TOOK YOUR GUYS advice but with my personal style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dressed2kill, May 22, 2006.

  1. dressed2kill

    dressed2kill Senior member

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    Oh and honestly that post I posted way back about all the ladies love men in hats. That Just me being a dumb macho Guy trying to defend myself in a male oriented forum. I should know better, by the way I dress. It works sometimes with women sometime it detracts. It really matters on the situtaion and the women.
     


  2. globetrotter

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    Zach,

    I am surprised that you are taking such a strong stance against the hat; you have never struck me as the conformist sort. What's the issue?



    I am actually a little torn in this -

    1. when I was 19, I wore mostly gray denim work clothes (when I wasn't wearing a uniform), and I had a shaved head. so I can't say that my style of dress was any more conformist, or any less costumy.

    2. Dressed2kill is so adamant about this particular hat, would be part of it. if he were, like some 19 year olds, dressed like a total idiot and wearing a court jester hat that he wouldn't give up, I would consider it a stage and not even bother to comment. D2k looks very good in his suits, with minor adjustments here and there, but the hat pushes him from a slightly overdressed young man to a costume, in my opinion.

    3. D2k has a basically good look, he is thin, young, no major problems with him. if he were to work with what he has, he could look very nice - I feel very strongly that that hat is too big for him, in my opinion, it doesn't fit his head or body, and a little playing with it won't help. a nice newsboy cap could be just as non-conformist, but would look better on him. as strange as it may sound - a beret would probrably even look better on him, in my opinion, that that particular hat.

    4. I have never liked the idea of young men in "serious" hats - just too hard to pull off, and it then takes away from the rest of the outfit -D2K's second picture, with the striped sb suit looked very good, without the hat. with it, he is a kid in a big hat, nobody will notice the rest of the look, I believe.
     


  3. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    All I can say is he is entitled to his opinion and very opinionated it is(so is mine). It really doesn't make a diffrence what he thinks because the hat stays. Why because I'm comfortable with it and feels great to wear it. Not because I'm trying to make some fashion statement.

    D2K - if, as a 19 year old guy, you were focued on impressing me, I would suggest that you need to change your priorities. you are right, I have my opinion, you have yours, and although you did ask for opinions, you have no reason to listen to mine. good luck with it.
     


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    D2K - if, as a 19 year old guy, you were focued on impressing me, I would suggest that you need to change your priorities. you are right, I have my opinion, you have yours, and although you did ask for opinions, you have no reason to listen to mine. good luck with it.

    I think thats the best compromise.
     


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    If you can explain where you got this quote and what it means by evening Tuesday, I will send you a Tootsiepop of your choice!

    (By the way, I know what it says, so don't try to pull the Super 100's worsted over my eyes!)

    EDIT: How the Hell does one misspell "Tootsiepop?!"

    EDIT 2: It's not even CLOSE to the longest German word I've seen (though I can't find that one at the moment).
     


  6. Alter

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    I am actually a little torn in this -


    Yea, I hear ya. I am a little torn on it myself. But remembering the look I had at 19 (1985 New Wave Punk living in the Canadian suburbs... you can imagine), I basically think that it's his head and he can put anything he wants on it.

    But I agree that making statements that the hat is something that he will wear until the day he dies is not very pragmatic. I recommend to D2K to keep an open mind and try new things. It's a big wonderful world out there and there just may be a better hat waiting for you. If you stop looking for things, then you can never find them.

    And don't worry about the criticism or apologize for your taste; it is yours. But do realize that we all make mistakes, the trick is learning from them.

    Thus ends my ranting for today [​IMG]
     


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    Yea, I hear ya. I am a little torn on it myself. But remembering the look I had at 19 (1985 New Wave Punk living in the Canadian suburbs... you can imagine)

    Good God, man...you're Canadian?!

    (If you're a Newsradio fan, you'll understand this one! If not, it's a joke I can explain later...no offense intended!)
     


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    Good God, man...you're Canadian?! (If you're a Newsradio fan, you'll understand this one! If not, it's a joke I can explain later...no offense intended!)
    No offence taken! I am familiar with the show but not the episode. But the star (can't remember his name at the moment) is very Canadian- he was excellent in "The Kids in the Hall"! BTW: Does tiger02 get the tootsiepop?
     


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    I'm leaving high school this year for college. My conditioned knee-jerk reaction was "wtf what a fu***** fa****." Thats how the majority of the people you will encounter will think. I know there are people who are just loners and would rather die than conform a little bit. Its real politik. Do whats good for you. I'm saying just conform like everyone else but really mate, if you were in my school you'd get beat up everyday. just my 2 cents. You look like you're trying too hard.
     


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    I'm leaving high school this year for college. My conditioned knee-jerk reaction was "wtf what a fu***** fa****." Thats how the majority of the people you will encounter will think. I know there are people who are just loners and would rather die than conform a little bit. Its real politik. Do whats good for you. I'm saying just conform like everyone else but really mate, if you were in my school you'd get beat up everyday. just my 2 cents. You look like you're trying too hard.
    thats a hell of a first post...
     


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    Hopefully, you'll be less of am imbecile after some college.
     


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    What's 'real politik [sic]'?
     


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