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Should a man dress better or equal to his female date

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Perdogg, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Perdogg

    Perdogg Well-Known Member

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    Should a man dress better or equal to his female date? I was at dinner tonight and I notice this stunning blonde wearing a tight black summer dress. It wasn't a formal dress, but a step up from her date. I was thinking, should a man dress at least as formal, if not better, than his female date?
     
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    If both are dressed to the occasion, how do you judge who is dressed better? I think it's too subjective.
     
  3. Larson McCord

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    Should a man dress better or equal to his female date? I was at dinner tonight and I notice this stunning blonde wearing a tight black summer dress. It wasn't a formal dress, but a step up from her date. I was thinking, should a man dress at least as formal, if not better, than his female date?

    What was the guy wearing?
     
  4. Perdogg

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    If both are dressed to the occasion, how do you judge who is dressed better? I think it's too subjective.

    That's a good question. I am sure the experts here can give an objective criteria. [​IMG]
     
  5. poorsod

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    A man can be dressed well but shouldn't upstage the date. Unless he doesn't care for a second date.
     
  6. Perdogg

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    What was the guy wearing?

    Business casual button down with business casual trousers.
     
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    Equal to.

    Inequality of dress both looks and feels awkward.
     
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    Sounds like they were almost equal in todays non-SF world.

    Otherwise he would need a coat and tie.
     
  9. Perdogg

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    Sounds like they were almost equal in todays non-SF world.

    Otherwise he would need a coat and tie.


    I agree with you to an extent. She looked like she dressed well, where as he looked thrown together.
     
  10. SkinnyGoomba

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    I agree with you to an extent. She looked like she dressed well, where as he looked thrown together.

    He's banging the hot blonde, maybe you should fallow suite.
     
  11. Perdogg

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    He's banging the hot blonde, maybe you should fallow suite.

    You are right.
     
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    He's banging the hot blonde, maybe you should fallow suite.


    +1, this is a world of fedoras, spectator shoes and bow ties. In the real world people dress like the dude with the hot blonde.
     
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    +1, this is a world of fedoras, spectator shoes and bow ties. In the real world people dress like the dude with the hot blonde.

    Her skirt was so tight the zipper was stretched out.
     
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    Should a man dress better or equal to his female date? I was at dinner tonight and I notice this stunning blonde wearing a tight black summer dress. It wasn't a formal dress, but a step up from her date. I was thinking, should a man dress at least as formal, if not better, than his female date?

    A lot of women prefer to look better than men when out in public. I've had too many women I know for years say, "I saw you but did not say hi because I felt you would not respond."

    Surprisingly, it only happens when I sport a suit.
     
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    The smart guy with the hot blonde dresses like Tony Soprano and laughs at the guys who try too hard.
     
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    +1, this is a world of fedoras, spectator shoes and bow ties. In the real world people dress like the dude with the hot blonde.
    While this is the realm of Igents, I somehow don't think that fedoras, spectator shoes and bow ties fit into the SF groupthink. But yeah, equality or near-to is best. To be honest, unless you're a really out of place kinda guy (like conservative suits at a bbq) or real poor dresser, whether you're going to be dressing too formally or not formally enough shouldn't be hard to figure out. Just pick what you think suits the place you're going to and what you'll be doing and get to the more important things.
     
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    She can't afford to dress equal or better than you? You show up wearing Vass shoes, etc, etc.
    She's dressed head to toe in Wal Mart and still looks good!![​IMG]
     
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    What constitutes outdressing a date, anyway? A cocktail dress can be on par with everything from an odd jacket to black tie.
     
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    A woman dressing better than her male companion is okay with me.
     
  20. SuitMyself

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    Should a man dress better or equal to his female date ?

    Should a man dress better or equal to his female date? I was at dinner tonight and I notice this stunning blonde wearing a tight black summer dress. It wasn't a formal dress, but a step up from her date. I was thinking, should a man dress at least as formal, if not better, than his female date?


    Of course men need to dress better than women.

    Why? It's because men don't have vaginas.
     

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