Tying jumper around your waist/ shoulders: gay?

  • beaujangle

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    Dec 15, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    On days where it gets rather warm, I'll have my jumper with me and tie it around my body. It's too warm to wear it but I still need it in case it gets cold later. So I tie it around my body.

    Does it make one look gay?
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    Dec 15, 2008 5:24 PM GMT
    If you have to ask, then yes! icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 15, 2008 5:26 PM GMT
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    jumper?
    All I can say is how old are you...
    Jumpers are a childs PJs no? Or a granparents warm up...

    pictures please...
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    Dec 15, 2008 5:28 PM GMT
    Depends on where you live. Aussies I've met think it's gay around the waist and putting over your shoulders in the US, well, it seems pretty gay to me while around the waist is just there. Europe seems on the fence between older and younger generations.
  • NYCguy74

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    Dec 15, 2008 5:30 PM GMT
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    jumper?
    All I can say is how old are you...
    Jumpers are a childs PJs no? Or a granparents warm up...

    pictures please...


    british english to american english coversion ---

    Jumper = pullover sweater.
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    Dec 15, 2008 5:34 PM GMT
    Yeah, the term jumper is a bit confusing. Pics, please.
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    Dec 15, 2008 5:35 PM GMT
    NYCguy74 said
    BodyWork4 saidicon_question.gif

    jumper?
    All I can say is how old are you...
    Jumpers are a childs PJs no? Or a granparents warm up...

    pictures please...


    british english to american english coversion ---

    Jumper = pullover sweater.


    ah, thanks
    that was my 3rd guess icon_wink.gif

    so it depends, collar turned up, sweater around ur neck -- you look gay
    just a sweater around the neck -- you look like ur name must be biff.

  • MSUBioNerd

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    Dec 15, 2008 5:36 PM GMT
    I don't think it necessarily makes you look gay. It can also make you look like a yuppie tourist. Not sure that's the look you're going for, though.

    And the jumper/sweater word exchange is one of those classic ones from British to American where a word means something different in the other dialect. I remember having to try to explain to a college friend the difference between sweaters and sweatshirts and jumpers in the US, as she was confused why people looked at her like she was crazy when she commented on another student's jumper. It's also one of the few words Rowling agreed to have changed for the American editions of the Harry Potter books, once it was explained to her what the audience would think she meant.

    In the words of Marge Simpson: "Now, remember, Lisa: a mile is called a kilometer, an elevator is called a lift, and botulism is called steak and kidney pie"

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    Dec 15, 2008 5:37 PM GMT
    I always thought that a jumper was a depressed person that stands on a ledge. In that case, I think that tying him to your waist and pulling him down would make you look like a hero.
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    Dec 15, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    Well, this exemplifies part of the underlying conditioning: lack of esteem; constantly seeking approval from the pack.

    The answer: nobody cares. In a world of 7 BILLION folks, you give yourself way to much importance.

    Having the self-confidence to post a picture, complete a profile, break with the latest weird fashion trend is part of having healthy self-esteem.
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    Dec 15, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    Heel chucky heel! Good boy!
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    Dec 15, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    botulism is called steak and kidney pie"

    Out of the mouth of Marge! I love that.


    As with many sartorial issues, it's not so much whether you do it, as it is how you do it. The sweater over the shoulders or tied around the neck can look affected or natural.
    Tied around the waist, ditto - though always be aware that from the rear you may look like you're wearing a skirt, and from the front it may look like you're covering up a secret ... !

    As for "looking gay" - that's something to be desired. You'll get lots more dates that way. But as gay has a hundred different looks, and as straight boys wear all the same different looks, it may be trickier than you think.

    Jake Gyllenhaal carrying his jumper/sweater ...
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    Jake Gyllenhaal tied ...
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    Of course, better than any pic is the idea of JG tied ... to the foot of my bed.
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    Dec 15, 2008 6:22 PM GMT
    Well, he's Spiderman! No one will dare call him gay! ...except on Brokeback. icon_razz.gif
  • SpartanJock

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    Dec 15, 2008 6:33 PM GMT
    Eh...could be, could be not. If it's comfortable, do it. Isn't that what being a guy is really about?

    BTW, Sedative...as much as I would have loved to see Mr Jake play a shirtless Peter Parker, it was Tobey Maquire who played Spidey.

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    Dec 15, 2008 6:36 PM GMT
    chuckystud3 saidWell, this exemplifies part of the underlying conditioning: lack of esteem; constantly seeking approval from the pack.

    The answer: nobody cares. In a world of 7 BILLION folks, you give yourself way to much importance.

    Having the self-confidence to post a picture, complete a profile, break with the latest weird fashion trend is part of having healthy self-esteem.


    I surprisingly have to agree with Chucky on this.

