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Old 01-26-2013, 09:30 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I usually wear a black tight v neck shirt with white jeans and black sandals. (on non cold months of course)

I wear the tight shirt because it makes my skinny arms look not so skinny, most of the men here have a lot of muscle and you almost never see skinny arms.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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I usually wear a black tight v neck shirt with white jeans and black sandals. (on non cold months of course)

I wear the tight shirt because it makes my skinny arms look not so skinny, most of the men here have a lot of muscle and you almost never see skinny arms.
That's because everyone in your state, except you, had ancestors named Helga and Gustaf Eriksson
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: A Very Naughtytown In Northwestern Montanifornia U.S.A.
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Default Not pretty but not all that overweight !

In our town I don't see all that many folks who are over weight ~~~ but however my photo below depicts the manor of many of our neighbor's behavior and attitudes !
You can now give my neighbor here a big kiss !

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Old 01-26-2013, 11:56 AM
 
Location: A cold & gloomy place
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In our town I don't see all that many folks who are over weight ~~~ but however my photo below depicts the manor of many of our neighbor's behavior and attitudes !
You can now give my neighbor here a big kiss !
Really? I live in Norway and I see plenty of overweight people. 20% of all Norwegians are overweight. The obesity level is lower, around 10%.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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This thread is funny. There are people from all over living here and people whose families have lived here for awhile. Just because your family moves 100 years ago here doesn't mean your looks all of a sudden change. Thousands of years in one region vs. another..not going to change anytime soon without breeding with people from other regions/countries of the world a lot. There are people from all over here who look "foreign" but are American. I am "American" but I have had numerous people from other countries, or when I'm actually in a foreign country, think I'm not "American" because I don't look like the stereotypical white hillbilly. Last time I was in Turkey, people were shocked I wasn't from Turkey. My friend's friend was utterly shocked when I said my name and it wasn't a Turkish name. There is the stereotype here and then there's the reality of what Americans really are, which are basically descendents from a bunch of immigrants (except the American Indians who were here first for thousands of years) from all over the world within the last few hundred years.

The answer? There's no "typical" American look because of what I mentioned above. There are people who are stereotypical in the news, but that's not really the reality everywhere. It's the reality only in certain sections. For example, someone who looks like a hillbilly you will find in say Mississippi, but not necessarily Los Angeles or San Diego, or Chicago or NYC..you get the point. It's regionalized. Most of them even, stick some different clothes on them and they might be mistaken as locals in some UK places.

US is a big country and what people look like as a stereotype even down to how fat they are depends on the region they're from. There are millions of Americans here who easily pass as foreigners if you didn't know any better.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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Not really but on the odd occasion you can. You can always spot an Irish bloke - at least here in Oz you can as they stand out next to the buff Aussies like the proverbial dogs ba*ls! They have a look generally pasty/blue-ish white, un-toned and not generally the most attractive, and always, note ALWAYS will be wearing a hideous GAA (Garlic football or hurling) jersey (note I am Irish, female and equally pasty white - even though I have lived in Oz for years *grumble*

English blokes - at least the ones in their early 20's will be wearing a Man U soccer jersey and have very short hair, possibly a tattoo and be skinny, smoking, and have a pint of lager permanently attached to their hand.
I hate to say it but THIS. Not 100% but of lot of this is true. Well the fashion is definaly true. Its eaither those soccer jerseys and a sad "I can barely feed myself" lack of nutrition look. And yes to that tattoo.

I noticed one of the new looks out here in the south bay is a mixture of Volcom (Everyone at lest owns the shoes and or pants--even I do) with a mixture of this cholo look (even if your white) with buzz cut (if your guy). Oh yes and a rosary (even if you aren't religious--see my cholo reference). Oh yea and every guy owns at lest 5 different flannels. Its more of a skater/hipster look but to be fair from what I have gathered this is ONLY seen in parts of California so maybe this 'look' isn't as general as I am making it out to be. Just describing what I am living around.

But still this does not capture everyone. Its mainly for kids in their 20s and own multiple skate boards. But if you one of the 'bros' your in their some where.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:20 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Not really but on the odd occasion you can. You can always spot an Irish bloke - at least here in Oz you can as they stand out next to the buff Aussies like the proverbial dogs ba*ls! They have a look generally pasty/blue-ish white, un-toned and not generally the most attractive, and always, note ALWAYS will be wearing a hideous GAA (Garlic football or hurling) jersey (note I am Irish, female and equally pasty white - even though I have lived in Oz for years *grumble*

English blokes - at least the ones in their early 20's will be wearing a Man U soccer jersey and have very short hair, possibly a tattoo and be skinny, smoking, and have a pint of lager permanently attached to their hand.

