Random Fashion Questions: Advice for 36 year old who has lost his way!


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MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

12 May 2011 16:12
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Ciaran
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12 May 2011 16:22
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DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

12 May 2011 16:41
girls dont give a fuck about mens clothes, just that they 'look nice'
samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

12 May 2011 18:36
I am 36 and not management, comes with moving around and not knowing what I wanted to do. Wanted to get into retail but never happened, put it down to being to ugly.
Only found what I wanted to do when I was about 28, moved around since then and spent the last 3 years as a contractor in London.
Plus some management I see involves kissing arse and I can't do that, also there are many people in the investment sector are total twats(especially Canary Wharf area).

I think you should do what ever you want, know matter the age. Never to old.
If they won't employ you set something up yourself. You will just have to earn the money for capital doing something that you might not like.

Now where are the pictures of this bubble bum>?
coco_m
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439 posts since 9/6/10

12 May 2011 18:44
Dickie Greenleaf wrote: girls dont give a fuck about mens clothes, just that they 'look nice'

clothes can be make or break for me, says a lot about a person.
deuce
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14142 posts since 21/1/08

12 May 2011 18:50
coco_m, what do you think of the guys WAYWT's in general? (ps, get involved)
kid unknown
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5514 posts since 8/12/01

12 May 2011 18:56
coco_m wrote:
Dickie Greenleaf wrote: girls dont give a fuck about mens clothes, just that they 'look nice'

clothes can be make or break for me, says a lot about a person.

That is interesting as there is a guy at work who is seeing an 8.5 - 9 / 10 girl at work who dresses really well yet he is one of the worst dressers I have ever seen and I would not class him as good looking tho he is an alright bloke.

Eg old washed out polo shirt with food dribble stain on it, bad fitting and terrible wash no brand jeans and some generic shit white trainers from sports direct.
coco_m
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439 posts since 9/6/10

12 May 2011 19:09
Jordan wrote: coco_m, what do you think of the guys WAYWT's in general? (ps, get involved)

I like a slim silhouette, interesting use of patterns and colours, bill, seenmy, burny and snaye all dress ridiculously good imo

some just seem to be a mis-mash of hype brands, with little thought or consideration
Pauly
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1910 posts since 1/1/10

12 May 2011 19:12
coco_m wrote:
Dickie Greenleaf wrote: girls dont give a fuck about mens clothes, just that they 'look nice'

clothes can be make or break for me, says a lot about a person.

To be honest, most men don't give a fuck about mens clothes either imo. Maybe depends on where you live, who you know etc, but I've never once seen a pair of Vis, ndc, or anyone wearing APC, or any other recognisable brand from around this network, in reality. Nothing, never. Friends scattered round the country wear Gola's, Diesel tees, cheap leathers etc. One wears fucking boat shoes in the snow. Most stylish guy at work wears Lee jeans, and I know has an Oswald B suit, but is big and black and makes most stuff look pretty decent Laughing out loud Every one of them is birded.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

12 May 2011 19:40
Pauly wrote: To be honest, most men don't give a fuck about mens clothes either imo.

I agree, the ones that are interested are (mostly) gay, how often do you see a straight clothing shop assistant ?

Having said that most gay men I've even know/met arn't interested in fashion either.

It's a very small number of that give a fuck.





Pauly
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12 May 2011 19:53
nick2 wrote:
Pauly wrote: To be honest, most men don't give a fuck about mens clothes either imo.

I agree, the ones that are interested are (mostly) gay, how often do you see a straight clothing shop assistant ?

Having said that most gay men I've even know/met arn't interested in fashion either.

It's a very small number of that give a fuck.

..and an even smaller number of them that actually know the intrinsics rather than fed the generic topban jeans, jackets and banter combo, and still look alright.

Most of the little knowing attention I get is from the gay man. Their gaydar must fuck up Sad
nick2
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12 May 2011 20:03
Pauly wrote:
nick2 wrote:
Pauly wrote: To be honest, most men don't give a fuck about mens clothes either imo.

I agree, the ones that are interested are (mostly) gay, how often do you see a straight clothing shop assistant ?

Having said that most gay men I've even know/met arn't interested in fashion either.

