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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Izawwlgood » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:58 pm UTC

The third one you linked though Shro looks kind of ridiculous to me. Those pants aren't going anywhere, what with those soulful eyes and strong hands and...
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby bluebambue » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:50 pm UTC

Shro wrote:The leather wrap bracelet on dude three is a nice touch.
I concur.

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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby bigglesworth » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:38 pm UTC

I hadn't considered rolling up the short sleeves of a t-shirt before. Hmm. Then again, until this year I didn't have biceps/triceps to speak of either.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby ShayneThill » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:31 am UTC

Just try it. If it looks weird, then you wear Short Hair Wigs.

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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Wednesday » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:15 pm UTC

ShayneThill wrote:Just try it. If it looks weird, then you wear Short Hair Wigs.

...what?
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Re: Men's Fashion

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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby bigglesworth » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:02 am UTC

I'm a bad poster - I didn't report it because I wanted to see what (mild) mayhem it might cause, it being vaguely plausible.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby poxic » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:18 am UTC

I noted the username for future checkup. I don't always get around to checking up, unless I'm in fit of THINGS MUST BE FIXED which is the right mood for hunting silly wabbits sneaky spammers.

On sorta-topic, I do enjoy the look of suspenders/braces. They're like shirt decorations that serve a purpose.
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Re: Men's Fashion

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Re: Men's Fashion

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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby bigglesworth » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:46 pm UTC

I recently picked up some great-fitting and reasonably priced jeans from UNIQLO. Now that's pretty common knowledge, but I'd still recommend them.

Would anyone UK-based recommend somewhere to get blazer-type jackets? I want to pick up a modern-looking tweed one and maybe a patterned one for winter.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Shro » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:27 am UTC

Here is photographic evidence of the sexiness of a white tee with rolled up sleeves. (In case you ever doubted me.)

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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Jorpho » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:51 am UTC

...Really now, just because something looks good on a sexy person person photographed or otherwise presented so as to conform with cultural standards generally associated with sex appeal does not mean it is something that everyone should wear.

And that is the fundamental problem with fashion in general.

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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Shro » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:40 am UTC

Fashion: what is culturally accepted to look "good" (for some values of good) on the cultural standards generally associated with sex appeal
Style: A combination of what looks good on you, your personality, and cultural standards generally associated with sex appeal.

The application of fashion to style is usually the difficult step of the process.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Wednesday » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:30 am UTC

Shro wrote:Here is photographic evidence of the sexiness of a white tee with rolled up sleeves. (In case you ever doubted me.)

alexander-skarsgard-ponder.jpg

Huh, I am really kind of meh at that picture. That said, I guess I lean more towards Image
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Carlington » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:48 am UTC

Shro wrote:Here is photographic evidence of the sexiness of a white tee with rolled up sleeves. (In case you ever doubted me.)

alexander-skarsgard-ponder.jpg

Yeah, but you're using Alexander Skarsgard as your reference. That just plain unfair.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby bigglesworth » Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:29 am UTC

White Tee rolled up sleeves experiment: fig 1. No roll.

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fig 2. Rolled once.

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Notes: poor lighting conditions may affect quality of results. Concerns about stability of the rolled state without an extra stitch, at least with this T-shirt. Tee: 'Continental' 100% cotton merchandise shirt for band "Public Service Broadcasting"
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Angua » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:11 pm UTC

Yeah, I'm not convinced on the rolling-up t-shirt sleeves thing making any difference.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby eSOANEM » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:20 pm UTC

It seems like it's more a matter of adjusting the sleeve length to one which you prefer. Some t-shirts have slightly shorter sleeves, some longer. Rolling up the short ones makes your shirt look like a wife-beater whilst rolling up the long ones makes it look more like a normal-length-sleeved t-shirt.

I usually where a checked shirt over my t-shirts anyway so my t-shirt sleeves aren't usually visible. I do however roll the sleeves of the checked shirt up (usually to about the elbow).
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby You, sir, name? » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:02 pm UTC

Rolling up dress shirt sleeves is the business. T-shirts can go home.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby bigglesworth » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:00 pm UTC

I concur. But rolling up a full length sleeve doesn't reveal any flesh that a T-shirt reveals anyway.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Jorpho » Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:02 pm UTC

Carlington wrote:
Shro wrote:Here is photographic evidence of the sexiness of a white tee with rolled up sleeves. (In case you ever doubted me.)
alexander-skarsgard-ponder.jpg

Yeah, but you're using Alexander Skarsgard as your reference. That just plain unfair.
Aye, that's what I was aiming at.

...The other problem with rolling up T-shirt sleeves is, of course, that one of them may have a tendency to unexpectedly unravel, and then you're walking around with uneven shirt sleeves, and then you just look plain slovenly.

Rolling up dress sleeves is a sophisticated science.

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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby eSOANEM » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:19 pm UTC

This is one reason I roll up to the elbows. If they unravel from there then ,y elbow catches it and its fine.

