Fashionably Challenged

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    Apr 10, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    How can someone who has no fashion sense, and prefers only wearing plain tshirts and shorts/sweats at any given time, know what to wear for more formal occasions in life?

    Thank God I was a groomsman the past two weddings I went to and everything was picked out for me. I don't know what color/types of shirts & ties to wear, for semi-formal occasions what kind of non-plain tshirts to wear, what kinds of jeans, etc.

    My friends and family aren't any help either, so I've determined I need a fashionable friend to guide me. Any suggestions? icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 10, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    You just need a Sassy Gay Friend. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 10, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    http://www.theurbangent.com/

    ^ Study guide.

    The best thing about this blog is that at the end of lots of their articles they'll give links to where you can find similar items to purchase.

    Ignore Bruno Mars and Drake on the front page, they're both ugly and stupid. Daniel Craig is lookin' spicy and Zac Efron shows how to wear denim shorts really well.

    Also these:
    http://urbanemenswear.tumblr.com/
    http://howtotalktogirlsatparties.tumblr.com/ < the first 2 pages are a bunch of irrelevant crap, but if you go back there's good menswear stuff
    http://www.meninthistown.com/ < I'm on here, try and spot me. ;)
  • DCEric

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    Apr 10, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    I have no words of advice (my partner now dresses me), but know that you are not alone..... t-shirts and ripped jeans were (and still would be) the way I dressed myself for years.
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    Apr 10, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    T-shirts and jeans, t-shirts and jeans! Or t-shirts and shorts at the gym, love it!

    Back in high school I used to care about: Prada, Gucci, Armani.

    Today I could care less about that shit. I dress manly ;)
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    Apr 10, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    CHIdude saidToday I could care less about that shit. I dress manly ;)

    STR8 ACTIN MASC TOTAL TOP ONLY
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    Apr 10, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou just need a Sassy Gay Friend. icon_biggrin.gif


    That would be the easiest way, easiness and me have yet to meet each other
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 10, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    It all depends what you're dressing for... I'm an awesome dresser, depending on the occasion.
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    Apr 10, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
    Just go to Sears. They'll fix you up.

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    Apr 10, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    I found that the staff who work in formalwear departments are pretty good at throwing something together for me. Usually...haha
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    Apr 10, 2011 2:17 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou just need a Sassy Gay Friend. icon_biggrin.gif


    Your such a stupid Biatch.
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    Apr 10, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    I think I need to workout more and move to Miami Beach so I can be shirtless all the time and not worry about clothes icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 10, 2011 2:28 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidIt all depends what you're dressing for... I'm an awesome dresser, depending on the occasion.

    You're totally not conceited at all, clearly.
  • eddieross69

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    Apr 10, 2011 2:34 AM GMT
    awkwardbeginner saidHow can someone who has no fashion sense, and prefers only wearing plain tshirts and shorts/sweats at any given time, know what to wear for more formal occasions in life? icon_wink.gif


    Eddie loves playing dress up:

    1. A well fitting black suit will get you through any formal occasion. Spend the money to have it tailored and DO NOT just wear it off the rack. Pick a classic style (not too trendy) and it will last for years.

    2. A well fiiting dress shirt and tie. Basic colors at first: white, black, or dark gray. To play it really safe, go for a monotone palette on the shirt and tie: that is, same color tie as the shirt. Makes it easy.

    Once you feel comfortable wearing the basics, bring some trend to your basic black suit by adding some color. Pick an "on trend" color, perhaps a deep eggplant purple or a burnt ochre. Red will be hot this fall.

    3. Black socks. Cotton or cotton blend.

    4. A good pair of black dress shoes (preferably lace up). No sneakers.

    5 Good general grooming will complete your dashing look: Take a shower, shave, style/brush your hair, trim your nosehair, make sure your nails are trimmed and clean. If you wear aftershave or cologne, please use sparingly.

    I think you will do well with this. Depending on how formal or "dressy" the occassion is, you can always lose the jacket and tie and still look dapper.

    Hope this helpsicon_biggrin.gif

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    Apr 10, 2011 2:44 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou just need a Sassy Gay Friend. icon_biggrin.gif


    The gays in my community couldn't dress their way out of a wet paper bag. They generally look as grungy as their hetero counterparts. So depressing. It seems no one cares what they look like when they leave the house. And a lot take pride in the fact that they don't give a second thought to how they look as if to intentionally buck the gay stereotype of the fashionably dressed man.

    I'm glad the OP is giving his fashion sense or lack thereof some thought.
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    Apr 10, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    funny i go to my brother for clothing advice, i have none at all whatsoever.

  • Apr 10, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    If you want something for the wedding occasion, a tux will be fine. Generally speaking, a light-colored shirt and a fashionable & narrow tie are fierce. You can even rock it with dark jeans~icon_wink.gif









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    Apr 10, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    Aiden19 said
    paulflexes saidYou just need a Sassy Gay Friend. icon_biggrin.gif


    Your such a stupid Biatch.


    Ummm, I think you meant "you're" not your

    Now who is the stupid biatch.. Lol, hahahaha. Just saying.
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    Apr 10, 2011 5:05 AM GMT
    KaliforniaCool said
    Aiden19 said
    paulflexes saidYou just need a Sassy Gay Friend. icon_biggrin.gif


    Your such a stupid Biatch.


    Ummm, I think you meant "you're" not your

    Now who is the stupid biatch.. Lol, hahahaha. Just saying.


    That was out of line!
    Speaking and writing like an intelligent adult will not help him dress himself.
  • jmiami

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    Apr 10, 2011 6:24 AM GMT
    Ermine said
    KaliforniaCool said
    Aiden19 said
    paulflexes saidYou just need a Sassy Gay Friend. icon_biggrin.gif


    Your such a stupid Biatch.


    Ummm, I think you meant "you're" not your

    Now who is the stupid biatch.. Lol, hahahaha. Just saying.


    That was out of line!
    Speaking and writing like an intelligent adult will not help him dress himself.


    HA!
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    Apr 10, 2011 6:38 AM GMT
    Wear some skinny leg pants, a sweater vest, a bow tie and a hat and you'll be fine.......
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    Apr 10, 2011 6:42 AM GMT
    cold saidPeople who don't know what to wear really confuse me. I just don't understand how it's possible.

    Right?!

    A sense of aesthetics is like a fifth sense. It's like we have ESPN or something.
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    Apr 10, 2011 6:43 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    cold saidPeople who don't know what to wear really confuse me. I just don't understand how it's possible.

    Right?!

    A sense of aesthetics is like a fifth sense. It's like we have ESPN or something.


    My left pec can tell when it's raining
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    Apr 10, 2011 6:45 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    Anduru said
    cold saidPeople who don't know what to wear really confuse me. I just don't understand how it's possible.

    Right?!

    A sense of aesthetics is like a fifth sense. It's like we have ESPN or something.


    My left pec can tell when it's raining



    Theres a *grabs left pec* 40% chance that it's already raining!!=D
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    Apr 10, 2011 6:52 AM GMT
    D_chu said


    Theres a *grabs left pec* 40% chance that it's already raining!!=D


    You better be grabbing mine, otherwise it won't work icon_idea.gif