    Over thinking every minute detail to construct an image that is the opposite of your natural instincts will only make you seem neurotic and neurosis of any sort only ATTRACTS judgement. You're suddenly playing a game of sorts. In essence, you only make it worse.

    I think the most attractive thing is someone who is confident in their own skin and their own personal style. It transcends almost everything else.


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    Dec 15, 2008 6:44 PM GMT
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    BTW, Sedative...as much as I would have loved to see Mr Jake play a shirtless Peter Parker, it was Tobey Maquire who played Spidey.


    Urp. I thought Jake replaced Tobey on Spiderman 3. They look like twins anyway. icon_wink.gif My bad. icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 15, 2008 6:54 PM GMT
    Hey, I live in the Mexican version of those things... which I call a "kind-of poncho." They're coarse-knit, and have a pocket on the front and a hood, as well, and they're usually patterned in South-of-The-Border patterns. And when I'm not wearing it properly, then I tie it around my waist. People in SoCal have been doing that since I was a kid, and still do. It looks perfectly normal. BUT, tying it around your neck and shoulders makes you look like a preppie, or preppie-wannabe.

    I tie mine around my waist, and I also wear my baseball caps backward, too! Anybody has a problem with that can kiss my ass... especially if they're cute and add a bit of tongue!
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    Dec 15, 2008 7:54 PM GMT
    All depends on how you carry it as well as how u carry yourself.
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    Dec 15, 2008 8:05 PM GMT
    I'm not sure why, but tying your sweater around your waist or neck seems like something tourists, people at amusement parks, and shopping malls do.

    Seems like i's also a very mid America thing to do. I think it looks silly, especially when it's usually a BIG woman who does it, and her BIG husband, and all the kids to the same.

    So no, I don't think it's a gay thing.

    When I get too warm, I take my sweater off and just throw it over one shoulder, or carry it, or stuff it in my backpack.

    The things with the collar turned up is very funny. Is it some half assed attempt to be fashionable or classy? Sorry, but to me it looks like a very cheezy feeble cliched attempt. It's also not exclusively a gay thing.

    But to each his own.
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    Dec 15, 2008 8:28 PM GMT
    chuckystud3 saidWell, this exemplifies part of the underlying conditioning: lack of esteem; constantly seeking approval from the pack.

    The answer: nobody cares. In a world of 7 BILLION folks, you give yourself way to much importance.

    Having the self-confidence to post a picture, complete a profile, break with the latest weird fashion trend is part of having healthy self-esteem.


    I totally disagree. Some guys are just not good at picking the right clothes and need advice. Recently, a friend of mine did one of those complete wardrobe makeover things for me. He pointed out how shirts, jackets, suits etc. should fit.....how to compliment my physique. Practically everything I had got tossed.

    We ain't talking about being trendy, or wearing labels. Just wearing decent inexpensive clothes that are comfortable. It's also about being self confident enough to change your look. Lots of people have variations of only ONE style of dressing.

    When you look in the mirror, you seeks approval from yourself, not 7billion other people. Your self esteem is better when you know you look real good. Confidence soars. In a world of 7 billion people, there is only one person to give you importance....yourself.

    And sometimes you have to ask someones opinion to get the clothes right.

    As for me, posting a picture and completing a profile is a minscule fraction of my lifestyle. I'm always out and about....in public....relaxed and formal events. I want to look good.

    Not a slave to looking good all the time, but now able to get it going when I want to.

    The question of weather it looks gay or not doesn't apply.
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    Dec 15, 2008 8:42 PM GMT
    The Answer is YES

    Gay as the day is long

    no matter what anyone says.

    let this horrible trend die, please.
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    Dec 15, 2008 8:45 PM GMT
    beaujangle saidOn days where it gets rather warm, I'll have my jumper with me and tie it around my body. It's too warm to wear it but I still need it in case it gets cold later. So I tie it around my body.

    Does it make one look gay?



    Well... you are gay, right?

    And even if you weren't... who cares? The person walking on the street next to you? Trust me, they have their own problems they're worrying about.

    Just do whatever makes you comfortable. Fuck if it makes you look gay.

    Though to answer your question, in my mind it doesn't. It DOES makes you look like a preppy frat boy from a John Hughes movie.
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    Dec 15, 2008 10:41 PM GMT
    Well...LOL... I reckon that some fashion sense ain't all bad...:-). That being said, we should be comfortable with who we are and come to like ourselves.
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    Dec 15, 2008 10:49 PM GMT
    I sit on cock, I really don't care if something else makes me look gay.

    So I just put my jumper into my handbag and if you fold it neatly, it stays crease free!
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    Dec 15, 2008 10:55 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidI sit on cock, I really don't care if something else makes me look gay.



    Prove it. Photo please.