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    Default Dress-style

    How do you dress:

    for work
    for cocktails, evenings out etc
    for the week-end
    for the country, hiking, ...
    at home
    to look formal/smart
    to look casual
    to look chic
    in spring/summer vs autumn/winter


    What dress and shoe style(s) do you particularly like?
    What do you like but never dress in?
    What clothes/shoes wouldn't you be caught dead in?
    Do you ever purchase second-hand/vintage clothing or do you stick to new garments?
    Do you order on the internet or do you prefer to go shopping?

    Do you even care about dress-style or are you colour-blind? Do "shape", "fit", "cut" convey any sort of meaning to you or are they only empty words to your ears?

    Do you wear designer clothing or does a $10 Chinese pair of jeans suit you fine? Even considering the health hazard? Do you laugh at that or does "organic" cotton, natural fibres, luxurious feel etc represent a great added value you wouldn't part with for the world?

    Do you consider that "a sense of style is what this country needs" (amongst a thousand other necessities...)?

    What do you think of these videos:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsvTnyHzKpo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjMuGn0LulA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNB3UroPdb0

    What apparel would you wear if money and time were not an issue?

    Are you ok with real fur / faux fur?
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    Boy, so many questions

    Generally I wear things I feel comfortable in. I don't give much of a damn about clothes that are super trendy, 'appropriate' and whatnot.
    I don't like buying stuff online much but actually I'd love to buy more things second-hand - like at flea markets or clothes bazaars.
    Last edited by EarY; 10-18-2013 at 05:12 AM.
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    Lot's of questions...here's the answer:

    Appropriately.

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    Moto, just because you wore your Subway uniform to your own wedding, doesn't make it appropriate for all occasions.

    Maria, I'd be interested to know your views on dress etiquette, I remember reading some fashion things you posted a while back (about French cuffs, this sticks out to me because I had no idea what they are. Still don't, something I think I'll look up.) I do appreciate that you didn't blurt your own answers out, so I will bite the bullet and look like the one who can't stop talking about himself.

    Work, I suppose is where I dress most formally, most frequently. Though formal is an exaggeration as Denmark is pretty relaxed. I wear a white, or black, or burgundy colored dress shirt, with a v-neck sweater (usually grey or black, though I had a grey cardigan I am fond of.) I don't tuck the shirt in, so already there I have a disheveled appearance. I wear boot cut jeans and leather colored sneakers. I work in invoice processing, so I am not dressed to impress. However this is generally the most presentable I look.

    I used to live in a more white trash neighborhood and made a few friends there. I dress nicer when visiting because they find it touching if I made an effort to look nice.

    I drop the sweaters in summer time.

    On the weekend I wear stupidly baggy hoodies. They're convenient in the Danish climate, comfortable in doors, and I put my cigarettes in the pouch and pretend I'm the worst Mama-kangaroo around. Its a pretty unimpressive sight, but I have no expecations to meet, and I revel in the hideousness a little bit. People say "warts and all" but maybe I just prefer warts sans all.

    I have 3 different jackets depending on the season. I'm also a jerk who enjoys wearing hats in the summer time (they don't suit my winter jacket, nor my pea coat.)

    I don't have many brand name clothing, I simply don't have the budget.

    I have reached a weird age with clothing. I don't need to buy new clothes often (though I do need more sweaters, winter is coming. A Lannister always pays their debts.) And shopping has no real joy for me, but a large dose of inexplicable frustration. I suppose it bothered me that it always seems to take way longer than it should. Fortunately I have been dating Maartje since the cold war started. She is more than happy to go out and buy my clothes for me (obviously with my money, I'm not THAT lucky,). I suspect she could somehow sense my frustration at shopping.

    Also after what must be something like 15 years or more, Hand-me-downs have become a part of my life again. Maartje's sister's boyfriend (here on out referred to as brother-in-law) has become a father for the second time, this seems to make men fat and tired looking. Anyways he no longer fits his clothes, and the Dutch being notoriously cheap, have deemed me the perfect candidate. I think some of those are name-brand. Its insane what people can afford if they are teetotallers.

    Oh wait, I have a Starfleet Uniform bathrobe. Its my pride and joy, its yellow because then I can pretend I'm a relaxed Captain Kirk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairman View Post
    Moto, just because you wore your Subway uniform to your own wedding, doesn't make it appropriate for all occasions.

