How to compliment a guy, or how they look in clothes?

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    Oct 24, 2011 12:26 PM GMT
    in retail..and doing it in a non-homosexual way?

    My best attempt from yesterday, after being asked for an opinion:

    "Yea, i definitely think that cardigan fits well. it isn't too tight and shows off your muscles well"
    (Definitely didn't help that the guy was gorgeous, muscular, deep voice and that I couldn't couldn't stop staring at his arms)
    - awkward silence took over - icon_redface.gif
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    Oct 24, 2011 12:28 PM GMT
    "You look hot in that, but you'd look even hotter out of it."
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    Oct 24, 2011 12:36 PM GMT
    Lmao! But no...that'd get me FIRED!
    either there's nothing wrong with how I compliment people or I have a gay tell

    Idk, fuck, of course he looked good in it! how do hot people not know they're hot?
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    Oct 24, 2011 12:43 PM GMT
    Evan87 said... how do hot people not know they're hot?
    The height of cockiness is being able to make people think you don't know you're hot.
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    Oct 24, 2011 12:50 PM GMT
    I wouldn't have mentioned his muscles, but seeing that you did, did he acknowledge your compliment?

    You could have said it's a good fit and the color looks great on you. Then tell him you have some other clothes you'd like him to try on and you'll assist him in the dressing room. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 24, 2011 1:01 PM GMT
    that is what I should have done, God I'm such a noob. eve though this was like my 3rd day working retail...obviously I was clueless about what to say. everything fashion went out the window.

    Lets give people a picture of what i was dealing with

    a facial structure like this, specifically the jawbone and prominent blue eyes (zach roerig)
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    and a body like this... (random google pic)
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    In case you're wondering how I know, he kinda took off his tailored/slim-fitting sweater to put on the cardigan and the rest is history

    Originally I had the feeling he was looking for clothes to flatter his physique by what he was wearing in the store, but now that I think about it, maybe he was looking for something to match his complexion as the color styes for the cardigan he picked and sweater he owned were similar

    where's Anduru, he would know what to say
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    Oct 24, 2011 1:33 PM GMT
    two options:

    "That cardigan suits you. It isn't too tight and works with your build"

    or alternatively...

    "bra, no homo, but that cardigan makes you look hawt... no homo'

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    Oct 24, 2011 4:00 PM GMT
    Stuttershock saidtwo options:

    "That cardigan suits you. It isn't too tight and works with your build"

    or alternatively...

    "bra, no homo, but that cardigan makes you look hawt... no homo'



    i wouldn't mind saying that, i need to learn which colours compliment which skin tones to give a more extensive answer based on Draper's response. So for now, I will have to go with something along the lines of this.

    definitely not the 2nd line lmfao
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    Oct 24, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
    Don't mention their physical attributes.
    /facepalm.
    That's like going into the Juniors department and being like, "No girl... clearly your muffin top looks even more bulbous over that cami..."

    If you're going to herp, please derp responsibly.
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    Oct 24, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
    TrevorMark saidDon't mention their physical attributes.
    /facepalm.
    That's like going into the Juniors department and being like, "No girl... clearly your muffin top looks even more bulbous over that cami..."

    If you're going to herp, please derp responsibly.


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    I can take these hits, and morph them into constructive criticisms...icon_cool.gif
    spent half the day learning colour coordinations and the other half watching Terra Nova
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    Oct 24, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
    milkshake said
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    I can take these hits, and morph them into constructive criticisms. s'ok

    I just laughed for a good 30 seconds. lol.

    But really... never talk about their physical attributes. You wouldn't compliment a guy who's wearing a hat because it covers up their bald spot, would you? Granted, he's got a "good" attribute... but you could easily make someone uncomfortable.
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    Oct 24, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    TrevorMark said
    milkshake said
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    I can take these hits, and morph them into constructive criticisms. s'ok

    I just laughed for a good 30 seconds. lol.

    But really... never talk about their physical attributes. You wouldn't compliment a guy who's wearing a hat because it covers up their bald spot, would you? Granted, he's got a "good" attribute... but you could easily make someone uncomfortable.


    ya i fully understand that now, retail fail, tomorrows another day I suppose. He did laugh (i think someone asked for his reaction earlier, i missed it sorry) so it didn't go terrible but it very easily could have, yes
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    Oct 24, 2011 5:16 PM GMT
    Meh. It happens. At least it wasn't offensive.
    On the flip side, there are moments when the consumer clearly wants to be complimented and will give you hints. Sometimes, they may even think you're cute and want your opinion to see if they could attract you or someone like you. Just read people better and you'll be all good.
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    Oct 24, 2011 5:48 PM GMT
    i used to be the mgr of the menswear dept ina large department store, so it was quite easy to compliment men... and sometimes ever touch them...LOL...
    i always did an inseam measurement...even if they were buying gloves....LOLOLOL
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    Oct 24, 2011 5:55 PM GMT
    Milkshake doing it in a non-homosexual way


    Make sure you are fucking a girl while saying "Bro, that shit looks hot on you."

    Throw in a "No Homo" and you are good to go!
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    Oct 24, 2011 6:01 PM GMT
    BAMF said
    Milkshake doing it in a non-homosexual way


    Make sure you are fucking a girl while saying "Bro, that shit looks hot on you."

    Throw in a "No Homo" and you are good to go!


    ahahahahahahahah, i think you're on to something

    poor wordin by me, i meant 'in the most general way a guy can compliment another guy, gestures/facial expressions/wording included' as trev said, it could easily become uncomfortable for them..i need to read them right

    mannn, the women's store...SO much easier
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    Oct 25, 2011 12:39 AM GMT
    say "shows off your figure well" and it'll sound so feminine that he won't even think that you're thinking of anything sexual icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 25, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    Stuttershock saidtwo options:
    "That cardigan suits you. It isn't too tight and works with your build"
    This is good.
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    Stuttershock saidtwo options:
    "That cardigan suits you. It isn't too tight and works with your build"
    This is good.


    haha thx anduru and Draper and Stutter woop woop
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
    "The ladies will like that!" Never fails.
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    If he's straight? If he's way insecure, the word "cardigan" alone could make him feel, well, insecure icon_biggrin.gif Could just say it looks good on him and fits well. Fit is very important icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    "Hey bro, your dick looks good in those jeans." Too much?
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    CHIdude said"Hey bro, your dick looks good in those jeans." Too much?


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    Maybe soccerstud, I'll see how I fair taking some of the advice in this thread, part of being a good seller is reading your clientele I guess

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    Oct 25, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    you look (very) good in it, the clothes fit you nicely. no?

    Still, it depend on your tone
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    You could say whatever you want, really. But choose a neutral delivery so that he doesn't feel uncomfortable. Don't be desperate or lascivious, don't stare, don't touch, don't leer, don't drool, and no queeny sarcastic comments/jokes that only a gay guy might understand.

    Do it casually, then give a smile or a quick nod of your head as you change the subject, or excuse yourself for another customer or phonecall or whatever.

    Str8 guys love compliments from gay guys, but you have to act like you're one of his buddies, and not like a hornball who wants to jump his bones. That part might come later on if he's interested. icon_twisted.gif