Fashion Time!

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    Jan 20, 2008 7:44 AM GMT
    Ok Grrrls. Time to see what everyone thinks of/uses/dresses in for fashion!

    Me personally, I'm a "those look clean" kind of guy when it comes to cloths at home lol. I have a basket for dirty cloths and the clean ones are usually on the floor or in the dresser.

    When I go shopping I have never really worried about WHO I was buying rather WHAT I was buying (and that it covered me lol). I'll tell ya, looking for size 42 waist pants in ANY "fashionable" store is a nightmare. Cloths shopping is usually Target, Wal-Mart(though I burst into flames going into the store since I WAS a former worker there), Sears, JCPenny, and sometimes Dick's sporting goods (YES THE NAME SAYS DICK'S!!!)

    As far as "product" goes. Soap, shaveing cream, shampoo(when my hair isn't shaved), and toothpaste(for teeth duh)

    I guess I would say I'm a VERY low maintence kinda Guy. Though my Bi friend is trying to get me more "trendy" lol. Poor poor guy and his sanity.
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    Jan 20, 2008 7:58 AM GMT
    Clothes...i buy whatever fits...dress pants must look professional and perfecly pressed, i like my jeans to not be too loose (prefer skinny jeans that r low rise). Not much of a tie person but the shirt MUST be ironed. So...professional setting, i go for concervative dress shirt and dress pants and for casual, a plain t-shirt and jeans is fine wiht me.

    For hair...i MUST condition but try not to use product...for control, i like to use a dab of Baby Oil in my hair to make is managable and VERY soft and keep it from puffing out (i love running my hands through my hair..lol)...of course i NEVER leave theo hour without a final spray of cologne. (Which one depends on the occasion of day of the week or weather)
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    Jan 20, 2008 12:25 PM GMT
    Freakyninjamonkey saidI have a basket for dirty cloths and the clean ones are usually on the floor or in the dresser.


    Clean clothes on the floor?????? Hope you don't have any pets. icon_wink.gif

    After spending all this time working out and eating right, I hate to cover it all up with baggy shirts or pants. For work I like khakis or slacks from Express Men. I hate ironing so I usually pair those with an athletic cut polo shirt from Gap, Banana Republic, or wherever I can find nice ones. I do need to dress up occasionally and keep two suits ready. My fave is a black tailored Hugo Boss with an ever-so light pinstripe. Always wear that with a crisp white shirt and tastefully loud tie for expression. Never seem to like my shoes so I'll take any suggestions there.

    Hey, I've shopped at DICKS for gym clothes, but usually get them at City Sports or online.
  • ShawnTX

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    Jan 20, 2008 2:13 PM GMT
    I like buying designer because I perfer the quality and fit over mass produced clothes. Although I have my favourite designers, it's not about the name, it's not like my clothes have the designers name splashed all over them. I just perfer quality over quantity. I love wearing Gucci, D&G, Zegna, Paul Smith, Hugo Boss, and Diesel.

    For shoes, it's Gucci, Prada, Cole Hann, and B2. I'm on my feet most of the day so I like the quality and comfort of these designers.

    For my skincare I use Cellcosmet, which is a shockingly expensive line. Thankfully I don't pay for it, because if I did it would cost me about $5000 a year, and that's really pushing it for me.
  • Menergy_1

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    Jan 20, 2008 2:42 PM GMT
    I don't work now, so most of the suits, many blazers, and lots of my dressy shoes went to an organization in the California Bay Area which helped folks who were entering/re-entering the workplace and needed business attire.

    Since I relocated from San Francisco to Santa Fe, NM, and in a rural setting, I mostly wear either:

    a thong or nothing to sun in and to, enjoy the hot tub (with friends, preferably!)

    casual wear: fitted jeans and casual slacks, casual shoes/chukkas, or western boots; chambray/denim long sleeved shirts, sanded silk/tencel shirts; tees, tank tops, muscle shirts, etc.

    dressier: designer western wear (think fringe, leather, expensive cowboy boots, some collector Native American jewelry, etc. ), good western hats - yeah, I know this is a limited style many of you can't indulge in where you live -- or metro/Italian designer togs and Italian shoes. Anything goes here in Santa Fe!

