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Old 12-13-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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Who's to say a lot of these guys aren't gay? There was only one picture of the guy with girls in it, and it was a bunch of girls. Girls often like to have gay guys as friends, since they're easier to relate with. My vote is that most of them are gay.
You must not get out much.

The flag pants are a little outrageous, but considering three of the guys are wearing them I would guess it was sort of a joke. But I'm okay with those looks in general. I hate that some men are so afraid of being labelled as gay or metro or ostentatious that they refuse to wear anything beyond the very basic navy, brown, and white.

Admittedly, that look is not typically worn by the kind of guy I prefer. The preppy look is typically preferred by frat boys who just don't do it for me. But it's not about the clothes, it's the personality that typically comes with it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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It seems like most women my age (I just graduated college, so maybe it's just a younger person thing) seem to really like the super flamboyant preppy look with tons of bright colors and eccentric ties, etc. Examples of what I mean:

Do women really like guys who dress like that? I am by no means a sweatpants and graphic tee kind of person, but I prefer to dress in more muted, traditional colors like navy blue, black, white, beige, etc. I feel as though mens fashion is straightforward: be clean-cut and well put together (i.e. make sure the clothes fit well, don't wear athletic sneakers outside the gym, etc.) but don't be fashion forward or try to impress. I feel that dressing in loud colors isn't very masculine, but girls seem to love it.

Any thoughts?
This distinct style is a very regional thing. The guys in your pics are mostly likely a part of the Southern upper crust because these styles are like their uniform.

I like preppy but with more "style" than the Southern Proper variety.

Southern Proper - Southern Ties and Bowties


I prefer more of the Scott Disick's Hampton's/NY version of preppy which tends to be more elegant, stylish and "pulled together".

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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This distinct style is a very regional thing. The guys in your pics are mostly likely a part of the Southern upper crust because these styles are like their uniform.

I like preppy but with more "style" than the Southern Proper variety.

Southern Proper - Southern Ties and Bowties
DING DING DING! Exactly. I pegged those guys right away as being Carolina, Alabama, or Georgia southern preppy rich kids. I've met guys who went to Auburn, Georgia Tech, Clemson, etc. and they all have that same look.

I recommend you dress the way you like to dress that fits your personality, because women will always be attracted to a guy who isn't afraid to be himself instead of fitting into a particular stereotype or lifestyle (unless you are exclusively trying to attract women who are into said lifestyle).
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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That totally depends on the kind of woman we are discussing. Most women of a certain narrow age group, living in a certain metropolitan area? Maybe. Certainly not me, though.

I prefer a man to look like he is as capable of building something as of spouting off some collegiate theme song.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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Maybe if they had names like "Muffy" or "Lovie."

The first picture looks like some kind of 4th of July thing, and it looks like it was taken on the National Mall in D.C.

Regardless, I would expect these Thurston Howell types to break into "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" at any moment, and back in the 80s, that was fairly stylin'. Heck, I wore Izods, oxfords, and Top-Siders with no socks back then, and I'm a woman. It's straight out of The Preppy Handbook. (Yes, I had clutch purses with removable covers that had ducks and whales on them. And heaven help me, I voted for Reagan.)

But now? No. I would have no desire to date someone who looked like a Tucker Carlson wannabe. In fact, I would run from him and his contingent of Young Americans for Freedom screaming.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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DING DING DING! Exactly. I pegged those guys right away as being Carolina, Alabama, or Georgia southern preppy rich kids. I've met guys who went to Auburn, Georgia Tech, Clemson, etc. and they all have that same look.

I recommend you dress the way you like to dress that fits your personality, because women will always be attracted to a guy who isn't afraid to be himself instead of fitting into a particular stereotype or lifestyle (unless you are exclusively trying to attract women who are into said lifestyle).
I take it you don't know many people from old money in the Northeast.

Preppy is preppy, dahling. There is no North and South to it. Now be a dear, and hand me my pearls.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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Maybe if they had names like "Muffy" or "Lovie."

The first picture looks like some kind of 4th of July thing, and it looks like it was taken on the National Mall in D.C.

Regardless, I would expect these Thurston Howell types to break into "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" at any moment, and back in the 80s, that was fairly stylin'. Heck, I wore Izods, oxfords, and Top-Siders with no socks back then, and I'm a woman. It's straight out of The Preppy Handbook. (Yes, I had clutch purses with removable covers that had ducks and whales on them. And heaven help me, I voted for Reagan.)

But now? No. I would have no desire to date someone who looked like a Tucker Carlson wannabe. In fact, I would run from him and his contingent of Young Americans for Freedom screaming.
ROTFL! You nailed what I was thinking.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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Here's a thought ... maybe these guys are dressing to please themselves instead of everyone else. And maybe girls like them because they treat them right, they're fun to be with, they're tigers in the the bedroom, or who knows what? It's a sad world that judges people solely on what they're wearing.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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I'd have to kick my own ass if I dressed like that.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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Eeew. I like preppy, but only the classic clean-cut preppy, like these:




I always thought preppy meant classic, traditional, clean-cut, and very discrete, ie. in no way ostentatious or loud, no bright/loud colors or designs, nothing obnoxious - the total opposite of the pics above. I guess if it's a common 'uniform' of a certain upper class group, it may attract girls because it reads 'money'. Although I would be inclined to think it screams more 'nouveau riche but trying to pretend otherwise" than true 'old money' preppy look.
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