It's a very small number of that give a fuck.

..and an even smaller number of them that actually know the intrinsics rather than fed the generic topban jeans, jackets and banter combo, and still look alright.

Most of the little knowing attention I get is from the gay man. Their gaydar must fuck up Sad

gaydar basically detects anything with a cock
Pauly
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1910 posts since 1/1/10

12 May 2011 20:11
Laughing out loud
samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

12 May 2011 21:11
Have you made any purchases recently?

Hugo Boss and Paul Smith must be an age thing, I also like Adidas but have stayed away from trainers in general as I think jeans with trainers can sometimes look ladish. Have been looking at brogues recently.

I think my desire for change also comes from wanting to get some attention off the ladies.

Echo1 wrote: In answer to your question Samuelhogg I'm 46.

I have always had an interest in fashion and normally stuck to the same clothes as you mentioned, Paul Smith, Boss and vintage sports labels (L+S, fila) and I'm a bit compulsive on Adidas trainers. Some of the brands I've seen on here I had never come across before and I just think my horizons have been broadened. Most of my mates and the people I work with probably think I dress like a twat anyway but it doesn't bother me!

I only found FUK through the cycling thread and after reading some other threads and funny stories I started following it.
DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

12 May 2011 21:26
Pauly wrote:
coco_m wrote:
Dickie Greenleaf wrote: girls dont give a fuck about mens clothes, just that they 'look nice'

clothes can be make or break for me, says a lot about a person.

To be honest, most men don't give a fuck about mens clothes either imo. Maybe depends on where you live, who you know etc, but I've never once seen a pair of Vis, ndc, or anyone wearing APC, or any other recognisable brand from around this network, in reality. Nothing, never. Friends scattered round the country wear Gola's, Diesel tees, cheap leathers etc. One wears fucking boat shoes in the snow. Most stylish guy at work wears Lee jeans, and I know has an Oswald B suit, but is big and black and makes most stuff look pretty decent Laughing out loud Every one of them is birded.

really? everyone around me, not just close friends are into clothes, be it hype gear, footy lads, and high end (im very popular) and i live in cardiff, which some smallminded people might think is the back of beyond
Echo1
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20 posts since 22/3/11

13 May 2011 10:12
I think you are right about the age thing! I have just dressed the same for ages and fancy a bit of a change (mid life crisis)! The clothes I wear at the moment are fairly smart but I feel like I am starting to dress like my dad.

Purchased some Uniqlo jeans last week,may go for this next pay day

http://www.oipolloi.com/Store/OiPolloi-DII-2399-85-apc+button+down+oxford+shirt+light+blue.html?utm_source=GoogleBase&utm;_medium=Base&utm;_campaign=GoogleBase

I've got the full Wife/Kids/Mortgage thing going on so I need take my time and make sure I'm happy and comfortable with what I buy!
getyourmoodon
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234 posts since 16/4/10

13 May 2011 10:47
kid unknown wrote:
coco_m wrote:
Dickie Greenleaf wrote: girls dont give a fuck about mens clothes, just that they 'look nice'

clothes can be make or break for me, says a lot about a person.

That is interesting as there is a guy at work who is seeing an 8.5 - 9 / 10 girl at work who dresses really well yet he is one of the worst dressers I have ever seen and I would not class him as good looking tho he is an alright bloke.

Eg old washed out polo shirt with food dribble stain on it, bad fitting and terrible wash no brand jeans and some generic shit white trainers from sports direct.

Maybe she just realises how good she must look stood next to him?
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

13 May 2011 10:52
Personality goes a long way.
kid unknown
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5514 posts since 8/12/01

13 May 2011 11:27
i wouldn't say he has a great personality. he is just a middle of the road bloke who dresses terribly and dribbles his food.

the only thing i can think is that this was in the run up to him getting married and still ongoing so a 'challenge' from the girl's perspective?
Birdman
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1595 posts since 10/3/10

13 May 2011 11:49
A colleague in his mid-thirties (to add some background he works in finance) has arrived this morning wearing 'Heelys' as part of his 'dress down Friday' attire. The sight of a normally conservatively dressed civil servant in a trainer/roller-skate hybrid is proving highly distracting. (CSB etc)