• @[email protected]
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    3702 months ago

    I had a coworker who used to dress like this, his go-to was a naval peacoat with a top hat.

    On Halloween he came to work wearing a hoodie and jeans and it freaked everyone out.

    • @[email protected]
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      On Halloween he came to work wearing a hoodie and jeans and it freaked everyone out.

      That’s one hell of a long game. Respect.

    • @[email protected]
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      462 months ago

      Knew a guy who wore a trenchcoat, black, and a kilt, standard red tartan, even when it was 110 out.

      Was chilling with his younger brother one day bitching about how fucking hot it was when this badass walks up in said attire with his guitar slung over his shoulder, goes “shut up you pussies”, pulls out his guitar, and does a bit of improv chords while singing the last couple of things we’d said, something like “it’s hot as balls out here”

      I wish I could be even a 10th as cool as that guy was, because goddamn

      • @roguetrick
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        22 months ago

        Well at least he wasn’t wearing a shirt.

    • @pete_the_cat
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      142 months ago

      Back in college, circa 2010, there was a guy that dressed like it was the early 1900s all the time.

  • teft
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    2002 months ago

    I would want to exude this energy:

    But I know I would exude this energy:

  • @MrJameGumb
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    If you take away the top hat it doesn’t even look that old fashioned lol just like a really well dressed guy

  • @[email protected]
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    Perhaps it is this man’s display of the wealth required to buy these dandy clothes which procures said marriage proposals.

    Meanwhile I, despite flawless erudition, am judged by my daily wear of “wife beater” apparel. I blame the casual utterance of such profanities.

    If my tank top offends any woman for being wife beater toppage, I say to her “Madam, I have no wife. Would you please to hand me another beer from yonder fridge?”

    • @braxy29
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      this whole thread hurts me. ugh

      guy makes his own clothes, or at least that was the case originally.

      i have big respect. let the man slay. you’re welcome to your wife-beaters, and others are welcome to their finery.

        • @braxy29
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          the intended tone is clearer to me this morning. look, i’m part of a niche fashion community and other people can get very weird about it. i think i was responding with my frustration toward multiple comments + my own experiences.

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        i mean making your own clothes, especially fancy olden time ones, is not something poor people in the west can do. It takes soooo much time that you need to spend working an actual job so you can earn money to buy food.

    • @SupraMario
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      Hard to gauge a persons wealth by their clothes in today’s world.

      • @Seasm0ke
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        Just reminded me, when I was 21 my credit card had a 500 limit but I was asked to travel. Company cards were NOT a thing here, only the CFO had one so they were forced to put me up places with a corporate account. Because of this was staying in a very ritzy four star hotel near silicon valley for a whole month and I had a Sunday check in to get settled. Being young broke and largely oblivious to social norms in a way only a lower class homeschooled kid with ADHD could be I showed up for check in warring ripped khaki rock climbing pants and a stretched out Ramones tanktop with a flannel tied around my waste. The old folks behind me were talking under their breath about how " you really cant tell" and new internet money is changing all the rules. Lmfao they had no idea that I couldnt afford more than the rental car deposit

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          It’s ‘waist’ when referring to your belt or belly button line

          I’m on a pretty good income, my partner and I can afford a one month overseas holiday every year or so and I dress in a mix of jeans off the internet, chosen for their lifespan, and hawaiian shirts from a mass market fashion store

          I dress brightly, not at all expensively. When I dressed a lot like this as a kid in the '80s I had to change before the family went to a club for dinner in order to meet the dress code. The clubs are more relaxed now.

          You really can’t judge people’s wealth on their dress standards, though there is class encoded in clothes

          • @Seasm0ke
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            Ha looks like you found a missed steak

    • Riskable
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      72 months ago

      The fairer sex sees not but the belligerent blustering of a bedswerving bobolyne!

      • @Gabu
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        live poetry

    • @[email protected]
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      We call those “vests” it sleeveless shirts in Australia, and they don’t have any bad image, they just suggest the wearer exercises or is very bothered by heat, or (with the plain white ones) has taken off a button-up shirt

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        And perhaps you, dear fellow, exist only in your own head, which itself exists inside the room you’re in, which is furthermore in your head as well.

    • @Cryophilia
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      This joke would work better if you knew how to use words like “profanities”, “toppage”, and “yonder” correctly

      • @roguetrick
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        There’s always somebody who sees an “iamverysmart” joke post as a personal threat.

  • HubertManne
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    I’ve met people like this. They tend to have delusions about their wierd thing. Im confident those proposals were mostly in his head or from one off jests.

    • @ChickenLadyLovesLife
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      222 months ago

      I’m a school bus driver and I’ve been proposed to by third-graders. I don’t exactly take them seriously since I’m older than their grandparents.

