Why do you really dress nice?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by VincentVogan, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. imanewbie

    imanewbie Senior member

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    just kidding........no really I like to dress nice because it makes me feel good about myself. I believe if a a person 'tries' to dress nice it means they have a positive outlook on life vs someone who dress like they dont care.

    Granted this philopshies holds true for 99% of society, but then you have that 1% who dress like crap and are still positive about life.
     
  2. JohnnyMarr

    JohnnyMarr Well-Known Member

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    Ha, I was going to suggest Patrick Bateman!
     
  3. JohnnyMarr

    JohnnyMarr Well-Known Member

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    But for me, it's to make myself feel good; I find myself far more confident (not that I suffer from a lack of confidence usually) and this affects my life positively. It gives me far more confidence in talking to women, getting Uni work done etc etc. Plus, life's too short to walk round looking like so many bored people, wearing their cheap shirts; cheap suits; cheap, scuffed and uncared for shoes, going to their boring jobs. It's a great feeling to leave your house thinking 'yeah, I look good today'.
     
  4. celery

    celery Senior member

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    I would say this has to do with your (our) perception of what "dressing nice" is.

    You may be surprised, but you shouldn't be; most of those guys wearing tent shirts and baggy dockers do think that they're dressed well. Ignorance is bliss.
     
  5. diglett

    diglett Senior member

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    This is my reasoning, almost to the letter. I'm in college, and I love walking around campus looking good and knowing that everyone else thinks I look good. Just like you, it brightens up all of my days, and it's an extra card in my hand when talking to fellow students (especially female ones).
     
  6. Slippybee

    Slippybee Senior member

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    I work for myself in the City of London in the investment banking and insurance sectors. Ive worked in the industry all my working life.

    There's an expectation ( albeit sadly diminishing) that people will dress to a particular standard. The loosening of these standards actually makes it easier for somebody relatively spic and span to stand out in a positive way.

    Once you accept you'll be suited and booted every day this attention to what you wear can either be seen as a chore or something to be enjoyed and transferred to casual and weekend wear. As you start to make a little money you start to have the option to acquire nice things. Clothes are one of those things I choose to fritter my scratch away on.
     
  7. TemiCastro

    TemiCastro Active Member

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    I like beautiful things, l'amour du bel objet..

    On a deeper level, a man, styled out, is in control, in dominion.. He is winning.. going somewhere..people see it ...
     
  8. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    All of them? Really?
     
  9. MarkThomas

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    One of the reasons I dress nice is because it shows self-respect and helps with confidence. But that's the least of it for me. The main reason I think is because it shows respect for those around me, first and foremost: my wife. When I dress a bit snappier around her it shows her that I care enough to put in effort for her. Same thing goes for others I care about.

    For example: My grandmother turned 90 this past December. I could have showed up to her birthday party wearing an affliction t-shirt, cargo shorts and flip flops, but instead, because my dear old grandma means a lot to me, I dressed up.

    Same reason I at least wear a jacket to church every sunday. Same reason I wear a suit to a wedding or funeral.
     
  10. VincentVogan

    VincentVogan Well-Known Member

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    Obviously not all of them, but the incredible vast majority. And out of those who say they play for fun, I say the majority of them are as well doing it for the money. If they didn't want to play for the money, why not play with free chips instead, and not risk losing hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars?
     
  11. SuitedDx

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    Never heard of this phrase but I like it! Hope you don't mind I use it in the future?

    Why do I really dress nice? I am successful at it 98% of the time. :fonz: It also makes it ego syntonic to the individuals I serve in regards to the value and service I provide.
     
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  12. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    No money, no thrill. Likewise: no style, no kicks.
     
  13. MyOtherLife

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    I really dress nice to show respect to myself.
     
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    Self Confidence and respect for self
     
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  15. Jermyn

    Jermyn Senior member

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    This.

    There are some things in life you can control and others you can't.
    Once I realised I would be spending most of my time dressed in a particular way, I decided I'd research it and make it my passion.
    The one thing I can always control, is my reaction to the things out of my control.
     

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