    Maria, I'd be interested to know your views on dress etiquette, I remember reading some fashion things you posted a while back (about French cuffs, this sticks out to me because I had no idea what they are. Still don't, something I think I'll look up.) I do appreciate that you didn't blurt your own answers out, so I will bite the bullet and look like the one who can't stop talking about himself.Work, I suppose is where I dress most formally, most frequently. Though formal is an exaggeration as Denmark is pretty relaxed. I wear a white, or black, or burgundy colored dress shirt, with a v-neck sweater (usually grey or black, though I had a grey cardigan I am fond of.) I don't tuck the shirt in, so already there I have a disheveled appearance. I wear boot cut jeans and leather colored sneakers. I work in invoice processing, so I am not dressed to impress. However this is generally the most presentable I look.

    I used to live in a more white trash neighborhood and made a few friends there. I dress nicer when visiting because they find it touching if I made an effort to look nice.

    I drop the sweaters in summer time.

    On the weekend I wear stupidly baggy hoodies. They're convenient in the Danish climate, comfortable in doors, and I put my cigarettes in the pouch and pretend I'm the worst Mama-kangaroo around. Its a pretty unimpressive sight, but I have no expecations to meet, and I revel in the hideousness a little bit. People say "warts and all" but maybe I just prefer warts sans all.

    I have 3 different jackets depending on the season. I'm also a jerk who enjoys wearing hats in the summer time (they don't suit my winter jacket, nor my pea coat.)

    I don't have many brand name clothing, I simply don't have the budget.

    I have reached a weird age with clothing. I don't need to buy new clothes often (though I do need more sweaters, winter is coming. A Lannister always pays their debts.) And shopping has no real joy for me, but a large dose of inexplicable frustration. I suppose it bothered me that it always seems to take way longer than it should. Fortunately I have been dating Maartje since the cold war started. She is more than happy to go out and buy my clothes for me (obviously with my money, I'm not THAT lucky,). I suspect she could somehow sense my frustration at shopping.

    Also after what must be something like 15 years or more, Hand-me-downs have become a part of my life again. Maartje's sister's boyfriend (here on out referred to as brother-in-law) has become a father for the second time, this seems to make men fat and tired looking. Anyways he no longer fits his clothes, and the Dutch being notoriously cheap, have deemed me the perfect candidate. I think some of those are name-brand. Its insane what people can afford if they are teetotallers.

    Oh wait, I have a Starfleet Uniform bathrobe. Its my pride and joy, its yellow because then I can pretend I'm a relaxed Captain Kirk.
    Well, I may or may not have worn a Subway uniform, but at least I wasn't a cardigan wearing, v-necked queer who wears a fucking Starfleet bathrobe running around pretending to be Cappppn Cruch or whatever playrole fantasy you and your friends are fucking into. Holy shit. You do know people are beginning to understand what kind of a friggin odd ball you are when you post crazy shit about your life....right????? You ain't right...you just ain't right.

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    Oh wait, I have a Starfleet Uniform bathrobe. Its my pride and joy, its yellow because then I can pretend I'm a relaxed Captain Kirk.
    This is great... I have a Space Rug because obviously I am a Jedi.

    Concerning the subject of the thread : I don't care how I dress. Really. Comfort is the most important thing to me. And everything I wear is determined by the weather. I am pratically almost cold so I dress accordingly. That means badly.

    The only reasons I can actually make an effort are :

    - I have a meeting with a client
    - I am attending a wedding/funeral/anniversary.
    - I want to. Which is rare, but happens sometimes (I'd say once or twice a year), for no reason.

    I basically hate all kind of shoes I can't run (or walk really fast) with. So that excludes every kind of heels. Even small ones can be tricky when you need to run on the shiny marble of the court house.

    In my job, except for the clients, I wear a huge black robe, like that one. Which is kind of cool. Except I don't wear the hat. Nobody wears the hat anymore, which is kind of sad, right ?

    I shop for real. It's too complicated on the Internet. Size are not always the same and I know I'd be too lazy to send back something that doesn't fit.
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    You're barmy.

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    i'm not all that interested. would it be interesting to get to know me? no. of course not, i shy away from the world. i don't like to share information about myself. especially, how i'm not all that smart of a girl living in a guy's little world.

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    Who the hell are you? You sound like no human being.
    Don't answer and just leave my thread, you animal.

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