WHAT DO YOU WEAR WHEN YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF DRESSED TO 'THE NINES'

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    Aug 29, 2010 3:18 PM GMT
    I'm a clothes horse and love to get dressed to kill, but i have seen the trend over the last 10-15 years head toward more casual, and sometimes downright grungy even when the occasion would call for a classier look, so when you go out say to a classy place, do you like to put on the glitz or grunge? Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Aug 29, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    Depends on where I'm going and how I'm feeling.

    Sometimes it's dressing up in dress clothes in a professional context.
    I dress in contrasting clothes.... they needn't be expensive, but they must look good on me. I wear athletic cut dress shirts, ties which aren't bland.

    I probably feel the best when I'm dressed in an awesome new polo shirt, great pair of tight fitting jeans, one of my shiny conco western belt with belt buckle. I know when I look good and its conveyed when I'm out.

    Dressing to the "nines" is very mental as well.
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    Aug 29, 2010 3:33 PM GMT
    I dress to the occasion & place, and what the others are wearing. It is as much a mistake to overdress as to underdress.

    Must places I go these days I just wear the gay uniform in South Florida -- cargo shorts, T-shirt, sandals or joggers. And that's what everyone else is wearing.

    At night, though, you see more guys in long pants at the bars & restaurants, and the T-shirt is usually a darker color. But the pants are just jeans or some other cotton.

    The next step up is slacks & polo shirt, or casual button. That takes care of most functions I attend, and ordinary restaurants, which again is typical in South Florida, where casual rules. Beyond that is sports jacket over open collar, and finally a tie and often a suit, like for a charity dinner or special reception. Finally there is black bow tie, for fancy galas.

    I do love to dress-up, too, but I hardly get the opportunity down here. I actually wore my tuxedo more often in the Upper Midwest Plains states than I do in the Fort Lauderdale area, despite all the socializing I do here, and events I attend.
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    Aug 29, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    I love wearing a suit and tie. With my current job, I never get the chance to wear one, so it's been a couple years, but I love the way a nice new shirt and tie feel, and a coat over it just makes me feel like it's complete.

    Otherwise, I'm more of a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy. Or leather. icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 29, 2010 3:45 PM GMT
    A T-shirt with the number '9' on it. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 29, 2010 4:24 PM GMT
    Pyrotech saidI love wearing a suit and tie. With my current job, I never get the chance to wear one, so it's been a couple years, but I love the way a nice new shirt and tie feel, and a coat over it just makes me feel like it's complete.

    Otherwise, I'm more of a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy. Or leather. icon_twisted.gif


    I have about 6 suits hanging in my closet. I usually wear one when we go out to the symphony, but i've seen guys there, no bullshit, with jeans and a t-shirt, complete with plumber's crack. Otherwise, the suits just hang there.

    Are the guys who like to wear suits other than for jobs, becoming dinosaurs?
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    Aug 29, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    Lol, I hope not!

    -Doug-o-saurus Rex

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    Aug 29, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
    vetteset saidAre the guys who like to wear suits other than for jobs, becoming dinosaurs?

    I suppose. But I go to the theatre, opera and symphony often enough that I still have need for a suit (I'm not a big ballet fan). Plus unfortunately the occasional funeral. But then again, not too long ago my partner was a god-father for a christening in church, so you never know.

    On the other hand, when I attend performances by the several area gay men's choruses, which I do regularly, those are all polo-shirt affairs, as I call them. And indeed, a polo is my favorite shirt to wear, has been for 50-some years, second here in Florida being a silk buttoned short-sleeve for coolness, either tropical patterned or solid.
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    Aug 29, 2010 5:02 PM GMT
    How 'bout just a great pair of briefs?!

    Seriously, as long as I have a body that can looked dressed up even in jeans and a tee shirt, then that's what I'll wear. But later on, I'm sure I'll be needing a more tailored approach to feel dressed.
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    Aug 29, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    cold saidThis is also something similar to what I wear.
    I'm liking my ankle boots at the moment.
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    Pee-Wee Herman has become a runway model?
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    Aug 29, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
    cold saidI like to dress-up as opposed to dressing-down when I go out. At a party last week I wore an almost identical outfit to the one pictured below. Styled exactly the same, but without the jacket and bag.

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    This is also something similar to what I wear.
    I'm liking my ankle boots at the moment.
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    Damn, Cold you would look some fine.....icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 29, 2010 6:44 PM GMT
    I never really dress for an occasion unless it's an interview. However, depending on where i'm going, or my mood, I will make sure I look at least decent. I'm not big on clothes, nor am I any good at style or matching them haha, i'm terrible, and I really don't care! I dress in what I am comfortable wearing, if other people have a problem with it, too bad, it's something for them to talk about....just like my sexuality!
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    Aug 29, 2010 7:01 PM GMT
    Boots, chaps, and harness.
    Otherwise I dress like a dork.
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    Aug 29, 2010 7:32 PM GMT
    What are these "clothes" you speak of?
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    Aug 29, 2010 7:36 PM GMT
    I agree with pudco. I really don't like dressing up.
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    Aug 29, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    One is more likely to see me naked than in a suit and tie...
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    Aug 29, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    Depends on the type of event.

    Less 'dressy' events like an art show, party, or night out will usually consist of slim jeans (usually black or white in summer), a solid color slim fit button up shirt or deep v-neck, a black scarf, and either good leather thong sandals or knee high leather boots.

    A 'dressy' even will usually consist of fitted black dress pants, a solid color button up shirt, and black dress shoes.
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    Aug 30, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    This topic reminded me of an old hit from more than 25 years ago.

    Yes, the guy is straight, and brings up the point of his 'look' being revived by some younger guys in entertainment that think they're new..when really they're not.



    -Doug
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    Aug 30, 2010 3:49 PM GMT
    MixedHead saidOne is more likely to see me naked than in a suit and tie...


    Always important to be comfortable....LOL