    • @[email protected]
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      Nah I’m sure he got some joke proposals from people that are actually attracted to his eccentric dress code

      I mean, he does look pretty sharp. It’s just kind of silly at the same time

      What’s funny is that he sort of bragged about these joke proposals to the article

    • tiredofsametab
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      I used to dress weird (anything from HS Thompson in Fear and Loathing to Victorian-ish numbers to goth stuff) for the hell of it and got a lot more positive attention than otherwise. I suppose it was effort and confidence more than anything else, but who knows. I never took it very seriously, so not sure what the article’s subject’s real story is.

      • HubertManne
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        Getting more tangental but thought I would share. I went to fandom cons in my youth and middle age and some fen had like costume identities. We stopped by a guys place spontaneously because we were in the area and when he answered he was like. Give me a min and then came back in his costume and invited us in.

  • Cyborganism
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    I wonder where he finds the money to get these clothes that are probably tailored. Must’ve cost a fortune.

      • @[email protected]
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        562 months ago

        That’s honestly very cool. As long as he’s not being an ass about it, I think it’s neat that he’s expressing himself on a daily basis and wearing what makes him happy.

        • NielsBohron
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          he’s expressing himself on a daily basis

          I read that as “he’s exposing himself” and I was wondering why everyone is so cool with it.

          • M137
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            Did you just use “fire” like that unironically…?

            I really hope you’re just a dumb 14-year-old, it’s to depressing to imagine an adult doing it. It’s the same kind of soul-crushing cringe as the youtube comments that kids spam on every video, like “wake up babe, blabla dropped a new vid”.

            Please, just fucking stop.

            • @ThoranTW
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              Such a pathetic comment

            • @gmtom
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              42 months ago

              Wake up babe, new whiny baby comment just dropped.

            • @Leviathan
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              I don’t think the 14yos are saying “fire” anymore for a while now, that’s old hat, daddy-o.

      • @[email protected]
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        Nice. Might also account for a few of the marriage proposals. Being able to sew is very self-sufficient.

    • @cmbabul
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      The Gap gets a lot of hate in my experience but I don’t give a fuck because all their clothes are comfy and fit my frame perfectly

  • @momocchi
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    342 months ago

    Wtf i know this guy he’s a friend if mines younger brother, haven’t seen him in years now but he does always look that dapper

    • @Moneo
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      Lots of people do. Wear whatever you want.

      • AwkwardLookMonkeyPuppet
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        Not like this they don’t! At least not in any of the places I frequent. Sure, people will dress pretty slick for formal parties now. I guess maybe this was all formal wear for its era, and not something worn daily. Or maybe it was worn daily for the very wealthy.

        • @braxy29
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          join a fashion hobbyist community. there are, in fact, many groups for people who want to dress up. some people dress up quite a lot, and this guy is an example.

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          Yeah this was pretty rare fashion in its era, a small selection of the very rich wore it but most people were dressed far more blandly than the average today

    • Jojo, Lady of the West
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      Biggest reason? Dressing this fancy is expensive. Prohibitively, in many cases, at least as an every day thing. I like to dress up from time to time, but I would need a lot more fancy clothes in order to dress up to that degree every day.

    • @SimplyATable
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      I regularly wear a full-length cloak in public. Nothing is stopping you

    • @Tikiporch
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      We’re not hiding the odeous stench of our bodies anymore.

    • @Leviathan
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      I wouldn’t really apply the word cool to a meticulously thought out, complicated outfit. Cool invokes effortlessness, this is anything but. This is impressive and grandiloquent.

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      because good clothes don’t fucking exist anymore, all you can buy is trash tier stuff made in an indonesian sweatshop by people who can barely afford food, which the shop then charges 200 bucks for.

      it just makes no sense to buy anything other than tshirts and jeans these days, everything else is just extra profit to evil companies and isn’t of higher quality.

      Back in the day clothes were actually high quality and practical, if you can get your hands on some authentic second hand stuff you’ll see the difference.

  • @ExfilBravo
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    It says “countless offers of marriage” but not that it was women offering to marry him. So it could also be dudes. Schrödinger’s sexuality I guess.

  • THCDenton
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    I want to stab him and take his little sack of silver coins.

    • @mojofrododojo
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      yeah this kid wouldn’t have survived a day at any of the schools I went to. glad to see people are kinder I guess.

    • @pete_the_cat
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      /c/grandpajoehate ?

      Edit: probably doesn’t exist yet or I’m doing it wrong.

      • @[email protected]
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        52 months ago

        [email protected]

        It exists, but it is dormant. You could make the first post!

        Be the change you want to see in the world, and never let Grand Pajoe’s attrocities be forgotten!

        • @[email protected]
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          32 months ago

          Wait, what’s wrong with Grandpa Joe? He was a man sick with the humiliation and hopelessness handed down to him by society. Only the joy of seeing his grandson get a chance to be somebody was enough to cure him.

          • @pete_the_cat
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            IIRC it’s the fact that he was all sickly and bedridden until Charlie finds the golden ticket and he pops out of bed like nothing is wrong.

      • @Feathercrown
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        Fediverse links are !community_name@instance_url, but idk if there’s a grandpajoehate here yet