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#31 9 years ago

I'm your commanding officer.




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#32 9 years ago
rebornintheglory;5361837Is that because it concerns you!

Yeah probably. Are you saying the scruffy hobo look I'm sporting isn't stylish?

Anyways don't worry about looking young. You'll be old soon enough. Then you'll die. We're all going to die and it will probably be sooner than you think. So relax.




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#33 9 years ago

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colorful Colonist Upstart;5361836 Do you have any suggestions? If it helps my driver's license says I'm 5-9, and I weigh 140 pounds with shoes. My current shirt size is a small, and my shorts are a size 30.

I'd prefer something without visible labels. It makes no sense for me to have to pay a company to advertise for them.

I don't know how much help I can be, I am of course far better at pointing out where people go wrong than where they can do right. It took me a couple of years to learn that close fitting clothes, especially for people with our indie-rock physique (yes, that is what it is!) are very much in. So are a lot of old 60s styles; cardigans, vests and things (though it's not all encompassing and there are some things you definitely have to watch out for). Probably that isn't your thing though, because hipsters are cunts and maybe you just want to dress like a nice, normal person. Flannel is back in because we can't think of new styles on our own any more, but to be honest I only own two shirts like that and one is cotton, hardly my favourite thing in the world. The kind of labelled stuff you probably mean that you buy from big chain stores for like two hundred dollars a piece are such a crime against everything that I am glad you probably don't buy them. Pretty much everything with a label like that (that is 'street' or whatever the hell) makes you look like a tool, so don't go near them. Second hand shops or if you have another name for them that you are more comfortable with are where you should look. It's very cool nowadays to be like 'oh yeah I bought this (trendy item of clothing) for three dollars and a stick of gum', and there are even second hand stores now that sell quality used clothing at way steep prices because they are aware of how hip it is to buy that stuff, and actually from what I've seen they have a really good range. America's a bit odd because it's so huge and there are so many diverse crimes against culture, and I don't really know as much about what dumb American kids are doing these days, but I do know that it would be really easy to end up buying stuff that is just bad. Of course the most important factor when making a clothing choice is that you are happy with it, but if you are not sure whether you should be happy with it or not (really clothes aren't to make you feel happy, you feel happy when people think you are cooler than you are because you dress well, if all you had to care about was yourself you could be naked all the time or wear a bear skin in the winter), then you're gonna need a guide on what is cool. You're like 70kg right? I think that's just a little heavier than me and I am like 5'10", but I haven't weighted myself in a while so whatever, probably you will never ever be fat no matter what you do and you have good muscle definition (go ahead, admire yourself) without ever having to work out. Lucky boy! I really pretty much know nothing about fashion, but I know that I am good at looking at people and I have kind of found that I can now judge what could be a good purchase (second hand stores remember, you can take a chance on something you might not normally buy (and that is the key to being cool!) because they are like 1/20th of the price of those trashy other clothes they sell in stores and monkies buy because they are expensive). Always you should try things on even if you'd never wear them, because it expands the range of what you are comfortable with (I couldn't find a better way to word that sadly), and if you feel comfortable in something and that you look good in it other people will find themselves agreeing (unless it is something really godawful (a tip is to wear new and exciting clothes around your dorm or on not particularly exciting trips to the dining hall so you can get a feel for the piece and it becomes less of a big deal to wear out (if you do that kind of thing that is!))) Really I didn't know anything about fashion or whatever for most of my life, until I started taking more of an interest in music and culture, and as my tastes in those changed so did the way I dressed (until now my parents are no longer embarrassed to be seen with me). Culture and especially musical culture has a huge impact on dress style, and there are a lot of scenes with associated looks that you could consider. I've