I HATE shopping, But need a new look. Where do you get your clothes

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    Jan 14, 2009 2:40 PM GMT
    I and trying to get a new look. My x kinda bought stuff for me. But he is gone. The ting is everything is made for young guys. I need some shirts that actually fit, not that sort stuff in the mall. And jeans that are not so low that you see and the stuff you are not suppose to see.

    Point me in the right direction.
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    Jan 14, 2009 2:54 PM GMT
    Ross
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    Jan 14, 2009 3:03 PM GMT
    30 yrs old, over 6 foot, in shape. I would probably go with something like Banana Republic. They have classic stuff that is still modern and is good for taller guys. I would also check out places like Puma for athletic clothes. Please don't shop at A&F or Hollister. They are played out and way to young for you!

    I always think classic and modern is the way to go!
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    Jan 14, 2009 3:04 PM GMT
    Banana Republic is a good suggestion...
    Express Men is also an old favorite of mine.

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    Jan 14, 2009 3:12 PM GMT
    banana is good, also try H&M if you have one. good for tall guys. they're clothes are stylish and not too pricey so you can buy something trendy and just wear it for a few months. H&M has the best pants, my bf even gets suits from there.
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    Jan 14, 2009 3:13 PM GMT
    LETMEN saidI and trying to get a new look. My x kinda bought stuff for me. But he is gone. The ting is everything is made for young guys. I need some shirts that actually fit, not that sort stuff in the mall. And jeans that are not so low that you see and the stuff you are not suppose to see.

    Point me in the right direction.


    Do you have Bloomingdale's in Dallas?
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    Jan 14, 2009 3:18 PM GMT
    evilgemini saidbanana is good, also try H&M if you have one. good for tall guys. they're clothes are stylish and not too pricey so you can buy something trendy and just wear it for a few months. H&M has the best pants, my bf even gets suits from there.


    I was going to suggest H&M also, but they are kinda emo...
    Personally, I kinda like that look, but it's not for everyone.

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    Jan 14, 2009 3:19 PM GMT
    Reacting to the responses after mine I've decided to bump myself down to 3.9 on the kinsey scale.
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    Jan 14, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
    I like Eddie Bauer, but I've been told my dress style is Preppy Suburban Dad.
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    Jan 14, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    I go along with those above me that said Banana Republic. They just got their spring 1 line in and it's great. This year they have a bunch of non iron dress shirts that you can pull right from the dryer and hang.
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    Jan 14, 2009 3:29 PM GMT
    Hey guy...try some American Apparel T shirts...long sleeve shirts...and polos...they are classic...fit a muscular build..and don't have logos or printing on them...pair any with some Lucky Jeans and you are good to go.

    ...and by all means...do not go shopping at Ross...you will be kicked out of the club.
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    Jan 14, 2009 3:29 PM GMT
    It depends on what your budget is. I shop at Sears for casual clothes and Moore's for suits. I am lucky though, I have a build that fits into clothes right off the rack without adjustments.

    I don't care about labels since I rarely pay attention to what clothes I am wearing. If I had my way I would be wandering around in my underwear.
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    Jan 14, 2009 3:30 PM GMT
    If you are looking to find a new "look", then go to a cheaper store for name brands like Marshall's, TJ Maxx, Filene's Basement, Nordstrom Closet, etc...

    Those are the best place since they have great clothes at even better prices. Once you find a style you want, then you can go to the actual brand store, chain, whatev and expand your wordrobe.

    Take it from me, a teacher, someone who has to wear something different every day, you will want to try these stores first and then go for the gold once you are comfortable with what you like.
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    Jan 14, 2009 3:31 PM GMT
    H&M has 3 different styles yeah they have and emo like line called divided but then they have a casual line which is like american eagle, but then they have a dressier line which is like express but much more fitted. there isn't an H&M in Texas yet.

