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1. Posted by spongehead (Full Member 119 posts) 8y

Now, we all know people in different countries dress differently; some more casual and some more elaborate, what about you? How do you normally dress in your own country?

    Do you tend to neglect fashion in winter and simply throw on an 80s windbreaker (sans make-up)?
    Are you immaculately dressed (both male and female) wherever you go, whichever season it is?
    Do you get preferential treatment when you dress up in your country?

Discuss and let's see the various country differences!

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 8y

My best friend when I was 15 (who, incidentally was Swiss-Pakistani) laid out what he considered to be the two rules of life:

1. Always look your best
2. Always smell your best.

I have managed to spend all my life disregarding both.

Seriously, I suppose it depends. If I'm jumping out to the shops for a pint of milk I'll throw on whatever is to hand. I like to think I look pretty sharp most of the time.

3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

Yup love fashion and love my labels - last weekend for example l bought a dress and a pair of shoes - that cost me a few hundred quid!! Im not necessarily a full on fashion freak - more classic like good clothes that are made well!!! But it is an expensive addiction!

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 12, 2008, at 10:21 AM by Purdy ]

4. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 8y

I just go for what's comfortable and pleasing to the eye. Half my wardrobe is black, haha. Easier to match stuff, I guess. I'm not really big on fashion and I'm too broke to spend much on the expensive stuff.

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

I am not going to start about my tiger strings (or ass shoelaces as I call them)...oops, I just did

No seriously, I dress informal and don't need to wear ties or suits for work fortunately. And I certainly don't spend much money on clothing....my girlfriend does for me

6. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 8y

I like really simple and functional clothes. A few basic pieces and then I just add or subtract accessories depending on the occasion.
Icelandic people in general are really well dressed and people care about their appearence a lot here, so me in my old Converse shoes, do not really fit in....

7. Posted by spongehead (Full Member 119 posts) 8y

Quoting angela_

I like really simple and functional clothes. A few basic pieces and then I just add or subtract accessories depending on the occasion.
Icelandic people in general are really well dressed and people care about their appearence a lot here, so me in my old Converse shoes, do not really fit in....

Yes angela_, I do believe Icelanders dress very well. I can imagine them resplendent in Black throughout, just like the Parisians. By the way, what are some of the more famous brand names from Iceland? I really must visit this land of the midnight sun soon!

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Purdy

Yup love fashion and love my labels...

I can attest to that! I vacuumed the guest room yesterday and found an Abercrombie & Fitch tag under the bed. Considering we've had no visitors since June, I think I know who it belongs to...

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Since we live in the middle of nowhere and I'm home most days, I wear what's comfortable. The cats really don't care what I have on as long as I give them food. It's shorts and t-shirt (jeans and sweatshirt in winter) or a casual dress when doing the weekly shopping. I stick with the more classic mix/match pieces for those special occasions and particular types of travel.

9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

I'm not a fashion freak, but I like to feel good in what I'm wearing. I've spent way too much on a few purses and pairs of shoes (and I just bought Maui Jim sunglasses for an unspeakable amount), but I live in regular ol' jeans and can go months without shopping. I think it's important to take the time to look your best and put the effort in--but I also think fashionistas waste TOO much time on buying stuff (beerman excluded).

I guess it's a healthy balance.

10. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 8y

I'd say I dress for the ocassion (home, work, going-out), however most of the time my style is probably smart casual (jeans and a nice shirt and shoes, sometimes a skirt and boots).
Don't really care much about designer brands or the latest fashion and therefore don't spend much money on buying new clothes every week (I much rather go travelling instead ), though I have a few more expensives pieces for special ocassions (weddings, dates, birthdays).
All in all, I totally agree with Tway, I like to feel good in what I'm wearing and I'm lucky enough to have great friends who tell me (in a nice way of course ;)) when something does not suit me.
One last thing. In Germany I never really feel underdressed or judged for my outfit, where as in Australia I more often had the feeling that being fashionable is a must. Would be interesting to hear what Aussies think about this?