EDU request: basic "style" tips dos and don'ts, etc

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by macbook bro, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. macbook bro

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    My general attitude is that I like my own style (if you can call it that) and fuck what anyone else thinks. But, I am starting to change my mind a little and think it would be nice to "fit in" a little bit more at least in the clothing sense and generally look a bit more "put together". This might or might not make sense to people who actually know "how to dress" but what I am trying to find out are "the basics"... how much should shit match, what you absolutely should not do, etc. Obviously this can vary depending on what crowd I was trying to "fit in" with, I guess I am looking for, "generic person" style... like, what i want to know is sort of "the rules" if there are any, to looking like you can dress yourself, so that from there i can build and add my own touch of shit i really like, but still kind of be within the range of normal
     
  2. epitaphex

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    what's your style.
     
  3. dibalicious

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    wear slim not tight unless you're fat, then wear neither
    dont wear square toed shoes
    i'll let other people add
     
  4. macbook bro

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    are these square toed (yes i know those are two different shoes :o :o :o)

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  5. macbook bro

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    MY style is wear whatever i feel like but i want to pretend i care and look like someone who cares ie a bit more "presentable"
     
  6. dibalicious

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    I'd have to see them worn. they dont look nearly as bad as some i've seen, plus they're not slip-ons with is a +
     
  7. macbook bro

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    the fuck? am i missing something here? how does seeing them worn have anything to do with them being squared?
     
  8. dibalicious

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    just cus they're not square toed doesnt' mean they're nice. a worn pic would give me a better idea of the profile so I could advise as to whether or not I think they're ugly
     
  9. macbook bro

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    i wasn't asking if they looked good i was just trying to find out if they obviously looked bad by violating the "rule" of no square toes. what kind of pic are you talking about, like, just of it on my foot from the side?
     
  10. Kev07

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    Same article of clothing looks different on different people
     
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    Rule #1: as long as you're wearing a smile you're good
     
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    Great thread, can't believe this hasn't been done here.
     
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    I'm a walking fashion faux pas half the time but here are a few. And keep in mind there are exceptions to EVERYTHING, but this is for 98% of cases:

    Brown and black do not mix. Don't wear brown shoes with black pants, don't wear a brown leather belt with black slacks, etc.

    Don't wear dress shoes with squared-off toes. They're a relic from the 90's that never died

    When tying a tie, make sure it's long enough to touch your belt buckle, but not longer

    Wearing khakis, dress shoes, and a button up shirt out is really fucking corny.

    Slim fitting, darker jeans always look good. Make sure they're not anywhere near skin tight though. Slim does not equal skin tight

    Don't over-gel your hair

    Be mindful of how and when you tuck shirts in. Tucking the front of a tshirt into your pants looks absolutely retarded, although there may be certain shirts/pant combos that align properly to pull something like that off.

    Beat up or even new cross trainers never look good, unless you're cross training. Jeans/khakis, a polo or button up, and cross trainers scream "I'm dressed like a clueless 7th grader". It's just dorky and unstylish, especially when you sit down and you have some massive white socks jacked up :rofl:

    Don't pop your collar
     
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    So many ashuns in hong kon pop theycollars
     
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    i could pull this off.
     
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    I usually agree but i've seen some dudes with swagger pull this off
     
  17. digital

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    Tie your tie correctly...Too short or too long looks ridiculous. tip of the tie should come to the middle of the belt.

    Match your belt with your shoes. Brown Shoes, Brown Belt.

    Make sure your suit jacket is sized right. Always look for fit in the shoulders, a tailor can handle everything else.

    Generally, I'd avoid thong sandals with jeans. A lot of people do this in nyc though.

    Keep accessories to a bare minimum

    There are button up shirts that are made to be worn untucked and tucked. If the hemm at the bottom is flat for the most part, then you can leave it untucked.

    Make sure you get the right neck size for shirts. Nothing looks more ridiculous when a shirt is butttoned up but looks like you can stick an entire hand down the collar.

    always leave your bottom button on a suit jacket unbuttoned.

    Practice good posture, makes you and your clothes look better
     
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    No. A tie tied too short or too long looks bad, it's both stylistically and properly wrong
     
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    You'd probably be wearing a pair of ferragamos, some sort of kooky slim fitting khakis with mad stax, and a BoO shirt though. You're the exception
     
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    No white socks with dress shoes.

    No tevas/sandals with lots of straps. Ever.

    Baggy cargo shorts (Abercrombie style) are a no after college.

    Boat shoes (Quoddy's, Sperry) are a good basic casual shoe.

    Button down collars are more casual/less dressy than non-button down.
     
  21. level99

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    stop with the V-necks already. it looks gay
     
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    I'm no style guru, but I can't stand short-sleeved button-down shirts. Is there a general consensus on that, or am I just weird?
     
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    i agree with you, although there is no general consensus on that
     
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    i have a few seersucker shirts that are button down short sleeve, they have the button on the sleeves to make them even shorter :bowdown:
     
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    Your just weird :hsd:

    i do hate it though when some broly guy has a way to small short sleeve button up or polo, look like total douches.
     

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