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stranger compliments

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stevejobs, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Unit 91

    Unit 91 Well-Known Member

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    I get compliments from coworkers often. Strangers seem to notice my wedding band and watches (not all worn at once of course) more than anything else.
     
  2. devin

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    (we're talkin gs-14s and 15s).

    Even those at the top of the GS scale are not sartorial or financial ballers, I'm surprised they even wear suits vs. polo/slacks.

    I try to always wear a suit when I fly for work. On a weekend, that almost always draws a compliment and has even kicked off a few good conversations.
     
  3. datasupa

    datasupa Senior member

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    Glasses, watch, and boots get compliments the most. A shoe shine guy once praised my Trickers as I passed.
     
  4. Reborn

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    C&J Monks for Barney's in Chestnut.

    People love these shoes. It's the only shoe I have that gets other young guys to ask me what they are and where to get them. College kid followed me into the bagel shop to ask about them.

    Other then that I get a lot of compliments on the fit of Black Label on me. Heavy set latina tellers at the bank in particular.
     
  5. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Black people seem more appreciative of clothing--most of my compliments were from black people.

    i think they're often well aware of high quality clothes, i know Jay-Z has rapped about RLPL as well as Versace, DKNY, Gucci, D&G, Prada, Burberry, ect.

    I know alot of Black and Spanish guys that aspire to be fly, one of my spanish friends was looking for Oxxford suits on ebay.

    "Its probly Purple Label, you know, that BBC shit"
     
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    Even those at the top of the GS scale are not sartorial or financial ballers, I'm surprised they even wear suits vs. polo/slacks.

    heh, when friday hits, most lose the suit and go casual. But you're right, they probably spend most of their money on golf and airplanes rather than worry about clothes.
     
  7. PandArts

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    I seem to get most of my compliments while waiting to cross a street...usually to the effect of "I really like your look"...and it tends to be mostly other well dressed men.

    Then there was the other day while paying for an order at FedEx Kinkos when the girl behind the counter said "damn you smell good!" [​IMG]
     
  8. unpainted huffheinz

    unpainted huffheinz Senior member

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    I get asked a few times a month where I bought something I'm wearing.
     
  9. Holdfast

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    Black people seem more appreciative of clothing--most of my compliments were from black people.

    It sounds a total stereotype, but it's been my personal experience too. Women of any race will compliment a look, but from men, I only tend to get compliments from either black or Mediterranean-origin guys. At the very least, they're certaintly more open & secure in being vocal about the appreciation of a good look rather than being afraid to be labelled "ghey" like some white men seem to tend to be. Sorry to be so generalising about this, but that's been my personal experience.
     
  10. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Black people seem more appreciative of clothing--most of my compliments were from black people.
    I rarely get compliments but my experience has been that black people are more likely to give a compliment. I generally do not come into contact with black people on a regular daily basis in this neck of the woods but when I do, the compliments seem to be abundant.
     
  11. bmulford

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    Spending a considerable amount of time in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, I've have many odd/funny encounters with strangers. I've seriously started cateloguing all the strange experiences for a book that I'll write when I retire.

    I've had everything from black ladies running up along side me saying "I love those shoes so much, I should knock you on the head and take them" (!!!), to the typical "looking sharp/good/nice".

    The comments are always appreciated. And I usually will engage in a little conversation with anyone who was so inclinded to say something nice to me unsolicited. The best conversations are with ladies who are in fashion. They always have interesting insights.

    I Agree with Holdfast that white men will look, but won't say anything, for fear of being perceived as homosexual. That may be due to the fact that being in LA or SF, they probably presume I'm gay by not having a goatee, "dad" shorts, k-swiss shoes, and a T-shirt on.
     
  12. clarity

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    I don't have too many super nice clothes yet, as I am young and just barely done with school. Work is very casual and only a few even bother with dress pants/shirts and a tie. But I do have one suit I went the extra mile with that gets attention. Most of the time it's just honest compliments from older people. Last week on foot making my way to lunch I was looking at an 'older' woman (probably mid 30s) in the eyes because I thought she looked very pretty. And just before she passed me she mumbled 'sexy' under her voice but loud enough for me to hear. Was not quite sure how to react to that so I just smiled.

    A black co-worker compliments a lot of my casual shoes. As I do his.

