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2 hours ago, Boo Khaki said:

why you'd actually strive to give off 'I'm a wee ned fanny' vibes if you are not indeed just a wee ned fanny, I do not know.

It could just be more that people don't give a shit what you think of them.  I honestly haven't heard such judgemental nonsense in a long time.

I am one of those that think clothes are functional items rather like cutlery, I don't spend a great deal of time worrying about what I am buying rather a) does it fit, b) is it comfortable and c) does it have a purpose.

I don't own any joggers btw. I am however often found in walking trousers as I find them both practical and comfortable.

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4 hours ago, aDONisSheep said:

I actually admire people who simply don't care about what they look like and how they dress.  One of my best friends just does not give a fvk about clothes.  He owns about 5 t-shirts (some of which are >20 years old), this is supplemented by about 5 white (greyish) work shirts.  His shoes are 'pratical'... you get the picture.

He would much rather spend his money on life, so has a huge social network, because he always says yes.  This is how a conversation with him goes;

aDONis:  I was thinking about going skiing, do you fancy...

Mate: Yes

aDONis:  You don't even know what I'm going to say or how much it's going to cost.

Mate: Just tell me when you know and I'll transfer the cash.

 

I'll admit to being vain/insecure enough, that I think about what I wear.

Unfortunately, I have no real fashion sense and still suffer from Council House syndrome and have a weakness for buying 'preppy' overpriced gear.

Basically I buy the same stuff on repeat, plain T-shirt, Polo shirt,  Plain shirt, Jeans.  Just to look like every other pretendy Harvard/Yale wannabe.  (Sometimes I despair at the stuff I've bought which is almost identical to what I already have).

I do occassionally like to think that I'm Chris Bonnington and buy a bunch of overpriced 'outdoor' shyte just so I can pretend I'm an outdoors woodsman when I pop down the shops for a pint of milk or down the local on an autumnal evening.

You name the weather conditions I've got the kit for it.

Want to pretend you're on a yacht with Simon le Bon, I'm yer man in pastel shorts and fvkking sweater!

Fancy a trip to the North Pole, I'll just pack my other padded jacket.

 

Yours, safe in the knowledge that I'm not the only one in Marlow that does it.

aDONis

Fashion is design and design is art. There is nothing wrong with wanting to look...

 

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When I worked in retail, there used to be a guy that came in to the shop regularly. He was in his late 40s/ early 50s. Every time he came in, he was decked head to toe in Celtic gear. Celtic tracky with the top open so you could see the Celtic top underneath and the tracky bottoms tucked in to Celtic socks. The whole ensemble was topped off with a Celtic beanie hat. He came in one time a few days before the start of a season and I was being pushed by management to make conversation with the customers. In lieu of something better to talk about, I asked if he was looking forward to the start of the new season.

He responded quite seriously with: "I'm not really fussed mate".

I was just bemused, surely this is OFTW behaviour? 

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35 minutes ago, ManBearPig said:

When I worked in retail, there used to be a guy that came in to the shop regularly. He was in his late 40s/ early 50s. Every time he came in, he was decked head to toe in Celtic gear. Celtic tracky with the top open so you could see the Celtic top underneath and the tracky bottoms tucked in to Celtic socks. The whole ensemble was topped off with a Celtic beanie hat. He came in one time a few days before the start of a season and I was being pushed by management to make conversation with the customers. In lieu of something better to talk about, I asked if he was looking forward to the start of the new season.

He responded quite seriously with: "I'm not really fussed mate".

I was just bemused, surely this is OFTW behaviour? 

TBF, Neil Lennon never did seem that interested

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22 minutes ago, accies1874 said:

I just assume that every poster 40 and over dresses like Brian Rice and every one below 30 is cool as f**k. 30-39 is iffy.

Brian Rice is a bit of an over trendy fashionista type for me. I prefer the John Mcglynn look. 

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21 hours ago, aDONisSheep said:

I actually admire people who simply don't care about what they look like and how they dress.  One of my best friends just does not give a fvk about clothes.  He owns about 5 t-shirts (some of which are >20 years old), this is supplemented by about 5 white (greyish) work shirts.  His shoes are 'pratical'... you get the picture.

This is pretty much me. I do not understand people spending a lot of money on clothes or buying a lot of them.

 

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45 minutes ago, coprolite said:

Brian Rice is a bit of an over trendy fashionista type for me. I prefer the John Mcglynn look. 

Bald, shit at his job and tries to sign rapists? You're better than that. 

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1 hour ago, accies1874 said:

I just assume that every poster 40 and over dresses like Brian Rice and every one below 30 is cool as f**k. 30-39 is iffy.

Excuse fucking me young man 😡

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1 hour ago, Stellaboz said:

Bald, shit at his job and tries to sign rapists? You're better than that. 

What’s wrong with signing rapists? ©Raith Rovers chairman (see goodwillie thread) and manager. 

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It really isn't about what I think is acceptable, I'm in complete agreement with you that people should be free to wear whatever the hell they like. 
The reason I 'care' is because I'm completely baffled by grown men that seemingly couldn't care less about their own appearance and are happy to dress in whatever Maw has ordered from the clubbie book.
I personally see my outwardly appearance as an expression of who I am. Again, I agree with you the fashion industry is largely puerile and largely about vanity and precious little else, but it's perfectly possible to dress yourself well, individually, or distinctively, without having to either spend a fortune on brands or be a slave to the latest, ever-changing trends.
I just do not understand men who still cut about looking like overgrown primary school bairns, because rightly or wrongly, the impression that it gives off is of someone who doesn't have any pride whatsoever in their appearance, is quite likely a slovenly git, and you will undoubtedly be viewed as the sort of person who is an antisocial blight on society. I accept this is entirely unfair and prejudicial, but people draw conclusions based on appearances, and if you are wearing the uniform of a thick, moronic, ned, that's what people will take you for.


I'm the complete opposite tbh. I really couldn't care how I look the vast majority of the time. I cut about in shorts almost exclusively as I feel far more comfortable in them than jeans or trousers. If folk are judging me on my appearance they can fire in. If they are so shallow as to judge my personality based on how I dress then I doubt I'd have any interest in conversing with them anyway so it's no loss to me.

I struggle to compute why people spend so much money on clothing items. I see tshirts priced at £60 and just laugh. f**k that. Folk will pay a fortune for a logo which honestly baffles me. But each to their own.

I take pride in my appearance when I'm at work or if I go out for a meal/occasion. But anything that isn't even remotely formal I'll be in shorts. I actually detest having to dress nicely for weddings/funerals as I feel incredibly uncomfortable.
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