Menswear: Wear what you want to work, blessing or curse?


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SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

27 Jul 2007 09:12
Rirawin wrote: I hate people who "dress up" to go out on night outs… It's so blatant they made an effort and it ends up looking gash. Providing you're not in work "uniform" earlier on in the day, just go with what you wore earlier. At least it's something you're comfortable in and that's the image you project… at least in my eyes.

have to disagree a little here, I am a fan of natural relaxed nights out, but in birmingham especially its crying out for when you want somewhere to go a little smarter with your mates or a girl for special occasions. I think the problem is there are not enough "cool" people in brum , so your right that if a place has a dress code then the people in their look like badly dressed office workers.
Kingmob07
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8985 posts since 11/5/07

27 Jul 2007 09:52
Hmmm this has given me pause for thought. I guess my lifestyle never really necessitated really nice outfits and if I did 'dress up' it'd stand out amongst my mates. Also I'm a bit anal about my stuff so I guess I would save my best for best…Of course you end up pulling out stuff that looks out of date and still in perfect nick which is frustrating.

Will try to take this onboard.
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

27 Jul 2007 10:11
i wouldn't dream of wearing some of my nicer clothes out to sweaty, beer-soaked nights out at fabric or whatever.
Sarny
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2113 posts since 25/5/07

27 Jul 2007 11:23
I think the thing is, it all depends on the person, no offence Rirawin, but as mentioned on some previous thread, your idea of the high street is a physical Dior shop, or Selfridges, not the general idea.

If i spent 200 nicker on a pair of jeans, yes id like to get some wear , but then again, is it bad that they become daily wear and your 'look'.

I dont know, i have some t shirts that look smarter than others, i guess if i go down the pub i will maybe try and make more of an effort, like id have a shave maybe etc…dont know why? Society?

Even though now i dont wear trousers and Ben Sherman to go out in!
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

27 Jul 2007 11:32
i stopped having 'best clothes' about 3 years ago, its all bollox, wear everything when you want and to where you want…they can be dry cleaned and stay perfect….and if you dont wear them they go out of fashion or too small/big for you.

* disclaimer = except heatz, i always save those as best cos they are touching the dirty floor and harder to keep looking new.
merl
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1640 posts since 28/6/04

27 Jul 2007 11:53
i hate people who wear loafers from school days with their nipple waisted jeans thinking they've dressed up.
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Jack
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7300 posts since 12/9/06

27 Jul 2007 11:56
Laughing out loud Wearing school shoes on the weekend.

What a dur. Laughing out loud
FrIEND
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13582 posts since 27/11/03

27 Jul 2007 12:07
hdsy- wrote: i wouldn't dream of wearing some of my nicer clothes out to sweaty, beer-soaked nights out at fabric or whatever.
Sarny
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2113 posts since 25/5/07

27 Jul 2007 12:14
Thing is though, if you wore a smater styled shirt, shoes and jeans to a bloody pub quiz you would look dressed up, so everyone to an extent dresses for a reason. Same way i wouldnt go out to a formal dinner with family/friends wearing shorts and flip flops.
staygold
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5016 posts since 21/11/05

27 Jul 2007 12:25
merl wrote: i hate people who wear loafers from school days with their nipple waisted jeans thinking they've dressed up.
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Ha ha this reminds me of when people wore Base shoes with a moc crocodile finish and a slightly square toe
kid unknown
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5394 posts since 8/12/01

27 Jul 2007 12:34
Noble Locks wrote: i stopped having 'best clothes' about 3 years ago, its all bollox, wear everything when you want and to where you want…they can be dry cleaned and stay perfect….and if you dont wear them they go out of fashion or too small/big for you.

* disclaimer = except heatz, i always save those as best cos they are touching the dirty floor and harder to keep looking new.

wordage. another reason is you might go off an item that you only wore twice while you were "saving for best". you may as well have worn it into the ground over a period of 6 months.

for example, let's say you bought an OG bape shark hoodie when it came out.

you could have either:

a) worn it for 6 months when it came out

or

b) kept it in your wardrobe for best meanwhile fakes, reissues and the downgrading of the cachet of the brand have all happened meaning you would possibly be less wanting to wear it now anyway

option b)is waste
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

27 Jul 2007 12:44
I don't have clothes I "save for best" mainly because I don't go anywhere classy enough to merit getting dressed-up.
kid unknown
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5394 posts since 8/12/01

27 Jul 2007 12:47
come on nick, what about bar crystal? Laughing out loud
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

27 Jul 2007 12:54
FrIEND wrote:
hdsy- wrote: i wouldn't dream of wearing some of my nicer clothes out to sweaty, beer-soaked nights out at fabric or whatever.
where do you two wear your best clothes then, the library or church, cos the place you wont wear them is the major place you will get your cock chewed, so why are you buying nice clothes if it aint for that sole purpose……please advise.
FrIEND
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13582 posts since 27/11/03

27 Jul 2007 12:59
pubs and work. some of the places i go to would wreck items of clothing. so if its super nice new sneaks etc, I wear them to work and normal places to start off with..and then as I care a little less I start wearing them wherever.


edit: thinking about it I only talk about footwear. not tees and sweah-tars and the like.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

27 Jul 2007 13:01
so if you do wear them to the pub, why did you qote hdsy in agreeance (no beef)…and please lets keep this to clobber not footwear, different entitys imo cos they touch piss and shit infested floors or mud fests.

"I scoured the world for the coolestt and trendiest fashion garments made to the best spec ever known to man, fuck am i wearing them out clubbing where there is loads of birds looking at me tho, i wear them to my nans for sunday lunch and thats it."
FrIEND
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13582 posts since 27/11/03

27 Jul 2007 13:03
cause i put the nice little pubs in my area in a different category to fabric.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

27 Jul 2007 13:04
whys that mate, seriously flumoxed….do they do foam parties in there using bleach or permanant marker pen instead of foam or summat?
Post Punk
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624 posts since 1/5/06

27 Jul 2007 13:05
Definitely a double-edged sword. At my last place, it was suits all the way. After 6 and a half years there, I was delighted that my new place was dress down. But to be honest after 18 months of it, I don't really like wearing my normal gear to work as you always feel you have to make an effort to be smart/casual which is too much of a compromise for me. So when I start my new job in a few weeks, despite the fact they've got a smart/casual (no jeans or trainers!) policy, I'm just wearing suits.

This may of course be related to the fact that I work in the investment industry where suits are fairly common place and dress down days are like a fucking comedy festival.
FrIEND
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13582 posts since 27/11/03

27 Jul 2007 13:07
Have you borrowed milspexs horse? if im going somewhere to get destroyed and there's dancing etc then there's a higher chance that beer will get spilt etc