In need of some serious help!

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    Dec 27, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    Hey, so this isn't really an emergency. I have grown out of all my old stoner clothes from high school.. and out of that attitude. When my dad asked me what I wanted for Christmas.. I said I wanted a new look. And he gave me the okay, gonna do some serious shopping for the first time in years ha.

    Anyways, I have no idea what to get. I am looking for a style of clothes that is a little more mature than funny t's with cool designs and funky groovy shoes and stuff. I want to look more like an adult but also still cool. I've always been pretty independent on my looks, and was hoping I could get some input from the rj community.

    Looking to spend around 300 or less.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Dec 27, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    Depending on how much you want to buy, you may not get far with $300. Not knowing you personally, my best advice is to pick a shopping area or an urban mall with lots of men`s shops and go see what catches your eye. Think functional as well as goodlooking. In otherwords, what are you doing during the weekdays and weekends and what`s appropriate.
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    Dec 27, 2010 3:32 AM GMT
    I do consulting, but you'll have to fly me down, pay my expenses plus my fee,,,oh......and sleep with me........................Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Dec 27, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    300 isn't going to get you a very large wardrobe. Think a couple of inexpensive outfits or a carefully thought out layering system. I have no idea what's currently in fashion amongst the 20-somethings, but...

    For starters, I'd suggest a few basics in solid colors with no patterns, slogans, or logos of any kind. Build a more subtle rather than loud stye. (Loud kid stuff makes people pigeon-hole you and mentally dismiss you.) One way to project a bit of power (as long as you can pull it off) is to select items with a slim athletic cut. Most off-the-rack stuff in departments stores is cut for pear-shaped people. Depending on where you live, you might need to look at mail-order.

    If you are still growing (e.g. your shoulders still spreading) hold off just a bit on any single expensive items, like a nice sports jacket. But maybe you can get used or slightly less expensive versions of what you're looking for.


    Or here's a long-shot that worked for me: See if your Dad has any good stuff in the back of his closet that he's outgrown. My Dad actually had a few items left over from the 50's that fit me in the 70's and were like nothing that anyone else had.
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    Dec 27, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    vetteset saidI do consulting, but you'll have to fly me down, pay my expenses plus my fee,,,oh......and sleep with me........................Keithicon_cool.gif
    That's it? Damn, you're such a cheap ho. icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 27, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    Well you can always up grade to more stylish jeans or flat front trousers with mock neck sweaters or collered shirts...Dont forget a good pair of boots, calvin klein makes some good ones as well as kenneth cole..
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    Dec 27, 2010 11:37 AM GMT
    jgymnast733 saidWell you can always up grade to more stylish jeans or flat front trousers with mock neck sweaters or collered shirts...Dont forget a good pair of boots, calvin klein makes some good ones as well as kenneth cole..


    Aldo makes good boots for a fraction of the cost of big brand name companies.

    Look at Zara, H&M (the least expensive), Gap (more casual but well-made, they have good jeans, too). If you want to go all emo hipster just take your $300 and go to Salvation Army ('cept they hate the gays) and go hog wild! icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 27, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    Lol, that wasn't much help ha. Im not getting a huge 'wardrobe'. Enough to wear for a week or so, and wash it etc. I was trying to decide if there was like a brand of T, button ups, polos.... but i dont really want to shop at the skate stores, or the 'preppy boy' stores. I guess I'll just look around on the internet... I figured a forum full of gays would have better advice hahaha
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    Dec 27, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    Progress saidLol, that wasn't much help ha. Im not getting a huge 'wardrobe'. Enough to wear for a week or so, and wash it etc. I was trying to decide if there was like a brand of T, button ups, polos.... but i dont really want to shop at the skate stores, or the 'preppy boy' stores. I guess I'll just look around on the internet... I figured a forum full of gays would have better advice hahaha


    Oh, in that case, then, I know a good grocery store tht throws away the burlap sacks once the potatoes are delivered. I'm sure one of those will fit your attitude.
    (Kidding! Laugh, damnit!)
    But seriously, how specific can anyone's advice be who doesn't know you. You need to know yourself to pick clothes that suit your personality and activities.
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    Dec 27, 2010 7:44 PM GMT
    I thought maybe there was some legit brand I didn't know about. There's no better place to ask than a community of attractive fit gay man.. right?
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    Dec 27, 2010 7:54 PM GMT
    I spend roughly about $500 at Nordstrom's every other month. Look up some fashion trends and go with the one that fits your style... If it's your first time shopping in a long time, bring a girlfriend so she can give advices when you try stuff on....