lurked your last.fm page a bunch of times and you really have nothing to be ashamed of there (except maybe U2? But eh, they're more jerks than totally bad musicians, I mean at least you don't listen to anything like nu metal -_-), anyway, there are a lot of scenes that you could draw some inspiration from (and I don't mean you have to conform to whatever, and I certainly don't suggest by the word scene that you pay any attention to the hipster trash that is rampant in the US). It is sort of cool now that you can tell what kind of music a person listens to by their clothing (it means I can compartmentalise and generalise and not have to think about people as living and autonomous agents etc. as opposed to funny badges or whatever), and if you want to you could have a look at what all those gorgeous post rock laddies are wearing and see what you can find in yr local second hands stores (you probably have a million because everything in America is huge). Anyway my tips are for you (and in general really); close fitting clothes, you don't have to wear stovepipe jeans (they're a little disgusting) but there are some nice ones that don't make you look like you're wear a dress that you can find. Long sleeved shirts are nice but don't let them go past your wrists. If you are wearing t shirts, get them with quite short sleeves to show off your triceps (that muscle definition remember and yes it is actually the current fashion), again you want your shirts to be close fitting, no matter what you do do not wear anything baggy. If you don't want to wear labelled clothing that is fine (great even), plain shirts like the one you are wearing (I can't tell the cut too well) are a pretty safe bet (although they maybe don't say so much about your vibrant personality), dark colors are very fitting, greys and blues, but you shouldn't feel restricted by that. If you are wearing something light as a main piece on either top to bottom, it is a good idea for the other to be dark to anchor your look. A very safe bet is a pair of black jeans, as you can wear pretty much anything else you like with them and they will look okay. For things like outerwear, I am pretty sure the boy next door look is kind of popular now. Think Peter Parker (I think, I don't really recall too well how he dressed), but those nice jumpery things are very nice. Avoid elastic wristy sleeve things, if you catch my meaning, it's best for your sleeves to end freely. Did you parents ever buy your clothes? How recently? I have a nineteen year old friend who still lets his mother shop for him, except the thing is that she has really nice taste. He gets a lot of sort of expensive jerseys and things from fancy places like abercrombie and fitch and yes, he does look like his mother dresses him but they are sort of rich and it's a mildly dorky look that is kind of becoming stormingly popular with girls, they can't get enough of him. For shoes, avoid sneakers at all costs (they are for running, nothing else), casual flat-bottomed shoes are what you want to be wearing casually, usually quite underwhelming and with quite thin material; shoes aren't really a focus at the moment (just make sure you know that by 'flat bottomed' I don't mean skate shoes because there is a very real difference and you shouldn't go near them unless you say 'an ting' all the time or something) Oh what else? I've probably missed a million things that I'd meant to say. Oh, a really great choice are band shirts. They say a lot about you (well not really) and yeah while you do have to pay full price for them usually, they are often well designed and great looking, well cut and make you look more interesting. Band shirts are pretty much accepted anywhere outside of funerals and if I ran in to you wearing like a Sigur Ros tshirt I would instantly have respects for you. You should at least have a look at the merch all your fav bands have, I mean if you don't drink (I think you don't?) what else are you going to waste all of your college money on? Really the most important thing is that you like what you are wearing, but if other people don't it probably means either a) you should think about wearing something a little different now or then, or b) they just suck and you should talk to cooler people. To re cap don't waste money on new things when you don't have to, take chances with things you aren't sure about (it can be scary but even if you buy something you don't have to wear it except to look at in the mirror), uhh I forget now I am sure I had other things and oh, I can't stress it enough that close fitting clothes are absolutely what you should be thinking about, they are in style and like me you are built more like a graceful elf than monstrous shapeshifting bear lord and should dress accordingly!




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#35 9 years ago

No don't even say it of course I don't believe in paragraphs.




