The Clothes Thread
I would love to know what do you guys normally wear out. I'm kinda a grooming retard and would like more ideas on what to wear for clothes and all.
stretchy gym shorts because to me, going out = eating meat buffets (korean bbq, brazilian bbq, hot pot, shabu shabu)
-What do you mean by "wear out"?
My style leans towards the distinctly less trendy, classic look. If you are a man, look like one.
Jeans and t-shirts will serve you well for this. Blue is the color jeans should be. After you've owned them for a long time, they will fade. Don't buy jeans that have their holes already in them. That is your job, and the holes are earned through hard work and hard play.
T-shirts are an easy place to fuck up. Get cheap shirts. Don't pay more than $5-7 (USD if you were wondering) for a tshirt. Champs (an athletic store in the Midwest) or Target often have good quality shirts for $5. They are plain, but come in a number of different sizes. Remember, catchy phrases are not necessary (though not necessarily bad). Tshirts from bands you have seen are ok.
If you get cold, Flannel is your best choice. If you need to ask why, put yourself out of your misery.
For dressing up, consider the following from most casual to more formal:
Polo shirts --> Button Down shirt, untucked over your jeans --> Button Down shirt, tucked in.
Dress pants are a tricky subject, but again, I defer to the wisdom of my elders: "Paying retail is for Schmucks" - Kramer from Seinfeld. Find a Marshalls, or find a sale. Try them on, figure out what fits.
This is exactly the reason why i would rather ask clothing ideas from a ''strength'' forum than a ''men's fashion'' forum.
Originally Posted by Sgsolberg
Last edited by zendefone; 01-11-2010 at 07:30 AM.
Khakis/other slacks, button down shirt, tucked in. Maybe a blazer, maybe a sweater, maybe a cardigan over it - I think unless you're at work, you'll look a little "off" if you're wearing a shirt without something over it and it's tucked in. Shop sales, try not to pay too much. That's what I wear, like, 6 days a week. It's classic and will never go out of style. It looks decent, but nobody will notice it as being either over or underdressed, with the aforementioned exception. Make sure to get clothes that are sized appropriately. If you buy a suit, a cheap-ass suit that fits you well looks a lot better than an expensive one that fits poorly. This is especially important if you, like many of the people on this board, have a muscular physique.
Most of the t-shirts I wear are from high school and are over 5 years old. I mostly wear sweatpants and shorts but I will wear jeans reluctantly if that's all I have or to dress up for dinner/holidays. I wear running or basketball shoes. Most of my shirts were free, which I didn't realize until a friend pointed it out.
Pretty cool, huh?
Well, socks are usually the quickest to go. Shoes take a beating as well.
Originally Posted by zendefone
The Clothes Thread
Isn't that a redundancy?
Look at the women you are interested in. They put a fair amount of effort into their appearance. Here is a news flash: THEY EXPECT YOU TO DO THE SAME.
Most women do not care how much you deadlift or that you recently PR'd a bench. They care that you look nice (at least initially). Go invest in some well fitting jeans (not crappy pre torn ones), a couple of nice pairs of khakis and some decent shirts. Personally, I like the fitted men's T's from Banana Republic on my husband. I got 2 for him as a gift for a whopping $30. Get a couple of nice looking button down shirts as well, polos for summer. Shorts are fine, but not tacky cut off anything- get some nice shorts. While you are at it invest in a leather belt and some decent shoes that aren't sneakers.
Also: get a decent haircut- the current longish "bowl over the head" look is really unattractive. Shave once in a while- that "soul patch" you think looks so cool really looks idiotic. For extra points go one step farther than deodorant and buy some decent cologne.
If you don't think enough of yourself to invest some effort into the outside packaging, why should ANYONE else (employer, significant other, random chick in the bar) think you are worth investing in?