    Go with Banana or one of the higher end dept stores.
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    Jan 14, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    Check out Zara if you're lucky enough to have one nearby. European style clothes with a tighter fit and a modern look. And the best part is they're relatively inexpensive.
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    Jan 14, 2009 4:11 PM GMT
    Club Monico

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    Jan 14, 2009 4:12 PM GMT
    American Apparel, ZARA, H&M, diesel, urban outfitters, AG
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    Jan 14, 2009 4:13 PM GMT
    what a helpful bunch of guys...something about a 1 pic profile, created on the day of the post, only 1 post suggests this is FAKE. FAKE. FAKE.

    somebody is trying to gather data and do some research on shopping preferences from a bunch of gay boys.


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    Jan 14, 2009 4:16 PM GMT
    Ok, so I see that you are 30 now. Its time to start dressing like a man... so try something different than A&F, American Eagle and Hollister. If you want great dress shirts that are fitted for in-shape guys try Calvin Klein Slim Fit or BCBG//Attitude Modern Fit shirts. The cut of the shirt flatters athletic/fit guys and you will stand apart from the typical guy that wears those awful baggy box cut dress shirts to work. You can get them at nicer Macy's stores in urban centers.
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    For jeans, I would go for Levi's and get some 514's slim straight fit or 527's boot cut. These are low rise, but not so low rise that they are ridiculous, and they do a great job in showing off your butt. www.levi.com See pic below:

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    For dress pants, Banana Republic is a safe bet, but pricier. For great khakis get a pair of Dockers Straight or Slim fit at JCPenney. Don't buy Classic or Relaxed fit Dockers - those are for your Dad.
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    If you need ties, that is something you don't need to shop at an expensive store for. Go to Nordstrom Rack or Marshalls. You will find the same brand names there that you will in department stores for much less.

    Good luck!
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    Jan 14, 2009 4:21 PM GMT
    I tend to rely on experienced sales staff who know clothes and their inventory, not the seasonal hires who only know that the shirts are over in that area. For that reason I prefer exclusive men's clothing stores, except for knock-around stuff.

    I get to know their people, and usually the owner, and they get to know me by name and what I like, what fits me best, and will keep my measurements on record. A drawback for you is that many of them will be geared to an older clientele, but not all.

    Alternatively, I'll try upscale department stores, where the sales people can likewise be more knowledgeable. They also have less personnel turnover than mid-range stores, more comparable to the private men's establishments. Interestingly enough, I often ask for a female associate to help me make color selections, since I'm not good with colors myself, and the men will suggest things I wouldn't wear. (Although if my gaydar alerts I tend to have more confidence in the man's picks)

    I did a Google search of "Dallas mens clothing stores" and found some of the ones mentioned above, and a few others that might be worth checking out, plus links to more links. At least you do live in a major metro area, which greatly increases your chances of finding what you want.
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    Jan 14, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    sundayswim saidwhat a helpful bunch of guys...something about a 1 pic profile, created on the day of the post, only 1 post suggests this is FAKE. FAKE. FAKE.

    somebody is trying to gather data and do some research on shopping preferences from a bunch of gay boys.




    Not only that but he lists his body type as average. Average with a pic like that.
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    Jan 14, 2009 4:35 PM GMT
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    sundayswim saidwhat a helpful bunch of guys...something about a 1 pic profile, created on the day of the post, only 1 post suggests this is FAKE. FAKE. FAKE.

    somebody is trying to gather data and do some research on shopping preferences from a bunch of gay boys.

    Not only that but he lists his body type as average. Average with a pic like that.

    I get no credit for saying after the fact that I wondered that myself, having checked his profile to learn where he lives. His body stats seemed a bit remarkable, plus living in Dallas should have presented him with no problem in the first place.

    But I thought what the heck, I write for everyone in a thread when I can, not just the OP.
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    Jan 14, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    I'd also have to say Banana Republic.. where I've gotten a lot of my work clothes over the years.

    I personally like when guys dress casually, I don't think you always have to be dressed up. It's nice to change it up a bit. So i'd say check out Ruehl.
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    Jan 14, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
    If you're looking for style, hit up "The Buckle" Easily my favorite store.

    www.thebuckle.com

    If you're looking for Casual to Business Casual, hit up Express for Men or Bananna Republic.

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    Jan 14, 2009 5:10 PM GMT
    guess?