So I imagine this is going to turn into a huge thread, both decrying the innefficiency of wasting time worrying about clothing, and also people that are very adamant about some brands and styles and political/social implications of all this.
But I need to update my look. Or at least, dress a little better. I guess most of my life I’ve had two three looks:
At work/business. This is basically any time I need to look halfway decent. I have pants, slacks, khakis, 2 sport coats, a bunch of dress shirts. Basically your “professional lite” work wardrobe. Lots of collared white/blue shirts.
Not at work/just hanging out. This is what I usually change into when I get home from work. Or what I wear when I’m just going shopping or don’t have to care about what I wear. I mean, it’s not sweatpants, but it’s pretty casual. Whatever the cheapest jeans I can find are, (like Old Navy straight relaxed fit for $15). And a cheap tshirt (Old Navy sometimes has them for $1-$3 on sale and I can pick up 4-5 that way). Or Target has cheap ones. I’ve always had this idea of never “branding” so I wear just solid tshirts or ring tshirts.
I don’t what to call this other than my “going out and want to impress someone” look. It would be like if you were going out to a nice dinner, or to a club in Vegas with your buddies, or to a cool party, something like that. For me that used to be pretty casual like jeans and a dress shirt with sneakers but now it’s more like a sport coat and a dress shirt untucked with expensiveish jeans. Like a sportcoat I get at TJ Maxx for $20 and pair with a dress shirt from there ($14) and a pair of jeans that are about $60. Sometimes I put crap in my hair, the only time I do is when I’m in this “wardrobe”. Comfortable dress shoes usually.
- A bathing suit in the hot tub. Just kidding.
Anyway, what are people’s ideas on clothing/fashion? So many girls have asked me to “let me go shopping with you, and I’ll pick out lots of clothes for you” or “throw that damn 20 year old holey tshirt away!” that it seems like I need a new style.
For instance, I went to an outlet mall with my girlfriend and got some “Marc Echo” clothing which has a rhino on it. A hoodie and a graphic print tshirt. I only know what Echo was because of Test Drive Unlimited. I didn’t recognize half the brands at the mall.