I'm a 27 year old man, single by choice since more than 4 years. As you all know, the choices in fashion for men is EXTREMELY limited compared to women. Like we have to stick with shirts/t-shirts and trousers or shorts. As a man, I'm really trendy and fashionable. I mean...I extend my fashion to the maximum extent possible as a man. Also, I own quite a lot of clothes, and most people I know tell me that they haven't seen me repeat outfits often. But, I also get loads of negative remarks. Some of them include 'You're not a woman to own so many clothes', 'Your fashion sense is too trendy for a common man, it would better suit a high society millionaire', 'men of your age need to dress in a sober way' and 'your dressing sense gives the impression that you're an irresponsible man who is too casual about life'. I just don't understand it. I never wear very low rise jeans/trousers which exposes my boxers or crack, nor do I wear shorts in public. But I do wear T-Shirts with trendy prints/slogans/logos, sleeveless T-Shirts occasionally during hot weather (which are quite conservative because they just look like sleeves cut off from a normal T-Shirt, and not like vests/racerbacks) and sometimes ripped/torn jeans (very mildly ripped or torn, nothing of shock value). And I don't even have any tattoos or piercings. Now a question to you people, are these people justified in criticizing the way I dress? Am I doing something wrong, even though I feel I'm not crossing my limits? And an exclusive question for ladies, would you be willing to date/marry a man like me, or are you likely to feel that I'm too irresponsible and casual to be in a committed relationship?
P.S. I'm talking about my dressing style only outside of work. Although my company doesn't actually specify a dress code, I always go to work professionally dressed in neatly ironed formal full sleeved shirts and trousers, formal shoes and often a tie as well.
Most Helpful Girl
What you wear is your freedom, don't be too bothered by what those people commented. I like guys in simple tee and jeans but it is also good to see guys who dress up In stylish manner.
I was told by my friend that dressing up well is a respect for others. I like to dress up too.
Most Helpful Guy
In chna men have more freedom at least to wear trendy T shirts, just like the women. Also the trousers can be more varied than in the US.
Funny how, in spite of gay marriage etc., guys are usually called gay if they dress up in a lively way at all.!
I also think it's not fair to limit men so much In Italy as well guys have a little more freedom to wear different colors and styles, there's not the idea that if you're over 25 you hawlays have to be 'soberly' dressed.0
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