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Ambulance Chaser

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Out of curiosity, do you all receive compliments on your wardrobe when you're out and about in DC? I don't receive that many compliments, but of the ones I do receive, the vast majority are from African-American men, which I find rather interesting.
 

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I find this as well. I also find that, on the Metro at least, African-American men tend to dress better than other men, and are much more likely to be wearing a tie
 

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Same here actually. I also get clothes comments from women at work which is encouraging. Although most guys around my office wear Jos. A. Bank so the bar to looking good is fairly low.
 

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Out of curiosity, do you all receive compliments on your wardrobe when you're out and about in DC? I don't receive that many compliments, but of the ones I do receive, the vast majority are from African-American men, which I find rather interesting.
Most of my compliments come from women. But, then again, they’re not totally random. Don’t interact with metro enough to say otherwise.
 

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I sometimes get compliments on my clothes from strangers and it's almost always from black men. Had an older black gentleman compliment a pair of suede paul stuart brogues I was wearing with a suit the other day, saying he rarely sees men wear suede shoes anymore. He had lots of opinions on this. White dudes in DC all wear the same tan cole haan wingtips you get at nordstrom rack.
 

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Out of curiosity, do you all receive compliments on your wardrobe when you're out and about in DC? I don't receive that many compliments, but of the ones I do receive, the vast majority are from African-American men, which I find rather interesting.
Shit - I never thought about it but yeah black guys, especially middle aged to older black guys are more prone to comment on my wardrobe than others. When I get compliments from women I worry that those compliments could be a ruse in the hopes of getting at my bawwwddddyyyy :rotflmao:
 

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Out of curiosity, do you all receive compliments on your wardrobe when you're out and about in DC? I don't receive that many compliments, but of the ones I do receive, the vast majority are from African-American men, which I find rather interesting.
I get compliments on my shoes relatively frequently. Most of them are from African American women and men. Alfred Sargent, C&J, and EG for the most part, but I've gotten compliments on my Alden boots too. I've had a few compliments on my suits/ties/squares, but significantly less frequently.
 

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I lean a bit more dandy in terms of wardrobe now that I no longer wear/need suits for the job, so bright/bold colored sport coats/trousers/shoes and hat (panama in hot weather/wool/tweed drivers in cold) usually ends up eliciting comments from various folk at work and on my work commute down Clarendon blvd.

I wore a navy Brisbane moss cord jacket and trousers from Spier last week and got stopped 10+ times at work to ask about the material and feel.
 

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I lean a bit more dandy in terms of wardrobe now that I no longer wear/need suits for the job, so bright/bold colored sport coats/trousers/shoes and hat (panama in hot weather/wool/tweed drivers in cold) usually ends up eliciting comments from various folk at work and on my work commute down Clarendon blvd.

I wore a navy Brisbane moss cord jacket and trousers from Spier last week and got stopped 10+ times at work to ask about the material and feel.

I tend to think most people like dressing up but don't have the time and resources to achieve an ideal wardrobe that matches their aesthetic from a fit and style perspective. The suits that offer these options usually have a price point of $2K or more. Most people can find better things to spend their money on.
 

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