Styling

I used to buy nice clothes because I wanted to be in style, but I don’t think that I was ever vain about my looks.  Several times I spent $500 on sunglasses because I thought they made me look cool, but these expensive sunglasses all broke or got lost and I realized that I didn’t need to spend that much money on them.  This world would be a sad place if people didn’t want to look attractive, but as I got older, I traded in fashion for comfort.  Proper grooming should be a requirement, but the way you dress should be your own business as everyone should be allowed to do their own thing.  Some people think they look good because they have piercings or tattoos, but I have never been attracted to any of these superficial things.  I go for the natural look, but a smile always works better if you have all your teeth, and you brush them.  When I get out of the shower and put on fresh clothes, it boosts my confidence and makes me ready for anything that comes at me.  I have never owned a BMW, or a Cadillac and I don’t need to drive around in a status symbol just to show off.  Everyone has some vanity in their bones and we all like attention up to a certain point, but I would rather be respected than admired.

Written for Sadje’s Sunday Poser #109, where she states, “Looking good; Is it vanity or a requirement?  Do you make an endeavor to look presentable or are not interested in making the effort at all?  Are appearances important to you or not at all?”

16 thoughts on “Styling

    1. People who are different will often be disrespected and suffer humiliation, but we must all be free to do what we want. Janis sang, “Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose, nothing don’t mean nothing honey if it ain’t free. Nothing, that’s all that Bobby left me, yeah!”

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  1. Thanks Jim for sharing your thoughts. I fully agree that we should not spend money to impress others. Our efforts should be directed towards making us feel good about ourselves.

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  2. When I was younger in the 70s, it was hard trying to follow fashion trends living away from the big cities. I remember my Crombie coat, sta-prest two-tone trousers, Doc Martin boots and round-colour shirt was worn a lot back then. I tried to copy the ‘Suedehead’ trend lol.
    These days I just wear smart, casual clothes.

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  3. I was usually a blue jean t-shirt guy in the 80s…I skipped the parachute pants and the one glove…I looked like I came out of the 70s….not the 80s. Now…it’s about the same.

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      1. I saw a lot of guys wear them also… I did wear the vests and the skinny ties at times…that was my only really 80s moments in clothes.

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