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Why do you really dress nice?

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

  1. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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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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  2. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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

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    I really dress nice to show respect to myself.
     
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  4. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Senior member

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    Self Confidence and respect for self
     
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  5. 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.
     
  6. Lord Mulberry

    Lord Mulberry Senior member

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    To look sharp, get my hands on other peoples' money and get hot chicks.
     
  7. hfthomas

    hfthomas New Member

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    I dont dress nice.
     
  8. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    ...because it's the look that gives the impression that I want to make. It's the same reason for why I used to dress the way that I used to dress and for why people who don't "dress up" go that route. I have certain social and professional desires, and the way that I dress is a tool to help me satisfy them. That's what people mean when they say "it's just for me."

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  9. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    "I think I have this thing where I need everybody to think I'm the greatest -- the quote-unquote Fantastic Mr. Fox -- and if they aren't completely knocked-out, dazzled, and kind of intimidated by me, then I don't feel good about myself."
     
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  10. lwmarti

    lwmarti Senior member

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    Women drool. It's almost embarassing sometimes. Maybe that's because I'm in California and they rarely see a man in a suit, but it's almost like seeing my teenaged sons getting flustered around girls, except I'm on the other side of it.
     
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  11. bigbergers

    bigbergers Active Member

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    I would like to add that I dress nicely because it's part of my job to look nice and feel nice in the presence of clients and colleagues.
     
  12. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    A byproduct of the sartorial journey...
     
  13. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    1) Plain aesthetics. I wish everything in the world looked nice. If I don't play my part, who will? Imagine if everyone was well dressed, streets were clean, and buildings were beaux-arts (etc). It would be beautiful and enjoyable.

    2) It affects your mindset positively. It brings self respect, in addition to confidence.

    3) It has a positive impact on your interactions with other people, almost across the board. Some people ding you for it, but you only have to be careful about that at work.
     
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  14. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you do good. When you do good, you are good.

    So why worry about anything other than looking good?
     
  15. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    I like to dress nice because the most beautiful things in life are
    not to be heard about,
    nor read about,
    but to be seen about.
     
  16. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    I've prepared for death on several occasions, and each time has changed me and my thoughts. I do not want to settle for less when I've only one life left. Mansions, Ferraris and private islands are out of my reach, but I can afford some of the finest clothes mankind has to offer. I take pleasure in the materials, cuts, details and the way light plays on their surface.

    Life is too short for poor clothing.
     
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  17. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Quote:Nicely put VR.
     
  18. lwmarti

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    If only my wife understood how that feels.
     
  19. VinnyMac

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    It just makes sense. It would be easy enough to walk around nude and attract women with the size of my "endowment" (no exaggeration), but since clothes are a requirement, I'd might as well "dress nice."
     
  20. VinnyMac

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    I hate to break it to you, but if those things are out of your reach, then the "finest clothes mankind has to offer" probably are too. You just get clothes that are superb and exclusive by regular guy standards.
     

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