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Old 08-25-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
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From JesseJB - I had a good laugh on the "Over 35- really tend to skew to the "anything goes" and "casual is better" way of dress" because it is so true!!

Having kids will do that to you. Making sure they are dressed in something takes all the time away from me doing anything more than Nike yoga pants, a hoodie and a Mariners cap! Oh darn, I guess I am wearing spandex!
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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despite the fact that people dress down in seattle, that's still the style, and so there's definitely a unique consciousness to it that's different from dressing down in other cities. don't be under the impression that because jeans and a t-shirt under a plaid or spandex with a hoodie is accessible that you can dress like a bum! i saw this frequently enough. it's tough to understand till you get there.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:56 PM
 
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man that first link JesseJB posted was aweful...I really hope that not everyone dresses like that. only for the fact that i'll be a total outkast haha
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Emerald city!!
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man that first link JesseJB posted was aweful...I really hope that not everyone dresses like that. only for the fact that i'll be a total outkast haha
Doubtful. That looks like some of the people walking around Capital Hill. Not everyone, just some. My bf does a doubletake when he sees those guys - calls them "roosterlegs," but that man-with-leggings look is probably the reaction to years of baggy butt guys. Eventually, those guys get office jobs, middle aged pouches, and families, and start dressing in REI gear ..... or not.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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The third guy on that link is much more typical of a fashionable Seattlite. I can't post the pic because there's something that the filters interpret as a profane word in the address, but he looks pretty normal.

Outfits like this, though, are much less common:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5HpUXLigip...shion-Blog.jpg

If you were to see anyone dressed like that, as robineli said, they'd most likely be on Capitol Hill. Not a very pervasive way of dressing.

The only people I saw doing the full-on early 90's retro look were younger (18-22) gay dudes. My ex's best friend looked like he stepped out of a new jack swing video circa 1990, and so did his boyfriend...

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Old 08-26-2010, 12:51 AM
 
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The third guy on that link is much more typical of a fashionable Seattlite. I can't post the pic because there's something that the filters interpret as a profane word in the address, but he looks pretty normal.

Outfits like this, though, are much less common:



If you were to see anyone dressed like that, as robineli said, they'd most likely be on Capitol Hill. Not a very pervasive way of dressing.

The only people I saw doing the full-on early 90's retro look were younger (18-22) gay dudes. My ex's best friend looked like he stepped out of a new jack swing video circa 1990, and so did his boyfriend...
Yes, but isn't that the typical Seattle face?
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Yes, but isn't that the typical Seattle face?
Eh, the average Seattlite's face projects something more than "my IQ is in the high 70's."
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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So...how do you new englanders and DC capitol hill types fare in seattle? where I am coming from the style is very conservative...lots of jcrew and banana republic ...styles along these lines....I feel like I am going to be looking like a tight wad. :/ I need a whole new wardrobe.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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Eh, the average Seattlite's face projects something more than "my IQ is in the high 70's."
LOL I've always said, it's the man that makes the clothes, not the other way around. A look can say a thousand words, or in the case of that picture, just three: "my life sucks".
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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So...how do you new englanders and DC capitol hill types fare in seattle? where I am coming from the style is very conservative...lots of jcrew and banana republic ...styles along these lines....I feel like I am going to be looking like a tight wad. :/ I need a whole new wardrobe.
Im a Seattle native and thats all I wear to work. Nothing wrong with JCrew even on the weekends, actually.
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