    I buy mostly from boutiques here, on-line for some good bargains, and reach farther back into the closets and pull out something from all those clothes to wear! Probably could not wear the same thing twice in a couple of years! (almost hanging his head in embarrassment...)icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 20, 2008 9:08 PM GMT
    I prefer clothes to fashion. Target is my new place to shop for everyday wear. It used to be I'd just wear whatever my ex bought, but since we broke up, I've been forced to buy my own clothes.

    I stick to solid colors, I tend to stay away from patterns. I mostly wear jeans, but everyone should own a pair of khakis. I've had the same black Hugo Boss for ten years for dressy occasions, and I plan to have it for at least ten more. I like T-shirts and long-sleeve button-up dress shirts, although it's harder to find one's that fit well. Banana Republic and Express usually have nice fitted dress shirts. You can't beat a black T and jeans for most casual situations.

    I never by clothes that draw attention to themselves. I'd rather have someone say "you look nice" rather than "I like your shirt". The attention should be on me, not my clothes.(Yes, I'm vain. I think this song is about me. So what?)

    I buy T-shirts and jeans from Target, and I wear those out to clubs and they work just fine for me. I get my workout clothes from REI. I like designer label stuff, but there are so many other things I want to spend my money on. (I'll buy them if there's a good sale though.) For the most part, the quality of the clothes I buy is pretty decent.

    I've stopped using a hot-air tumble dryer when I do laundry. I have a spin-dryer that I use, then I hang up the clothes and they're dry in a couple hours, and then I iron them, and they still feel as nice as they did when I bought them, because a dryer isn't ripping the lint out of them.

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    Jan 21, 2008 12:24 AM GMT
    jasonmericson said
    I buy T-shirts and jeans from Target, and I wear those out to clubs and they work just fine for me.


    Jason,
    You look REAL nice in that stretch sleeveless T you are wearing in you photo. icon_wink.gif

    If you've got an H&M in your area check them for T-shirts too. Great stretch cottons that resist fading. Hot.

    And AbFab.....
    From the sound of your wardrobe, I'm sure Eddy and Patsy could learn a few things from you. icon_wink.gif
  • Menergy_1

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    Jan 21, 2008 1:08 AM GMT

    And AbFab.....
    From the sound of your wardrobe, I'm sure Eddy and Patsy could learn a few things from you. icon_wink.gif[/quote]

    vtorso, sweetie dahling, I'm not THAT outre' I hope! LaCroix and I don't mix very well, anyway.

    Giorgio Armani and a few male C&W singers might be more my style! And many of the hot men on this site, too. Good to see you, guy.
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    Jan 21, 2008 1:26 AM GMT
    I like to go out smartly attired in a sporty yellow poncho, shoes that curl at the toe like Munchkins, and a beany propeller cap. I never fail to elicit comments.
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    Jan 21, 2008 4:22 AM GMT
    I shop brands usually, but only vicariously. Love dolce and versace but usually end up buying things that remind me of their shows but aren't the real deal...hoping to get a job sometime that will allow me to buy the clothes that I really want.
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    Jan 21, 2008 4:34 AM GMT
    I have many different styles and fashion is definitely a must for me because I enjoy taking pride on what I look like icon_smile.gif

    I love buying......
    - Guess by Marciano
    - Gucci
    - Dolce & Gabbana
    - Abercrombie & Fitch
    - Hollister CO.
    - American Eagle Outfitters
    - Lacoste
    - DKNY
    - Calvin Klein
    - Aussiebum
    - Banana Republic
    - Armani Exchange

    Call me a big queen but I'm always on the search for the best hair products, skin care, facial care and body care icon_razz.gif

    - Javi
  • Artesin

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    Jan 21, 2008 5:04 AM GMT
    I don't like spending a lot on clothes though theres usually no other choice for my style. Trends arn't that appealing, and usually they look like shit. I like anything from renaissance styled clothes to common day jeans. Though simple black gothic clothing are my undying favorites. Lately I've had the impending urge to make my own clothes to bring my designs to life. Baggy pants and conforming shirts or fitted (not pipeline) jeans, they show off all the right places icon_twisted.gif , are the best . As you can see I'm not exactly concerned of what people mutter at me.

