So I hang out here friday and saturday nights, from open (I'm first in the door) to close (they kick me out sometimes).
While here I've seen:
- People with holes in their head (literally)
- Green hair, mohawks, double mohawks, spikes, etc
- Heavy metal T-shirts
- Shirtless DJ (Dr. Feelgood with the double-mohawk), bargirls with high-cut whatever the hell they're wearing on their ass
- T-shirt and jeans crowd
- Leather jackets
- Racing-style leather jackets (black with the red stripe up the arm and over the back)
- Business casual (khakis, collar shirt)
- US Navy, dress uniform, with rank medal
- Businessmen in full suits
Okay, I'm not getting my face pierced, I'm not dying my hair green, I'm not getting a mohawk. I'm not showing up in a friggin' suit either. I tend to go just below business casual... Jeans or khakis and a t-shirt. I've worn a Mario shirt, a Donkey Kong shirt, and a shirt that says "I don't work here" on it.
I wear these when out:
I have walking shoes, smooth black leather:
However, the running shoes actually let me run faster (I can walk fast with the walking shoes, and then if I run I can't break top walking speed; with the running shoes... yeah, fast). I use these to get around downtown; I park a few blocks away, I run to where I'm going.
I'm thinking I'll accessorize with a Braithwaite Orpheus wallet, maybe wear something nicer to go with it.
The thing is I don't want to look "dressed up," I want to stay around "casual" when I'm out. I'm not sure if there's something more effective to give me a better image... I mean what can I do? Straight razor shave, some decent cologne, Land's End jeans and Land's end t-shirt, no undershirt? I guess no belt; I'd rather stick with an untucked shirt...
See this is hard. I want to look "dressed down" and go out to have fun and be very not-professional (hence no tucked shirt or whatever and no business-casual); but I want to look decent, like someone that isn't pretending he doesn't need his mommy to dress him.
Heh. A college kid trying for a look of distinction in a no-tucked-shirt, no-collar environment. Maybe the goal I'm trying to achieve doesn't exist. Then again, maybe some decent non-walmart clothes would stand out themselves; I know my Land's End khakis are the same thing as the Walmart ones, but they've got much cleaner lines and much better quality fabric and visibly people notice I'm wearing much nicer clothes.