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Old 03-20-2017, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I've always liked looking nice, I guess I was just born into a relatively fashionably-minded family and we always had nice clothes. So I guess that's how I became to be more interested in looking nice than most boys of school age.

I used to get teased because I'd wear nicer clothes or brighter colors or patterns than most boys were wearing at that time, and the big insult for boys in those days was for people to tease me and say "that's gay" or "you look like a ------". Well, so sorry I wore orange or have a collar on today, I'll be sure to go stock up on Big Dog t-shirts the next time I'm at the outlet mall. I heard those sorts of things intermittently over the years and ultimately it hardened my resolve to keep dressing how I wanted.

My wife and I like to coordinate our outfits sometimes, sometimes simple stuff like the same colors, other times more subtle aspects; we both enjoy it, it's just fun. She enjoys colors and patterns as much I do and actually our both dressing nicely was one of the things that brought us together in a way, e.g. when you're first noticing someone around the workplace/school/whatever but haven't begun talking yet. We aren't runway-fashionable but we like to look nice.

My best advice to anyone is to wear what you like. If you don't care and want to wear a white tee and jeans every day, more power to you. If you want to dress like it's 1850, go for it. Life's too short not to enjoy what you wear.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:50 PM
 
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I'm a guy. I'm okay with it, because I've spent years figuring out what I like and don't like. Right now I wear the most basic things, mostly out of being frugal. I just can't be spending money on clothes or shoes right now. I do however try to find stuff that is comfortable to wear. If I did wear stuff that I'd like, I'd probably be be buying good quality shoes and investing in good clothing that might be more costlier, but I think are worth it because they look good and are made of higher quality material as well as more ostentatious shoes.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I'm a guy. I'm okay with it, because I've spent years figuring out what I like and don't like. Right now I wear the most basic things, mostly out of being frugal. I just can't be spending money on clothes or shoes right now. I do however try to find stuff that is comfortable to wear. If I did wear stuff that I'd like, I'd probably be be buying good quality shoes and investing in good clothing that might be more costlier, but I think are worth it because they look good and are made of higher quality material as well as more ostentatious shoes.
For clothing I would look into mid-level brands such as IZOD, Chaps, or Nautica. I buy a lot of IZOD, and I feel like they provide the best balance between quality and price.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:35 PM
 
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For clothing I would look into mid-level brands such as IZOD, Chaps, or Nautica. I buy a lot of IZOD, and I feel like they provide the best balance between quality and price.
Thanks for the ideas. I still do buy some good stuff, like good shoes. However, I feel like I would be much more stylish and be wearing different kinds of clothing if I could. That being said, I wouldn't say fashion is my passion, which is why I'm willing to do without. Other things like food and where I go take more precedence. However, once I accomplish some of my goals and then get the extra spending money, I could enjoy buying some nicer clothes. I actually do take long in deciding what to get. I like to research things. Shopping is fun in that way for me, because I'm very indecisive, so I do enjoy that aspect of it.
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