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Old 05-06-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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does ur clothing style have to match that of your clique? like if im a skater or surfer, do i have to dress skater or surfer?
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:39 PM
 
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According to the following link "Clothes help identify an individual with peers" and "Clothing serves as a tool of group association. Clothes are one way for groups to demonstrate loyalty and to define competition (Fass, 233). This requires conformity among the group in terms of dress. "Conformity with the norms of a group or an organization may be symbolized through clothing styles" (Kaiser, 131)."

Beauty and the Beast: Study on the Relationship between clothing and social status

I don't think it's a question of having to. I think the normal human behavior is to dress in the same manner as their main group of friends (not necessarily identically.) If you don't, you may be (unintentionally) saying to the group that you don't want to comply with group norms.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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No, it does not have to clone...is this a legitmate question?

I never matched my peers...didn't affect my real friendships. They were Heads, Rockers and Skaters...I was a Romantic BoHo Freak...since you are of the age where we still label ourselves.

Wear what you want, man!
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Luckily, the people I hang out with are car show billy kids, so I can dress up in a sexy dress with sky high heels, or in jeans and a white tshirt with beat up chuck taylors and they don't care either way
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:32 AM
 
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Im just me and wear what suits me. My friends are of different status's...a couple are real estate professionals, I have a couple K9 cop friends, a firefighter, a computer tekkie, several Lowes co-workers, a few musicians of different genres, friends from the midwest and from the south, and we're all comfortable just being ourselves. Why change your dress style to 'adapt' to someone elses life?
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Im just me and wear what suits me. My friends are of different status's...a couple are real estate professionals, I have a couple K9 cop friends, a firefighter, a computer tekkie, several Lowes co-workers, a few musicians of different genres, friends from the midwest and from the south, and we're all comfortable just being ourselves. Why change your dress style to 'adapt' to someone elses life?
I could not agree more . you can still be friends with people and dress differently . hell I wear my cowboy boots out with jeans and my friends could give a fig less what is on my feet . LOL that is cause they are your friends you see .
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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i think u are supposed to dress how u want to and mix fashions, and do what u with ur friends but dont dress to conform. but sadly, i think we all fit into the stereotypes and dress to our clique
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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I couldnt change my dress style to suit someone else. Its just not my 'style' (lol)!
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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does ur clothing style have to match that of your clique? like if im a skater or surfer, do i have to dress skater or surfer?
"Ur" clothing? Is that a new line?
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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No.... I'm independent in every sense of the word. I dress...I dont know how you would describe it, but I usually get all of my clothes from Urban Outfitters or American Apparel. So, I guess that would throw me in the Indie, Hipster, retro whatever chatagory. Most of my friends dress like a typical "dude" with baggy clothes and a t-shirt. No style at all.... Where as I like tighter fitting clothes, and a bit more style.
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