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Old 08-16-2013, 07:05 AM
 
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What do women think of it? Especially younger (20s, 30s) who are single and looking for a relationship.

I have seen lots of "bike culture" guys who wear funny shoes and pants. It's pretty comical. I ride a bike, too, but I wear regular clothes to do it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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And now mustaches and beards are coming back in vogue; it's pretty hilarious. Man purses, skinny jeans, jeans that are so expensive...
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Metrosexual =/= hipster.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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Metrosexual =/= hipster.
Let me clarify: men who are interested in how they look versus a guy who pulls on a pair of Levis and a rumpled tee shirt and flannel shirt. That's the kind of guy I prefer. I would be turned off with a man who gets manicures, wears guy-liner, gets Botox (saw an older man with an eye lift and it made his eyes look feminine), cares too much about why I am wearing, etc.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Let me clarify: men who are interested in how they look versus a guy who pulls on a pair of Levis and a rumpled tee shirt and flannel shirt. That's the kind of guy I prefer. I would be turned off with a man who gets manicures, wears guy-liner, gets Botox (saw an older man with an eye lift and it made his eyes look feminine), cares too much about why I am wearing, etc.
I am kind of in the middle. I care about how I look and actually enjoy clothes shopping, but I am a jeans and tshirt or jeans and button up shirt (casual though, not a dress shirt) and casual shoes kind of guy (vans, chuck taylors, keds, etc.). No guy-liner, manicures, or anything like that. So I enjoy clothes shopping and enjoy fashion but I go for the casual-chic type look.

In my opinion, there is a difference between caring how you look and dressing comfortably and casually vs not caring how you look and dressing comfortably and casually. One tends to look a little more unkempt or like you don't care at all. The biggest difference is having clothes that are cut to fit you properly. Pulling on a wrinkled boxy button up and jeans cut in all the wrong places just looks sloppy. Pulling on a pair of fitted jeans and a tshirt or flannel cut to fit you looks casual but clean-cut. Just my personal observation though.

A lot of times, the models and celebrities that women like who look extremely casual and appear like they don't care how they look actually do care and spend time to look that way :P

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Old 08-16-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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I am kind of in the middle. I care about how I look and actually enjoy clothes shopping, but I am a jeans and tshirt or jeans and button up shirt (casual though, not a dress shirt) and casual shoes kind of guy (vans, chuck taylors, keds, etc.). No guy-liner, manicures, or anything like that. So I enjoy clothes shopping and enjoy fashion but I go for the casual-chic type look.
Do you tell the woman in your life (if straight, I should say) if you like their dress or why not wear a different one?
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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Do you tell the woman in your life (if straight, I should say) if you like their dress or why not wear a different one?
sorry I just edited my previous post. you responded quickly! haha.

I am married. I do not tell her anything unless she asks for my input (which she actually does fairly often). But I really like her "fashion sense" anyway so it works out well I often feel I am a strange breed being a straight man who really enjoys interior design and fashion haha.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:48 AM
 
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sorry I just edited my previous post. you responded quickly! haha.

I am married. I do not tell her anything unless she asks for my input (which she actually does fairly often). But I really like her "fashion sense" anyway so it works out well I often feel I am a strange breed being a straight man who really enjoys interior design and fashion haha.
You're not a LIBRA, are you?

No, you are just aesthetically based. I understand but when it is taken to extremes, it's a turnoff to me. Men are are TOO groomed are not attractive to me. I like a more hiker or rumpled look.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Not all hipsters are metro. Hipster is a lifestyle. Metro is a grooming style.

Many of the hipsters I see are not metro at all. The ride fixie's and drink beer. Maybe if they go crazy the spend a little bit of time on facial hair.

Average coffee shop barista hipster wears a tshirt and jeans and talks about the terroir of Ethiopian vs Costa Rican coffee. Or Belgian vs German beer.

There are other fashion conscious hipsters who take time coordinating their outfits. But not all are like this.

I live near hipster central in Oakland and work in downtown SF on occasion it is hipster central around here.


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Old 08-16-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Personally I like when men care about their appearance. A well coordinated outfit is good,whether casual or formal. A polish-free mani/pedi is also good. Makeup? That is out of my box.

Being too hipster is also a problem. The sort of sense of entitlement and attitude that nothing existed before I discovered it is a turnoff.


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