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Old 12-19-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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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?
No problem with how any of these guys dress. But I tend to go for more the understated/New England preppy though, like the later pics on this thread. I do like pastel colors and vests on guys.

BTW, The first pic on the thread seems to be from a July 4 event and the guys seem to be wearing matching shorts as a joke. So what... they're obviously having fun.

The pic of the guy with bow tie, belt buckle, and suspenders is more hipster style to me. I don't tend to go for guys trying so hard to be ironic. I'm not that artistic I guess.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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I find that style to preppy for me. My cousins used to dress that way, but, now that they are older they don't dress this way.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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Nevermind about how the guys are dressed in the photo in the original post.. what about the women? I know their clothing is pretty standard for these times, but they look like they're dressed in shapeless bags. These are the kinds of clothes we'd make fun of in old photographs when I was your age and it was the late 90s. Kids these days.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:15 PM
 
Location: SF CA, USA
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Nevermind about how the guys are dressed in the photo in the original post.. what about the women? I know their clothing is pretty standard for these times, but they look like they're dressed in shapeless bags. These are the kinds of clothes we'd make fun of in old photographs when I was your age and it was the late 90s. Kids these days.
You should see what hipsters wear, then you'll really start shaking your fist.

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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My thoughts:

Looks like these guys have the good looking women. Women like guys who are confident and can loosen up and have fun. Sometimes the occasion matters in regard to one's dress and the photos you've posted look like fun social occasions.

My thoughts about the reason these people bother you:

Maybe you're envious/jealous, perhaps even in such a way you don't realize it (buried deep, rationalized; rinse, repeat). The way you describe your choice of dress leads me to believe that you may intentionally want to blend in and not stand out. And combined with your worrying about what others do, I'd say your style of dress and reasons behind it stem form insecurity/lack of confidence. Maybe you'd be afraid to step out there and do something bold for the fear of a negative reaction. I should also add part of what bothers you is the sort of good friendships and connection the people in your photos have that allow them to confidently be silly together.
Maybe he's just a regular dude who doesn't want to be the typical moronic douchebag who wants to get in every girls pants. Also, there are a lot better ways of standing out than that. I liked the picture with all the black guys. Those guys looked stylish. The guys in the op pic looked like guys who probably did 10 beer bongs every night and showed up drunk to finals in college.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Maybe he's just a regular dude who doesn't want to be the typical moronic douchebag who wants to get in every girls pants. Also, there are a lot better ways of standing out than that. I liked the picture with all the black guys. Those guys looked stylish. The guys in the op pic looked like guys who probably did 10 beer bongs every night and showed up drunk to finals in college.

You're just the same as he.

The folks you're belittling don't give a flying eff about you or the OP. You know why? Because they are too busy enjoying their lives. So why do you have strong feelings toward them?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I do !
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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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.
+1

That was my initial thought.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Personallity and cleanliness count. If the clothes are loud but the man wearing them is nice and keeps clean, that's what is important.

If you hook up in a long term relationship with a nice guy who always wears loud clothes, you'd better realize that he's not going to change in the long run. In other words, if you can't stand the clothes he wears, you'd best think twice.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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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.
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+1

That was my initial thought.
Wow! Where can I get your magical powers to suss out sexual orientation by clothing style. Can you teach me to figure out marital status, financial portfolio, educational level, job satisfaction and the number of kids too with a quick glance?
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