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24 Jun 2014, 2:47 pm

Any ideas for alternative ways to dress.

Starting to think developing my own style might be a good idea.



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24 Jun 2014, 3:04 pm

I don't understand the bitterness or disdain against anyone wanting to dress or present themselves to the world in a way that's conforming or stylish when both of these are universally considered to be positive and socially desirable traits. Dressing in away that's utilitarian or functional with no interest in aesthetics can come across as naive and arrogant; it kind of sends the message to society that you don't give a hoot about others' perceptions of you or in general.



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24 Jun 2014, 3:14 pm

I have wondered about that question myself.

With all due respect to Sheldon Cooper, my own everyday dress is usually a black T-shirt with denim jeans and court shoes. Not too creative or original, I know. After years of getting hundreds of free T-shirts from movie theatres and political campaigns, I now avoid clothing with snark or advertising printed on it.

Would typical Aspie clothing have: 1) no labels or other tags, 2) no cuffs, 3) all-cotton fabric, 4) probably Velcro fasteners, not laces, ties or buttons, and 5) some kind of bag for stuff and things.


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24 Jun 2014, 3:24 pm

Widget wrote:
I don't understand the bitterness or disdain against anyone wanting to dress or present themselves to the world in a way that's conforming or stylish when both of these are universally considered to be positive and socially desirable traits. Dressing in away that's utilitarian or functional with no interest in aesthetics can come across as naive and arrogant; it kind of sends the message to society that you don't give a hoot about others' perceptions of you or in general.

I am what I am, take it or leave it, that is alright with me. I dress for comfort, and style be damned.



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24 Jun 2014, 3:39 pm

For casualwear I normally wear a no-logo blank shirt or collared shirt with shorts or thin pants
I avoid jeans and sweatpants like the plague

Also something I see aspies do a lot is to bring there socks like halfway up there leg. Seriously nobody likes how that looks, it's something that makes me want to strangle someone when I see them doing, Just wear you're socks around you're ankles like most people :evil:



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24 Jun 2014, 3:39 pm

I got my own style - red, comfortable tops, dark jeans and red/black sneakers. So far I never had any problems because of it. Only my parents tell me I should wear less red things and use more girly clothes but I don't care. I am happy with what I wear.



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24 Jun 2014, 3:58 pm

I like to by cheapest comfy black cotton basics and then buy 2nd hand to try out new looks. I like bright colours and different textures. I have quite eclectic tastes but comfort is the real litmus test.



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24 Jun 2014, 4:04 pm

To be pragmatic about it people often aren't favored when they come across as willfully unappealing, it's almost treated at best as something akin to a weakness or at worst something like a personal failing rather than just a difference in taste since it probably comes across as not being concerned about social status.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-bar ... 42060.html



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24 Jun 2014, 4:10 pm

99% of the time I'm either in my birthday suit or in scrub bottoms and bathrobe.



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24 Jun 2014, 4:17 pm

I just dress for comfort really shorts and tshirts and jeans when it's colder. Every now and then I will wear a skort or a skirt especially if it is warmer. They seem to be more comfy when it's hot. I also wear crocs and Keen sandals a lot.


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24 Jun 2014, 4:30 pm

auntblabby wrote:
99% of the time I'm either in my birthday suit or in scrub bottoms and bathrobe.

I take it this is your work attire? ;)



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24 Jun 2014, 4:36 pm

sepia wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
99% of the time I'm either in my birthday suit or in scrub bottoms and bathrobe.

I take it this is your work attire? ;)

I'm a professional space occupier, I work from home :alien:



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24 Jun 2014, 5:01 pm

Jeans, t-shirt and beige Fjällräven shirt.....for years.


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24 Jun 2014, 5:04 pm

<=== Maybe the public expect us to dress up like my avatar. "Thank you Arthur, you look very creamy today!"



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24 Jun 2014, 5:06 pm

auntblabby wrote:
sepia wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
99% of the time I'm either in my birthday suit or in scrub bottoms and bathrobe.

I take it this is your work attire? ;)

I'm a professional space occupier, I work from home :alien:


Too cold for casual nudity here in London. However, in a week's time I move into a new home with underfloor heating. Can't wait!