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Old 03-29-2009, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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If anybody really cares about how others "judge" them, it tells me that they are overcompensating for something or shows materialism or both. Seriously, how could you even care what someone thought of your clothes, car, house, friends??? The only people I have ever met that thought that way, were those who wanted others to think they had class, but truly had no class at all.
It's a fact of life that people judge you by your appearance and how you dress. To test this theory, wear sloppy, ill-fitting, outdated clothing into a store, or a restaurant, or business conference, or sports club, or bar, etc. Then go back to these establishments wearing stylish, well-tailored clothing. It may be subtle, but notice what better attention/service you receive from the staff and/or public.

People form quick first impressions based on how you present yourself and may alter their behavior towards you because of this. I'm a confident person and am not overcompensating or materialistic. I just find that being well-dressed can open some doors and give you an edge (whereas dressing poorly can do the opposite). Why not take advantage of it?
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Kent, Washington
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If anybody really cares about how others "judge" them, it tells me that they are overcompensating for something or shows materialism or both.

When you accuse others of overcompensating you yourself are actually.....overcompensating.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: cape girardeau
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My philosphy.....If you can wear it on a Golf course, you can wear it anywhere.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago--Bucktown
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My philosphy.....If you can wear it on a Golf course, you can wear it anywhere.
That may have been true 50 years ago, but not now. Most golf courses have severely loosened their dress codes, to the point that those hideous 1/2 turtleneck things have become acceptable on the PGA tour. Speaking of golf though, I think we can all learn from Payne Stewart's example. There was a man who knew the importance of honoring dress codes and tradition.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:39 PM
 
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That may have been true 50 years ago, but not now. Most golf courses have severely loosened their dress codes, to the point that those hideous 1/2 turtleneck things have become acceptable on the PGA tour. Speaking of golf though, I think we can all learn from Payne Stewart's example. There was a man who knew the importance of honoring dress codes and tradition.
Hmmm ,,maybe during the Bobby Jones- Sarezen era, but wasn't there a joke in the '70s that golf was invented so that Republicans could dress like pimps ?? I think the 'dress code' in Golf started a slide a while ago ( although the announcers during todays telecast mentioned something about the trend in 'muscle shirts' on the PGA tour .. John Daly must not have made the cut ..)
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: cape girardeau
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Hmmm ,,maybe during the Bobby Jones- Sarezen era, but wasn't there a joke in the '70s that golf was invented so that Republicans could dress like pimps ?? I think the 'dress code' in Golf started a slide a while ago ( although the announcers during todays telecast mentioned something about the trend in 'muscle shirts' on the PGA tour .. John Daly must not have made the cut ..)
LOL.....Theres a visual.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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I never worn a suit in my life.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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I never worn a suit in my life.
You never been to a wedding or funeral?.... Or do you show up to them in dress casual?.........
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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You never been to a wedding or funeral?.... Or do you show up to them in dress casual?.........
I was thinking the same thing but than I thought about my husbands side of the family and they are country hicks to all hell and they showed up at my wedding which was black tie --- in khakis and ties and this was dressed up for them. Probably the most they have ever been dressed up in their lives! I love them but they are just soooo different from everything Ive ever known. Which is why Iam more than happy to have my kids (when I have kids) spend time with them and learn a different way of life than I could. Of course I will also be there to teach them the better way.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:24 PM
 
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I was thinking the same thing but than I thought about my husbands side of the family and they are country hicks to all hell and they showed up at my wedding which was black tie --- in khakis and ties and this was dressed up for them. Probably the most they have ever been dressed up in their lives! I love them but they are just soooo different from everything Ive ever known. Which is why Iam more than happy to have my kids (when I have kids) spend time with them and learn a different way of life than I could. Of course I will also be there to teach them the better way.
You know what, Venom probably fits into your husband's family's catorgory. That's how he probably shows up. I never thought of thought........
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