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#36 9 years ago
rebornintheglory;5361872I don't know how much help I can be, I am of course far better at pointing out where people go wrong than where they can do right. It took me a couple of years to learn that close fitting clothes, especially for people with our indie-rock physique (yes, that is what it is!) are very much in. So are a lot of old 60s styles; cardigans, vests and things (though it's not all encompassing and there are some things you definitely have to watch out for). Probably that isn't your thing though, because hipsters are cunts and maybe you just want to dress like a nice, normal person. Flannel is back in because we can't think of new styles on our own any more, but to be honest I only own two shirts like that and one is cotton, hardly my favourite thing in the world. The kind of labelled stuff you probably mean that you buy from big chain stores for like two hundred dollars a piece are such a crime against everything that I am glad you probably don't buy them. Pretty much everything with a label like that (that is 'street' or whatever the hell) makes you look like a tool, so don't go near them. Second hand shops or if you have another name for them that you are more comfortable with are where you should look. It's very cool nowadays to be like 'oh yeah I bought this (trendy item of clothing) for three dollars and a stick of gum', and there are even second hand stores now that sell quality used clothing at way steep prices because they are aware of how hip it is to buy that stuff, and actually from what I've seen they have a really good range. America's a bit odd because it's so huge and there are so many diverse crimes against culture, and I don't really know as much about what dumb American kids are doing these days, but I do know that it would be really easy to end up buying stuff that is just bad. Of course the most important factor when making a clothing choice is that you are happy with it, but if you are not sure whether you should be happy with it or not (really clothes aren't to make you feel happy, you feel happy when people think you are cooler than you are because you dress well, if all you had to care about was yourself you could be naked all the time or wear a bear skin in the winter), then you're gonna need a guide on what is cool. You're like 70kg right? I think that's just a little heavier than me and I am like 5'10", but I haven't weighted myself in a while so whatever, probably you will never ever be fat no matter what you do and you have good muscle definition (go ahead, admire yourself) without ever having to work out. Lucky boy! I really pretty much know nothing about fashion, but I know that I am good at looking at people and I have kind of found that I can now judge what could be a good purchase (second hand stores remember, you can take a chance on something you might not normally buy (and that is the key to being cool!) because they are like 1/20th of the price of those trashy other clothes they sell in stores and monkies buy because they are expensive). Always you should try things on even if you'd never wear them, because it expands the range of what you are comfortable with (I couldn't find a better way to word that sadly), and if you feel comfortable in something and that you look good in it other people will find themselves agreeing (unless it is something really godawful (a tip is to wear new and exciting clothes around your dorm or on not particularly exciting trips to the dining hall so you can get a feel for the piece and it becomes less of a big deal to wear out (if you do that kind of thing that is!))) Really I didn't know anything about fashion or whatever for most of my life, until I started taking more of an interest in music and culture, and as my tastes in those changed so did the way I dressed (until now my parents are no longer embarrassed to be seen with me). Culture and especially musical culture has a huge impact on dress style, and there are a lot of scenes with associated looks that you could consider. I've lurked your last.fm page a bunch of times and you really have nothing to be ashamed of there (except maybe U2? But eh, they're more jerks than totally bad musicians, I mean at least you don't listen to anything like nu metal -_-), anyway, there are a lot of scenes that you could draw some inspiration from (and I don't mean you have to conform to whatever, and I certainly don't suggest by the word scene that you pay any attention to the hipster trash that is rampant in the US). It is sort of cool now that you can tell what kind of music a person listens to by their clothing (it means I can compartmentalise and generalise and not have to think about people as living and autonomous agents etc. as opposed to funny badges or whatever), and if you want to you could have a look at what all those gorgeous post rock laddies are wearing and see what you can find in yr local second hands stores (you probably have a million because everything in America is huge). Anyway my tips are for you (and in general really); close fitting clothes, you don't have to wear stovepipe jeans (they're a little disgusting) but there are some nice ones that don't make you look like you're wear a dress that you can find. Long sleeved shirts are nice but don't let them go past your wrists. If you are wearing t shirts, get them with quite short sleeves to show off your triceps (that muscle definition remember and yes it is actually the current fashion), again you want your shirts to be close fitting, no matter what you do do not wear anything baggy. If you don't want to wear labelled clothing that is fine (great even), plain shirts like the one you are wearing (I can't tell the cut too well) are a pretty safe bet (although they maybe don't say so much about your vibrant personality), dark colors are very fitting, greys and blues, but you shouldn't feel restricted by that. If you are wearing something light as a main piece on either top to bottom, it is a good idea for the other to be dark to anchor your look. A very safe bet is a pair of black jeans, as you can wear pretty much anything else you like with them and they will look okay. For things like outerwear, I am pretty sure the boy next door look is kind of popular now. Think Peter Parker (I think, I don't really recall too well how he dressed), but those nice jumpery things are very nice. Avoid elastic wristy sleeve things, if you catch my meaning, it's best for your sleeves to end freely. Did you parents ever buy your clothes? How recently? I have a nineteen year old friend who still lets his mother shop for him, except the thing is that she has really nice taste. He gets a lot of sort of expensive jerseys and things from fancy places like abercrombie and fitch and yes, he does look like his mother dresses him but they are sort of rich and it's a mildly dorky look that is kind of becoming stormingly popular with girls, they can't get enough of him. For shoes, avoid sneakers at all costs (they are for running, nothing else), casual flat-bottomed shoes are what you want to be wearing casually, usually quite underwhelming and with quite thin material; shoes aren't really a focus at the moment (just make sure you know that by 'flat bottomed' I don't mean skate shoes because there is a very real difference and you shouldn't go near them unless you say 'an ting' all the time or something) Oh what else? I've probably missed a million things that I'd meant to say. Oh, a really great choice are band shirts. They say a lot about you (well not really) and yeah while you do have to pay full price for them usually, they are often well designed and great looking, well cut and make you look more interesting. Band shirts are pretty much accepted anywhere outside of funerals and if I ran in to you wearing like a Sigur Ros tshirt I would instantly have respects for you. You should at least have a look at the merch all your fav bands have, I mean if you don't drink (I think you don't?) what else are you going to waste all of your college money on? Really the most important thing is that you like what you are wearing, but if other people don't it probably means either a) you should think about wearing something a little different now or then, or b) they just suck and you should talk to cooler people. To re cap don't waste money on new things when you don't have to, take chances with things you aren't sure about (it can be scary but even if you buy something you don't have to wear it except to look at in the mirror), uhh I forget now I am sure I had other things and oh, I can't stress it enough that close fitting clothes are absolutely what you should be thinking about, they are in style and like me you are built more like a graceful elf than monstrous shapeshifting bear lord and should dress accordingly!