    I buy what I like, which appeals to my interests of course icon_razz.gif. I generally don't go by brands but weather or not I like it. I had terrible acne so I'm using what a dermatologist gave me which cleared it all away. As far as hair I use this $4 stuff from farm fresh that has lasted me since 07 summer which is not even half gone yet after being used everyday. I love it !! O.O

    The only things I will buy by brand are jeans which is usually quicksilver, bullhead or gas.
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    Jan 21, 2008 5:14 AM GMT
    i'm a levi's, converse tshirt and v-neck or cardigan sort of guy.
  • helium

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    Jan 21, 2008 5:17 AM GMT
    I go more for comfort than style... although I do some shopping at Express since they have some good jeans and shirts there. But that's just me.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 21, 2008 5:22 AM GMT
    You wear clothes from Walmart?

  • art_smass

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    Jan 21, 2008 4:28 PM GMT
    I only wear $15,000 custom-made tuxedos from the Tom Ford boutique on Madison Avenue. That's it. I own no other clothing.
  • jarhead5536

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    Jan 21, 2008 4:30 PM GMT
    I wear whatever is warm, and plenty of it. It's Montana in January, what do you think?
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    Jan 21, 2008 4:37 PM GMT
    I would love to know why some people will ONLY buy designer clothing. WHY? What makes it so much better. The price tag? The Name? What makes a $200 pair of jeans so much better than a pair from Banana for $70?

    Don't get my wrong I have my fair share of expensive clothing, but I am just as comfortable in a hanes t shirt. I like a combination of both, but I try not to discriminate against either side.
  • art_smass

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    Jan 21, 2008 7:10 PM GMT
    Unfortunately, designer clothing gets a bad rap because some designers will put their name on anything, and most people equate style with the name on the label. Clothing that is actually designed by a designer can be something to covet. However, the notion that wearing a label makes you a sophisticate is the problem. Who gives a rat's ass if you have Prada sandals when you should have spent the money on something to cure your toenail fungus?
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    Jan 21, 2008 7:20 PM GMT
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    Jan 21, 2008 7:39 PM GMT
    Omg RBY71, lol I LOVED Chris Farly. He was soo funny. I can actually remember the episode of Saturday Night Live where he did that Chip and Dale dance alongside Patrick Swayze lol. Too funny. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • olden

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    Jan 21, 2008 8:07 PM GMT
    Knuckle draggers like me are somewhat limited. I'm 6'2" but take a 38" sleeve. I'll buy any shirt that isn't so long in the body that it looks like I'm wearing a floor-length evening gown. Suits and jackets are a complete reconstruction project. And who can afford totally tailor-made? Not me icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 21, 2008 8:30 PM GMT
    Not ashamed to wear brand crap. Besides it comes off easy and doesn't get ruined from being on the floor.
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    Jan 21, 2008 8:45 PM GMT
    I have two, maybe three distinct types of clothing...

    Formal clothing for work - Bespoke and Semi Custom suits, custom made shirts, etc - and business wear, or when we go out someplace formal.

    The rest of my wardrobe is mostly from Cabella's, LL Bean, Orvis, Rochester, etc. with the addition of a few pairs of jeans, polo shirts, and sweaters. Very comfortable, very utilitarian, very good quality, but nothing ‘designer’.

    The third kind of clothing is either beach wear or ski wear