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What makes fashion fun?

SirGrotius

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That sounded a little more HermesMan than I intended, but in all seriousness, what makes fashion fun to you? I've only "cared" about my sartorial appearance over the past couple years, and really get a kick out of it:

  • Admiring looks from the ladies (and to be fair, from some men but let's not delve there)
  • Upward growth in the professional world (dress for sucess!)
  • A little snobbishness is fun
  • Colors, fit, fabric, brands - there are lots of possibilities

etc.
 

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You cant feel good, if you cant look good.
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I find it forces me to pay attention to the details in other people - sometimes this isn't always a good thing though
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The activity of charting the trends of rising hem lines and falling necklines in women's fashion on MS Excel and eagerly anticipating S/S2016.
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
You cant feel good, if you cant look good.

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So true.

I found fashion (I should say it naturally developed) after I lost 120 pounds. Interesting how that works. Don't get me started on what's fun about it. There is just too much.
 

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One of the not-so-fun parts is that other people look so poorly dressed and grubby. Then again, I'm living in America.
 

Made in California

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Originally Posted by SirGrotius
That sounded a little more HermesMan than I intended, but in all seriousness, what makes fashion fun to you? I've only "cared" about my sartorial appearance over the past couple years, and really get a kick out of it:

  • Admiring looks from the ladies (and to be fair, from some men but let's not delve there)
  • Upward growth in the professional world (dress for sucess!)
  • A little snobbishness is fun
  • Colors, fit, fabric, brands - there are lots of possibilities

etc.


Can I say I love this thread?

I've completely agreed with every response so far. I like that OP admits that it's nice to feel a little bit like, "Yeah, we both know who the most sartorially inclined here is," when at a gathering.

Originally Posted by pvrhye
It's a hobby I can take to work.

Yeah, it's the one thing where the rest of the world gets to see your collection [of ties, pocket squares, etc.].

The thing I like about it is it's a hobby that you can actually benefit from in the most basic sense (career, sex, respect). It's not like a coin collection. There's this lovely overlap of getting to have your nerdy cohorts on SF approving your G&G's, and also using them to get laid. It's wonderful, there's nothing like it.
 

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The guys on this forum are part of the fun too; not to mention the Friday WAYWN competition. Most pursuits are more enjoyable when shared with others.
 

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I suppose what makes many things funs is the ability to share the event with others.
Thats why I like this forum and its members for their candid analysis, insights and sometimes scathing humour.
I can´t remember who said it but one fashionista said that "The world is such a serious place that fashion is the armour he puts on in the morning to help him deal with it".
 

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The fun of collecting items, adding and subtracting from your wardrobe. Searching for missing pieces.

Being known as a stylish guy, and simply looking good and knowing it. I was actually labelled a fashionista (though I think they just meant stylish) even though I never follow trends, and this was back when I was just starting out to becoming style conscious.
 

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Totally getting all sorts of masculine vibe all around.
 

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My clothes are a significant part of my personal environment. Having clothes that please me on an aesthetic level is enjoyable.
 

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