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Why clothing matters

dunga

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When I was twelve or thirteen, I started to realize that clothing is a really important way to make a ood impression. I asked my mother to get me a a nice sweater and she did. When I wore it to school I could tell that people noticed and that the reaction was positive. From that day on I became interested in fashion and high-end clothing, because it is not just beautiful, but a way to say something about yourself. People say that clothes don't make the man, but in a way they do.
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Originally Posted by acecow
I still think it mostly doesn't matter much, but it really depends on where you live.

I think that where you hang out has more to do with the impact of clothing then where you live.
 

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Nothing like a celebrity visit to add credibility to the party. I've already emailed Perez Hilton to let him know you are here.
 

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Clothing DOES make a difference.
Dress nice and people treat you better.
 

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Originally Posted by dunga
When I was twelve or thirteen, I started to realize that clothing is a really important way to make a ood impression. I asked my mother to get me a a nice sweater and she did. When I wore it to school I could tell that people noticed and that the reaction was positive. From that day on I became interested in fashion and high-end clothing, because it is not just beautiful, but a way to say something about yourself. People say that clothes don't make the man, but in a way they do.
What do you think?


Doesn't matter, at all. Unless you dress very differently than your peers. Even then, most people won't notice what you're wearing.
 

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I am monitoring these thread for the witticisms to follow on how the gentleman should dress and how he should behave. (hopeful).
 

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I did an experiment with a couple of my college classes.

In my Italian class, I dressed pretty well. Some days not so much, but for the most part, I looked good.

In my Chemistry class, I dressed all right some days (jeans and a well enough fitting t-shirt,) but some days just badly: pants that were too baggy or loose, poorly fitting t-shirt, a leather jacket that was too big for me, etc.

I may have had more confidence in my Italian class, and I did get more overtly positive attention.

Then one day I said screw it and wore a tie, sports jacket, slacks (probably chinos, really,) and hat to chemistry class. A fairly casual look around this board, but everyone I sat around and the teacher seemed a bit surprised that, yes, I actually could dress myself. I think I managed to lift the stigma I had put on myself there. I also may have been a little more out-going from then on, but that could be due to other things.

Bottom line: people treat you differently. I cannot say for certain I carried myself exactly the same way in both classes, but wearing decent clothing certainly seems to help.
 

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Originally Posted by otacon
I did an experiment with a couple of my college classes. In my Italian class, I dressed pretty well. Some days not so much, but for the most part, I looked good. In my Chemistry class, I dressed all right some days (jeans and a well enough fitting t-shirt,) but some days just badly: pants that were too baggy or loose, poorly fitting t-shirt, a leather jacket that was too big for me, etc. I may have had more confidence in my Italian class, and I did get more overtly positive attention. Then one day I said screw it and wore a tie, sports jacket, slacks (probably chinos, really,) and hat to chemistry class. A fairly casual look around this board, but everyone I sat around and the teacher seemed a bit surprised that, yes, I actually could dress myself. I think I managed to lift the stigma I had put on myself there. I also may have been a little more out-going from then on, but that could be due to other things. Bottom line: people treat you differently. I cannot say for certain I carried myself exactly the same way in both classes, but wearing decent clothing certainly seems to help.
Or they were just wondering why you were wearing a sportcoat and tie to a chemistry class, and whether you've ever heard of bunsen burners. Dressing right means dressing for the occasion and environment.
 

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Originally Posted by chasingred
Or they were just wondering why you were wearing a sportcoat and tie to a chemistry class, and whether you've ever heard of bunsen burners.

Dressing right means dressing for the occasion and environment.


Dressing for the occasion I'd agree with; Showing up in suit for a Friday night piss-up at the pub would be a touch much.

But dressing for the environment? An example, I live in a country town in Australia at the moment, and the standard semi-formal dress for men around these parts are jeans, boots, and a poorly fitting button-up shirt. I don't feel at all comfortable in that sort of get-up so I dress when going out in slacks, well fitting shirt and lace-up shoes. I do get a bit shit from some of the folk but most women compliment me and more importantly I feel comfortable.

You often read on this forum that one should develop their own style, and I'd agree with that but I also think that will often contrast to the style of others in the environment in which you may find yourself.

To thine own self be true. I guess that would apply to fashion as well.

I've now attired myself in my MTM asbestos suit so flame away.

Regards
Garry
 

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Originally Posted by dunga
Nothing like a celebrity visit to add credibility to the party. I've already emailed Perez Hilton to let him know you are here.

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Posting in an epic thread.
 

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