters

    3) You're being secretly filmed for a reality show that requires you to dress that way

    4) You're angling for grandma's inheritance and heard she favors men who dress like men

    5) fuck you dad

    6) "but can you kick my ass?"

    7) if you think this is gay, you should see the silky negligee I have on underneath
     


  3. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    So I come from a culture VERY unconcerned with style.
    Is no one else curious as to what 'culture' this is? [​IMG]
     


  4. Doc4

    Doc4 Senior member

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    You've got to work on your slightly contemptuous stare and dismissive look-away. Combine with a quick head-to-toe and slight eyebrow raise for extra effect. [​IMG]
    ... perfect!
    Hurt my feelings?? Not at all. My response would be the same as if someone even lower than yourself would call you an overly fed dog. I can't imagine you'd keep shut either.
    Ah, seems you can keep up in the semi-witty-retort department ... [​IMG]
    To each their own. And you're boning their daughter/sister.

    Revenge is a dish best served like expensive sushi ... on a naked chick.
     


  5. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    The silent, bemused, response can sometimes work the best.
    This would be my approach, I think.
     


  6. nordicstyle

    nordicstyle Senior member

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    Is no one else curious as to what 'culture' this is? [​IMG]

    North American? [​IMG]
     


  7. hadamulletonce

    hadamulletonce Senior member

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    +1 See Iammatts thread about extended family...

    Alternatives:

    2) You're considering going gay for the tax benefits, and trying out the waters

    3) You're being secretly filmed for a reality show that requires you to dress that way

    7) if you think this is gay, you should see the silky negligee I have on underneath


    Great ones...

    To each their own. And you're boning their daughter/sister.

    +1 Excellent point.

    Stay away from sharp snarky comments towards her in-laws. The satisfaction isn't worth a poor relationship with your in-laws.
     


  8. Zenny

    Zenny Senior member

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    He wears tight clothes from Armani Exchange and YOU'RE gay?!?!?

    +1

    Or you could say "Honey, thanks, but you're not my type"
     


  9. SeriousBusiness

    SeriousBusiness Well-Known Member

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    Your brother in law sounds like a guido. You don't need to listen to him.
     


  10. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Your brother in law sounds like a guido. You don't need to listen to him.

    Bigtime.

    Armani Exchange, ALDO, and Banana Republic.

    What a DB.

    Tell him to get the fuck off or you'll slap him with your ring hand.

    Don't take masculine fashion advice from people that worship prissy gay fashion designers.
     


  11. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    What culture is this?
     


  12. sweisman

    sweisman Senior member

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    Help us out here...What were you wearing? What does too gay look like?
     


  13. ProfessorShak

    ProfessorShak Senior member

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    Is no one else curious as to what 'culture' this is? [​IMG]

    In terms of style, I consider it very boring and unconcerned. Think Uzbekistan, where old fat men wear jackets that they can't button, are sticking out from the shoulders and need 3 inches in to see the cuff, AND this would be a good jacket for them.
     


  14. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    While i think we all like feeling a bit self-righteous and snobby for dressy "preppy", the fact is everybody has a different idea of what looks good and therefore how they feel when they're wearing what they think is right. The fact is, you each believe that the way you dress makes you look good... the only problem I see here is your ego and belief that dress codes other then yours are wrong or bad... but realize they're just not "right" for you, so it doesn't mean it's not right for him... I'd avoid personally attacking that person back becuase then you're just being egotistical and trying to pretend like you're better then them. It might feel good, but frankly I think it's immature. My advice is, shrug your shoulders and say I think what I'm wearing looks good and sends the right message to the people I care to have me acknowledged. Just cause you think it looks gay doesn't mean it is, and I would never wear what you're wearing. You're not the type of person whose opinion really matters to me. or something along those lines
     


  15. acidboy

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    he likes tight fitting clothing. He's mostly into Armani Exchange, ALDO, and Banana Republic.
    And YOU look gay?! [​IMG]
     


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