Men's Fashion Thread, If You Think It Matters

Afro_Vacancy

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I like you David, but I wouldn't ever listen to any of your fashion advice because I have seen how you dress.

I'd listen to you talk about politics, science, human behaviour - but fashion - no.

My clothes don't fit because I've been losing weight for two years.

Now go outside and pay attention to who wears all black. Goths, people in some work uniforms, etc.

I think I did so as a depressed teenager.
 

Pasbrillantebrunette

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My clothes don't fit because I've been losing weight for two years.

Now go outside and pay attention to who wears all black. Goths, people in some work uniforms, etc.

I think I did so as a depressed teenager.
Goth are cool! Just wear black dress, pastel sneakers and pierce your nose David.
 

JohnsonDDG

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My clothes don't fit because I've been losing weight for two years.

Now go outside and pay attention to who wears all black. Goths, people in some work uniforms, etc.

I think I did so as a depressed teenager.
If you ever visit places like Paris, Manhattan, or London - there are a large number of fashionistas who dress in the monochrome or all black - as made popular by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Chanel a long, long time ago:

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Afro_Vacancy

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If you ever visit places like Paris, Manhattan, or London - there are a large number of fashionistas who dress in the monochrome or all black - as made popular by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Chanel a long, long time ago:

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Those aren't all black. The white is an important element there, adds contrast. The guy's wearing a beige-grey scarf as well. But it might just work better for women. I know I like black skirts on a woman personally lol.

I went shopping yesterday, just browsing really, I saw three different stores, J-Crew, Brooks Brothers, and Allen Edmunds, where I ranked them in order of increasing class. Those are just the places that were in the area. None of the salesmen or manequins were wearing all black. The in-colours were white, beige, various shades of blue, and to my surprise, some yellow , also some green that I don't like.

I did see all-black when I went to the restaurant for lunch after -- it was the uniform for the waiters.

I had a friend from the movie club I joined in Australia who were all black. She's the only person I know who did that look. She was very depressed, she hadn't had a job in over 2 years, nor a romantic partner in over 4 years. She bought some brown-coloured shoes, but said she wouldn't wear them prior to spray painting them black. I looked up some old pictures of her on facebook, back in the day when she was happier, when she had a job and a boyfriend, she wore more colours.
 

Dante92

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Those aren't all black. The white is an important element there, adds contrast. The guy's wearing a beige-grey scarf as well. But it might just work better for women. I know I like black skirts on a woman personally lol.

I went shopping yesterday, just browsing really, I saw three different stores, J-Crew, Brooks Brothers, and Allen Edmunds, where I ranked them in order of increasing class. Those are just the places that were in the area. None of the salesmen or manequins were wearing all black. The in-colours were white, beige, various shades of blue, and to my surprise, some yellow , also some green that I don't like.

I did see all-black when I went to the restaurant for lunch after -- it was the uniform for the waiters.

I had a friend from the movie club I joined in Australia who were all black. She's the only person I know who did that look. She was very depressed, she hadn't had a job in over 2 years, nor a romantic partner in over 4 years. She bought some brown-coloured shoes, but said she wouldn't wear them prior to spray painting them black. I looked up some old pictures of her on facebook, back in the day when she was happier she wore more colours.


Besides, everything looks good on you when you're good-looking.
 

JohnsonDDG

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Those aren't all black. The white is an important element there, adds contrast. The guy's wearing a beige-grey scarf as well. But it might just work better for women. I know I like black skirts on a woman personally lol.

I went shopping yesterday, just browsing really, I saw three different stores, J-Crew, Brooks Brothers, and Allen Edmunds, where I ranked them in order of increasing class. Those are just the places that were in the area. None of the salesmen or manequins were wearing all black. The in-colours were white, beige, various shades of blue, and to my surprise, some yellow , also some green that I don't like.

I did see all-black when I went to the restaurant for lunch after -- it was the uniform for the waiters.

I had a friend from the movie club I joined in Australia who were all black. She's the only person I know who did that look. She was very depressed, she hadn't had a job in over 2 years, nor a romantic partner in over 4 years. She bought some brown-coloured shoes, but said she wouldn't wear them prior to spray painting them black. I looked up some old pictures of her on facebook, back in the day when she was happier, when she had a job and a boyfriend, she wore more colours.
Well, I'm not going to try and convince you otherwise. I do disagree but the important thing is to find things that improve your look and if its not something you like then there is no point In trying to make it work. Besides, I do think the all black look for men suits only bikers, young and beautiful men with the indy/rock lock, or those in the arts industry.

