I try to dress for where I'm going. I wish I could afford to dress the way the fashion world dictates! What I can't stand is when couples dress so that one looks like they're going to a nice restaurant and the other looks like they're going to a sports event.
I dress the way I desire. Ever since I moved to Florida I wear shorts 99% of the time.
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hmmmm interesting question. To me the way I desire isn't too far from the way society dictates which works wonders working in an office environment. I'm a total clothes horse. BUT on vacation, I ditched formal night years ago. To me formal night and vacation is like oil and water, they just don't mix. So is that non conforming?
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I was hired by a company that was very lax in how one should dress or wear their hair .I had a pony tail and a very long beard . Eight years later management decided that employees should conform to the norm and all male employees with facial hair were told to shave .I refused to do so ,I was the only one .
Well, of course we all (almost all) dress to conform to the way society wants us to. I think few men on this board would wear a t-shirt and no pants, an off the shoulder ball gown, a lion skin over their shoulder and a red blanket, or a New Guinea penis sheath and feathered headdress, in public at least. And few women -- well, I don't think I will draw a picture ... you get the idea.
Who is non-conforming here?
The question then becomes HOW MUCH do you conform? Are you a real wild guy who wears a gray four-in-hand with your tuxedo instead of a black bow tie? Or do you go even further and wear an open collar shirt to work? Do you actually get so far out as to wear shorts to the grocery store? Your conformity is still great and your non-conformity miniscule!
Manuel, I am with you 100%. I dress for comfort, whenever possible. On formal nights, I reluctantly wore a coat and tie, but I removed them as soon as dinner was over. I do like he Carnival "elegant nights" where I can wear a nice comfortable sports shirt rather than a suit.
There once were an evil king and queen. She hated men and he hated women. So she invented the necktie, and he invented panty hose.
I always dress for "me"....weather it be suits for work or dresses for a night of fun. I'm going to dress the way i want to dress, and if you dont like it...theres the door I always keep it appropriate though, not trashy. Trashy women take the 'womans rights movement' back 50 years
Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from the movie "men in black"
"You know what the difference is between you and me? I make this look good"
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"A painter paints pictures on a canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence"
I dress to suit me. Comfortable but neat and clean. I never wear tee shirts or dungarees. I like comfortable shorts or capris and sandals. I have always worn sandals or just simple flats. Even in NH I was in sandals in the winter, never boots. For me when it comes to foot wear less is more and always has been. I just do not like a lot on my feet it is very uncomfortable and more so now that I have diabetic neuropathy.
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