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Old 07-11-2014, 04:07 PM
 
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So, I am 20 years old and I been trying to dress good by wearing oxford shirts and polos with boat shoes or driving moccasins with matching belt always. The problem is people keep calling me gay when I have switched to this style and I don't really live in a wealthy area. So do girls like it when you dress well or more casual with t shirts and running shoes? That way girls and guys don't think your gay. Like in my area guys wear jordans or running shoes and try to match shirt with shoes. Even though, that looks odd.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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That look is pretty big here, but it's called "fratty" here.

It's sad that some losers say you look gay, but everyone knows gay men dress better.

I think you should wear what you like, with maybe one or two items that push your comfort zone, but don't go all out for a look that is not "you" at all.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:20 PM
 
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They do, but you like every single other guy when you where color shorts, boat shoes, and some sort of collared shirt. Absolutely generic.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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They do, but you like every single other guy when you where color shorts, boat shoes, and some sort of collared shirt. Absolutely generic.
That is like basic preppy. I like more panache with my preppy. Like maybe John Legend or even Justin Timberlake these days.

I like preppy, but not in a boring way. You could take those same pieces and make them a lot more interesting with color choice. Or just completely mix it up. Like a zip up cardigan, funny fitted t-shirt and the knee length shorts and boat shoes.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:38 PM
 
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It's not bad, but it is a little preppy for me.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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Also when I wear pants with boat shoes or driving loafers I also roll up my pants a bit which might not help with people saying gay. But I think you need too when wearing these sock less shoes.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Also when I wear pants with boat shoes or driving loafers I also roll up my pants a bit which might not help with people saying gay. But I think you need too when wearing these sock less shoes.
What region do you live in? Impressions are very much regional as well. Where I lived in the south, that was pretty standard attire. Where I live in CA? Well that look isn't popular at all - gay/straight/young/old. People wear boat shoes, but that is just way too preppy for the Bay Area.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:52 PM
 
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I live in Worcester,Massachusetts so that's why i'm saying most guys around the area don't dress like this. But I do really like the style and decided to change it up.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:56 PM
 
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I don't like that look for guys, personally - looks a little stuffy or snobby. Maybe it's my area.
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I live in Worcester,Massachusetts so that's why i'm saying most guys around the area don't dress like this. But I do really like the style and decided to change it up.
You just need to head over to another Boston neighborhood. Not that I know the neighborhoods well, but I am sure it is a super popular look around town. The Bostoners who come to the Bay bring that look with them. When I see someone in that sort of outfit, I immediately think Boston or CT.

It's the details that make the difference on how it is perceived. When you are in a 100% preppy outfit, you are perceived differently than you are in a 75% preppy outfit. It isn't a stand out look in my book, but plenty of ladies do like the uber-preppy look.
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