    And viewing the fragrance porn thread inevitably caused me to get creed samples which led me to buying the silver mtn water. I am always asked what it is but I never tell, my secret! [​IMG] It annoyed me yesterday though, a very young girl around 16 was stalking me at a small record store. Should have just walked up to her and held my wrist under her nose so she would stop being so creepy.
     
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    in the Dickey's gas station 1 block from korshak after their 21st anniversary party a young guy, maybe 22 with tattoos and one of those hideous spiky hairdos said my jacket was "sick", then kept going on about how he loved it. my wife had to axe me if sick was good or bad
     
  14. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was wearing a cotton Isaia jacket in a hardware store the other day. An elderly lady (80"s-90's?) bee lined over to me and nailed every detail of it as in, "Look and the elbow details", "that is a very nice lining", "the buttons on the sleeves work, how nice", "love the fabric", etc. You would have thought she was a SF member dissecting my outfit. I hope I am still that observant at her age. [​IMG]
     
  15. Holdfast

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    in the Dickey's gas station 1 block from korshak after their 21st anniversary party a young guy, maybe 22 with tattoos and one of those hideous spiky hairdos said my jacket was "sick", then kept going on about how he loved it. my wife had to axe me if sick was good or bad

    It's good you're getting into the young peoples lingo. [​IMG]

    I've had everything from black ladies running up along side me saying "I love those shoes so much, I should knock you on the head and take them"...

    Sometimes, some places, I'd be worried they might carry out the promise... [​IMG]

    OMG, you don't fit the stereotype - damn your ability to dress nicely and confuse people... [​IMG]


    I was wearing a cotton Isaia jacket in a hardware store the other day. An elderly lady (80"s-90's?) bee lined over to me and nailed every detail of it as in, "Look and the elbow details", "that is a very nice lining", "the buttons on the sleeves work, how nice", "love the fabric", etc. You would have thought she was a SF member dissecting my outfit. I hope I am still that observant at her age. [​IMG]

    When you get to her age, with all that more time on SF, you'll just be bitchy about the sleeve length not showing enough cuff or something. [​IMG]
     
  16. bmulford

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    Sometimes, some places, I'd be worried they might carry out the promise... [​IMG]

    OMG, you don't fit the stereotype - damn your ability to dress nicely and confuse people... [​IMG]


    Yes- I was in a sketchy area when that comment came up. My response of "how much is it worth to you? For instance, would you be willing to lose an ear?" Then produced my knife and gave her a big grin. Her response: "ooooo! I like dis white boy!"

    On the presumed gay thing. I've been told I don't fit the mold, yet probably have men approach me as often or more than women. I've heard there's some thing out there with gay men who like straight guys, perhaps that's it. Dunno. But a compliment is a compliment, from whence it came doesn't bother me any.
     
  17. PandArts

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    On the presumed gay thing. I've been told I don't fit the mold, yet probably have men approach me as often or more than women. I've heard there's some thing out there with gay men who like straight guys, perhaps that's it. Dunno. But a compliment is a compliment, from whence it comes doesn't bother me any.


    +2
     
  18. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    When you get to her age, with all that more time on SF, you'll just be bitchy about the sleeve length not showing enough cuff or something. [​IMG]
    Hey, aren't we there now?[​IMG] (being bitchy that is...)
     
  19. highball

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    For me it's glasses and shoes that draw the compliments (and I'm not even that well dressed since I only recently discovered this whole SF thing) It's usually while riding or waiting for some form of public transit (subway, bus, etc.) and always by women. I think I recall a thread a while back that was something to the tune of "what shoes do women love/hate" and loafers seemed to be the consensus for most-complimented shoes. I didn't put much weight in this, but sure enough last week the first day I had my new AE Dover's out of the box this woman on the bus goes "I love your suede loafers." (Ironically, I just now walked by one of the secretaries in our office and was complimented again on the very same shoes.)

    I will often compliment other guys on their shoes, but there's usually an element of self-interest there (i.e. "Hey, those are nice, where did you get them?") In Baltimore I once asked a European guy who his boots were made by. His response: "Made? They're not made, I buy them." When pressed further I discovered he procured them while in Amsterdam. To this day I still wonder how those boots came into being if they were never "made"...
     
  20. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    But a compliment is a compliment, from whence it came doesn't bother me any.

    Sure, totally.


    Hey, aren't we there now?[​IMG] (being bitchy that is...)

    Yeah, probably. [​IMG]

    We'll get worse with age, then. Something to look forward to!
     

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