As for you, I would say you are better off looking at smart casual styles. You are an academic, on a decent income, and are very intelligent. If you dressed like an edgy rock star it just wouldn't be congruent. I'll post some fashion ideas for you below and you can see if any of them work for you.

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I know they aren't super complex style or fashions but I think these would suit you - especially as a man in his thirties (like me). We cant do the same styles as a 21 year old guy - we'd look like idiots.
 

Afro_Vacancy

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Yeah those look great actually.

Being honest the median look for academics is overweight, baggy faded jeans or cargo shorts, and miscellaneous top, likely a t-shirt or sometimes a running shirt. I don't enjoy that look though.
 

JohnsonDDG

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Yeah those look great actually.

Being honest the median look for academics is overweight, baggy faded jeans or cargo shorts, and miscellaneous top, likely a t-shirt or sometimes a running shirt. I don't enjoy that look though.
Haha yep, I see it on our campus every time I go in - they don't have a clue.

Its just a term to use for simplicity - like geek chic or whatever tag people want to use.
 

Pasbrillantebrunette

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Well, I'm not going to try and convince you otherwise. I do disagree but the important thing is to find things that improve your look and if its not something you like then there is no point In trying to make it work. Besides, I do think the all black look for men suits only bikers, young and beautiful men with the indy/rock lock, or those in the arts industry.

As for you, I would say you are better off looking at smart casual styles. You are an academic, on a decent income, and are very intelligent. If you dressed like an edgy rock star it just wouldn't be congruent. I'll post some fashion ideas for you below and you can see if any of them work for you.

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I know they aren't super complex style or fashions but I think these would suit you - especially as a man in his thirties (like me). We cant do the same styles as a 21 year old guy - we'd look like idiots.

The glasses are cool
 

kj6723

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Yeah those look great actually.

Being honest the median look for academics is overweight, baggy faded jeans or cargo shorts, and miscellaneous top, likely a t-shirt or sometimes a running shirt. I don't enjoy that look though.

Get yourself a couple pairs of J's bruh


Can't go wrong with a bit of urban twist :D

 

Xander94

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Always show knee or at least some of knee. Preferably a bit above. Same for swimming shorts. If you go totally below knee = cuckold.

You need to show knee if you have pencil-like calves I have strong calves so I dont care.
 
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Swoop

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You need to show knee if you have pencil-like calves I have strong calves so I dont care.

I have god tier calves too. Actually, my calves are so big that I literally don't train them in isolation. My most genetically gifted muscular group. That being said I still prefer to go above knee or at least show some knee. Covering knees with shorts just never flows aesthetically.

You won't find fashionable men covering knees here around Amsterdam.

I mean come on look at this:



Just lol..Even if you have calves it doesn't flow well. This way better:

 

Giiizmo

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I have god tier calves too. Actually, my calves are so big that I literally don't train them in isolation. My most genetically gifted muscular group. That being said I still prefer to go above knee or at least show some knee. Covering knees with shorts just never flows aesthetically.

You won't find fashionable men covering knees here around Amsterdam.

I mean come on look at this:



Just lol..Even if you have calves it doesn't flow well. This way better:


It's kind of a "grey area" from what I know, at least around here. In some circles, a man wearing shorts is unsightly; only jeans or pants are allowed. Men shouldn't show their knees because it's either deemed a "feminine" behavior or is seen as something little boys wear ("culottes courtes" in French). Swimming shorts or trunks are kind of an exception and can be worn above the knee without a problem because the context is different (sports / leisure / beach).

The charcoal pants you linked are way too tight and do indeed look horrible below the knee. I'm not sure they'd look much better with some knee showing anyway. The second pair of shorts (red) look ok IMO.

Obviously, shorts should never be too tight.

Cultural differences and whatnot.
 

Afro_Vacancy

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I have god tier calves too. Actually, my calves are so big that I literally don't train them in isolation. My most genetically gifted muscular group. That being said I still prefer to go above knee or at least show some knee. Covering knees with shorts just never flows aesthetically.

You won't find fashionable men covering knees here around Amsterdam.

I mean come on look at this:



Just lol..Even if you have calves it doesn't flow well. This way better:


I think that long baggy shorts were a 90s look.
 
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