I would never be able to guess if someone was Canadian, but for some reason I can often tell if someone is American, I don't know what it is, Chevy Chase and fat camera-toting tourist jokes aside, there's just something about Americans you can spot. Maybe it's the beige chinos, navy Polo Ralph Lauren shirt and boat shoes? Neat hair and good teeth.

And you can normally tell a man if they are Aussie as they are ~ 7 times out of 10, tanned, gorgeous, tall and super buffed from all that surfing on Bondi Beach
Flipping stereotyping what aload of ****! Some brits unlike Aussies are more tanned (obviosuly) and the fact the british and irish will most often be more paler in colour is true but being skinny, smoking, pint of lager, tattoos, Australians being taller, super buff, etc.. is just generalizations. Though I do know where your coming from but still those points are not the rule. 21% of Australia's population is overweight and slightly higher at 23% for the UK.
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health-fitness/australias-obesity-crisis-worsens-as-survey-shows-two-out-of-three-adults-overweight-or-obese/story-fneuz9ev-1226505251354

Two-thirds of Australians 'obese' - Telegraph#

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:48 PM
 
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I can't tell a bit of difference.

Makes me think of the American tv show "House"...For 5 yrs I thought that dude was an American actor, then one day I see him giving an interview and he was British as hell.

If you told me Daniel Craig was a Russian I'd believe you. If you said he was American, I'd have no reason to doubt you. If you said he was German...Of course he is.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:58 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Well actually its pretty easy to tell the difference between a german/pole/franc/italian and an america. They look nothing alike.

It is hard to tell the difference between a brit and american.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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This thread is funny. There are people from all over living here and people whose families have lived here for awhile. Just because your family moves 100 years ago here doesn't mean your looks all of a sudden change. Thousands of years in one region vs. another..not going to change anytime soon without breeding with people from other regions/countries of the world a lot. There are people from all over here who look "foreign" but are American. I am "American" but I have had numerous people from other countries, or when I'm actually in a foreign country, think I'm not "American" because I don't look like the stereotypical white hillbilly. Last time I was in Turkey, people were shocked I wasn't from Turkey. My friend's friend was utterly shocked when I said my name and it wasn't a Turkish name. There is the stereotype here and then there's the reality of what Americans really are, which are basically descendents from a bunch of immigrants (except the American Indians who were here first for thousands of years) from all over the world within the last few hundred years.
I have Russian people speak Russian to me all the time. When I was in Europe, I had people speak Swedish, Polish, Russian, and German to me. I've been told by many people that I "don't look American;" people from Asia especially, because they have in their minds an "American" look versus a "European" look. One of my friends' dads, when visiting from Taiwan, stared at me for a very long time during dinner, before saying, "you have a very... classical face. Like... NAPOLEON!"

I am indeed of predominantly Swedish descent, but the most recent part of my lineage that was born in another country was two generations ago... most of it goes back much, much further. 100+ years of my genetics being in North America haven't done anything to affect my appearance otherwise.

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The answer? There's no "typical" American look because of what I mentioned above. There are people who are stereotypical in the news, but that's not really the reality everywhere. It's the reality only in certain sections. For example, someone who looks like a hillbilly you will find in say Mississippi, but not necessarily Los Angeles or San Diego, or Chicago or NYC..you get the point. It's regionalized. Most of them even, stick some different clothes on them and they might be mistaken as locals in some UK places.

US is a big country and what people look like as a stereotype even down to how fat they are depends on the region they're from. There are millions of Americans here who easily pass as foreigners if you didn't know any better.
Yup. For example, the stereotype of a "Valley Girl" is something like Paris Hilton: skinny, tanned, bottle blonde, wearing lots of pink, etc. Say that you met a girl from out in the Valley to someone in the LA area today, and they'll probably assume that you're referring to a girl who's American born but of Asian or Hispanic descent.

I don't see that many obese people in LA or SF. When I drive to Vegas and walk around and see all the tourists from all over the US, I see more chunky folks - most of them from the South or the Midwest.
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