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MachoMatt84 November 15th, 2017 12:10am

"Consciously or not, every dressing decision is informed by some sense of what we want to project." -Collette Lyons

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/15/17 3:12 am

Disagree. In 100 plus degree weather, I don't think about being fashionable.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/14/17 8:14 pm

I dress like a slob and present “I don’t give a shit” about how I like.

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FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/14/17 7:41 pm

Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

I my case mostly no.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/14/17 6:34 pm

No. Sometimes I get dressed in the dark, especially this time of year. I'm not trying to project squat, consciously or unconsciously. I'm just trying to stay warm and un-arrested.

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Redwallr hyrule
11/14/17 6:17 pm

To an extent, unless I’m dressing for myself. On my birthday I like to wear either a dress or my fandom shirts. Same on exam days. Doing so make me feel happy. :)

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/14/17 6:16 pm

Sure. My projection would be ‘I don’t give a fuck.’ πŸ˜„

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MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
11/14/17 6:48 pm

That's usually my projection as well!

chickencookie It really is
11/14/17 7:06 pm

But Matt you wear shorts most of the time! Did you wear shorts today?πŸ˜‚

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
11/14/17 7:11 pm

I had to wear my military uniform. But, if I'm not in that, I'm in shorts. I love wearing shorts! 20 degrees outside? No problem!

lcamino Florida and Georgia
11/14/17 8:41 pm

That’s funny. My mother asked me if my soon to be husband had any long pants. She got to see him in long pants at the wedding. I miss my Mama. 😒

chickencookie It really is
11/14/17 8:47 pm

Comfort over looks or you just want to show your legs off to the ladies 😎
m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5mtclwloEQ

chickencookie It really is
11/14/17 8:48 pm

Did you mom pass @icamino ?

lcamino Florida and Georgia
11/14/17 9:09 pm

Yes, Cookie, she had a stroke the day after the wedding, and died on Aug 9. I miss her.

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
11/14/17 9:11 pm

Day after your wedding? That's a major bummer. Sorry to hear that

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
11/14/17 9:12 pm

Cookie, that's my jam right there!

lcamino Florida and Georgia
11/14/17 9:26 pm

TY , it was really good that the family was all together, it had been so long. She was really happy.

chickencookie It really is
11/14/17 9:44 pm

What timing Camino. It’s like she waited for it and everyone got to say goodbye.

chickencookie It really is
11/14/17 9:45 pm

Matt I’m sure they had you in mind when they wrote it πŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»

lcamino Florida and Georgia
11/14/17 11:19 pm

Yes, Cookie, it was πŸ™‚

orgblu10 Shamerica
11/14/17 5:49 pm

I'd agree, but with one qualifier: money. If you have no money, and all you have in your closet is old shirts and old jeans, even if you wanted to "project" a certain image, it wouldn't be possible.

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chickencookie It really is
11/14/17 5:27 pm

Attitude says so much more than any outfit.
And what exactly is some guy in Seattle who wears shorts in the winter trying to project ?πŸ˜‚

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royalben10
11/14/17 6:25 pm

I tend to disagree. If you choose to underdressed or overdress for an occasion you suggest that you either didn't think about the event or don't care. Either option leaves a poor impression and makes you less desirable both as an employee and a companion. Additionally, specific choices like tattoos and dreadlocks will automatically put you at a competitive disadvantage against your friends

chickencookie It really is
11/14/17 6:58 pm

Royal, welcome to SOH. You have just met one of the most conservative women on here. I don’t have dreadlocks and neither does my husband. We don’t do tattoos, piercings and I wear one pair of earrings at a time. I would never wear flip flops or crack gum on a job interview.

chickencookie It really is
11/14/17 7:01 pm

My husband’s wardrobe on weekends consists of NY Giants t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, hats and sweatpants. Even his mug has the Giants on it. Unless it’s a special occasion I’m fine with the way he dresses as long as he’s clean, which he is πŸ™‚

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
11/14/17 7:19 pm

Dare I ask how he feels about football this year? Injuries are a part of it, sure, but going from a major playoff contender in the preseason to "I think might still be able to beat a high school team" in just half the season? That's a major bummer. But you can still root for another team in blue (& green)!

chickencookie It really is
11/14/17 7:28 pm

I knew you would say it.
At this point they might as lose the rest of the season so they have best draft picks next year. Total embarrassment for sure. He has the tickets and still goes. I’m boycotting though.

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
11/14/17 7:31 pm

At least it's likely Just a one year slump. Teams like the browns on the other hand... πŸ’©

lcamino Florida and Georgia
11/14/17 5:21 pm

No, most of the time I want to just be comfortable. On occasion, I care about the image I project, but not every day.

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MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
11/14/17 6:01 pm

So you're projecting you others that you don't care what they think and that you're more concerned about comfort?

chickencookie It really is
11/14/17 6:04 pm

Matt thinks we all walk around like Heidi Klum when we go to the mall 🀳
Matt you look a bit like Garth Brooks, thinner though.

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
11/14/17 6:49 pm

Thinner, as in... hotter? Sexier? Manlier?

lcamino Florida and Georgia
11/14/17 8:35 pm

Yep, I’m projecting, yah!, I felt up to going to going to the grocery, the doctor, or a funeral !

chickencookie It really is
11/14/17 8:51 pm

He has blue eyes, dark hair.
Saw him on tv recently and that’s what I thought. ☺️

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
11/14/17 9:09 pm

😏😎

chickencookie It really is
11/14/17 10:05 pm

@icamino hugs πŸ˜”
This has been a shit year for a lot of people.