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For example, yesterday I did a college tour, and this one guy in my group was well dressed as F***. And even though I was pretty sure he was gay and he wasn't really my type anyway (although he was pretty attractive), for that hour and a half I was super into him, hahaha. His clothes made him more attractive, and made him look way older (like, even though he was my age, mayyybe a year older, I thought he was a student there at first). But yeah, a lot of times a guy's style, if it doesn't make them more attractive in general (which it definitely can), it makes me notice them at first. Like, I'll always notice someone who's dressed differently than the people around them, even if it's not necessarily better.
Or it works the other way around, if a guy is in their late 20s-30s and up, and they're wearing some high school-ish outfit (hoodie and jeans and generic sneakers, for example - not saying that's a bad outfit, it can be good) it might make me think they're younger. Which can be good (oldish person wanting to seem younger) or bad (youngish person wanting to seem their age, but seeming younger.)
Anyway, at least for me personally, the way someone dresses can enhance their overall appeal, but their overall appeal isn't totally based on it. I have a friend - a guy - who totally limits his, like, dating circle, based on the way girls dress. He won't even be attracted to them if they dress badly, haha. Which is a bit more extreme.
So I mean. Dress the way you want to be perceived. That doesn't even apply to just the dating world or whatever, but in life.