I don't roll up the sleeves of my formal shirts though, just casual/smart-casual collared shirts.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby bigglesworth » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:35 pm UTC

I have definitely been known to roll up the sleeves of my formal shirts. French cuffs actually make it easier, heh.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Izawwlgood » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:22 pm UTC

I discovered that Nordstrom carries a brand of collared shirts which have a trim line that fit me perfectly. Like... perfectly. I tried the first on and gasped.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Angua » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:24 pm UTC

Quick, buy them all. In two years they will have subtly twerked them so they no longer fit.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Giant Speck » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:09 am UTC

Two years is awfully optimistic.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Zamfir » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:51 pm UTC

What I hate most: when they change the fit, and also change the fit of the shirts I already bought. Even shirts I bought elsewhere. Ususlly they make the waist tighter.

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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Flumble » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:42 pm UTC

Interestingly, my shirts are subject to the expansion of space –they only get wider over time.

...and this is by objective measurement, not (well also, until now) relative to my physique. :P

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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby dubsola » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:29 am UTC

Zamfir wrote:What I hate most: when they change the fit, and also change the fit of the shirts I already bought. Even shirts I bought elsewhere. Ususlly they make the waist tighter.

You idiot. That's not what's happening.

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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby NelsonJohn » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:35 am UTC

When is it socially acceptable for a man to wear a kilt?
Assuming the answer asks in the context of modern Western culture: On any formal occasion.

It is acceptable for a man to wear a kilt on a formal occasion, such as a wedding, christening, funeral, part of a military uniform, etc. provided he has some credible reason for doing so, such as Irish (it is an Irish invention*) or Scottish heritage, membership or service in selected military units [1].

Absent these reasons, wearing a kilt will be seen as a fashion statement at best and would provoke either discomfort or amusement in others at worst.

For myself (no service in the armed forces):

Would I wear a kilt into the office on a random Tuesday? No, but a kilt is not provided for under my company's dress code (I work for a multi-national).
Would I wear a kilt for going to the shops? Yes.
Would I wear a kilt to my wedding? Yes, and I will some day.

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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby ThomasEvans23 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:53 am UTC

If you have lots of money you can just walk into a high end department store and pretty much anything in there is nice. Trying to find nice stuff on a budget is hard. Lots cheaper stuff just all looks the same because they use the same materials and the same low cost production methods.

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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Leovan » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:30 pm UTC

I'm a 31 year old electrical engineer from Switzerland who is planning to move to the US in 2018, and I'm wondering how professional fashion differs in this field. What do I wear to an interview? Last time I looked for jobs in Switzerland a coach told me to lose the jacket and just go shirt and tie, because it would seem like too much pomp for my profession. My current work uniform is whatever I want as long as nobody's uncomfortable. So my boss works in Slayer T-shirts unless there's an external meeting. I've seen him in a tie twice and once was at the Christmas Party. Obviously this differs and my banker friend wouldn't be caught dead at work without a tie and probably doesn't have a T-shirt in his closet.
What do I have to look forward to in the US as an engineer? Will I need a new wardrobe? Based on my father in law who was an engineer at Intel, the uniform is polos/slacks, and you wear full suit for the interview. Since he's retired I'm not sure if there is an adjustment based on age, and Intel is a rather large company. Any advice?

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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby doogly » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:42 pm UTC

Depends a lot on the company. Some west coast startup, you definitely want a Slayer t shirt. Engineering research for a government contractor, you definitely want a suit. And there is an understanding often that people will kick it up a notch for interviews, so that even if the polo and slacks is normal, a candidate in a tie isn't weird. Just like, "Ah, he'll get comfy when he gets the job. Fine." Maybe.

But yeah you could be interviewing at some wildly different places with a field like EE so there's little to say definitively. If you have particular areas maybe people can say more depending. glassdoor.com also can be a good source for info on particular companies here.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:01 pm UTC

It also never hurts to just ask before the interview what the dress code there is. And then, like Doogly said, dress a little nicer than that.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby doogly » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:25 am UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:It also never hurts to just ask before the interview what the dress code there is.

Sounds like an admission of weakness. Risky.
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Re: Men's Fashion

Postby Leovan » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:14 pm UTC

I'll figure it out with a good old-fashioned stakeout ;) As for what field I'm looking for I'm a hard/software engineer, so I design the electronics and write any necessary firmware for it as well. Tends to be more suited for smaller companies though I wouldn't be disinclined if offered a position in something bigger. I'll be headed to Portland, OR, and from what I've seen there is a mix of companies there, with Intel the biggest.

Back to fashion, should I differentiate between first and possible second interview? I was thinking charcoal suit with dark burgundy shirt for the first interview, and then possibly a navy blazer/khaki combo with light blue shirt. The first to show aggressive confidence (and help me stay confident) and the second for a more professional but fun type vibe. Or should I just stick to simple?


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