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Old 06-23-2013, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Southern CA
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Default Clothing Differences between UK and US

A few things I've noticed in the UK, notwithstanding regional differences:

- men wear pants that are 3/4 in length. the male equivalent of "capri"-go even longer than Bermuda shorts but stop at the ankle. You never see that in the US.

- more into "layers" they mix and match different types of fabrics. and not into as much color coordination as Americans. overall more flair and individual dressing styles

- more trench coats, peacoats, Welly boots, scarves (on men too). Yes I guess weather related.

- no baseball caps
- no boat shoes
- no polo shirts (US/ Cape Cod style). yes I know they wear soccer-team collared shirts. UK men seem to also be more open to V-neck shirts with different types of graphics


What other clothing/ style differences do ppl acknowledge between the UK and USA?

 
Old 06-24-2013, 02:06 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Originally Posted by f1000 View Post
A few things I've noticed in the UK, notwithstanding regional differences:

- men wear pants that are 3/4 in length. the male equivalent of "capri"-go even longer than Bermuda shorts but stop at the ankle. You never see that in the US.

- more into "layers" they mix and match different types of fabrics. and not into as much color coordination as Americans. overall more flair and individual dressing styles

- more trench coats, peacoats, Welly boots, scarves (on men too). Yes I guess weather related.

- no baseball caps
- no boat shoes
- no polo shirts (US/ Cape Cod style). yes I know they wear soccer-team collared shirts. UK men seem to also be more open to V-neck shirts with different types of graphics


What other clothing/ style differences do ppl acknowledge between the UK and USA?
Im not so sure about the wellie thing! I cant remember the last time I saw wellies on a man (unless they are farming of course)
 
Old 06-24-2013, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Nowhere Land.
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A few things I've noticed in the UK, notwithstanding regional differences:

- men wear pants that are 3/4 in length. the male equivalent of "capri"-go even longer than Bermuda shorts but stop at the ankle. You never see that in the US.

- more into "layers" they mix and match different types of fabrics. and not into as much color coordination as Americans. overall more flair and individual dressing styles

- more trench coats, peacoats, Welly boots, scarves (on men too). Yes I guess weather related.

- no baseball caps
- no boat shoes
- no polo shirts (US/ Cape Cod style). yes I know they wear soccer-team collared shirts. UK men seem to also be more open to V-neck shirts with different types of graphics


What other clothing/ style differences do ppl acknowledge between the UK and USA?
I guess I've got to throw out all my baseball caps then, oh, and boat shoes.

You have more regions to choose from, to find differences. You can go from coonskin caps, to bikinis.

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Im not so sure about the wellie thing! I cant remember the last time I saw wellies on a man (unless they are farming of course)

Me.

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Old 06-24-2013, 05:42 AM
 
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A few things I've noticed in the UK, notwithstanding regional differences:

- men wear pants that are 3/4 in length. the male equivalent of "capri"-go even longer than Bermuda shorts but stop at the ankle. You never see that in the US. ....
I've seen plenty of British tourists wearing pants that stop at the calf (not the ankle), but then this is normal standard summer wear among many Western European men.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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A few things I've noticed in the UK, notwithstanding regional differences:

- men wear pants that are 3/4 in length. the male equivalent of "capri"-go even longer than Bermuda shorts but stop at the ankle. You never see that in the US.

- more into "layers" they mix and match different types of fabrics. and not into as much color coordination as Americans. overall more flair and individual dressing styles

- more trench coats, peacoats, Welly boots, scarves (on men too). Yes I guess weather related.

- no baseball caps
- no boat shoes
- no polo shirts (US/ Cape Cod style). yes I know they wear soccer-team collared shirts. UK men seem to also be more open to V-neck shirts with different types of graphics


What other clothing/ style differences do ppl acknowledge between the UK and USA?
There are plenty of baseball caps worn in this country, you just need to know where to look.


Source: A day in the life of Matt 6'9": April 2010

Polo shirts I see plenty of during summer and early autumn, though they may not necessarily be "cape cod" style, predominantly speaking. However, you do find more trench/pea coats and scarves here, and I'd agree they're weather related.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 06:52 AM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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A few things I've noticed in the UK, notwithstanding regional differences:

- men wear pants that are 3/4 in length. the male equivalent of "capri"-go even longer than Bermuda shorts but stop at the ankle. You never see that in the US.

- more into "layers" they mix and match different types of fabrics. and not into as much color coordination as Americans. overall more flair and individual dressing styles

- more trench coats, peacoats, Welly boots, scarves (on men too). Yes I guess weather related.

- no baseball caps
- no boat shoes
- no polo shirts (US/ Cape Cod style). yes I know they wear soccer-team collared shirts. UK men seem to also be more open to V-neck shirts with different types of graphics


What other clothing/ style differences do ppl acknowledge between the UK and USA?
Yes a lot of people wear 3/4 length trousers, but just as many wear 'normal' length shorts too...

More into "layers"? Well I guess that is weather dependent. As for not into colour coordination as much as Americans?!! Are you kidding me??!! The typical American often wears garish loud colours, never seen much coordination on my trips lol

Yes we get a lot of crap weather so we have to dress accordingly, but saying that you don't see people wearing wellie boots, unless they are in more rural areas...

No baseball caps?! Are you serious?!! Obviously never been to Portsmouth lol

And people do wear things such as boat shoes/polo shirts, but those tend to be people who are a bit more posh (but you do see people wearing those even here in common old Portsmouth)...

I can't say that I have really noticed that much of a difference in what people from the US & UK wear.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Caps are becoming more common, not just amongst chavs but as general fashion, amongst younger people. Not like the ones shown above though, more like this:

 
Old 06-24-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Because of the high levels of morbid obesity in the USA it's much more common to find XXXXXXL clothing there than in the UK where I think the most I've ever seen is XXL.

In fact an XL shirt in the US is probably the equivalent of an XXL in the UK.

I think they may be trying to kid themselves.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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Because of the high levels of morbid obesity in the USA it's much more common to find XXXXXXL clothing there than in the UK where I think the most I've ever seen is XXL.

In fact an XL shirt in the US is probably the equivalent of an XXL in the UK.

I think they may be trying to kid themselves.
Yes that's true. In the UK you need to find a specialist shop that sells clothes big enough for really really fat people, but in the US I was surprised at how big clothes were in regular shops, some T-shirts were the size of tents lol
 
Old 06-24-2013, 10:31 AM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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Because of the high levels of morbid obesity in the USA it's much more common to find XXXXXXL clothing there than in the UK where I think the most I've ever seen is XXL.

In fact an XL shirt in the US is probably the equivalent of an XXL in the UK.

I think they may be trying to kid themselves.
The UK is the second most obese country after the US.

3/4 length pants are how we tell British tourists from the rest in Vegas!
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