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#37 9 years ago
colorful Colonist Upstart;5361845I'm your commanding officer.

If you were my commanding officer, you would know.


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#38 9 years ago

I'll randomly respond to a few of the points you made.

When I live on campus, I pretty much stay in my room. When I eat, I'm usually in the corner. Nice and quiet there. It takes concentration to eat slowly afterall.

I have no triceps at all. My muscle mass looks like a pyramid. Kind of.

I wouldn't consider myself having much of a vibrant personality. I have enough clothes to last me a week, so I usually just grab what's on top. It turns out I pretty much wear the same thing each day from week to week.

My mom shopped for me six years ago. I'm still wearing that clothing except for my shoes.

I prefer running shoes. Much more practical and comfortable. I always ask myself this question: What should I be wearing if I'm ever mugged and need to retrieve my property?

I don't spend money. I'm so miserly that even Scrooge weeps.

And for the love of peanut butter on rye sandwiches, use a line break or two! That wall of text is Japanese carp for my eyes and could defeat the Internet Troll army.




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#39 9 years ago

Well, if you are content with what you are wearing and your life of solitude, then there is no need to take my advice! The rather unfortunate side effects of your happiness is that people will think of you as just some kid and not someone they need to be very interested in. I've never been mugged but it would probably be a lot of fun.




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#40 9 years ago

I think someone attempted to mug me in the French metro, but I must have blinded him with my camera flash. :(